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FC Dallas, Timbers share points in four-goal thriller

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No separation was created between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas in the Western Conference standings on Saturday night after the two sides played to a 2-2 draw at Toyota Stadium.

The back and forth affair ended with a Tesho Akindele's 80th-minuteequalizer that pegged the Timbers back for the second time in the match.

Timbers set to expand Providence Park

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One of the best environments in North American soccer is about to get better.

The Portland Timbers announced on Wednesday that the club is going forward with an expansion of approximately 4,000 seats at Providence Park. The project, which is set to cost $50 million, will be privately funded and it will expand the east side of the stadium.

MLS Week 8: The SBI Breakdown

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Each and every week, MLS play leaves plenty to ponder. The league is notoriously wacky, and this past weekend was no exception.

It was a weekend filled with stunning goals, lopsided wins and long-awaited returns. It saw a perennial contender thumped on home turf and a recent punching bag beaten back after seizing an early lead.

MLS Ticker: Adi suspended, Hamid negotiating new contract and more

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The first Cascadia Cup showdown of the season on Saturday will be without a star forward due to a suspension from a Week 7 incident.

Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was handed a one-game ban and an undisclosed fine by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday for violent conduct in the 26th minute of the loss to Sporting Kansas City.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are sitting on top of the Western Conference, but if they want to prove themselves to truly be the top dogs in the West — and hence in all of Major League Soccer — they will need to get a result this weekend against the only remaining undefeated team in the league: FC Dallas.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 15

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Jamie and Chris return to recap the Portland Timbers' Cascadia Cup victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, to opine on the Timbers' Providence Park expansion plans, and to discuss whether the Portland Thorns can and should make a serious run at Mallory Pugh.

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Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

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Points are great. And the Portland Timbers took all three points from their Cascadia showdown with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, the Timbers still sit atop the MLS standings and it's hard to complain too much from the top.

Yet the Timbers' performance on Saturday against a Whitecaps team that's been in the midst of a serious road slump left a fair amount to be desired, as Portland's shorthanded attack struggled to keep control of a game that they led 2-0 at halftime.

Mattocks, Nagbe lift Timbers over visiting Whitecaps

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Following a 1-0 home loss a week ago against Sporting Kansas City, the Portland Timbers bounced back in a huge way on Saturday afternoon.

Caleb Porter's side used a pair of first-half goals to defeat the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Providence Park.

Patchwork Portland Timbers Beat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1

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The Portland Timbers were short handed due to injuries and suspension coming into today's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, but they overwhelmed the visitors early before grinding out a 2-1 win.

The Timbers held the ball for much of the match, keeping the Whitecaps pinned back in their own end and working the ball from flank to flank.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [1:00]

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The Portland Timbers are at the top of the league, but with the pack breathing down their necks getting three points from today's Cascadia Cup clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps will be vital. Missing Fanendo Adi and recovering from a rough match against Sporting Kansas City last weekend, the Timbers will need a comprehensive performance against this surging Whitecaps side if they want to get back on track.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers were knocked for a loop by the physical defense of Sporting Kansas City last weekend, but now the side have a big opportunity to bounce back in their first Cascadia Cup match of the year when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to town tomorrow.

While the Timbers remain at the top of the West on points earned, the Whitecaps are working their way up the table after a slow start to the season that saw the side bounced from the CONCACAF Champions League and landing below the red line in MLS.

SBI MLS Best XI: Week 7

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Week seven of the MLS season is wrapped up and it held good news for the Chicago Fire up front and Sporting Kansas City in the back.

The Fire's Nemanja Nikolic and Bastian Schweinsteiger make the cutfor this week's SBI MLS Best XI, as Nikolic's brace and Schweinsteiger's goal led to a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 6)

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Week six of the MLS regular season is in the books, and it brought some shakeups to this week's power rankings.

Several teams at the top struggled, as just three of the top ten managed to earn victories this weekend, while the likes of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo, and the Columbus Crew all lost to lower-ranked opposition.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

Philadelphia Union

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 7

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With Week 7in the books, several teams continue to make their case for moving up the table, while a few others continue to languish near the bottom.

Sporting Kansas City provedthe big winner of the weekend, as a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers sees them catapult into the top two with a showdown against No.

Brotherly Bag #3: Heat under Curtin’s seat

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Calls for Curtin's job ring out after another winless week.

After yet another loss, this time to the Portland Timbers at home, Philadelphia Union fans have had a whole week to stew. And rightfully so! This team has been pretty terrible this season. No one in the organization—from the players, to Jim Curtin, to Earnie Stewart—has been spared from criticism recently, and you'll see that again in the questions down below.

Poor decisions, not puppies, are to blame for Union's struggles

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The additions to the game day experience aren't the cause of the Union's woes, it's the bad on-field product and poor player selection.

The Philadelphia Union have revamped a lot about the game day experience over the past couple of seasons, however the fans in the stands are less concerned with that then they are with seeing a winning product on the pitch.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 13

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Chris and Jamie return to the microphone to examine the Portland Timbers' 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union, run down the Timbers' injury situation before their matchup with Sporting Kansas City, and look ahead to the Portland Thorns' season opener against the Orlando Pride.

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Postmatch analysis: Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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A strong opening half hour couldn't prevent the Union from falling to a third straight loss. PSP's Adam Cann goes deep into the details to explain why things happened the way they did.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1 – 3 Portland Timbers

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Another week, another disappointing Union performance. Was it group mediocrity or individual mistakes?

Real Salt Lake rides an orange ball to victory and the rest of the week that was

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The best game of week six was Toronto versus Atlanta. Draws can be fun, especially when they involve other teams.

Toronto FC and Atlanta United had all the action, even if their match ended in a 2-2 draw. Giovinco is back to MVP form with a goal on his seven shots. The ATL continue to look like an East contender, plus they are fun to watch.

Timber Cruise: Philadelphia Union 1, Portland Timbers 3

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The Portland Timbers are back to their winning ways.

After two consecutive games in which the Timbers dropped points in the final ten minutes, Caleb Porter's side made sure that wasn't going to happen again. Up a goal heading into the final minutes, Darren Mattocks drew a penalty and Fanendo Adi broke the club record for all-time goals-scored with the resulting finish.

Union’s winless streak reaches 13 games

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The Portland Timbers stormed Talen Energy Stadium for three points on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Union's last win came on August 27th of last year. In that time, they've gone 13 games without a victory, taking only four points out of a possible 39. Their latest loss came tonight to the Portland Timbers, who scored three goals to the Union's one.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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The Union fell to a third straight defeat with a 3-1 home loss to the Portland Timbers. Updated, with Three Points.

Timbers continue to roll with win over struggling Union

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Throughout the first month of the MLS season, the Portland Timbers fired goal after goal with Diego Valeri leading the charge. On Saturday, the Timbers could muster just two finishes, but it was Valeri who once again set up what turned out to be the decider.

Halftime Report: Philadelphia Union all square with Portland Timbers

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A solid first half by the Union against the first place Portland Timbers

The Philadelphia Union returned home for the first time since March 11th to take on Portland Timbers. With a returning Richie Marquez and Ilsinho, Philadelphia went into halftime all square with Portland, 1-1.

Philadelphia had the first legitimate shot on net when CJ Sapong backheeled a pass toward goal for Fabinho, whose shot was kicked away from close range by Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

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Game Info

  • Date: April 8, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: The Comcast Network (TCN) - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are 1-3-3 all time against the Portland Timbers, however they have never lost at home.

Portland Timbers at Philadelphia Union: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [4:00]

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The Portland Timbers are in the City of Brotherly Love today to take on the Philadelphia Union. The Timbers are looking to reestablish themselves as a top team in the league after going winless in their last two matches, but in order to do so they will need to get through a team in Philadelphia that have their backs up against the wall and have yet to win a match.

Quick Preview: Portland Timbers at Philadelphia Union

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After yesterday's wind storm, things are a little crazy atound these parts. But, MLS waits for no man and the Portland Timbers are on the East Coast, set to take on the Philadelphia Union late this afternoon.

Who is in?

Today could see the return of Vtyas to the Timbers' lineup after missing several weeks due to calf soreness.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers have cooled off a bit since their winning streak that started the season as they visit a Philadelphia side that's seen better days.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers

Time: 7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 4:00pm PST

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

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Will the Timbers to fly across the country and give the Union three artisinal, small batch, organic points?

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC edges Timbers on Dwyer goal

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Through the first few games of the regular season, the Portland Timbers' attack has been dominant, but on Saturday they were held in check by a team that looks to be finding its stride.

Sporting KC received a goal from Dom Dwyer and it proved all that was needed in a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

Portland Timbers Fall 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City at Home

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The Portland Timbers lost their undefeated streak at Providence Park today, dropping a 1-0 result to Sporting Kansas City on the strength of a Dom Dwyer goal.

As with every match between these two sides, tonight was chippy and contentious from the get-go with neither side willing to back down.

Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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The second act of today's PTFC doubleheader comes at 7:30 when the Portland Timbers will host Sporting Kansas City in this evening's Western Conference clash. With the Portland Thorns having already taken three points in their midday match, the pressure is on for the Timbers to crack Sporting's defensive shell and take three points of their own.

Josh Smith

Rookie Josh Smith fitting in with the Revolution

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The rookie has no fear.

Josh Smith was drafted 75th overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, a spot that made him a long shot to earn a roster spot, let alone start. Despite this, the rookie has already made two starts in four games. More impressive is the fact that he's fit in just fine.

Smith made his professional debut on the road against the Portland Timbers.

Revolution v. Dynamo: Injury Reports

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The Revs are at full health for the second straight week.

For the second consecutive week, the New England Revolution have reported a clean bill of health. This means that head coach Jay Heaps will have plenty of options when he pens his starting XI.

The biggest question regards the backline.

The Rest

Timbers Release Providence Park Expansion Renderings

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The Portland Timbers on Wednesday released renderings of the long-awaited proposed expansion of Providence Park. The proposal would expand the stadium by approximately 4,000 seats and raise the capacity of Providence Park to approxomately 25,000 perhaps as soon as the beginning of the 2019 MLS season.

Rose City Forecast Seven: PTFC vs. SKC

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Another week, another game, another Rose City Forecast!

Last week, the Portland Timbers managed their second road win of the season - one of the few times they've won in the eastern timezone, and one of the few times they've won a road game by multiple goals. This attack continues to be prolific.

All of Fanendo Adi’s 46 Goals

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The Portland Timbers have a new all-time leading goalscorer in Fanendo Adi after his 88th minute penalty kick conversion yesterday against the Philadelphia Union. In just over three seasons, Adi has scored 46 regular season goals for the Timbers, breaking the record set by club legend John Bain in 1982.