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Around The Forest: T2 announce 2018 USL schedule

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Also: MLS teams open camp, Cyle Larin still under contract, Ashleigh Sykes nets a brace, Weston McKennie out six weeks and more


Thorns FC Abroad | Sykes with brace as Canberra fights back for draw with Perth Glory | Portland Timbers
With just three weeks of the regular season remaining and playoffs on the horizon, competition within the Westfield W-League has heated up.

MATCH PREVIEW: Portland Thorns FC vs Houston Dash

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Thorns can lock in a playoff berth with win over Houston Wednesday night

Portland Thorns FC have a chance to secure a 2016 NWSL playoff berth with a win against the Houston Dash Wednesday night at Providence Park. The Thorns could also potentially lock in a home playoff game for the first time in club history should they beat Houston and both Chicago Red Stars and Western New York Flash lose.

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It’s Official: Diego Valeri Named MLS Most Valuable Player

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Diego Valeri is our most valuable player.

Valeri's impact on the Portland Timbers has been undeniable since he first stepped onto the field at Providence Park five seasons ago. Pulling the strings of the Timbers attack, Valeri was already one of the most potent attacking players in the side's history, scoring 37 goals and providing 42 assists during the regular season between his debut in 2013 and the end of the 2016 season.

Timbers Offseason Off-Field Storylines

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With the Portland Timbers and Thorns off the field for the winter, it's time to take a look at some of the off-field storylines to watch in the offseason.

Providence Park Expansion

There won't be great visuals or anything worthy of a webcam, but the east-side expansion of Providence Park is officially underway.

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo in the Playoffs: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [4:30]

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For the Portland Timbers, this afternoon's match against the Houston Dynamo is win and in for the Western Conference Finals. After finishing leg one in Houston with a 0-0 draw and a long list of injuries, the Timbers return to Providence Park today knowing that any win puts them through, but any scoring draw or loss ends this year's playoff run.

Around The Forest: Timbers to begin construction on expansion after the season

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Sporting Kansas City take home USOC, Columbus Crew - the best team you're not watching? And more!


Daughters in Portland Timbers family find inspiration close to home with the Portland Thorns |
Connie Valeri gleefully sprinted onto the field at Providence Park to give her dad, Diego Valeri, a high five shortly after the Portland Timbers picked up an important home win against the Colorado Rapids in late August.

Portland Timbers Take Down LA Galaxy 3-1; VAR Debuts at Providence Park

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The Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten run to three games with today's 3-1 home win over the spiraling LA Galaxy. Shaky defender but an overwhelming attacking carried the Timbers past the 9th place Galaxy.

The Timbers got the scoring started early, notching their first goal in just the 5th minute.

Around The Forest: The LA Galaxy close to record deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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SKC defender released from hospital, the state of the USMNT goalkeeper situation and more..


WATCH | FourFourTwo USA provides a fan's guide to watching the Timbers at Providence Park | Portland Timbers
FourFourTwo USA, the great soccer and culture publication, recently worked with long time Timbers fan and writer Shawn Levy to give an inside look of what it's like to attend a Portland Timbers match at Providence Park from a fan's perspective.

Sounders at Portland Timbers, Cascadia Cup: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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This match was originally scheduled for 12:30 PM on Sunday June 25. It is now at 7:30 PM on ESPN2.

With all three Cascadia teams tied on points after each playing twice the Seattle Sounders resume their rivalry with the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday June 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM on ESPN2.

Concern over player-safety prompts time change in Sounders-Timbers game

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In order to avoid direct sunlight and inevitable safety concerns all parties agree to move match to the evening.

Temperatures in Portland are forecast to be in the 90s. The combination of direct sunlight, FieldTurf and stadium structure resulted in concern for player safety. MLS, ESPN, the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders agreed to move the match to 7:30 PM Pacific.

Portland Timbers stadium expansion could net team owners $3 million more in tax breaks

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The Portland Timbers are teed up to get even larger tax break for their planned stadium expansion than the one the Portland City Council approved in May: an estimated $5 million in foregone ticket taxes, up from $2 million in the May deal. The city agreed to this in exchange for moving up the timeline for when the Timbers will again pay full rate.

Around The Forest: Portland Timbers fans get married, Sounders Lose, MLS opening up shop in Canada and more

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Thorns looking to grab 3 points on the road and the MLS hands out fines from the disciplinary committee.

We're bringing back Around The Forest! So sit back, grab your favorite morning beverage and get caught up.


Marry me in green and gold: Portland Timbers fans wed at Providence Park | OregonLive.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 17

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Chris and Jamie are back to recap the Portland Timbers' 3-0 drubbing at the hands of the San Jose Earthquakes, to discuss whether the Timbers properly handled the revelation that they are seeking a temporary ticket-tax waiver on the seats in the proposed expansion of Providence Park, and to hem-and-haw about whether fans should be more encouraged or discouraged by the Portland Thorns' 2-2 draw with the Seattle Reign.

Timbers Release Providence Park Expansion Renderings

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The Portland Timbers on Wednesday released renderings of the long-awaited proposed expansion of Providence Park. The proposal would expand the stadium by approximately 4,000 seats and raise the capacity of Providence Park to approxomately 25,000 perhaps as soon as the beginning of the 2019 MLS season.

Portland Timbers Fall 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City at Home

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The Portland Timbers lost their undefeated streak at Providence Park today, dropping a 1-0 result to Sporting Kansas City on the strength of a Dom Dwyer goal.

As with every match between these two sides, tonight was chippy and contentious from the get-go with neither side willing to back down.

Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [6:00]

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The Portland Timbers are looking to get back to winning ways today as they host the New England Revolution this evening at Providence Park. The Revs, meanwhile, will be looking to put together back to back wins after grabbing their first victory of the season in last weekend's 5-2 demolition of Minnesota United.

Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers may no longer be perfect in 2017, but the side are still 2-0 with a plus six goal differential at Providence Park and they will look to keep that stellar home record going against the visiting New England Revolution in this weekend's Sunday night match.

The chances of preserving that record will be given a boost by the return of Darlington Nagbe and David Guzman from international duty.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Previews, Preseason Match Chat [7:30]

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It is game time, everybody!

The Portland Timbers are back and the preseason invitational is underway at Providence Park tonight as Minnesota United and the Vancouver Whitecaps open for the main event: the Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake.

With the Timbers planning on running out their starting XI in tonight's match, what we see today should prove to be the prototype for the Timbers early in the season.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 3-1 Loss at Houston

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Another day, another road defeat.

At this point there really isn't a whole lot more of it to say than that. Regardless how impressive the Timbers' home form appears or how modest their opponent is, the Portland Timbers are terrible on the road.

And they were again on Saturday.

Here are three questions from the Timbers' loss in Houston:


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Around The Forest: Five questions with Thorns’ Ashleigh Sykes

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Klopp to Bayern, young guns in LA, Jack Harrison's call-up a big deal and more!


Five Questions | Thorns FC's Ashleigh Sykes on support in Providence Park, twin sister and more | Portland Timbers
On the eve of Saturday's 2017 NWSL Playoff Semifinal against the Orlando Pride, presented by Tillamook Yogurt (12:20pm, Lifetime, TICKETS), we sit down with Thorns FC forward Ashleigh Sykes to learn about home support at Providence Park, her twin sister and more.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 17 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 17 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Dempsey Saves Seattle in Portland

The continent’s best soccer rivalry didn’t disappoint – and on a scorching night in Portland, it was that rivalry’s greatest recent figure who stole all the headlines.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 17 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 17 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Dempsey Saves Seattle in Portland

The continent’s best soccer rivalry didn’t disappoint – and on a scorching night in Portland, it was that rivalry’s greatest recent figure who stole all the headlines.

MLS Week 14: Coming back at home

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The stories in week 16 of the 2017 MLS season were teams coming back at home and more shutouts. The shutouts started with Friday's game. Portland shutout San Jose 2-0 at Providence Park. San Jose went down a man with a second yellow to Darwin Ceren in the 37th minute for unsporting behavoir. Diego Valeri put the Timbers up in the 50th minute and scored again four minutes into stoppage time.

Major Link Soccer: Providence Park expanding

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Portland is adding 4,000 seats, and two Sounders make the top 10 deals in MLS.


Our neighbors to the south are adding some seats so that when there is a national TV game, you can actually hear their fans. It is a cool idea, though I wouldn't go so far as to call it a soccer cathedral as they are.

MLS Week 8: Nagbe’s show for Portland

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Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season saw USMNT player Darlington Nagbe take a starring role in Portland's 2-1 win over Vancouver. Nagbe opened the scoring in the 18th minute at Providence Park, assisting on Darren Mattocks's goal in the 40th. Fredy Montero pulled a goal back for Vancouver in the 59th minute.

Manchester United into Europa semifinals, Zlatan to LAFC?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/21/17

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The weekend is almost here, the links will help you get there.

Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin adjusting well to MLS, creating early success
Despite a less than stellar start for the Union, one of the team's bright spots this season has been Haris Medunjanin, who, with just seven career MLS games under his belt, already looks like a solid veteran.

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Match Preview: Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash

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The Portland Thorns (9-5-4) make their return home, as they host Rachel Daly, Poliana and the Houston Dash (7-9-2) on Saturday evening from Providence Park.

The Thorns come into the match off a disappointing 2-1 loss to FC Kansas City on Wednesday, which was delayed over two hours due to severe weather.

Washington Spirit go toe-to-toe with Portland Thorns, but drop 2-1 decision

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Despite plenty of chances, Washington's NWSL winless streak extended to four at Providence Park

A familiar pattern returned once again for the Washington Spirit, who fell 2-1 to the Portland Thorns despite creating enough chances to win the game. Havana Solaun gave Washington a lead in the 58th minute, but close-range finishes from Allie Long and Mallory Weber gave the home side a win that kept them in third place overall.

Portland Thorns vs Washington Spirit: How to Watch, Match Thread

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The Thorns take on the Washington Spirit tonight at Providence Park in their second of three consecutive home matches. After upsetting the North Carolina Courage last week in one of their more comprehensive performances to date, Portland will look to get three points out of bottom-of-the-table Washington and remain in playoff position.

Portland Thorns vs North Carolina Courage: How to Watch, Match Thread

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The North Carolina Courage comes to Providence Park today to take on the Thorns. The last time these two teams faced off in Portland was in the semifinals of the 2016 playoffs, a rollercoaster of a game that ended with the Thorns' crushing overtime elimination to the then-Western New York Flash.

This is the first of three home games for the Thorns, which, if they can pull off a result today against a very good Courage side, should put them in a good position to start turning this mediocre season around.

Thorns (Finally) Release 2017 Schedule

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The long-awaited 2017 Portland Thorns schedule has arrived.

The NWSL season once again expands to the 24 match format we saw in 2014, with the Thorns playing three of their first four at Providence Park,

The Thorns will open the season on April 15 against the Orlando Pride at home, in a day-night doubleheader with the Timbers.

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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake third match

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14 goals so far this season and 5 more matches to add to the total. Yeah, he's had a pretty good season in 2016. Thank you, Fanendo!Portland Timbers For a look back at match highlights and more thoughts about the...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC third match

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 4 to 2 win over the Seattle Sounders FC from earlier this week. Included in this are scores for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, ratings for the offense, defense and coaches, and a mark for the opponent and officials.

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Providence Park: Construction update

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It's going to be well worth the wait.

As we all know, part of Providence Park is getting a face lift and expanding. The Timbers will spend the first five or six matches on the road to start both the 2018 and 2019 seasons, but it won't affect the number of home matches as MLS will backload their schedule similar to what they're doing for D.

S2 players recreate iconic ‘Timber’ celebration

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Sam Rogers and Zach Mathers could probably do with a bit more rehearsal though.

With S2 having such a heavy contingent of Seattle-area natives, it should come as little surprise that the players are well-versed in Sounders lore. Still, we'd never really seen that familiarity play out in a particularly notable way on the field.

Scouting Report: How to cut the Timbers down to size

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Returning players mean Portland gets a lot more threatening this time around

Who You'll Watch

For the second time in a month, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will square off in MLS play. This will be the Sounders only trip to Providence Park this season in regular season play.

During Memorial Day weekend, the Sounders came out on top of the Timbers on a fourth minute goal from Cristian Roldan.

Play The Kids: 2017 Episode 8

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It's another episode of Play The Kids!

Just like a 5th loss spurred some good conversation, so too does the team's first win. A shocker of a road victory on Saturday night in Sacramento is discussed. We also preview San Antonio FC who visit this Friday night, April 28th, at 7:30pm at Providence Park.

Smith stock rises, Agudelo stock falls in Revolution draw with Timbers

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Breaking down the high (and not-so-high) achievers following the Revs trip to Portland.

For 84 minutes of Sunday's match at Providence Park, the Revolution look destined to start the season 0-3 on the road with no goals from the run of play. All of that changed in the waning moments, however, when Lee Nguyen took advantage of a loose ball in front of goal to equalize with the mighty Timbers.