Portland Timbers

Samuel Armenteros

Samuel Armenteros the latest Timbers addition to make an impact

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The Portland Timbers have a variety of new faces on their roster in 2018, and many of them are already making massive contributions to the club. Whether it's Cristhian Paredes, Andy Polo, or Julio Cascante, all of the newbies have their role with the club and all of them have excelled in said role.

Rose City Forecast 10: Portland Timbers vs LAFC

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Welcome to the 10th iteration of the 2018 prediction thread! We return after an always-enjoyable win over those foes just to the north, the Seattle Sounders. If you don't remember, Seattle did a magnificently ugly job of parking a bus in front of their goal for about 85 minutes and held the Portland Timbers to only one or two quality chances, which the boys in green couldn't quite finish.

Blanco fires Timbers to 1-0 victory over Sounders

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Sebastian Blanco scored the late winner Sunday as the Portland Timbers defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the 100th match of a rivalry that predates the clubs’ arrival in Major League Soccer.

In a match that saw both teams playing it cagey, Blanco found an opening in Seattle’s defense and seized upon a Samuel Armenteros through ball to score in the 86th minute.

Blanco fires Timbers to 1-0 victory over Sounders

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Sebastian Blanco scored the late winner Sunday as the Portland Timbers defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the 100th match of a rivalry that predates the clubs’ arrival in Major League Soccer.

In a match that saw both teams playing it cagey, Blanco found an opening in Seattle’s defense and seized upon a Samuel Armenteros through ball to score in the 86th minute.

Major League Soccer

Chad Marshall reflects on career milestone

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The defender is now 2nd all-time among active field players for regular season starts

TUKWILA, Wash. — While Sunday's loss to the Portland Timbers marked an important historic landmark for the two clubs—the 100th fixture between the two sides, it also marked an important one for Seattle Sounders centerback Chad Marshall.

Major Link Soccer: Sports betting is now legal

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Well, federally legal. States will still have to decide on their own. Wayne Rooney should be coming soon, maybe you can bet on that.


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It was a really really good celebration.

The SBI Show: Episode 278 (with special guest Zarek Valentin)

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The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers renew the best rivalry in MLS this weekend and the latest episode of The SBI Show digs into the showdown with one of the participants.

Timbers defender Zarek Valentin joins host Ives Galarcep to discuss the Cascadia Derby, playing for new Portland coach Giovanni Savarese and what it was like playing for Chivas USA.

ATF: Veteran MLS Goalkeeper Jon Busch Retires

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Also: TMZ talking Wayne Rooney, the five most improved teams, Iniesta to MLS and more!


#PDXSEA100 | How the Portland-Seattle rivalry changed Major League Soccer | Portland Timbers
"Portland-Seattle didn't need MLS. MLS needed Portland-Seattle." As much as anybody, Taylor Twellman would know.

The Best of MLS Week 10: Piatti, Red Bulls and more

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Week 10 in Major League Soccer was all about the Hudson River derby, and it lived up to expectations, but there plenty of other games worth watching over the weekend.

Thirty goals were scored across 11 games, and Orlando City extended its winning streak to six games.

In addition to Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring yet again against the biggest rival of the New York Red Bulls, a few of the league's top scorers produced standout performances.

ATF: End of an era, Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona

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Also: Timbers get extra day off, LAFC sign a midfielder, President Trump tweets World Cup bid and more!


Momentum versus rest | Portland Timbers balance the yin and yang of their bye week | Portland Timbers
The team's normal schedule has them back on the field each Tuesday in preparation for the coming game, but with a bye week ahead and a 3-0 win over New York City FC in the books, head coach Giovanni Savarese gave his troops an extra day's rest.

The Best of MLS Week 8: Johnny Russell, Chris Mueller, and more

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Week 8 in Major League Soccer produced a wealth of excitement, as the league tied a single-weekend record for goals scored as 46 strikes flew in over three days.

During the full 11-game slate, plenty of players stood out with remarkable performances and memorable goals, but one star and a single spectacular strike stood out the most.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers: Community player ratings form

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A resolute defense (and an anemic attack) almost earned Seattle a point on the road.

On a sweltering afternoon against their arch rivals, the Seattle Sounders didn't quite have enough. Seattle didn't offer much going forward, playing spoiler against the Portland Timbers for the first 86 minutes, but it wasn't to be.

Schmetzer: Loss to Timers a 'tough pill to swallow'

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Losing a match is always a difficult thing, but it's worse when the defeat is to an arch rival and the team felt it played well enough to get a result.

"It's a tough loss. Tough pill to swallow. Because, again I think the guys put everything into the game," Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said after his team gave up a late goal to fall to the Portland Timbers, 1-0.

Timbers credit discipline, organization in shutout win over Sounders

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Every win is important, but there's something about taking down an arch rival while keeping a clean sheet that makes everything more special.

The Portland Timbers downed their arch rivals on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders thanks to a late goal from Sebastian Blanco.

WATCH: Chucky chip’s Frei for game winner

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The stuff of nightmares..

For most of the match it was a cagey affair, but things broken open in the 86th minute. Samuel Armenteros would receive the ball from Larrys Mabiala. He would take a touch and send a beautiful through pass to the running Sebastian Blanco. The Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei would come off his line and go to ground, Blanco then chipped it up and over Frei to put the Portland Timbers ahead in the late minutes of the Cascadia Derby.

Sunday MLS Scoreboard: Timbers host Sounders, Atlanta travels to Orlando, and more

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Round 11 in Major League Soccer concludes on Sunday with a trio of top fixtures headlining the day's action. The first Cascadia Derby of the season opens the action with the Portland Timbers hosting the Seattle Sounders at Providence Park. Both sides are coming off important wins as they continue to push up the Western Conference standings.

Sounders at Portland Timbers: Gamethread and updates

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ESPN has the match at 1:00 PM; watch with us.

As long as there has been a Portland Timbers they have been the chief rival of the Seattle Sounders. Sadly, there hasn't been a Portland Timbers as long or as often as there have been Seattle Sounders. Sounders are older, have fewer gaps in their professional history, more major trophies, more minor trophies, more frequently have winning seasons, more frequently make the playoffs, have more people attend matches, make more money — basically by any judgment this should hardly be a rivalry at all.

Scouting Report: Continuing to write history

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The best soccer rivalry in America hits its 100th edition this weekend.

What You'll Watch

The Seattle Sounders remain on the road as they travel to Providence Park to take on the Portland Timbers. This is the first of three meeting this season and this one WILL NOT count towards the Cascadia Cup.

Storylines: Portland Timbers v Seattle Sounders

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The guppies swim south

The Story So Far

The Portland Timbers took time out of their home stand to head south down I-5 to San Jose. Thanks to the maestro sinking a curling free kick in the late moments of the match, the Timbers walked away from Avaya Stadium with all three road points; knowing the comforts of home awaited them.

The SBI Soccer Podcast: Episode 12 (Analyzing Orlando, breaking down Red Bulls-NYCFC, and more)

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The SBI Soccer Podcast is back in the aftermath of the Hudson River Derby. Joe Goldstein joins host Joe Hojnacki the show this week to talk about how the Red Bulls smashed New York City FC and where they sit as a whole early in the season.

The usual co-hosts of Ryan Tolmich and Joe Tansey also come on to talk Orlando City, a fun Sunday of MLS action, and the U.

The MLS report: the worst week

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The best team in MLS history couldn't end the league's failures with Chivas extending Liga MX's dominance in the Champions League. Here's the story and that and the best of the rest from a wild week in MLS.

San Jose Earthquakes

Three is a Streak; Portland Timbers Beat San Jose Earthquakes 1-0

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Putting the troubles of their season opening behind them, the Portland Timbers went on the road today and brought home all three points as they beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 at Avaya Stadium. A strong defensive performance and a beautiful Diego Valeri free kick were enough to put the Timbers over the top and extend their winning streak to three.

Storylines: San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers head out on the road in search of three points

The story so far...

After a dismal and often frustrating road trip to start the season, the Timbers took care of business, winning the last two matches at home, including beating the best team in MLS (Thank you, NYCFC!). Now after enjoying time at home, the Timbers take their 0-3-2 road record to San Jose where the Earthquakes are having troubles of their own.

The Rest

Around the Forest: Zlatan gets his first Sending Off

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Inside PTFC | Why teams keep trying three center backs against Portland (and how the Timbers are responding) | Portland Timbers
It's a pattern that began in Chicago, just after a Diego Valeri counterattack goal had put the Fire down, and 96 minutes after the Portland Timbers had adopted their new, 4-3-2-1 formation the week before.

USL Week 10: A Look Back

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Week 10 of the USL started with a bang in a hugely entertaining Friday night match.

The Portland Timbers 2 and LA Galaxy II combined for ten goals in a match that played a lot closer than the lopsided scoreline suggests. Four goals in the final ten minutes from the Timbers 2 put an exclamation point on the victory against Los Dos.

News Roundup: Union win, as do Steel, Orlando City gets disciplined, and Griezmann to Barcelona

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Plus- Castillo rumors still circulating, more Rooney scuttlebutt, Italy wins the World Cup? and Jurgen Klinsmann alternate-timeline fiction.

Gallery: Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders

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The Portland Timbers played the Seattle Sounders to a hot, sweaty, 1-0 victory in the 100th match between the two clubs. The match was a slow grind for the first 85 minutes as Seattle kept nine men behind the ball, but the Timbers eventually broke through thanks to a gorgeous goal and assist from Sebastian Blanco and Samuel Armenteros respectively.

‘Players need to take responsibility’ for getting healthy, Stefan Frei says

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Fans aren't the only ones frustrated by Sounders' inability to get fit.

PORTLAND — The one constant throughout the Seattle Sounders' 2018 campaign has been an enduring inability to get the roster particularly close to fully fit. In some ways, Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers was a microcosm of that frustration.

Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders #100: Coverage Hub

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That's right, it's the big one. The first rivalry match of the season, and the 100th showdown between the clubs. Can the Portland Timbers keep their win streak, or will the Seattle Sounders ride the momentum from their midweek win in Toronto? Either way, it's sure to be a thriller.

Tune in here for all of our coverage, including pre- and post-match analysis.

This would be the perfect time for Clint Dempsey to make history

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Dempsey will tie Fredy Montero for the most goals in Sounders history with his next strike and is facing his favorite team to score against.

There's something about playing the Portland Timbers that seems to bring out the absolute best in Clint Dempsey. In 10 appearances against the Seattle Sounders' southern rivals, Dempsey has scored nine goals, five of which have come in Portland.

Ridgewell,Timbers looking forward to Sounders clash after emerging from early-season struggles

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It was a rough start to the season for the Portland Timbers. They began 2018 with five games away from home and exactly zero wins. It was a stretch that no team ever wants to go through, especially at the start a campaign.

"Any team playing away from home at the start of the season is difficult,"Portland defender and captain Liam Ridgewell told SBI.

Stumptown Footy PTFC Player of the Week: Volume 2

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Welcome back, intrepid reader, to the second edition of Stumptown Footy's Player of the Week. We took a week off to re-work the format. This time, instead of having a fan vote, we all just picked someone we thought had a great week, and wrote a few words about why they stood out to us.

For clarity, these picks cover both Sinco de Mayo PTFC matches; Portland Thorns vs Seattle Reign, and Portland Timbers at San Jose Earthquakes.

2018 U.S. Open Cup First Round: A Look Ahead

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The 2018 U.S. Open Cup us upon.

Tuesday night, The Portland Timbers U23 team kicked off the first round proper of the event with a 5-0 thrashing of the NPSL's Kitsap Pumas. The Pumas played 78 minutes of the match a man down and the Timbers U23s made them pay. The free kick off the red card foul netted them their first of five goals on the night.

ATF: Andres Iniesta to be awarded highest Spanish Honor in Sport

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Also: Liverpool wins Champions League(?), Lee Nguyen ready to rock in LA, NYCFC opens training center and more!


"The biggest thing I've done:" Fanendo Adi's dream came true with Benue church | Portland Timbers
He remembers being nine years old when he first prayed about it. Maybe he was eight, he says.

Inside the Timbers Front Office: The Anatomy of a Transfer Window

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The transfer window. Silly season. The time of year when fans scour the web for rumors and reports of who their team may be bringing into the club. On Tuesday, the MLS primary transfer window closed, bringing a conclusion to five months of wheeling and dealing around the league.

From the perspective of the public, a transfer window comes together over the course of days, a few weeks, or — at the painstaking longest — a couple months.

Toros Try To Get Back On Track Tonight

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After their third consecutive loss, RGVFC returns home tonight to face Orange County SC.

Tic-Tac-Toe, Three Losses In a Row

Last week, RGVFC dropped their third consecutive match on the road, 3-2 against Portland Timbers 2. They entered the match very willing to allow Portland to control possession, which they did in a major way.

Attacking efficiency, defensive discipline lead Timbers over NYCFC

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Statistics don't always tell the full story, and a cursory glance at the raw numbers from the Portland Timbers' performance against New York City FC would suggest they got crushed.

Portland held only 24.6% of possession, the lowest total for a home team in MLS since Opta began tracking stats for the league back in 2010.