Portland Timbers forward Darlington Nagbe has been named “The Best Young Player in the League” by Major League Soccer.
The Portland Timbers have traded forward Bright Dike to the Toronto FC for striker Max Urruti, as was announced by the Timbers organization.
Rodney Wallace, according to reports, has returned to the Portland Timbers active roster after leaving to participate with the Costa Rica national team.
After a lightning delay and an hour break for both teams, the Portland Timbers (8-2-10) and Philadelphia Union (8-6-7) finished in a 0-0 draw.
Bright Dike has been cleared to return and is once again training with the Portland Timbers. Dike, working in non-contact drills, trained with the team for the first time since tearing his ACL in a preseason game against the Seattle Sounders on February 5th.
It’s looking very likely that the Portland Timbers home stadium of Jeld-Wen Field could play host to the 2014 MLS All-Star game.
Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson has been named to the 2013 MLS All-Star Team by an online fan vote that determined ten of the team’s eleven starting players. Johnson leads the Timbers in scoring with six goals and three assists thus far.
The Portland Timbers’ 15-game undefeated streak finally came to an end after a 1-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on Sunday.
With Portland Timbers starter Will Johnson up north helping with Canadian national team duties, he will be MIA for Portland’s game against Columbus this Sunday. According to Timbers head coach Caleb Porter the man to replace Johnson will likely be Ben Zemanski according to a report by the Oregonian.
A 39th minute Jose Valencia bicycle kick that went off a Morelia player’s hand, setting up a penalty kick by Portland Timbers’ center back Futty Danso that set up the only goal they’d need.