8 days ago

Strengthening the Weak Links: Are the Timbers upgrading their biggest areas of need?

Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty ImagesWith the offseason in full swing, are the Portland Timbers focusing on their biggest areas of need with their player movement? A soccer team can be thought of as eleven links in a chain. For a team to be successful, every link needs to be stable. Every player on the field needs to be confidently relied upon to do th[...]
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9 days ago

Matt Freese called up to the U-23 USMNT

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsFresse replaces Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa who was injured before camp started Injuries are forcing roster changes for the upcoming Under-23 training camp. One of those changes is now Union goalkeeper Matt Freese is replacing Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa. Ochoa suffered a quad injury before arriving[...]
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10 days ago

Timbers finalizing deal to bring Felipe Mora permanently to Portland

Photo by Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesMora had seven goals and two assists in 19 appearances with Portland in 2020. According to Tom Bogert of MLSsoccer.com, the Portland Timbers are reportedly finalizing a deal to permanently bring striker Felipe Mora to Portland from Liga MX club Pumas UNAM. The two sides had been working on a de[...]
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10 days ago

Matt Freese, Donovan Pines added to U-23 roster

Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesThey replace the injured David Ochoa and Julian Araujo There have been a couple changes to the United States U-23 roster as January Camp opens in Florida. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Matt Freese and D.C. United centerback Donovan Pines have been brought into the U-23 camp to replace David Ochoa and Julian[...]
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13 days ago

Brotherly Game Daily Links: Greg Vanney named head coach of the LA Galaxy

Photo by Omar Vega/Getty ImagesSchmetzer reportedly re-signs with Seattle, the USMNT announces new roster and more in today’s links MLS News LA Galaxy hire Greg Vanney as next head coachVanney joins the Galaxy after a successful six-plus year tenure as Toronto FC head coach, where he won a treble, including the first Supporters’ Shield [...]
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13 days ago

Eryk Williamson and Jeremy Ebobisse called to train with the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team combined preparation camp

  What a year for the Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson and forward Jeremy Ebobisse, getting a call into a combined preparation camp by the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team and to train alongside the USMNT Senior squad on January 9th at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida So far, this has been a great [...] The post Eryk William[...]
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14 days ago

Chicago Fire’s Mauricio Pineda earns USMNT U-23 call up

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY SportsPineda is vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic qualifying team Chicago Fire defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda is heading to Florida to join the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team camp. The second-year Fire player is a part of the squad that will train alongside the senior USMNT in Bradenton, Fla. from Jan. 9-24. D[...]
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14 days ago

FC Dallas trio earns call up to US U-23 camp

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsThe Homegrown trio will head to Florida for the winter camp. FC Dallas Homegrown players Jesus Ferreira, Bryan Reynolds and Tanner Tessmann have been called in by head coach Jason Kreis to represent the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team in the upcoming training camp at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The camp will ga[...]
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BIGDSOCCER.COM

14 days ago

Jeremy Ebobisse, Eryk Williamson called into U.S. U-23 national team training camp

Photo by Will Powers/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesBoth players made appearances for the U-20 FIFA Youth World Cup back in 2017. U.S. Soccer announced this morning that forward Jeremy Ebobisse and midfielder Eryk Williamson of the Portland Timbers have both been called into “combined preparation camp” by the U-23 men’s national [...]
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14 days ago

Miles Robinson, George Bello named to USMNT U-23 January training camp roster

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsCongrats, fellas! Two of Atlanta United’s brightest young stars are heading back to the international stage. Miles Robinson and George Bello have each received the call to join U.S. Soccer’s hybrid USMNT/USMNT U-23 training camp in Bradenton, Florida from January 9-24. Both players have been called in by[...]
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14 days ago

U.S. Soccer announces USMNT, U-23 January Camp rosters

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesA big camp coming to Florida. The United States Men’s National Team will begin a busy 2021 with their annual January Camp, set to begin January 9th. The camp will take place in Bradenton, Florida and will last through the end of the month. As they have done in previous years, the U-23s will also join them [...]
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STARSANDSTRIPESFC.COM

20 days ago

Three Portland Timbers Predictions that are Definitely Going to Happen in January

Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty ImagesThe calendar is about to turn to a new month, and a new year. Here’s what’s going to happen. Probably. Ah, a new year. With it comes the promise of fresh starts, new goals, and inevitable dread over what fresh trials the next twelve months will hold. But the 2021 edition carries some extra significance,[...]
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20 days ago

Is Free Agency right for the Portland Timbers?

That may be the case, but will it be a likable option for the Portland Timbers to reinforce one of the most vulnerable areas in its roster, the defensive backfield? So far, the Rose City side has negotiated and officially announced the arrival of Claudio Bravo from Argentine side Club Atletico Banfield. Still, the team has [...] The post Is Fr[...]
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21 days ago

Americans at home: A look at the Yanks who should move abroad in 2021

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports2020 was a big year for young American breakouts With the close of the 2020 MLS season, the league has begun its post-season festivities. There have been drafts and re-drafts and waiver drafts and expansion drafts and all manner of player movement that exists only to keep players from truly getting paid what they&rsq[...]
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23 days ago

Feature - The Impact’s 1-Goal Wonders

Cameron Porter, only one goal for the Impact before injury caused him to move on, but what a goal it was! | Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesThe players who have scored precisely one goal for the Impact since it joined MLS in 2012 Researching this article I thought, no problem, it’ll comprise of a dozen players or less. Easy, peasy[...]
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MOUNTROYALSOCCER.COM

24 days ago

Around the Forest: Holiday wishes from the Timbers and Thorns

Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/ISI Photos/Getty ImagesAfter celebrating Christmas, these stories are perfect to unwind with. Welcome back to Around the Forest! Yes, we did just do one on Thursday, but after taking Christmas off and with the relative lull in activity for the Portland Timbers and Thorns in terms of trades and whatnot, I figured it might[...]
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25 days ago

San Jose Earthquakes 2020 player postmortem: Eric Calvillo

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsDepth midfielder got a bit of run again this year. Eric Calvillo returned for his third season with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2020. The midfielder was just 22 this year but it feels like he’s been around a lot longer, after turning pro with the New York Cosmos back in 2016 before San Jose picked him up in 2018. C[...]
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26 days ago

San Jose Earthquakes 2020 player postmortem: Jacob Akanyirige

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY SportsDefender got long-awaited MLS debut this year. Jacob Akanyirige had to certainly wait his turn to get on the field in a competitive game for the San Jose Earthquakes. Signed as a Homegrown player in 2017 as a 15-year-old, he was clearly a project for the club, and as they got him used to the professional environment[...]
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26 days ago

LA Galaxy 2020 player postmortem: Giancarlo Gonzalez

Photo by Michael Janosz/ISI Photos/Getty ImagesVeteran defender had another rough campaign, but was a kind of sabotage in play? Giancarlo Gonzalez returned for his second season with the LA Galaxy in 2020, the Costa Rican looking to become a lockdown defender after a rocky 2019 campaign. In the end, that quest eluded the player, but there was an in[...]
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29 days ago

Hector Jimenez says goodbye to the Crew, joins Austin FC

The versatile defender spent seven years in Columbus and capped it with an MLS Cup. As we approach the new year of 2021, the Major League Soccer offseason continues to move forward with news of players signing and leaving. Sunday evening, Columbus Crew fans saw one of their favorite defenders announce his time in Ohio came to an end. Fullback Hecto[...]
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31 days ago

San Jose Earthquakes 2020 player postmortem: Jack Skahan

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsRookie gets taste of MLS experience. Jack Skahan was one of two 2020 MLS draft picks who were signed by the San Jose Earthquakes. The first selection of the second round out of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Skahan was invited to the preseason trip to Cancun and quickly won a pro deal with the Quakes. He[...]
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31 days ago

The Portland Timbers Welcome Claudio Bravo to Rose City

The Portland Timbers have been hard at work in the past week by dealing with both Marco Farfan going to LAFC and Julio Cascante to expansion side Austin FC. As reported by ESPN’S Jeff Carlisle as a possible move of defender Jorge Villafaña to the LA Galaxy. Today the Portland Timbers made it official today [...] The post The Portland T[...]
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32 days ago

Orange County SC sign defender Brent Richards

Courtesy of Orange County SCFormer Reno 1868 captain trades silver for Golden State. Orange County SC announced Thursday they have signed defender Brent Richards for the 2021 season. The 30-year-old joins after a four-season run with Reno 1868 FC, where he made 105 appearances and served as team captain before that club folded this offseason. &ldqu[...]
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32 days ago

Brotherly Game Daily Links: McKenzie open to Celtic move

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesUnion hire new color commentator, NYCFC makes a shocking trade and more in today’s links Philadelphia Union News Philadelphia Union Announce Danny Higginbotham as Primary Broadcast Color AnalystHigginbotham brings an impressive resume of international experience with Sky Sports, NBC, CBS, and ESPN broadcas[...]
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