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Three Questions from the Timbers’ 2-1 Win over Seattle

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The Portland Timbers won their first preseason game of 2015 on Saturday, logging a 2-1 win in Tucson over the Seattle Sounders. And coming off a strong first-half performance against the Houston Dynamo earlier in the week, a dominant performance by the Timbers starters came as little surprise on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United, TFC-Galaxy, Timbers-Sounders and more

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The first weekend of February was filled with preseason friendlies and scrimmages, but most of the buzz surrounded D.C. United, which released its new jersey and is reportedly close to signing a new Argentine.

D.C. United is reportedly nearing a deal to add 21-year-old, 5-foot-3 Luciano Acosta on loan from Argentine club Boca Juniors.

DT Rewind: Week of January 31

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The Houston Dynamo kicked off their preseason Desert Friendlies.

Sunday

DT Rewind: Week of January 24

Monday

Ohai deserves opportunity with USWNT

Tuesday

A Quintet Of New Signings For RGVFC

Wednesday

Houston Dash 2016 kit revealed

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers: Watch preseason match

Houston Dynamo tie Portland Timbers in first preseason match

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Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Watch preseason live

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Houston plays their second preseason match against San Jose.

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Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes

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The Houston Dynamo are still in Arizona and this time they are facing off against the San Jose Earthquakes. Houston tied their first preseason game against the Portland Timbers.

MLS Ticker: Casillas, Whitecaps-Sounders, Fire and more

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While the first Cascadia clash of the new year was anything but friendly on Wednesday, a new report making the rounds has New York City FC linked to a high-profile Spanish goalkeeper.

NYCFC is reportedly interested in signing FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas as soon as possible. The 34-year-old Spanish netminder's current contract with the Portuguese side runs until 2017.

Houston Dynamo tie Portland Timbers in first preseason match

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Dynamo, Timbers player to 1-1 draw in Arizona.

The first official preseason game for the Houston Dynamo is in the books and with it a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers. Each half had entirely new starting XI's for both teams and different results in each half.

Giles Barnes wore the captain's armband as part of the starting XI for Houston.

Portland Timbers Look Good in First Half, Disorganized in Second; Draw Houston Dynamo 1-1

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With a different XI playing in each half of today's friendly against the Houston Dynamo, it is no surprise that the Timbers were not able to hang on to their early 1-0 lead, eventually tying the Dynamo 1-1 at the end of regulation. Following a strong first half from the Timbers' first-choice XI, the youngsters deployed in the second half struggled against a more experienced Dynamo.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers: Watch preseason match

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Houston takes on Portland in preseason action.

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Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

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Houston kicks off their 2016 preseason against the Portland Timbers in Arizona. The team will spend much of their preseason in the desert. This will be the first chance for fans to see Houston's new signings in action and how the new defensive players may stack up again the reigning MLS Champs.

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo: How to Watch, Live Stream, Preseason Match Thread [5:00]

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It is finally time! The Portland Timbers have their second preseason match of the year today, but this time we will be able to watch it!

The Timbers are set to take on the Houston Dynamo today at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona. The match will be the Timbers' first of three against MLS opposition in Tucson this year.

MLS Ticker: Porter, Cerén and more

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Coming off of a season that resulted in the club's first MLS Cup title, the Portland Timbers have extending their head coach's contract, while Orlando City has also locked up one of its key pieces.

Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter has signed a contract extension after guiding the club to its first MLS Cup in 2015.

Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers Down Seattle Sounders 2-1 in Preseason

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The Portland Timbers went with their first team side for the first sixty minutes of tonight's match against the Seattle Sounders, but it was the second unit that produced the fireworks, scoring twice in the final half hour of the match to get the win.

For much of the first half the Timbers were in control, generating chance after chance but failing to find the back of the net with any of them.

Watch Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, preseason 2016: Time, schedule and live stream

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This standard 90-minute game should see Sigi run his 1st XI for 45 minutes, while Porter puts his own ideal XI out for sixty.

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders Preseason Match Thread: How to Watch, Preview, Live Stream [6:00]

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The Portland Timbers' preseason continues tonight as the team takes on their arch-rivals, the Seattle Sounders, in their third match of 2016. There has never been a match between the Timbers and Sounders that has failed to capture the enmity between the two sides, so expect a bit of a spark in this one, no matter how far away the regular season might be.

Preseason Match Preview: Seattle Sounders Lineup Changes

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The Portland Timbers are back in preseason action today, taking on their hated rivals, the Seattle Sounders. Like the Timbers, the Sounders have strived to keep the core of their side intact over the offseason, but have made a few significant changes along the way.

The match will mark the fourth time that the two sides have met in the preseason since the Timbers joined MLS, starting with 2011's Cascadia Summit.

Jack McInerney

Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, preseason recap: Another second half brace in loss

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Jack McInerney scored a second half brace to power the Timbers to a preseason win.

Though Darwin Jones opened the scoring in the match, the Seattle Sounders again fell due to a second half brace. The Portland Timbers got the win due to newly acquired Jack McInerney. Both goals he scored were not on Tyler Miller, who now sits with four goals given up in just two halves of play.

SBI Spotlight: McInerney looking to make mark with Timbers following MLS Cup loss

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Jack McInerney's first day of work with the Portland Timbers was a difficult one, to say the least. Reporting for duty for his first preseason session with his new club, the forward had to watch his new teammates try on championship rings that represented one of the more crushing moments of McInerney's career.

Darlington Nagbe

How to Watch Darlington Nagbe and the United States vs. Will Johnson and Canada [7:30]

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The Portland Timbers don't play again until tomorrow, but you can still get a little bit of that Timbers flavor from tonight's match between the United States Men's National Team and the Canadian Men's National. With Darlington Nagbe, one of only four remaining 2011 Timbers with the side, and Will Johnson, the Timbers' captain until he was traded to Toronto FC over the offseason, both likely to see the pitch, this one is a must see.

How to Watch Darlington Nagbe and the USMNT vs. Iceland [12:45]

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Well, you didn't get to watch the Portland Timbers lose to USL PDL side FC Tucson to open the preseason, but you can still see one Timbers player in action today: Darlington Nagbe and the United States Men's National Team take on Iceland today at 12:45 p.m. on ESPN2 in an international friendly.

Now, Nagbe is not in the USMNT starting XI, so you might have to wait a little bit to see him on the pitch.

Rodney Wallace Heads to Portugal, Signs for FC Arouca

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The Warrior, Rodney Wallace, has finally signed with a club and it is not the Portland Timbers. The MLS Cup goalscorerhas headed to Portugal to join first division side Futebol Clube Arouca, according to a post on the team's site.

Since joining the Timbers in 2011, Wallace played 129 league and post-season matches for the club, scoring 18 goals and adding 20 assists in that time.

Caleb Porter

SBI Spotlight: Valentin chasing new American dream after European stint

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Growing up in the American soccer scene, Zarek Valentin had heard all about the American dream of plying his trade in a European league. For years, Europe has been the promised land, a place where American players can make their name among the very best while earning a comfortable living playing a sport they love.

Caleb Porter 'hungry' to build on Timbers' success for years to come

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Caleb Porter received a reward on Wednesday for his part in leading the Portland Timbersto their first MLS Cup, but he insists that the successes of last year have beencast aside.

Porter signed a new long-term contract as head coach of theTimbers on Wednesday, nearly two months after leading to the club to an MLS Cup title.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Sarvas, Aristeguieta, Atlanta United and more

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While the winter transfer window for some leagues ended in Europe, there were a few MLS clubs involved in the action on a busy Monday.

D.C. United acquired 34-year-old midfielder Marcelo Sarvas from the Colorado Rapids, sending Targeted Allocation Money and a 2018 conditional draft pick to the Western Conference club.

MLS Ticker: Palmer-Brown, Sounders, Red Bulls and more

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The U.S. Men's National Team's first game of 2016 garnered most of Sunday's attention, but a young American's potential move to Portugal headlines transfer news in MLS.

Erik Palmer-Brown has reportedly left Sporting Kansas City's training camp in Tucson, Arizona, and is heading across the Atlantic to join Portuguese club FC Porto on loan.

MLS Ticker: Fire, Timbers, Impact and more

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The Chicago Fire have been relatively quiet this offseason when it comes to signing talent from outside the U.S., but that changed on Friday.

Across the Atlantic, Eredivisie club FC Groningen confirmed it had transferred 25-year-old defender Johan Kappelhof to the Chicago Fire, and he's likely to sign a multi-year contract.

Portland Timbers 2016 adidas Away Jersey

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Defending Major League Soccer Champions Portland Timbers unveiled their new look away jersey for their [...]

MLS Ticker: Cooper, Timbers, Earthquakes and more

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A couple new jerseys made their rounds on Thursday, while MLS journeyman Kenny Cooper is reportedly training with one of his former clubs.

Cooper is said to be on trial with the New York Red Bulls. The 31-year-old equaled his best scoring output, 18 goals, in his lone season with New York back in 2012.

Caleb Porter Gets Long-Term Contract Extension

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In his three seasons with the Portland Timbers, head coach Caleb Porter has made the Timbers one of the most consistent teams in Major League Soccer, not to mention guiding the team to it's first MLS Cup win last season. In the wake of the team's triumph, it is not surprising that the Timbers announced today that Porter has been given a "long-term" contract extension.

MLS Ticker: Harrison, Sporting KC, Orlando City and more

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Injury news could put a damper on one of Major League Soccer's brightest draft picks, while several front office moves were completed on Monday.

New York City FC first-round draft pick Jack Harrison will be sidelined for the team's preseason training due to the same pelvic injury that kept him out of the MLS Combine.

The Rest

Let's savor Darwin Jones' goal a little longer

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Darwin Jones is off to a great start this preseason, flashing some form that suggests his second year will be a marked improvement over his first. And while you never want to read too much into preseason performances, his goal against the Portland Timbers on Saturday is worth another look.

Running at his old college teammate Taylor Peay -- who it should be said was playing pretty well down the stretch last year -- Jones had his way.

Catching Up: MLS Teams to Join Open Cup During Copa America Break

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Time for some housekeeping.

It came out late last week that teams from Major League Soccer will be entering into the 2016 edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup during competition's fourth round on Wednesday, July 15th.

With a number of players sure to be gone for the Copa America Centenario from June 3rd to 26th, the first round of MLS matches will certainly be missing some first team players.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 5

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Jamie and Chris return to discuss the Portland Timbers' 1-1 preseason draw with the Houston Dynamo in Tucson, the Timbers' transfer of George Fochive, and U.S. Soccer's preemptive lawsuit against the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association.

And mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 16th, and 7:00 p.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 1-1 Draw with the Dynamo

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It's easy to read too much into 45 minutes of February soccer at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson.

But for the half that they played on Wednesday evening, a not-quite-first-choice Portland Timbers side looked good.

Really good.

Okay, pretty good.

Here are three questions from the Timbers' 1-1 draw with the Dynamo:

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Portland Timbers Transfer George Fochive to Viborg FF

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A club source tells Stumptown Footy that the Portland Timbers have transferred holding midfielder George Fochive to Danish side Viborg FF for an undisclosed fee. While a portion of the selling price will go to MLS, word around the club is that the Timbers will receive approximately $100,000 in allocation money as a result of Fochive's transfer.

The Portland Timbers Play Their First Preseason Match Today Against FC Tucson

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After a week of training at their Beaverton practice facility, the Portland Timbers have headed to Tucson, AZ and are set to play their first game of the 2016 preseason: a closed match against hosting club FC Tucson.

Unfortunately, the match will not be streamed and isn't open to the public, so following along is going to take a whole lot of guesswork, some Twitter-scouring, and a healthy imagination.

Three Portland Timbers Players Who Could Break Out in 2016

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The Portland Timbers come into the 2016 season with the weight of expectations on their shoulders. Whether it affects their play or not, the Timbers and their fans have tasted victory now and the team is going to need a new crop of players to step up if they want to continue their upward trajectory.

Jack Jewsbury and Nat Borchers Leak the Portland Timbers' New Away Kit

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The Portland Timbers new Rose City Red away kits have been teased several times over the last few weeks, but now they are fully out in the open after Jack Jewsbury and Nat Borchers both posted pictures of the kits to their Twitter accounts this afternoon.

Showing off the kits, which are paired with black shorts and red socks on Borchers, and red shorts on Jewsbury, the photos reveal some details that were previously up in the air.

Swope Park Rangers Schedule Released

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The Swope Park Rangers will kick off their inaugural season at home in 2016, hosting the Portland Timbers 2 at Children's Mercy Park on Saturday, March 26th. The game is one of two that will be hosted at CM Park for the Rangers in their first season, the second will be on August 21st when KC hosts Saint Louis FC in the fourth of four games against the Rangers cross state rival.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Fabulous Finishing

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The Portland Timbers preseason continued today as the team put in their third day of training in 2016.

Working at the team's Beaverton practice facility, the Timbers kept up the steady pace of their early preseason, going through a series of agility and finishing drills to open practice, then moving to a series of five on five drills that had groups of attacking players going at groups of defenders, before finally wrapping up the day's training with a full eleven on eleven scrimmage using two thirds of the field.