3:49 AM EDT, Thu April 02, 2015

What to Do with the Portland Timbers' Final Roster Spot

With the addition of Ishmael Yartey to the Portland Timbers and the announcement of the loans to T2, a fact has gone surprisingly gone without much comment: 2015 Superdraft pick Anthony Manning was signed to T2, rather than with the first team, leaving the Timbers with 27 players on their roster out of a potential 28, keeping one slot open. So, what could the Timbers do with their remaining open slot? (ClayKavalier brought this up in the FanPosts, but I am bored at a closed practice and this deserves some speculating.) Through four games the Timbers have not made it entirely clear where...

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Oregonian 9 hours ago

Portland Timbers forward Maximiliano Urruti on combinations, chemistry

Urruti talked about being paired with Fandeno Adi up front in the Timbers' lineup against the Vancouver Whitecaps. He talked about gaining experience and working on scoring.
Oregonian 10 hours ago

Portland Timbers 2 win inaugural USL match against Real Monarchs, 3-1

In their first game in the United Soccer League, the Portland Timbers 2 (1-0-0) took down Real Monarchs (0-1-1) of Salt Lake City 3-1 on Sunday evening in front of an announced crowd of 3,367.
Oregonian Mar 31, 2015

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter on preparing for FC Dallas

Porter gave a scouting report on FC Dallas and talked about the return of Jack Jewsbury to the lineup after the midfielder missed training last week and the game at Vancouver with concussion symptoms.
Oregonian Mar 31, 2015

Portland Timbers midfielder Rodney Wallace on playing '90-plus' minutes

Wallace said the loss at Vancouver doesn't change the team's mindset: "There's always a sense of urgency when we're on the field. We're not a laid-back team."
Oregonian Mar 31, 2015

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter says T2 will help 'rapidly' develop players

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter was in attendance Sunday as the Timbers USL club, T2, opened its inaugural season with a decisive 3-1 victory over the Real Monarchs SLC in front of an exuberant crowd of 3,367.
Oregonian Mar 31, 2015

Ishmael Yartey is expected to join Portland Timbers Wednesday

Ghanaian winger Ishmael Yartey, who the Timbers recently acquired on loan with an option to buy from FC Sion of the Swiss Super League, is expected to join the Timbers Wednesday.
Oregonian Mar 31, 2015

Portland Timbers' Jack Jewsbury could be back in training Friday, probably won't start Saturday

Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury did some ball work on the side of training Tuesday morning and could be back in training by Friday after spending the last week recovering from a concussion.
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian Mar 31, 2015
Adi nets third goal of 2015, but Whitecaps finally beat Timbers in Canada on stoppage time goal

Adi nets third goal of 2015, but Whitecaps finally beat Timbers in Canada on stoppage time goal

March hasn't been a very good month for the Portland Timbers in the past few seasons, but there was hope in the form of a trip to Canada to battle the Vancouver Whitecaps - where the Timbers hadn't lost in their MLS history. While Fanendo Adi scored his third goal of the 2015 season to pull Portland even at the time, a defensive gaffe allowed Vancouver to break the losing streak and defeat their rivals 2 to 1.
Oregonian Mar 31, 2015

Sporting events, on the air for Tuesday, March 31

Local sporting events and games on the air for Tuesday, March 31.
Oregonian Mar 30, 2015

Portland Timbers and Thorns reporter Jamie Goldberg: Chat recap

Join Portland Timbers and Thorns reporter Jamie Goldberg for a live chat here today at 1 p.m.
Oregonian Mar 30, 2015

Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi on 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps (video)

Adi scored his third goal of the season at Vancouver. He talks about converting chances into goals and positive takeaways from the loss.
Oregonian Mar 30, 2015

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers on the 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps (video)

Borchers talked about the Whitecaps' game-winning goal at the end of the match, and about what's next as the team returns to Portland to prepare for FC Dallas.
Oregonian Mar 30, 2015

Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell on the 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps (video)

Ridgewell said of Vancouver's game-winning goal: "It was a mistake and something we've got to get over very quickly."

Timbers Player News

  • 1 Maximiliano Urruti

    Maximiliano Urruti

    Portland Timbers forward Maximiliano Urruti on combinations, chemistry

  • 1 George Fochive

    George Fochive

    Portland Timbers midfielder George Fochive on preparing for FC Dallas

  • Fanendo Adi

    Fanendo Adi

    Adi nets third goal of 2015, but Whitecaps finally beat Timbers in Canada on stoppage time goal

  • Nat Borchers

    Nat Borchers

    Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers on the 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps (video)

  • Jack Jewsbury

    Jack Jewsbury

    Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter on preparing for FC Dallas