1:45 PM EST, Wed March 04, 2015

StrikeWatch 2015: Negotiating All Night, Negotiating All Day

The Major League Soccer collective bargaining agreement negotiations continue this morning after an all-night negotiation session, reported to have lasted until 6:00 am. According to the vigilant folks on the ground in D.C. the players and owners have both returned to the offices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services to resume talks despite a presumed strike deadline this morning, set by the Chicago Fire's scheduled travel to train in Los Angeles before taking on the LA Galaxy this Friday to start the season. In fact, the Fire players appear to have traveled as scheduled,...

More Portland Timbers Rumors & News

Oregonian 9 mins ago

Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell: 'We're preparing as normal for Saturday' (video)

"I think we're getting better ever week and every game we've played together," Ridgewell said.
Oregonian 1 hour ago

MLS Players Union and league continue talks through night, but have yet to reach CBA

Representatives of the MLS Players Union and Major League Soccer stayed at the offices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services in Washington, D.C. through the night as they attempted to reach a last-minute collective bargaining agreement. As of Wednesday morning, there was still no CBA in place.
Oregonian 3 hours ago

Timbers Army ushers in new season with seventh annual log blessing ceremony

Nearly 100 members of the Timbers Army congregated at Camp 18 on Sunday for the group's seventh annual log blessing. Led by Jim Serrill, more commonly known as Timber Jim, the group said the "Timbers Toast" over the first log of the year.
Oregonian 13 hours ago

Portland Timbers take a turn around the catwalk at jersey unveiling (video)

Timbers fans and players alike seem to approve of the new team uniform, along with the new fan gear and merchandise.
Oregonian 15 hours ago

Portland Timbers unveil new kit in 2015 player introduction video

The Portland Timbers officially revealed their new primary kit Tuesday with the release of their 2015 player introduction video.
Oregonian 18 hours ago

Portland Timbers injury report: How to lose four players in six days

Portland Timbers players Ben Zemanski, Diego Chara, Michael Nanchoff and Jorge Villafana all sustained injuries during Portland's preseason tournament, the Simple Invitational.
Oregonian 18 hours ago

Portland Timbers' Nat Borchers, Jack Jewsbury, Will Johnson participate in CBA talks in Washington, D.C.

Portland Timbers players Nat Borchers, Jack Jewsbury and Will Johnson all missed training Tuesday as they continued to participate in the CBA negotiations in Washington, D.C.
Oregonian 20 hours ago

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter is focused on preparing for Real Salt Lake (video)

Porter said his focus is on the field, not at the negotiating table, as he prepares the team for Saturday's season-opener against Real Salt Lake.
Oregonian Mar 3, 2015

Caleb Porter, Timbers hope continuity in fitness staff will lead to stronger start in 2015

The Portland Timbers had different fitness staffs in each of their first three years in MLS. For the first time this year, the Timbers have the same fitness and sports science staff for a second consecutive year.
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian Mar 2, 2015
2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 4: Western Conference Rivals

2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 4: Western Conference Rivals

In part 4 of our 2015 MLS Season Preview, we look at the Western Conference and which teams will battle the Portland Timbers for the postseason. While Los Angeles won the last MLS Cup and Seattle had the best record in the regular season in the West, there are six teams that could challenge them for success.
Oregonian Mar 2, 2015

Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski undergoes surgery to repair a ruptured ACL

Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. He is expected to miss at least five months.
Oregonian Mar 2, 2015

Portland Timbers 1, Chicago Fire 1: Three things from Portland's draw (video)

The Portland Timbers drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire in their second 2015 Simple Invitational match at Providence Park in front of a crowd of 10,417.
Oregonian Mar 2, 2015

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers heads to Washington, D.C. for continued CBA negotiations

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers is in Washington, D.C. representing the Timbers at the continued collective bargaining agreement negotiations. The MLS Players Union and the league will meet on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as they try to reach an agreement before the start of the season on Friday.
Oregonian Mar 2, 2015

Portland Timbers will unveil new primary jersey during Tuesday night event

The Portland Timbers will unveil their new primary jersey during a private event at the Exchange Ballroom on Tuesday evening.

Timbers Player News

  • 1 Nat Borchers

    Nat Borchers

    Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers heads to Washington, D.C. for continued CBA negotiations

  • 1 Ben Zemanski

    Ben Zemanski

    Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski undergoes surgery to repair a ruptured ACL

  • 1 Will Johnson

    Will Johnson

    Portland Timbers' Will Johnson participates in CBA negotiations, says there's still considerable work ahead

  • 1 Jack Jewsbury

    Jack Jewsbury

    Portland Timbers' Nat Borchers, Jack Jewsbury, Will Johnson participate in CBA talks in Washington, D.C.

  • 1 Jorge Villafana

    Jorge Villafana

    Portland Timbers injury report: How to lose four players in six days