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MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

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Rivalries dominate Week 25 in MLS,and there a few salivating matchupson tap this weekend.

The most notable is the Cascadia Cup as the resurgent Seattle Sounders face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. Both sides met last week withthe Sounders cruised to a 3-1 win.

Timbers owner Paulson says MLS clubs 'closely monitoring' Rooney's future

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It seems like MLS teams are keeping tabs on their next big designated player acquisition.

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has confirmed that MLS clubs are monitoring Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United, according to the Mirror.Rooney was reportedly attracting interest from China, where clubs were willing to pay the United captain upwards of £500k ($656k) a week.

Dempsey brace pushes Sounders past Timbers

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SEATTLE Things just got interesting in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Sounders routed the Portland Timbers in front of 53,302 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night. All but written off just weeks ago, Seattle's 3-1 victory puts it back in the thick of the playoff race, hot on the heels of the archrival Timbers.

MLS Ticker: Valeri, Trusty, Nashville and more

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One of Major League Soccer's biggest stars has extended his contract with his longtime club, while a U.S. youth international has officially signed a Homegrown deal.

The Timbers announced on Wednesday that midfielder Diego Valeri has signed a contract extension.

Toronto wins in MLS, Red Bulls and Portland win in Champions League

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Toronto beat RSL and it was a good night for MLS in the Champions League, with the Red Bulls and Timbers winning their group stage games.

MLS Ticker: Royer, Paparatto, Cincinatti,and more

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FC Dallas and Red Bulls both acquired new players to reinforcetheir lineups with half the season gone, and two MLS teams look into expansion, one into the league and one within their stadium.

TheNew York Red Bulls have completed the transfer of Austrian winger Daniel Royer from Danish Superliga sideFC Midtjylland.

MLS Ticker: Bradley, Timbers, Robles and more

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A U.S. Men's National Team regular looks set to return to action after a lengthy injury absence, while the Portland Timbers have bolstered their backlineyet again with the signing of a young defender.

Michael Bradley returned to training on Tuesday and could return in time for Toronto FC'sclash with the New England Revolution on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: Castillo, Minnesota United and more

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First it was on, then it was off, and now it could be back on again.

Fabian Castillo's agent is reportedly in New York City at MLS headquarters looking to finalize the FC Dallas attacker's move to Turkish side Trabzonspor. Reports on Sunday suggested that the deal was "dead.

Peterson finish enough to push Sporting KC past Timbers

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The reigning champions saw an unbeaten streak anp last weekend, and things only got worse for the Portland Timbers on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday at Children's Mercy Park, the Timbers fell to Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, as Jacob Peterson played the hero for the hostswith a 50th minute goal.

MLS Ticker: Hall, Ridgewell, Pirlo and more

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An MLS veteran is set to move on to his next career, while several stars feel the fallout of Thursday night's All-Star Game.

Veteran goalkeeper Tally Hall is reportedly set to retire from professional soccer to begin a career in law enforcement.

The game that sparked the fall of Seattle Sounders and Sigi Schmid

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Sigi Schmid finally met his end on Tuesday, fired after seven-and-a-half seasons in Seattle with his Sounders 21 points behind Western Conference-leading FC Dallas, ten points below the red line, and just one point out of last place.

It was a position that even a manager of Schmid's stature couldn't survive – especially not after Seattle failed to register a single shot until the 88th minute on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City in an unforgivably indifferent 3-0 loss.

The game that sparked the fall of Seattle Sounders and Sigi Schmid

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Sigi Schmid finally met his end on Tuesday, fired after seven-and-a-half seasons in Seattle with his Sounders 21 points behind Western Conference-leading FC Dallas, ten points below the red line, and just one point out of last place.

It was a position that even a manager of Schmid's stature couldn't survive – especially not after Seattle failed to register a single shot until the 88th minute on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City in an unforgivably indifferent 3-0 loss.

MLS Ticker: Borchers, Dwyer and more

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The defending MLS Cup champions have suffered a big hit defensively, while there has been confirmed interest in one of the league's top strikers.

The Portland Timbers announced on Monday that defender Nat Borchers will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon after leaving Saturday's 2-1 loss against the LA Galaxy prior to halftime.

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.

Seattle Sounders

Dempsey, Roldán destruyen a los Timbers

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Vencer a Portland con tres goles en casa no pudo ser en mejor momento para los Seattle Sounders. De eso se encargaron Clint DEMPSEY y Cristian ROLDÁN, quienes junto a Jordan MORRIS hicieron trizas a los Timbers al superarlos 3 1 ante 53,302 aficionados en el CenturyLink Field. Seattle alargó su racha invicta a cuatro partidos desde el 31 de julio y pudo vengar .

Soccer TV: Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has the conclusion of the Men's Olympic tournament, LA at Yankee Stadium, and the Cascadia derby.

Sporting Kansas City

Valeri stunner leads late surge as Timbers top Sporting KC

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In what turned out to be a rough and rugged contest, amoment of beauty changed the game in Sunday's clash between the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City.

A Diego Valeri half-volley kick-started a dominant second half for the Timbers, who toppled Sporting KC, 3-0, on Sunday at Providence Park in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

MLS Ticker: Red Bulls, Jones, Revs and more

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With several rumors recently surfacing around the New York Red Bulls, the Eastern Conference side could be close to adding another attacker.

The Red Bulls are reportedly close to signing 26-year-old winger Daniel Royer from Danish clubFC Midtjylland. (REPORT)

Atlanta United striker Kenwyne Jones will go on loan to Central FC for the remainder of 2016, before joining up with the MLS side ahead of next season.

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.

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.

The Rest

Birnbaum, Acosta fire D.C. United past Timbers

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The new-look D.C. United continues to improve, with their latest stepcoming at the expense of the defending MLS Cup champions.

Steve Birnbaum scored early before Luciano Acosta added D.C. United's second of the night, leading the way in a 2-0 defeat of the Portland Timbers on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

Report: Dragon players, coach abandoned team after game vs. Timbers

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CD Dragon were defeated 2-1 by the Portland Timbers in their CONCACAF Champions League opener, but the Salvadoran club lost a lot more than the game.

Two Dragon players and a fitness coach fled the team and stayed in the U.S. following the match, according to Goal USA.

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.