The Portland Timbers selected forward Russell Cicerone and defensive midfielder Romilio Hernandez in Round 4 of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday morning.
Lacking a pick in the Third Round of the SuperDraft as a result of the trade with New York City that netted the Timbers the rights to Gbenga Arokoyo, the Timbers made two selections in the Fourth Round.
A string of Tweets this afternoon seem to have pieced together a trade coming up between Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers.
The string started when Thad Bell Tweeted out that Sporting KC was set to make a trade with Portland, sending a fourth round pick in this year's Superdraft to the Timbers for something that would be announced next week.
Caleb Porter has obviously heard the chatter. Throughout the offseason, any discussion regarding the future of the Portland Timbers has inevitably turned towards Darlington Nagbe. Just over a year removed from winning an MLS Cup, the Timbers' offseason has centered around the potential of losing a player that remains one of the team's biggest pieces.
The Portland Timbers announced their key preseason date this morning, giving us our first glimpse at the 2017 season. Dates for the Desert Friendlies and the returning Simple Invitational were both announced today.
The Timbers will start their preseason in Tucson, AZ on January 25th, taking part in the Desert Friendlies until February 5th, when they will return to Portland.
It is time for the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and the Portland Timbers hold the No. 10 and No. 32 picks in this year's college player give-away.
Although questions abound every year about the draft's continued relevance, this year's crop of college seniors, Generation Adidas players, and international signees boasts a number of players who look likely to contribute at the MLS level.
There is plenty going on today for fans of Portland soccer — signings, more signings, and the NWSL College Draft — but Major League Soccer waits for no man (or, clearly, woman), so it comes as no surprise that the league's schedule has been released in the middle of this already busy day.
After a quick look, the Portland Timbers' 2017 regular season schedule looks fairly well constructed, but as we are still in the era of uneven scheduling there are plenty of quirks to be found, particularly with expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United entering the league.
The Portland Timbers have unveiled their 2017 home jersey from Major League Soccer technical partner adidas. The popular club from the Pacific Northwest will done a primary shirt that introduces a new adidas design for the 2017/18 kit calendar. The new Timbers home jersey features a green and gold colorway inspired the team's classic NASL [.
The Portland Timbers appear to have found a replacement for the departed Lucas Melano, one who hopefully produces more in the final third than the disappointing designated player. According to ESPN, Caleb Porter's side is close to a deal with Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Blanco, who is also being hunted by Club America.
Well, the postseason ended in just about the worst possible way last night, but now we need to put all of that behind us as the true offseason begins. Things will get going in Major League Soccer with a brief, but likely busy transfer window this morning, lasting from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in preparation for the upcoming expansion draft.
According to SI.com's Grant Wahl, Major League Soccer is set to give teams $400,000 of targeted allocation money each in addition to the $800,000 that had previously been announced last year. Since the cash-infusion comes in the form of TAM it will need to be used by teams to bring in or retain players whose salaries are over the designated player threshold.
With the 2017 season coming up quickly, the MLS blogs here at SB Nation got together to give our newest compatriots, Dirty South Soccer and E Pluribus Loonum, the traditional welcome gift: a mock expansion draft.
The real deal is coming up next Tuesday for Atlanta United and Minnesota United, but in the mean time each SB Nation blog contributed a list of protected players and early this week the new blogs on the block made their picks.
The Portland Timbers have been among the most tight-lipped franchises in Major League Soccer this offseason, holding off as long as possible before announcing their end of year cuts and re-signings. Not every team is as patient, however, and as a result we have our first confirmed departure of the season.
There is an expansion draft coming up and with less than a week until the end of the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, we will know soon who the Portland Timbers — and the rest of Major League Soccer — are protecting. However, with eleven players to be protected it is still far from clear who the Timbers will take off the table, so let's take a look at the roster and see just who might be on Gavin Wilkinson's list to be spared from the reach of Minnesota United and Atlanta United.
The Argentinian reportedly has an offer on the table from the Portland Timbers and Club America.
The Sounders are likely done pursuing San Lorenzo winger Sebastian Blanco. The Argentinian club is reportedly accepting bids on the player and have an offer in hand from the Portland Timbers. They seem to be the MLS club that was linked alongside a $4M bid from Club America week.
The Portland Timbers have added center back Roy Miller to their roster today, signing the veteran defender from Costa Rican champions Deportivo Saprissa. Miller will bring depth to the Timbers' currently thin center back corps, backing up presumed starters Liam Ridgewell and Gbenga Arokoyo.
Miller will be the Timbers' second offseason acquisition from Saprissa, following on the heels of holding midfielder David Guzman.
Timbers player Liam Ridgewell flew in from England to make a court appearance Wednesday in Lake Oswego as his lawyers argued to throw out a field sobriety test that led to his arrest in October on a drunken driving charge.
Liam Ridgewell, a Portland Timbers defender, is accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants after police say he drove to the scene of a Lake Oswego crash involving teammate Jake Gleeson in October.
The Portland Timbers made their big splash early in the draft when they traded up to take Jeremy Ebobisse with the No. 4 pick. Now Ebobisse has some company in the Timbers' rookie class after Caleb Porter and company took UCLA center back Michael Amick with the No. 32 pick.
The Bruins' captain since his sophomore year and a regular contributor since he was a freshman, Amick played 73 games over the course of his four years with the Bruins.
There are always trades aplenty on draft day and this year the Portland Timbers got in on the action, trading $100,000 in general allocation money, the No. 10 pick, and an international slot for the Houston Dynamo's No. 4 pick, which they promptly used to select 19 year old Generation Adidas forward Jeremy Ebobisse out of Duke University.
On Thursday the Portland Timbers announced they have signed Rennico Clarke and Victor Arboleda, a pair of T2 products, to first-team contracts. Together with homegrown player Marco Farfan, Arboleda and Clarke make three 2016 T2 contributors now signed to the first team. But more than just an infusion of young talent into the first team, the signings of Arboleda and Clarke represent the first wave of a new development era in Portland.
Last Sunday, just as the 2017 MLS Combine was kicking off, all of the editors of SB Nation's MLS blogs got together for our annual Mock Draft. With no trades or timeouts allowed, the picks came quickly and with only minimal cursing, and now we are free to share them with you.
With the Portland Timbers' picks firmly in the middle of both rounds, there was always going to be someone of interest available, even if the most exciting names in the draft were snapped up in the early going.
Not every bit of news coming from the Portland Timbers today is a block buster.
In addition to sending out Lucas Melano on loan, the Timbers also traded away the rights to 2015 second round draft pick Christian Volesky to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for SKC's natural fourth round draft pick, No.
New Year's resolutions for the Philadelphia Union – goalkeeping and defense With a solid foundation in place, here's how the Union get better in 2017, starting with the rearguard.
It's Official: Orlando City Announces Signing of Midfielder Will Johnson Two-time MLS Cup winner will reunite with Jason Kreis in the City Beautiful after signing a two-year deal with an optional third.
On the Portland Timbers' shopping list coming in to this offseason was a starting quality defensive midfielder and now it appears that they have gotten their man. Saprissa midfielder David Guzman told Costa Rican press that he would be joining the Timbers on a two year as the team was celebrating their 33rd title.
Portland Timbers' head coach Caleb Porter returns to the show (beginning at 50:37) to discuss the Timbers' offseason, changes in MLS over the course of his four years in the league, and the perils of a long evening stuck on the snowy streets of Portland.
First, however, Jamie and Chris return to the microphones to run down the latest Timbers news including the first wave of offseason transactions and Darlington Nagbe's flirtation with Celtic, as well as Tobin Heath's U.