5:04 AM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
Oregonian 10 hours ago

Portland Timbers officially announce that Jay Vidovich will be first head coach of T2

Jay Vidovich will serve as the first head coach for T2 and as an assistant coach with the Portland Timbers first team.
Oregonian 14 hours ago
Brek Shea set for return to MLS, will join Orlando City expansion team

Brek Shea set for return to MLS, will join Orlando City expansion team

Stoke manager Mark Hughes was quoted Thursday on the club's Twitter feed as saying "we envisage Brek completing his move to Orlando. It hasn't been confirmed yet, but he was in the building yesterday trying to tie it up."
Oregonian Dec 17, 2014

Portland Timbers to hire Jay Vidovich as head coach of USL Pro club T2

The Portland Timbers have hired former Wake Forest soccer coach Jay Vidovich to be the head coach of their USL Pro club T2, sources confirmed to The Oregonian Wednesday.
Oregonian Dec 17, 2014

Portland Timbers to host Simple Invitational on Feb. 22-28

The Simple Invitational will feature the Portland Timbers, Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabæk, which is coached by former U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Chicago Fire.
Oregonian Dec 16, 2014

Thierry Henry retires: What does it mean for the New York Red Bulls and MLS?

After a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry has decided to retire at the age of 37.
Oregonian Dec 15, 2014

Portland Timbers land sponsorship deal with online banker Simple

With an interface designed for young, mobile clients, Simple may see a lot of overlap between its potential audience and young soccer fans in Portland and beyond.
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian Dec 11, 2014

2014 MLS Expansion Draft sees one selection from Timbers roster as Ricketts moves to Orlando

Major League Soccer staged two separate drafts on December 10 in their first big off-season movement, giving their two newest clubs - New York City FC and Orlando City - a chance to populate their rosters. With Portland keeping 11 current players plus a handful more on other roster exceptions, the team was nervous about big losses but ended up losing just one player on the day - goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.
Oregonian Dec 10, 2014

Portland Timbers lose Donovan Ricketts, keep Jorge Villafana, Gaston Fernandez in MLS Expansion Draft

Orlando City SC took former Portland Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts with the first overall selection in the MLS Expansion Draft Wednesday, immediately allowing the Timbers to add left back Jorge Villafana to their protected list.
Oregonian Dec 10, 2014

Portland Timbers announce numerous roster moves Monday morning: Rundown

The Portland Timbers began Monday morning by announcing a new trade, signing or move every fifteen minutes from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Oregonian Dec 9, 2014

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter and general manager Gavin Wilkinson discuss offseason acquisitions, expansion draft

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter and general manager Gavin Wilkinson address the club's recent signings and Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft.
Oregonian Dec 9, 2014
How would you grade Caleb Porter's 2014 season? You be the Portland Timbers GM

How would you grade Caleb Porter's 2014 season? You be the Portland Timbers GM

How do you feel Caleb Porter performed as coach of the Portland Timbers this season?
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian Dec 9, 2014
Timbers announce significant roster moves to augment defense, add offensive firepower

Timbers announce significant roster moves to augment defense, add offensive firepower

There was plenty of player movement on December 8 as the Portland Timbers announced several moves. While they did mostly concentrate on correcting defensive deficiencies that plagued the 2014 season, they also added some offensive weaponry while they continue to negotiate with Gaston Fernandez about a return to Portland.
Oregonian Dec 8, 2014

Portland Timbers notably leave Jorge Villafana, Gaston Fernandez unprotected in Dec. 10 MLS Expansion Draft

The Portland Timbers' MLS Expansion Draft protected list included Fanendo Adi, Nat Borchers, Diego Chara, Will Johnson, Darlington Nagbe, Alvas Powell, Liam Ridgewell, Maximiliano Urruti, Diego Valeri, Rodney Wallace and Ben Zemanski.
Oregonian Dec 8, 2014

If he had to leave Salt Lake, Nat Borchers wanted to come to Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake allowed Nat Borchers to chose which club he wanted them to trade him to. He chose the Portland Timbers.
Oregonian Dec 8, 2014
Portland Timbers prioritize defense with offseason moves

Portland Timbers prioritize defense with offseason moves

On Monday, The Portland Timbers made some significant defensive moves by acquiring center back Nat Borchers from Real Salt Lake, signing Ghanaian goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey, signing Brazilian defender Jeanderson Salvador Pereira, re-signing defender Jorge Villafaña and purchasing right back Alvas Powell from Portmore United and signing him to a long-term contract.

Timbers Player News

  • Nat Borchers

    Nat Borchers

    Toronto FC takes Findley in Re-Entry Draft as wild week at RSL wraps up

  • Rodney Wallace

    Rodney Wallace

    Portland Timbers exercise options on 7 players, announce roster updates

  • Gaston Fernandez

    Gaston Fernandez

    Timbers announce significant roster moves to augment defense, add offensive firepower

  • Diego Valeri

    Diego Valeri

    Can Diego Valeri reclaim his brilliant form following season-ending knee injury? You be the Portland Timbers GM

  • Alvas Powell

    Alvas Powell

    Portland Timbers purchase defender Alvas Powell, sign him to long-term contract