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MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With just over a month remaining in the MLS regular season, playoff races are tightening league-wide.

Out west, the battle for the Supporters Shield heats up between the Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy, who take on the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas, respectively.

Timbers romp past Olimpia in first home CCL match

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. In their inauguralhome CONCACAF Champions League match, the Portland Timbers did not disappoint a home crowd, defeating C.D. Olimpia of Honduras, 4-2, Tuesday night at Providence Park.

CONCACAF Champions League wins for DC United and Portland

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DC United and the Portland Timbers both won their Champions League games, with United taking a major step toward the next round. Read More

CCL Preview: D.C. United and Portland face tough tests in quest to reach knockout round

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The U.S. Open Cup final isn't the only big non-MLS fixture today, as both D.C. United and the Portland Timbers look to solidify their position in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage.

D.C. is down Jamaica today for an 8 p.m. match against Waterhouse F.

US Open Cup Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Seattle Sounders

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The Philadelphia Union play the Seattle Sounders in the 2014 US Open Cup final on Tuesday (7:30pm - GolTV). Read More

Timbers edge closer to Whitecaps after tying Rapids

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By MIKE DONOVAN

Two teams that currently sit on the outsideof the Western Conference playoffs matched up Saturday night, but neither the Colorado Rapids northe Portland Timbers could find a winner at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

MLS players stepping up this season

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Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is one of several MLS players trying to turn 2014 into an MVP season. Read More

MLS Ticker: Eales tabbed as MLS Atlanta president, Copa Centroamericana call-ups, and more

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By CARL SETTERLUND

MLS Atlanta isn't in the market for players yet, but theyjust made a big acquisition.

The league's 22nd franchise announced on Wednesday that they signed Tottenham executive director Darren Eales to become the club's first president another move that demonstrates owner Arthur Blank's ambition to succeed in MLS.

Analysing The Race For The MLS Playoffs

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September is here, and that means that Major League Soccer enters that period when the results seem to matter even more. Some teams have surprised thus far, others have followed form, but with a month and change left, teams that haven't risen to the top will be fighting to make the cut.

Let's group these teams into categories, and see how they all shake out:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Sure things:

DC United – A dismal 2013 behind them, their lead should help them withstand a slightly road-heavy backend of schedule.

Timbers and Earthquakes draw after barnburner in Portland

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By MIKE DONOVAN

In a match befitting of Portland's 2014 season, the Timbers dominated at times while also having major defensive lapses before salvaging a result late.

The San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers played to a 3-3 draw, Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.

Timbers’ Paparatto receives one-match ban for dangerous elbow

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has announced today a one-game suspension doled out to Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto for a 39th-minute elbow during last Sunday's match against the Seattle Sounders.

Portland Timbers Fans Perform Enormous ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Tifo Against Seattle Sounders (Photo & Video)

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By Chris Wright

They may have lost the actual game 2-4, but Portland Timbers got their MLS clash against their main rivals Seattle Sounders off to a flyer by unfurling an astounding 'Wizard of Oz' themed tifo before kick-off which showed Dorothy traipsing away from the Emerald City (i.

Champions League wins for Portland, DC United, and Montreal

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Portland, DC United, and Montreal picked up group stage wins in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League with Sporting Kansas City getting a point. Read More

Ridgewell enjoying smooth transition to MLS with Timbers

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Weaving his way through the New England Revolution defense, Portland Timbers central defender Liam Ridgewell looked more like a mesmerizing forward than a tall, lanky defender as he scored his first goal for his new club Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Revolution beat out Timbers to acquire Taylor via lottery

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By FRANCO PANIZO

There is apparently no such thing as one too many as far as theNew England Revolution are concerned.

The Revolution announced Monday that they have signed former youth U.S. Men's National Team forward Tony Taylor. New England acquired the 25-year-old Taylor via a lottery that the Portland Timbers also participated in, but the Revolution had the upperhand with a 71.

With big week ahead, Timbers need to move on after draw at Revolution

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By TIM FONTENAULT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Caleb Porter was not going to dance around the issue when asked about his thoughts on the Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution Saturday night: He thought his team was robbed of all three points.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Diego Valeri

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Valeri caps magical week, leads Timbers to win vs. Chivas USA

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just three days removed from hosting the MLS All-Star Game, it would be hard to blame head coach Caleb Porter and the Portland Timbers from suffering from a post-festivities hangover.

All-Star Diego Valeri ensured that there would be no sort of post-All-Star letdown, as the Argentine scored the opening goal of the eventual 2-0 Timbers victory over Chivas USA at Providence Park.

Banned in MLS

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What it really means to be banned in MLS

A few weeks ago during a friendly between Orlando City and Tampa Bay Rowdies, several members of Orlando's Iron Lion Firm started a large fight in the stands which resulted in four members being arrested and fifteen people being banned through various points of the upcoming MLS season.

Portland is Ready to Celebrate the MLS All-Star Game In Soccer City USA

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People like Portland.

You see that when you go out of town, and tell people where you're from. More often than not,you'll see faces light up.

"Oh, I love Portland!"

Or, "I've heard Portland is amazing, I've always wanted to go."

People like Portland. People who live in Portland, and people who don't.

MLS All-Star Notes: Injured Beckerman replaced by Ridgewell, Cahill to play despite injury and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. The MLS All-Star Team has had a number of players drop in recent days due to niggling injuries, and you can add another one to the list.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman has been forced to withdraw from Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game against Bayern Munich because of a knock sustained in RSL's 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids this past weekend.

MLS youngsters enjoy inaugural Homegrown game, but open to changes

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. The consensus on Monday was that the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game was a bit of a snoozer, but the young players that took part in it fully enjoyed the experience and like the league's initiative to provide them with an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, World Cup and other soccer links for Tuesday August 5

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Today, we turn outward to look within, and do other stuff that sounds deep and new-agey but isn't.

It's a quiet morning in the Nation's Capital, so enjoy it while you can. And, as always, dig into this morning's Freedom Kicks.

MLS Homegrown Players 0, Portland Timbers U-23 0 | Chipotle Homegrown Game Match Recap | MLSsoccer.

Misfiring teams play to scoreless draw in inaugural MLS Homegrown Game

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. There were chances aplenty, butthe final bit of quality needed to put them away was nowhere to be found.

The MLS Homegrown team and Portland Timbers Under-23 squadmisfired their ways to a goal-lessdraw in the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game at Providence Park on Monday night.

Homegrown – All Star Game 8-1-14

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We are proud to present thelatest addition to our podcast lineup, Homegrown. Homegrown will be the Soccer Yanks home for domestic soccer (in the US naturally). The show is brought to us from one of our top contributors,Jay (@rescindedred) and hosted by Dan of Soccer Yank fame (infamy) (@socceryankdan).

Keane, Galaxy Roll Past Timbers 3-1

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By MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif The LA Galaxy continued their strong run of form, dominating the Portland Timbers, 3-1, in a rare morning match, before 20,089 at the Stub Hub Center.

Robbie Keane led the Galaxy scoring with a brace, one on a superb diving header, the other on a penalty kick late in the game to seal the Galaxy victory.

MLS Week 21: A Look Ahead

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ByRYAN TOLMICH

Fresh off of a 3-0 victory over the Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders, the LA Galaxy will have yet another chance to make a nationally televised statement when they take on the Portland Timbers Saturday.

Both sides enter this weekend's clash on a high note, as the Timbers boast back-to-back victories ahead of Saturday's matchup at StubHub Center.

Fanendo Adi

Portland Timbers 2, Seattle Sounders 4: Three things from Portland's loss (photos and video)

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Portland Timbers conceded four goals at home to Seattle Sounders for the second time this season but could only reply with a late brace from substitute Fanendo Adi and lost 2-4 as Obafemi Martins tore apart the Timbers back line, scoring two goals and assisting Clint Dempsey.

Visiting Sounders blow past the Timbers

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.- Despite coming into the match with three losses in their last five matches, the Seattle Sounders made a statement Sunday afternoon as they trounced the Portland Timbers in front of a sellout Providence Park.

New England Revolution

The Warm Up: #NEvCHV

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Following a disappointing 1-1 draw to the Portland Timbers last weekend, theRevolution will be looking for more at both ends of the pitch when theyhost Chivas USA on Saturday.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.

Scheduled kick-off: 7:30 p.

Timbers ax Alpha United in first ever CONCACAF Champions League match

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite a long-distance midweek trip and less-than-stellar playing conditions, the Portland Timbers opened their CONCACAF Champions League campaign on a positive note.

With head coach Caleb Porter opting for a more subdued lineup in preparation for this weekend's tilt against the Seattle Sounders, the Timbers coasted in a 4-1 victory over Alpha United in Guyana via goals fromSteve Zakuani, Maximiliano Urruti, Fanendo Adi and Alvas Powell.

Revolution add Tony Taylor via Lottery

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The New England Revolution announced on Monday the addition of former U.S. U-20 and U-23 international forward Tony Taylor via an MLS lottery. The Revolution were one of just two teams – Portland Timbers being the other – to enter the draft and had a 71.4% chance of winning the draw.

Taylor, 25, will be added the Revolution's roster following the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

Davies Strikes Again

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"Wehave to start playing like Charlie [Davies] has, with a chip on his shoulder all around the pitch." Darrius Barnes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Charlie Davies continued his hot streak for the New England Revolution on Saturday night scoring his second goal in as many games.

Revs squander first-half lead again in tie vs. Timbers

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By CARL SETTERLUND

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Charlie Davies has returned to form with goals in each of the past two games, but for a second straight time the New England Revolution couldn't hold onto the lead, this time settling for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in front of 16,409 at Gillette Stadium.

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CCL 2014-15: Group Stage, Round 2 Round-Up

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Be cool, Marco: you're the joint top scorer in CCL 2014-15 after the 2nd round of the group stage. (mlssoccer.com)

The second round of the CCL 2014-15 group stage brought the tournament's first major upset. Austin Fido looks back at the week that was in CONCACAF...

It is a little too early to start with predictions for the quarterfinal seedings,although we do already have a major potential upset on the cards: defending champ, six-time regional tournament winner and three-time CCL finalist, Cruz Azul is no longer in control of its destiny in Group 6, after losing to Chorrillo FC in Panama.

CONCACAF Champions League: A Look Ahead

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The Portland Timbers have a big weekend ahead, but before a rivalry game at home against the Seattle Sounders they'll have to make the long flight to Guyana a tiny nation just off of South America for the Timbers midweek CONCACAF Champions League game as one of four MLS teams in action.

FOX Sports reveals plans to broadcast CCL on FS1, FS2, Fox Soccer Plus

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By DAN KARELL

FOX Sports has released their soccer telecasting schedule for the next two months, and the CONCACAF Champions League is set to be prominently featured.

Starting in match-day two, which begins on Tuesday, FOX Sports will broadcast 162014-2015 CCL matches involving either or both the New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City, Portland Timbers, D.

CCL 2014-15: Group 5 Preview – Alpha United, Olimpia & Portland Timbers

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Monterrey celebrates the first of three consecutive CCL titles. When will we see the like again? (sportsworldnews.com)

Austin Fido's CCL preview series moves on to Group 5, and offers more information on Guyana than is strictly necessary...

Group 5 comprises three teams who don't seem quite as good as they were when they qualified: the Honduran 2014 Clausura champ, Olimpia, has shipped out several of itsbigger names since securing aCCL berth; the MLS 2013 Western Conference winner, Portland, has probably got to win six or seven of its last 13 games just make the 2014 playoffs; and the Guyana Football Federation National Super League title holder for 2012-13, Alpha United, has been having problems with rain.

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Portland Timbers 3, San Jose Earthquakes 3: Three things from Portland's draw (photos and video)

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Portland Timbers came from behind twice against fellow playoff contenders San Jose Earthquakes to share the points in a 3-3 draw.

Timbers trounce Whitecaps to move into playoff position

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When the Portland Timbers began the year on an eight-match winless streak, there were very real doubts about whether they would be able to climb out of that early-season hole and still be a factor in the playoff race in the tough MLS Western Conference.

On Saturday, the Timbers completed their climb from the West basement into a playoff position after posting a 3-0 drubbing of the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road at BC Place.