The Portland Timbers and Montreal Impact played to an exciting 1-1 tie at Providence Park on Wednesday night, after thetwo sides traded tallies from Jack McInerney and Ignacio Piatti in the first half. Despite a slew of chances in the second half, neither side was able to capitalize in front of goal, as the game finished level.
HARRISON, N.J.— The New York Red Bulls controlled much of Sunday's match against the Portland Timbers when it came down to possession, but neither team could finish their scoring chances at Red Bull Arena.
For the fourth consecutive match, the Red Bulls failed to capture a victory as Jesse Marsch and co.
The man you see before you is none other than Lucas Melano, forward for the Portland Timbers and purveyor of one of the finest pieces of play-acting we've seen for weeks.
Coming during Saturday night's 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake in MLS, Melano took the merest of shoves from opponent Chris Wingert and proceeded to use it as a launchpad for one of the most ridiculous, tremendous, acrobatic micro-dives of recent memory.
Major League Soccer is back in action today and the Portland Timbers have hit the road, heading to Sandy, Utah to take on Real Salt Lake. This will be no walk in the park for the Timbers as RSL are a prefect 4-0-0 at home so far this season while the Timbers have yet to win on the road, going 0-4-3 away from Providence Park.
Five MLS teams were drawn into the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League, including the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting KC who will face off in Group C play.
The defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers were placed in Group B with CD Dragon of El Salvador and Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa, while reigning Supporters' Shield holders New York Red Bulls will face Alianza and Antigua GFC from El Salvador and Guatemala, respectively.
It came as a bit of a surprise on Monday when Fanendo Adi retweeted (twice) a report from Goal Nigeria in which one of his agents indicated Adi had asked the Portland Timbers to accept a transfer offer from Tigres UANL in Liga MX and to send the big number nine down to Mexico this summer. Although transfer rumors had been swirling around Adi for the last couple months, none rose above the predictable "so-and-so is interested in behemoth striker Fanendo Adi" whispers.
In the wake of yesterday's Goal.com report on Fanendo Adi's desire to move on from the Portland Timbers, it seems that the Timbers' ace has become frustrated with the club's unwillingness to sell him in the middle of the season.
Again the report comes via Goal.com and an anonymous representative of Adi's, this time telling Goal that talks between Adi and the club are ongoing despite yesterday's statements from the Timbers that Adi would not be allowed to leave over the summer.
Jamie and Chris return to discuss the Portland Timbers' 2-2 draw at Real Salt Lake, the transfer noises starting to come from Fanendo Adi's camp, the Portland Thorns big win in Rochester, and the loss of Meg Morris.
Another away game. Another lead. Another disappointment.
By any objective measure the Portland Timbers' draw at Real Salt Lake is a good point. The Timbers are the first away team to take any points from RSL at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2016, and Portland just denied two points to a Western Conference rival in their ballpark.
The Portland Timbers earned a 2-2 draw on the road against Real Salt Lake, taking the first points from RSL at Rio Tinto this season thanks to goals from Fanendo Adi and Lucas Melano.
The home side jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute against the run of play. Earning a corner after several Timbers chances, RSL old boy Javier Morales sent a hard, curling ball just past the Timbers' far post, finding the head of Burrito Martinez as he slipped away from his marker.
The Portland Timbers are headed into the mountains today to take on Real Salt Lake. The Utah side has been flying high this year and one third of the way through the season are still unbeaten at Rio Tinto, so expect a hard fought match as the Timbers look to extend their current unbeaten run to four games in MLS play.
Jamie calls in long-distance from Seattle to join Chris in discussing the Portland Timbers' U.S. Open Cup victory over the San Jose Earthquakes, who makes the XI in the Timbers' upcoming visit to Salt Lake City, and the arrival of Amandine Henry.
The U.S. Open Cup is back and once again the Portland Timbers are one of only two MLS sides facing off against top-level competition; the only other team that can say that is the Timbers' opponents on the night, the San Jose Earthquakes.
With the teams set to face off for the second time in as many weeks, there should be plenty of hard feelings in this traditionally hard-fought match up, particularly following a second half red-card for winger Dairon Asprilla as the Timbers held on for a 1-0 win, their first shut out of the season.
The fourth round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup gets underway Tuesday evening, as Major League Soccer teams come into the fray.
In Portland, the only all-MLS match of the round takes place as the Timbers host the San Jose Earthquakes. Elsewhere, the Colorado Rapids will face an in-state rival in a rematch of last year's Fourth Round matchup, while Real Salt Lake will look to end the Wilmington Hammerheads' impressive run.
The Portland Timbers get to take part in two of their seemingly annual traditions today: squaring off against MLS competition in the early rounds of the U.S. Open Cup and playing the San Jose Earthquakes in back to back matches.
Coming off the side's long break for the group stage of the Copa America, the Timbers are an enigma.
Jamie and Chris recap the Portland Timbers' 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, discuss the Timbers' plans during the transfer window and the fate of Lucas Melano, and hot-take how many Thorns players will be going to the Olympics.
The Portland Timbers played half of tonight's match down a man, but still came out on top in this 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.
Once again the Timbers grabbed the first goal, going ahead in the 11th minute off a Diego Valeri free kick. With the ball at his feet wide on the Timbers' right, Valeri drove at the San Jose box only to be taken down by San Jose fullback Jordan Stewart.
The Portland Timbers are back home after a worrying performance against the Chicago Fire over the weekend and now they will be hosting the San Jose Earthquakes before heading into the Copa America break. With both teams missing a number of players, this will be a good opportunity for both the Timbers and the Quakes to go into their week off on a high note.
Tonight, at 7:30 PM PST, the Portland Timbers will sneak in hosting a game against the San Jose Earthquakes before the two-week plus Copa America Centenario break.
Both teams are currently hovering around the very important thin-red-line in the Western Conference and a win for either will help shape the narrative around the long break in their respective markets.
The Portland Timbers' USL side is chock full of talented youngsters. From academy players to young internationals, T2 is stocked with players who could one day contribute to the first team. According to a recent tweet from team owner Merritt Paulson, however, for some of those players that day could be sooner than you think.
Chicharito Hernandez and Oribe Peralta power Mexico past Jamaica despite fantastic saves from the Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake.
In front of a packed house at The Rose Bowl, Chicharito Hernandez propelled Mexico to a 2-0 win over Andre Blake and Jamaica.
Jamaica lined up exactly as I had predicted, with the Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake in goal behind Portland Timbers' Jermaine Taylor, Leicester City's Wes Morgan, Crystal Palace's Adrian Mariappa, and New England Revolution's Je-Vaughn Watson on the back line.
Ever since his arrival in Portland eleven months ago, Portland Timbers fans have seen the great potential that Lucas Melano offers to the team. The Argentinian is a speedy winger who has the ability to take on opponents and be a game changer for the Green and Gold. However, during those months, we have also seen a player who has struggled to perform on a consistent basis.
The Copa America Centenario kicks off today as the United States Men's National Team take on the Colombian National Team in the tournament opener. Fans of the Portland Timbers should be plenty excited going into this match following the growing contributions of Darlington Nagbe to the USMNT, including a goal and an assist in the US's two warm up matches for the Copa.
Jamie and Chris return to discuss two very different draws: The Portland Timbers' deflating 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire and the Portland Thorns' 0-0 tie with the Seattle Reign. In other news, the Hot Take Segment to be Named Later features two Timbers that Jamie and Chris respectively think could be on their way out of Portland this summer.