D.C. United announced today that Amos Magee, formerly of the Portland Timbers, has joined the team as an assistant and as U-23 head coach.
D.C. United is on a tear of announcing new assistant coaches: first, it was Enzo Concina, and now they have announced that Amos Magee has joined the club as an assistant coach for the first team and as the head coach of the U-23 team.
Sporting Kansas City played their second preseason game of the year tonight in Tucson against the Portland Timbers. Sporting grabbed the lead in the 31st minute as Sal Zizzo flicked a header from a Claudio Bieler free kick into the net to give KC an early lead.
Shortly after Zizzo's goal, Sporting found themselves down a man as Aurelien Collin picked up a second yellow and was dismissed.
That size being 22, to be exact.G - Bill Hamid (DC United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)M - Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls),
Sporting made their first offseason acquisition today, after having three players leave earlier this week either by retirement (Jimmy Nielsen) or being waived (Kyle Miller, Brendan Ruiz). Today Sporting made a deal with the Portland Timbers, acquiring midfielder, Sal Zizzo from the Timbers in exchange for allocation money.
Portland Timbers 2014 Season Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Portland Timbers open their 2014 MLS season on Saturday night at the newly christened Providence Park, where they'll be sporting their classic new retro third kits. The push for the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup is looming on the horizon, along with – for the first time in club history – CONCACAF Champions League play.
The 2014 MLS season is nearly upon us, which means the time for clubs to unveil their new jerseys is here.
Several MLS teams released images on Monday of what their new uniforms look like as part the league's Jersey Week. The clubs that unveiled new jerseys on Monday were the LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo and more teams are scheduled to follow suit in the coming days.
A look at the West, for those of us from the East (image: logoinspirations.com)
New OTF contributor Cory Jensen brings you a detailed look at the teams we in Fireland only have the pleasure of meeting once a year...
In all reality, Major League Soccer's eastern conference has garnered all the preseason attention with Michael Bradley, Jermaine Defoe, DC United's reconstruction, and the impending introduction of NYCFC.
All Caleb Porter did in his first season as a professional head coach was earn Coach of the Year honors, while completely turning around the Portland Timbers, turning them into an attractive, creative team that was both visually appealing and successful on the field.
You just can't get enough of MLS savant Stephen Mangat's .gif parade, can you?
MLS First Kick is right around the corner, so let's do it West Coast stylee...
San Jose Earthquakes
The Earthquakes are like this year's Barcelona (first time anyone has ever said that, I'm betting) still capable of hitting the heights of prior years, but not with the same consistency when the team was at its peak.
PORTLAND, Ore.-The Rose City Invitational wrapped up Saturday at Providence Park with the San Jose Earthquakes earning a victory and the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps playing to a hard-fought draw.
PORTLAND, Ore.- For the three MLS teams competing in Portland this week, the second night of the Rose City Invitational was a night to look at players trying to either break into their team's starting lineup or to solidify their spot on the roster.
PORTLAND, Ore.- The first night of the Rose City Invitational saw two very different matches Sunday night, as the San Jose Earthquakes knocked off the host Portland Timbers in an extremely physical game typical of the regular season matches between the two Western Conference clubs.
FBM's Dan trying to play "journalist" with Keller.
During the 2013 Major League Soccer All-Star game in Kansas City we had a chance to sit down with Kasey Keller who's soccer resume over his 17 year career is most impressive (USMNT, Portland Timbers, Milwall, Leiscester City, Rayo Vallecano, Tottenham, Borussia Monchengladbach, Fulham, and retiring with the Seattle Sounders).
The Psychology Of Caleb Porter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's one of Caleb Porter's favorite topics of conversation: You'll talk about his tactics, he'll talk about hispsychology. You'll talk about the pretty play on the field, and he'll talk about getting his players' minds right off the field.
JJ Koval's transition from Stanford University to the nearby San Jose Earthquakes is now complete with Wednesday's announcement that the No. 9 overall pick in the 2014 SuperDraft has been signed by the Quakes.
The Portland Timbers announced Monday that the club will enter a 15-year community partnership with Providence Health & Services which will include a rebranding of the former Jeld-Wen Field as Providence Park.
Providence has been involved as a founding partner with the Timbers since the club's rise to MLS in 2011.
The reigning Major League Soccer champions returned to preseason action Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. against a Portland Timbers side that saw themselves on the outside of last year's MLS Cup final.
Sporting KC were forced to play down a man for 60 minutes of Saturday's 1-1 draw after defender Aurelien Collin picked up his second yellow card in the 33rd minute for a hard tackle just outside his team's box.
Following up the success in Diego Valeri's first year in MLS, the Portland Timbers are hoping to strike gold once more with two more signings from Argentina.
The Timbers announced the long-awaited news on Wednesday that forward Gaston "La Gata" Fernandez and defender Norberto Paparatto have signed with the Timbers, pending the receipt of their international transfer certificates (ITC) and P-1 Visa's.
The 2013 MLS season saw the coming of age of many of the league's best young prospects, including several who helped lead their teams to better-than-expected campaigns.
The New England Revolution tandem of Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe headline the 2013 SBI MLS Under-23 Best XI after they helped lead the Revs to a run to the playoffs that included a nail-biting series loss to eventual MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City.
The Houston Dynamo may have just found someone capable of filling the void left behind by centerback Bobby Boswell.
Less than a week after allowing Boswell to leave the club via Stage 1 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, the Dynamo announced they acquired the rights to central defender David Horst from the Portland Timbers via a trade on Tuesday.
The 2014 season kicks off with the Philadelphia Union traveling to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Portland Timbers. How will the revamped Union fair in their first true test?
Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union Providence Park - Portland, Oregon March 8th, 10:30pm Eastern - Comcast SportsNet In the first trip to the stadium formerly known as JELD-WEN Field since 2012, the Union will be looking for their first ever win in Portland.
A pair of players hailing from Massachusetts willpursueopportunites abroad after each signed contracts with foreign clubs this week.
Ryan Johnson (Melrose) and Andrew Sousa (Fall River) inked deals with Henan Jianye (China) and Fylkir (Iceland) this week, becoming two of the latest Commonwealth natives to pursue their careers abroad.
Marcus Hahnemann will be sticking around his hometown club.
The Seattle Sounders announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed Hahnemann, the veteran goalkeeper who made four regular season appearances for the club in 2013. The 41-year-old Seattle native also started the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals vs.
Frederic Piquionne will remain a member of the Portland Timbers.
Piquionne has agreed to a new deal with Portland that will see him return for a second season with the club, the Timbers announced on Tuesday. The 35-year-old forward had just one goal and five assists in 21 league matches, but enjoyed a 12-game stretch from late May-early August that saw him score six goals and assist on six others in all competitions.