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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastian Blanco each scored and the Portland Timbers earned a spot in the MLS is Back championship game with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Diego Valeri and Andy Polo came on in the second half to score key goals as the Portland Timbers defeated New York City FC 3-1 on Saturday night in the final quarterfinal match of the MLS is Back tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dairon Asprilla converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute to give Portland a contentious 2-2 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night, keeping the Timbers in line for a playoff spot.
PORTLAND (AP) — Jeremy Ebobisse scored a pair of goals for Portland but a stoppage-time penalty kick gave the New England Revolution a 2-2 draw with the Timbers on Wednesday night.
PORTLAND (AP) — Kyle Duncan scored his first MLS goal in the opening minutes and Daniel Royer added a penalty kick in stoppage time to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.
PORTLAND — A second straight road win got D.C. United a step closer to securing a playoff spot.
PORTLAND (AP) — Late goals from Brian Fernandez and Jeremy Ebobisse led the Portland Timbers to a comeback 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City and into playoff position Saturday as the playoff race in Major League Soccer tightens.
SEATTLE — Brian Fernandez only arrived in Portland a couple of months ago. He’s quickly become a despised figure in Seattle.
PORTLAND — Gio Saverese described new forward Brian Fernandez as a competitor shortly after he was signed.
MONTREAL — Orji Okwonkwo scored twice in his first game back from a leg injury to help the Montreal Impact beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Fernández scored 12 minutes after entering as a second-half substitute in his MLS debut, and the Portland Timbers tied the Houston Dynamo 1-1 on Wednesday night.
CARSON, Calif. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on a pair of penalty kicks to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers, 2-1, on Sunday.
CINCINNATI — Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes apart in the second half and expansion FC Cincinnati won for the first time, topping the 10-man Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday in its home debut.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Timbers manager Giovanni Savarese wouldn’t divulge what was said in the Portland locker room at halftime Thursday night, saying only that “a few words” might have come across rather sharply.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers spent 90-plus minutes last Sunday in an exhausting, mentally taxing showdown that ultimately ended in a scoreless draw.
PORTLAND — Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes said the scoreless first leg of the Western Conference finals sets up a second leg that’s “truly a final.”
DALLAS — Diego Valeri scored two goals, the second with Portland a man down, and the Timbers beat FC Dallas 2-1 in a MLS knockout game Wednesday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alphonso Davies put on one last show for Vancouver fans, scoring twice in the Whitecaps’ 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday in the regular-season finale.
PORTLAND — A seventh straight win was sweet, but for the Seattle Sounders, it was even sweeter because it came against the rival Timbers — on their home field.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Diego Rubio scored two goals and Tim Melia had his 10th shutout of the season to help Sporting Kansas City beat the Portland Timbers 3-0 on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON — Wayne Rooney scored two goals and D.C. United beat the Portland Timbers 4-1 on Wednesday night to move out of last place in the Eastern Conference.
ATLANTA — Julian Gressel tied it in the 56th minute and Atlanta United held on for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday.
PORTLAND — With a victory over previously undefeated New York City, the Timbers collected their second win after a disappointing start to the season.
NEW YORK — Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has been fined by Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber for criticizing referee Baldomero Toledo after a 3-2 loss to Orlando on April 8.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Chris Mueller, Sacha Kljestan and Dom Dwyer scored in a late flurry to give Orlando City a stunning 3-2 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday.
PORTLAND — When Giovanni Savarese was interviewing to be the Portland Timbers’ new head coach, he brought along a scouting report as if he was going to face that team.
PORTLAND — After Houston’s Dylan Remick scored he gestured to the Portland crowd with a “Who me?” shrug.
PORTLAND — A year after missing the playoffs entirely, the Portland Timbers are best in the west.
PORTLAND — The Portland Timbers have signed 5-year-old goalkeeper Derrick Tellez to a one-game contract.
PORTLAND — Diego Valeri broke Portland’s career goals record and set another team mark by scoring in his fifth straight game, leading the Timbers past Colorado, 2-1, on Wednesday night.