The Portland Timbers Attack Needs Depth

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Fanendo Adi. Diego Valeri. Darlington Nagbe. Sebastian Blanco. David Guzman. Diego Chara. These six names are the cornerstone of a Portland Timbers attack that claims to be one of the league’s best. And, when all goes right, they are. Those six are responsible for 13 of Portland’s […] READ MORE


An Analysis of the Portland Timbers 4-4-2

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The Portland Timbers 4-4-2 formation made its debut two weekends ago against Sporting Kansas City. That match saw all pre-planned tactics thrown out the window when Diego Chara earned himself a red card within a dozen minutes. Saturday night against D.C. United, however, Caleb Porter got to break out his dual striker attack for real. […] READ MORE


What Can Be Learned From the Timbers Loss Against Orlando City?

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Sunday’s Portland Timbers Loss Against Orlando City SC was their roughest game so far. Their midfield was sloppy with the ball. Their back line wasn’t communicating well. Their speedy forwards couldn’t provide a strong final ball. Overall, it was a very forgettable evening in central Florida, although there were a few things the team needs to […] READ MORE


Portland Timbers Midfield Shines in 2-1 Win Over Columbus

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The Portland Timbers ushered in 2016 the same way they ended 2015, with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew. What we saw was largely the same Timbers team we grew accustomed to during last year’s title run, but there were subtle differences. Some may even say improvements. The Portland Timbers’ Midfield maestros Diego Chara, Darlington […] READ MORE




Monday Movers: Portland Timbers

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The following press release comes from the Portland Timbers. UPDATE – 12:31 PM PORTLAND TIMBERS EXERCISE OPTIONS ON SEVEN PLAYERS Club declines contract options for four players, two out of contract PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have exercised the 2015 contract options on seven players, it was announced today. Players who were already under […] READ MORE


Expansion Draft: Which Forwards Should Portland Protect

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So far this week you’ve had a chance to read about which defenders and midfielders the Portland Timbers are most likely to protect in the upcoming MLS Expansion Draft on December 10. You can read about which defenders they’ll probably protect here, and read about the midfield here. If you missed the previous two pieces, […] READ MORE


Timbers Midfield: Who to Protect?

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Earlier this week I began to look at who the Portland Timbers are likely to protect in the upcoming MLS Expansion Draft. The first piece in this three part series, which you can find here, took a look at which defenders were worth protecting. This week I’ll take a look at the midfield, and in […] READ MORE


Timbers Announce 2014 Club Awards

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Press Release TIMBERS ANNOUNCE 2014 CLUB AWARDS Valeri, Chara, Ridgewell, Powell named award recipients PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced their club awards for the 2014 Major League Soccer season. In total, eight major awards were announced as the club recognized achievements, performances and moments from the 2014 regular season. Players’ Player of […] READ MORE