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Timbers Select Cicerone and Hernandez in Round 4 of the SuperDraft

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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.

Sporting Set to Acquire Forward's MLS Rights From Portland?

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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.

Darlington Nagbe

After months of transfer rumors, Porter determined to put Nagbe in position to succeed with Timbers

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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.

Nick Besler Signs with Real Monarchs

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After the Portland Timbers cut him following the end of the 2016 season, it always seemed likely that Nick Besler would end up on a USL side; the only question was, would it be T2?

Now, one month later, we know where the 23 year old midfielder has landed, as Real Monarchs have announced Besler's signing.

Report: Celtic making progress in pursuit of Nagbe

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The Portland Timbers could be losing creative flair in midfield as they look to rebound from a rough 2016 season.

According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic is making significant process in securing a deal for U.S. men's national team midfielder Darlington Nagbe, with the rumored cost at €3 million.

Jurgen Klinsmann says Darlington Nagbe will 'definitely' be back with U.S. National Team

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U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Sunday that Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe will "definitely" be making a return to the U.S. National Team.

Minnesota United

Danladi, Robinson, Lewis first three selected in MLS Draft

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The 2016 MLS Draft started with a flurry, and several teams took the opportunity to move up during Friday's festivities to snag highly-coveted prospects.

Friday's first two selections went to form as Minnesota United selected UCLA's Abu Danladi before Atlanta Untied bolstered their defense by making Syracuse star Miles Robinson the No.

Portland Timbers Pick Up Keeper Jeff Attinella from Minnesota United

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The Portland Timbers have come away from last week's expansion draft not losing a player, but gaining one.

On Tuesday the Timbers traded to Minnesota United a 2018 second-round draft pick in exchange for former Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Jeff Attinella.

Attinella, 28, was taken by the Loons in the fourth round of the expansion draft after being left off the RSL protected list.

Report: Could Attinella be the Portland Timbers New Keeper?

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According to Minnesota United site Fifty Five One, the Portland Timbers are pursuing former Real Salt Lake keeper Jeff Attinella to back up and compete with current No. 1 Jake Gleeson.

After several seasons spent behind Nick Rimando with RSL, Attinella has shown himself to be capable of stepping up when called upon, making 29 appearances over the last four years with the Utah side.

Portland Timbers Announce Preseason Dates

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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.

Major League Soccer

2017 MLS SuperDraft Live Thread: Portland Timbers Pick 10th, 32nd

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Some people love it and some people hate it.

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.

Major League Soccer Releases 2017 Schedule

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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.

Portland Timbers 2017 adidas Home Jersey

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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 [.

MLS Ticker: Timbers close in on midfielder, Revs hit stadium roadblock and more

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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.

Offseason Transfer Thread: Sunday, Bloody Sunday

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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.

Report: MLS to Increase Targeted Allocation Money for 2017

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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.

SB Nation Mock Draft: Atlanta United Pick Jack McInerney

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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.

Portland Timbers Offseason Moves Trickling Out: Ben Polk to Orlando City B

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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.

Who Should the Portland Timbers Protect in the 2017 Expansion Draft?

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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.

Timbers owner Paulson insists Porter 'isn't going anywhere' amid Galaxy rumors

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As the LA Galaxy coaching rumors begin to heat up, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson quickly doused the flames with regard to his head coach.

Paulson reassured that Timbers coach Caleb Porter is staying in Portland for the 2017 season and also claimed that Porter holds the most prestigious coaching job in MLS.

MLS finals preview: New York teams trying to overcome deficit

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The second legs of the MLS Cup conference semi-finals are set to take place this weekend, with a number of exciting fixtures becoming do-or-die for the title hopefuls.

With reigning champions Portland Timbers not making the cut, 2016 will throw up a new competition winner from the remaining eight teams.

Seattle Sounders

Sebastian Blanco is probably not coming to Seattle Sounders

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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.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: I thought it felt a bit drafty

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"Did you say Abe Lincoln?"

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D.C. United announces protected players for MLS Expansion Draft - Black And Red United
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Miguel Aguilar traded to the LA Galaxy - Black And Red United
I'm a little sad about this but I wish him all the best.

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Portland Timbers Sign Defender Roy Miller from Saprissa

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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.

Reports: Timbers to Sign David Guzman?

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The Portland Timbers' offseason may finally be heating up.

Late Saturday night MLS Transfers reported the Timbers have signed Deportivo Saprissa and Costa Rican international defensive midfielder David Guzman to a two-year contract.

Source: Saprissa midfielder David Guzman has signed with the Portland Timbers.

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Cop says he didn't have authority to detain Portland Timbers' Liam Ridgewell before alcohol testing

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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.

Portland Timbers' Liam Ridgewell shouldn't have been tested for alcohol, lawyers say

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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 Rest

Portland Timbers Select Michael Amick with No. 32 Pick in 2017 MLS SuperDraft

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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.

Portland Timbers Trade for No. 4 Pick, Select Jeremy Ebobisse

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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.

Timbers Sign Clarke and Arboleda; Usher in New Development Era

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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.

MLS Mock Draft 2017: Portland Timbers Grab Jonathan Lewis and Jordan Wilson

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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.

Portland Timbers Trade Rights for 4th Round Pick

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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.

Orlando signs Will Johnson, DeAndre Yedlin talks Newcastle: Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/29/16

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Philadelphia Union News

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.

MLS News

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.

Some Soccer News for Dec 20, 2016

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It's Day 355 of 2016.


Minnesota United has traded newly acquired goalkeeper Jeff Attinella to the Portland Timbers for a 2018 2nd round SuperDraft pick.

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David Guzman Confirms Move to Portland Timbers

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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.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 43 with Caleb Porter

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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.

Timbers Announce First Round of Changes from 2016 Roster; Trade for International Roster Slot

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At long last the Portland Timbers on Monday announced their first wave of changes from the 2016 roster. Without further ado, those moves are:

Options Exercised: Zarek Valentin and Ben Zemanski.

Options Declined: Andy Thoma, Ben Polk, Nick Besler, Jermaine Taylor, Chris Konopka, Chris Klute, Wade Hamilton, Neco Brett, and Jack Barmby.

Portland vs the Galaxy in the big club game

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The Portland Timbers and the LA Galaxy get into a big club by MLS standards competition over a coaching rumor in Tuesday's soccer news.

Portland Timbers name Jack Jewsbury as Director of Business Development

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The Portland Timbers have named former player Jack Jewsbury as Director of Business Development.