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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.

MATCH PREVIEW: Portland Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars

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The Thorns and Red Stars fight for the top of the table Wednesday evening at Providence Park.

The NWSL's best meet as the Portland Thorns (4-0-5, 17 points) take on the league-leading Chicago Red Stars (5-1-3, 18 points) at Providence Park Wednesday evening. The match will be streamed live on YouTube at 7:00pm.

Portland Thorns vs. Washington Spirit: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:00]

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The Portland Thorns have wrapped up their gruelling four match road trip, returning to Portland with their undefeated record intact. While on the road, the Thorns became the first -- and so far only -- team to take points off of the Washington Spirit in their 0-0 draw two weeks ago. Now the league leading Spirit are coming to Providence Park and both sides will have to put their undefeated records on the line in tonight's match.

Match Preview: Thorns vs. Orlando

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Old friends return tonight, as Alex Morgan, Steph Catley, Kaylyn Kyle, Lianne Sanderson, and the Orlando Pride come to Providence Park.

The Portland Thorns (0-0-0) host league newcomers the Orlando Pride (0-0-0) for their first match of the 2016 National Women's Soccer League season. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:00pm at Providence Park.

Thorns to Host Preseason Tournament at Providence Park

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The Portland Thorns will host a preseason tournament featuring National Women's Soccer League clubs, Thorns owner Merritt Paulson revealed on Twitter Saturday evening, with details to be announced Monday.

The NWSL has yet to release the 2016 schedule, but the season is likely to begin to begin in mid-April, as it has in previous seasons, with preseason training and matches beginning in mid-March.

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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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Stumptown Breakdown: The Contrasting Performances of the Timbers

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Since the transformation of the Portland Timbers' lineup and formation last year, there have been some incredible games where fans have witnessed movement and passing that few teams can match in the MLS, just like we saw against Toronto FC on May 1st at Providence Park. Unfortunately, on the flip side, we have also seen the Green and Gold struggle with teams who compact the midfield and defense, just like the Vancouver Whitecaps did on Saturday.

Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are set to host Eastern Conference road warriors Toronto FC tomorrow, returning home to Providence Park after Wednesday's tough 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution. This will not be an easy match for the Timbers against a road tested side, but with the potential for the side's third win of the season a result at home is a must.

Garbage Fire Lit in Providence Park as Portland Timbers Lose 3-1 to FC Dallas

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The Portland Timbers were completely unable to deal with FC Dallas's high pressure tonight and it cost them as the team went down 3-0 in the first half at Providence Park before picking their heads up and pulling a single goal back in the second half.

Giving up the first goal of the match for the fourth time this season, the Timbers found themselves down 1-0 in just the fourth minute.

Soccer in Portland: Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Club Leon [7:00]

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The Portland Timbers may have the weekend off, but there is still plenty going on at Providence Park, starting with this evening's exhibition match between two Mexican sides: Chivas de Guadalajara and Club Leon.
Overlapping with the Portland Timbers 2 season opener, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers will host Real Salt Lake tomorrow at Providence Park for both side's third match in the young 2016 season. RSL are one of the league's wild cards so far, undefeated through two matches and boasting an exciting stable of attacking talent, but still without a definitive performance to announce their arrival back among the league's elite.

A Captain With the Audacity to Win

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The Portland Timbers and Will Johnson parted ways on Friday, bringing to a close a remarkable three-year run in which the club, with Johnson as its captain, rose from irrelevance to preeminence.

Johnson's departure from Portland comes after a season in which he struggled to make his way back from a broken leg and eventually lost his starting spot within the team.

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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.

Historic first half propels Timbers to Cascadia Cup win over Sounders FC

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Fanendo Adi loves to score against Seattle, and he tallied his 13th goal of 2016 in the first half versus the Flounders. With the goal, Adi goes into the record books for goals scored against Seattle with 7 total while...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City second match

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Jake Gleeson has really taken over the Timbers number 1 goalkeeping spot and his confidence has been soaring over the weeks. We saw a very confident Jake this afternoon and the results have followed.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Los Angeles Galaxy second match

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I'm sure that Jake Gleeson would have liked a better result after effectively earning the Timbers' starting goalkeeper job and seeing his main competition transferred away. Unfortunately, the first 12 minutes are ones that I'm sure he'd love to have...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC first match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers' significant 3 to 1 win over the Seattle Sounders from back on July 17, 2016 at Providence Park. Included are marks for each Timbers player that appeared, plus marks for coaches, offense, defense, opponent and officials.

Timbers sleepwalk through match, bounced out of U.S. Open Cup by Galaxy 1 to 0

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to right some of the unfortunate luck they've had in the U.S. Open Cup over the years with a home match versus the Los Angeles Galaxy, and the ability to host the next round match with win. Unfortunately, an early goal from the Galaxy and a lackluster effort were enough to doom the Timbers as the Galaxy advanced to the next round.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Houston Dynamo first match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 3 to 2 win over the Houston Dynamo. Included are individual marks for every Timbers player that appeared in the match plus composite ratings for the coaches, offense, defense, opponent and officials.

Portland Timbers defeat Houston Dynamo 3 to 2, the lighter side

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On Sunday, June 26, the Houston Dynamo got burned twice in Portland: once by the sun, the other by the Timbers. Photos and random snark from the Timbers 3-2 win at home.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps second match

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 4 to 2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps back on May 22 at Providence Park. Included are marks for each individual player that appeared in the match, plus composite ratings for the offense, defense, team, coaches, officiating and opponent.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. New York City FC

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 loss to New York City FC back on May 15 at Providence Park. Included are marks for every Timbers player that appeared in the match, plus ratings for the coaches, opponent and officiating.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Toronto FC

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 victory over Toronto FC from back on May 1. Marks are included for every Timbers player that appeared, plus composite marks for the coaches, offense, defense, opponent and officiating.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose second match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 3 to 1 win over San Jose back on April 16 at Providence Park. Included are individual marks for every player that appeared in the match, plus composite rating for the offense, defense, coaching, officiating and the opponent.

Portland Timbers rout San Jose Earthquakes 3 to 1, the lighter side

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On April 16, the Portland Timbers welcomed the San Jose Earthquakes to Providence Park and treated them to a 3-1 loss. Photos and humor from the evening.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake first match

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We have complete player ratings from the Timbers 2 all draw with RSL. The marks include individual numbers for every Timbers player that appeared in the match, a collective offensive and defensive mark, the officials, coaches and opponent.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Columbus Crew

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 victory over the Columbus Crew back on March 7 at Providence Park. We have ratings for each player that appeared in the match, plus marks for the coaches, officials and the team.

Portland Timbers defeat Colorado Rapids 4-1, the lighter side

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The Colorado Rapids visited the Portland Timbers and left with an unpleasant gift of a 4-1 loss. Photos and humor from the soggy Sunday, October 25 match.

Timbers thrash Rapids to finish regular season, will meet Sporting Kansas City in play-in match

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The Portland Timbers have been the talk of the league with two huge wins on the road to get their offense rolling, but Providence Park hasn't been the field of dreams they want. After taking an early lead, the Timbers conceded the leveling goal. However, they rallied to score up three more goals to give the Timbers a huge win to finish the 2015 regular season.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City third match

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In evaluating the Portland Timbers efforts versus Sporting Kansas City back on October 3, I tried something a bit different - trying to figure out the reasons for the up and down play put forth by them. It's not scores, but something I hope a bit more personal.

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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.

MATCH RECAP: Portland Thorns FC 4, Washington Spirit 1

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Thorns remain only unbeaten team in NWSL after handing Spirit first loss of 2016

A goal and an assist from Tobin Heath powered Portland Thorns FC to a dominant 4-1 over the Washington Spirit Saturday night in front of 15,823 fans at Providence Park. With the win, Portland remains the only unbeaten side in the NWSL after handing the Spirit their first loss of 2016.

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Providence Park is Profitable for Portland.

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MLS has made the stadium have a positive impact on city finances.

The Willamette Week published a great article last night on the financial impact that MLS has had for Providence Park:

While previous renovations in 2001 for minor league baseball and soccer teams had left the city with a sizable chunk of debt, the arrival of Merritt Paulson and MLS has been able to turn that around.

Reign Headed to Portland For 2016 Preaseason

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Seattle returns to Providence Park to kick off preparation for their fourth season.

The Seattle Reign are starting their 2016 campaign where the 2015 season ended — in the unfriendly confines of the Thorns' Providence Park. Their preseason schedule was released today, and we learned they'll be traveling down in late March to participate in a preseason tournament (which Thorns owner Merritt Paulson hinted at on Twitter last week), then returning for their annual Community Shield match at home against the University of Washington.

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Reign vs Thorns: the Return of the Dragon

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Seattle's most important player is expected to return to action against Seattle's most important rival.

Round two of this year's edition of the NWSL Cascadia rivalry kicks off tonight at 4pm at Providence Park. Round one was a 1-1 home draw for Seattle — part of a three-game winless run. The Reign had never had a stretch of three games without a win since their dominating run of consecutive Shield seasons began in 2014.

Build It and They Will Come: The Future of Providence Park

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Sometimes when news breaks it is actually a precursor of what could end up being much larger news.

Just before the New Year, Willamette Week's Nigel Jaquiss reported the Timbers have approached the Multnomah Athletic Club and the City of Portland about an expansion of the south side of Providence Park that would increase the stadium's seating capacity by an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 seats by, at the earliest, the 2018 season.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Colorado Rapids third match

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There was a lot of this happening on October 25 when the Timbers finished their season. It's always great to see, and I hope that it happens a lot more. Seriously.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look back at match...