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Chivas USA rookie McNamara to undergo surgery for torn ACL

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Chivas USA midfielder Thomas McNamara has seen his impressive rookie season cut short after it was revealed he suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee during last Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers.

MLS Week 7: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

The winless Portland Timbers hit the road this week to take on Real Salt Lake in the highlight of MLS Week Seven.

RSL are coming off a tough 2-2 draw at the Philadelphia Union but they should be boosted with the return of Luis Gil to the lineup from injury.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Harrison Shipp

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Rookie of the Year race is turning into a one-man show in MLS, with Harrison Shipp once again displaying the qualities that have him looking very much like the best first-year pro in Major League Soccer.

Shipp turned in another solid performance for the Chicago Fire last weekend, proving to be a handful all match in a 1-1 tie against the Montreal Impact.

Soccer News: Portland’s Caleb Porter explans the draw in soccer

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Monday's soccer news starts with Portland coach Caleb Porter and moves onto MLS, the Premier League, and Atletico Madrid. Read More

Late Torres goal helps Chivas USA earn draw in Portland

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BY MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.-For the second consecutive week, the Portland Timbers gave up a lead late at home, as Chivas USA used a Erick Torres goal to earn the 1-1 draw on Saturday night at Providence Park.

Will Johnson scored early for the Timbers, but they were unable to notch their first victory of the season, settling for their fourth home draw of the season.

MLS Match Week 6: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

The MLS Western Conference is shaping up to be a competitive dogfight in 2014, and the team that has jumped out to the early lead in the West faces a very tough test from another top West contender.

FC Dallas rolls into today's meeting with the Seattle Sounders boasting the best record in the league (4-0-1).

MLS Week 6: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

FC Dallas have continued their flying start to the season but one of Major League Soccer's most talented teams stands in their way of staying undefeated.

Oscar Pareja's side welcomes the Seattle Sounders and their full compliment of Designated Players to Toyota Stadium for a showcase that should bring out the best in both sides.

Portland and Seattle raise the MLS game

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Portland and Seattle set a new standard for MLS games on national cable in week 5. Why don't we see better games on national TV? Read More

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Clint Dempsey

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The beginning of Clint Dempsey's time in Seattle was, by most accounts, underwhelming.

Despite the lofty price tag, the American international failed to live up to his paycheck in his opening campaign. Scoring just one goal in his first nine matches was ruled unacceptable.

Dempsey’s hat trick leads Sounders comeback in wild draw vs. Timbers

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BY MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.- Some rivalry matches fail to live up to the hype. Saturday's match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders was not of them.

In a game that saw lead changes, long-distance goals, a hat trick and a brace, numerous shots off the woodwork, and seven yellow cards, the Timbers and Sounders dueled to a 4-4 draw in front of a sold-out Providence Park, with Seattle overcoming a two-goal deficit in the final five minutes.

MLS Week Five: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

It is rivalry week in Major League Soccer this week, as many of the league's most intense match-ups are on the schedule, led by the Seattle Sounders' visit to take on the Portland Timbers.

The Timbers are still searching for their first win of the 2014 season as they take on the same Seattle side they eliminated from the MLS playoffs last year.

Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders, First Cascadia Cup Of 2014 Season: Open Thread

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Who: Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Where:Providence Park, Portland
What time: 3pm ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra

The first Cascadia Cup of the 2014 season kicks off today with Portland Timbers hosting Seattle Sounders in MLS action.

MLS Week 5: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Dark green clouds of smoke billowing from the Timbers Army section of Providence Park will greet fans across the country tuning in to the first Cascadia Cup match of the season.

The struggling Portland Timbers are hoping to put their early-season problems behind them when they face their arch-rival Seattle Sounders.

The Portland Timbers Are A Mess

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The Portland Timbers Are A Mess - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I'm disappointed in Caleb Porter.

Not because the Timbers are losing. That happens. Teams slump. The good ones break out of slumps, and we'll figure out soon whether the Timbers are one of those good teams.

I'm disappointed in Caleb Porter, the wunderkind second-coming MLS Coach of the Year, because he's not saying anything insightful, constructive, or interesting.

FC Dallas stay tops in West after beating Timbers

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By MIKE DONOVAN

FC Dallas continued their hot start to the season, beating the Portland Timbers in a bizarre match Saturday night that featured an off-the-ball double red card, an own goal, and a late game-winner for the home side.

Mauro Diaz and Blas Perez found the score sheet for FC Dallas, while a Matt Hedges own goal was Portland's lone tally in Dallas' 2-1 victory in front of 16,045 at FC Dallas Stadium.

Freedom Kicks for 27 March 2014: Rowdies, Pig Wars, and Battles for OKC

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Rowdies, Pig Wars, and Battles for Oklahoma City: It's a very martial morning for your daily Freedom Kicks.

As my Freedom Kicks often do, there is a smattering of lower-division news to go along with MLS suspensions, the US men's national team, and soccer's Pig War. Let's jump in!

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Toronto FC's Jackson, Portland Timbers' Donovan Ricketts for one game | MLSsoccer.

Two penalties in two minutes lead Rapids past Timbers

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By MIKE DONOVAN

The Portland Timbers saw their hopes of a road result disappear as the Colorado Rapids scored twice in a three-minute span to beat their Western Conference foe on a cold, snowy Saturday afternoon.

Vicente Sanchez and Deshorn Brown scored the goals, while Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was sent off as Colorado defeated Portland, 2-0, in front of 15,135 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

On The Fire Soccer Radio #24: Road Show!

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Relive OTF Radio's inaugural Chicago Fire watch party at Rock Island Public House in Blue Island!

Brian and Scott took their show on the road to beautiful old historic downtown Blue Island, IL for OTF Radio's inaugural Chicago Fire watch party at Rock Island Public House! Listen in on the day's action, as the Men in Red were able to pull a point out of Portland despite a number of setbacks.

Timbers Notes: Facing another early deficit, Fernandez impresses, and more

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BY MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore,- In 2013, the Portland Timbers started the season with two home matches, falling behind in both and leaving a bitter taste in the players' mouths. The 2014 season has seemed to start very similar for the Rose City.

Another Fernandez equalizer helps Timbers salvage point vs. Fire

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Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers

BY MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.- For the second consecutive week, an Eastern Conference team struck first against the host Portland Timbers. And for the second consecutive week, the home side was able to earn a draw courtesy of a Gaston Fernandez goal.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire at Portland Timbers

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The Magic One clearly wants in on the action. We'll see if the medical staff, Frank Yallop, or the Timbers hold him off the score sheet on Sunday (photo: chicagotribune.com/Dennis Wierzbicki)

OTF'sJon Denham ponders Frank Yallop's stance on last week's goalscorers, while sunshine from The Axe provides the Timbers intel.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week One

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By DAN ITEL

The opening week of the 2014 MLS season wasn't kind to the teams considered the top title contenders heading into the new campaign.

The Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City and Los Angeles Galaxy all failed in their bids to start the season off with a win, stumbling out of the blocks while at least one title contender started the season in impressive fashion.

On The Fire Soccer Radio #23: Train Wreck

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Dear God. What happened?!

Jim from Bolingbrook, Orrin Schwartz, Alexi Lalas, and John Brown the Detroit Footballer guest star. The rest is shite.

http://otfradio.podbean.com/2014/03/11/otf-radio-23-train-wreck/ And remember, you can find On The Fire Soccer Radio on iTunes, Stitcher, and at YouTube.

MLS Ticker: Johnson signs Timbers extension, Earthquakes add Portuguese winger, and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson will extend his stay with the club, according to team owner Merritt Paulson.

Johnson joined the Timbers prior to last season before having his best year as a professional by scoring eleven goals in all competitions.

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Portland Timbers 4, Seattle Sounders 4: Three things from Portland's draw (photos and videos)

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Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders took their supporters on a ninety minute roller coaster ride as they fought to a 4-4 draw in the first match of the 2014 Cascadia Cup.

Portland Timbers 1, Chicago Fire 1: Three things from Portland's draw (photos and videos)

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For the second time in two matches the Timbers came from a goal down to salvage a point late in the match.

Colorado Rapids

Match Day 4: Looking for Road Points

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Over 700 Sporting KC fans are descending on Colorado tonight ahead of tomorrow's game against the Rapids. Sporting KC head into the game looking to pick up their first road points of the season. They dropped one point in their only other road game in stoppage time in Seattle on the opening weekend of the season.

The SBI Show: Episode 125 (Talking MLS Week 3, Americans Abroad, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The 2014 MLS season is off to a surprising start, with some expected powerhouses stumbling out of the gate, and some surprise teams emerging to enjoy good beginnings to new eras.

In Episode 125 of The SBI, we discuss MLS Week Three, which featured the latest strong showings for the unbeaten Columbus Crew and FC Dallas, who are a combined 5-0-1 to start the new season.

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round Two

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If you can't beat 'em, hack 'em (photo: dailyemerald.com)

Each week, OTF editor Scott Fenwick visits with the MLS pundits to see how they rate and rank our Men in Red...

HIT THE MUSIC!!! Aggregate = 16.6/19 (+0.8 from last week) MLSsoccer.com(16)

"Message sent to the vets, maybe?

OTF Roundtable: Chicago Fire Week Two

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A better Sega = A better Fire (photo: dailyemerald.com)

This week, OTF's second group of roundtablers share what's on their respective Chicago Fire minds...

Brian Battle

"Would you rather have unlimited money, or impeccable taste?" I was once asked. It's a good question, and one with a super easy answer: If you had enough money, you could pay someone to give you taste.

Breakdown: Fire at Timbers

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Let's get physical, physical (image: Squakwa.com)

OTF's Mark Rogers pulls some numbers out of Sunday's gritty, determined Chicago Fire draw in Rip City...

The first thing that caught my attention during Chicago Fire's invasion of Portland was how high the squad pressed to start the game.

Dispatch: Chicago Fire (1) at Portland Timbers (1)

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Big Red converts the penalty (photo @ChicagoFire, Twitter)

OTF contributor Daniel Casey reflects on the Chicago Fire's first point of the 2014 season...

It would be wrong to characterize manager Frank Yallop's decision to change up the line-up for the second match of the season as a ‘shake-up.

On The Fire Soccer Radio Live! Fire at Timbers

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We're taking the show on the road! Mark your calendar and join us at the RIPH for great beer, savory pies, and Chicago Fire Soccer!

Join Brian, Scott, and the OTF Radio Army next Sunday afternoon at one of the Chicago Southland's premier beer pubs, Rock Island Public House in Blue Island, as they do it live for Chicago Fire at Portland Timbers, featuring award-winning savory pies from Pleasant House Bakery in Bridgeport!

Philadelphia Union

Preview: Union vs. Revolution. The Home Opener.

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Week 2 sees the Union start their home schedule hosting I-95 rival New England Revolution. Can Philadelphia build on the promise shown in Portland and catch a vulnerable Revs side?

The first home tilt of 2014 features the Philadelphia Union, coming off of a heart-breaking last-minute-goal to share the points, versus conference foe New England Revolution, who were pummeled at Houston four goals to nil.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 1 - Portland 1

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It's Poetry Corner Kicks' first game recap of the season! You may all exhale now.

Opening Day! Wooooo!

All right. We’ve all gotten that out of our systems by now so we can look at this game and upcoming season objectively. The Philadelphia Union are going to the MLS Cup finals and are winning the Supporter’s Shield!

Portland Timbers 1, Philadelphia Union 1: Three things from Portland's draw (photos and videos)

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Two set-pieces provided the goals as the Timbers came back at the death to salvage a point in the 2014 Season Opener against Philadelphia Union in front of 20,674 fans at Providence Park.

But will they be fun to watch?

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Going into the start of the 2014 season, many wondered if the Union would be fun to watch. On Saturday, the Union gave their answer.

The Rest

Match Photos: Portland Timbers at FC Dallas

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Once again here are Matt Visinsky's excellent game photos.


Know Your Enemy: Portland Timbers

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Chopping Wood

OTF's Stephen Mangat is a man without doubts, except when he's not sure...

Meth binges, studying for finals, dating a girl from Club Risque. It's easy to go from the highest-of-highs to the lowest-of-lows (and back again) over the course of a week. And from afar, it seems like Chicago Fire fans are riding that same roller coaster.