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LA Galaxy

Early finishes push Galaxy past Timbers on the road

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While the Portland Timbers looked the better side at times on Saturday afternoon, a pair of early defensive lapses halted the team's nine-match unbeaten streak at Providence Park.

First-half finishes from Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes led the LA Galaxy past the Timbers, 2-1, bringing their winning streak to four and extending their overall unbeaten run to six matches.

Early finish gives Galaxy win against Timbers

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On a night where chances were hard to come by, the LA Galaxy made the most of their early opportunity to find the back of the net.

Raul Mendiola's finish in the fifth minute gave the Galaxy a 1-0 win against the Portland Timbers in the U.S. Open Cup, setting up a quarterfinals matchup against the Seattle Sounders on July 20.

Major League Soccer

Timbers hitting stride at critical juncture in season

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Don't look now but the Portland Timbers are quietly making a push in the Western Conference, and another trophy could bein the team's future if they continue their recent form.

The defending MLS Cup champions didn't begin 2016 the way the team would have liked to, posting a record of 3-6-3 in the team's first 12 matches.

This is how Portland stayed top in Cascadia

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The Portland Timbers stopped the Seattle Sounders momentum, winning at Providence Park in week 19 of the 2016 MLS season.

Valeri double guides Timbers past Sounders

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One of the league's greatestfeudscontinued on Sunday afternoon as the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders renewed their Cascadia rivalry at Providence Park.

A pair of Diego Valeri finishes gave the Timbers a 3-1 win over the Sounders, propelling the home side up to sixth in the Western Conference standings with 29 points through 21 matches.

MLS Ticker: Piatti, Manneh, Pirlo and more

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One of the league's premier playmakers will miss this weekend's action due to suspension, while a pair of young prospects have suffered injuries.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Ignacio Piatti one game for a foul on Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell.

Timbers, Impact play to tie at Providence Park

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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.

MLS Week 19: A Midweek Look Ahead

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A busy Wednesday night around MLS sees six matches kick off Week 19.

Sporting Kansas City will be looking to continue its impressive recent form against the Chicago Fire, as Peter Vermes' side attempts to extend its unbeaten streak to six matches.

Red Bulls, Timbers settle for goal-less draw

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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.

Rapids, Timbers play to scoreless tie in Howard debut

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Three pointswasn't the final outcome for the Colorado Rapids in Tim Howard's debut, but the team did manage to extend their unbeaten streak to 12 games on Monday night.

The Rapids played to a 0-0 tie against the Portland Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, bringingPablo Mastroeni and co.

Boswell suspended, Melano fined by Disciplinary Committee

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Following a rash challenge against Houston Dynamo attacker Will Bruin, the MLS Disciplinary Committee is taking action against Bobby Boswell and several others around the league.

In the 28th minute of D.C. United's match against the Dynamo, Boswell lifted his knee into the back of Bruin, receiving a yellow card for the action.

MLS: Portland Timbers’ Lucas Melano Pulls Stunning ‘Small Forward Roll’ Dive Out Of The Bag Against Real Salt Lake (Video)

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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.

RSL earns draw with Timbers on second-half penalty

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Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers played to a physical 2-2 draw in their return to MLS action on Saturday.

The Timbers took a 2-1 lead into the half, but RSL equalized at home by way of a controversial penalty call in the 70th minute.

In the 18th minute, Jeff Cassar's men went up a goal by way of a Juan Manuel Martinez back-post header.

Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake Match Preview

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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.

MLS Ticker: Guardado, Higuain, Noguiera and more

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One of North America's biggest stars has received a large offer to join MLS, while the Columbus Crew and Philadelphia Union have each suffered blows to their starting lineups.

Atlanta United has reportedly offered Andres Guradado a$6 millionper year deal to join as the club's first Designated Player.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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With the international break just around the corner, several key friendlies will take place on Wednesday as teams gear up for Copa America and Euro 2016, while MLS enters Week 14.

Three games are on slate around MLS in the evening, including a key Western Conference matchup that pits the Portland Timbers against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Whitecaps, Sporting KC paired in CONCACAF Champions League draw

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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.

Fanendo Adi

Deep Diving Adi’s Transfer Demand: Why and What’s Next?

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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.

Report: Oh, Great, Fanendo Adi is “Frustrated” Now

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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.

Real Salt Lake

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 25

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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.

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Three Questions from the Timbers’ 2-2 Draw at Real Salt Lake

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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.

Portland Timbers Grab 2-2 Draw at Real Salt Lake

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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.

Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:00]

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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.

San Jose Earthquakes

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 24

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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.

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Portland Timbers Shut Down San Jose Earthquakes in 2-0 U.S. Open Cup Win

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The Portland Timbers grabbed a first half lead and did not let go, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 in tonight's U.S. Open Cup match.

The Timbers opened the scoring in the 34th minute in cartoonish fashion, sending a curled ball into the box that bounced and bobbled to Dairon Asprilla, cutting in from the right wing.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes in the U.S. Open Cup: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:30]

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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.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Preview (Day One)

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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.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes U.S. Open Cup Preview

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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.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 23

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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.

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Portland Timbers 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0: Photos and video from Portland's win

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Three Questions from the Timbers’ 1-0 Win over San Jose

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Well I don't think anybody saw that coming.

The Portland Timbers beat the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday evening in historic fashion, firing off two shots, scoring one goal, and taking three points in a near must-win at Providence Park.

Timbers are 2nd MLS team ever to win with 2 or fewer shots.

Portland Timbers Go Down a Man, Up a Goal to Beat San Jose Earthquakes 1-0

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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.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:30]

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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.

Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes Match Preview

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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 Rest

Timbers transfer goalkeeper Kwarasey to Norway's Rosenborg BK

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Adam Kwarasey played a pivotal role in the Portland Timbers' run to the 2015 MLS Cup, but the goalkeeper's career will now take him back across the Atlantic to a familiar league.

The Timbers announced on Monday that Kwarasey has been transferred to Rosenborg BK of Norway'sTippeligaen.

Which Portland Timbers 2 Players Could Step Up to the First Team?

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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.

Match recap: Mexico vs. Jamaica

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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.

Stumptown Breakdown: The Split Personalities of Lucas Melano

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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.

Hey Everybody, Let's Watch the Copa America [6:30]

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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.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 22

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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.