PTFC Podcasts

Hosts Ross Smith, Tom Kolker and Richard Farley break down the Timbers' big win over the Philadelphia Union and how the team is gearing up for the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles FC in the team's 2019 home opener at the newly remodeled Providence Park. Guests include Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and midfielder Diego Chara as well as Kevin Baxter of the LA Times.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-29-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:02pm PST

A new age of Providence Park opens in the coming days, and with an $85-million price tag on the stadium's new look, there's one point of view on the project that matters most.

On this episode of Breaking Lines, Merritt Paulson, owner of the Portland Timbers and Thorns FC, talks about his stadium's new look, the goals in investing into the venue as well as the teams' Beaverton Training Center, the NWSL's future, the path forward for the Timbers' Academy, and whether he misses the profile he had on social media.

Direct download: 20190525_bl_002b_paulson.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:48am PST

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers assistant coach Miles Joseph and midfielder Diego Valeri ahead of the team's trip east to face the Philadelphia Union.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-22-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:21am PST

In the inaugural episode of the new Breaking Lines podcast -- a soccer podcast that tries to get beyond the field -- host Richard Farley chats with Portland Timbers captain Diego Valeri about growing up in Argentina, the world between his and his wife's families in Lanus, becoming a father and the significance a new Providence Park will have in his new, adopted home.

Direct download: 20190520_bl_001_valeri.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:42am PST's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 1-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, welcome guest Caitlin Murray to preview the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, talk about when new Timbers DP forward Brian Fernandez could make his debut and evaluate Thorns FC's 3-1 win over the Orlando Pride.

Direct download: smip_19_15.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:57pm PST

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and's Richard Farley talk with Timbers midfielder Andrés Flores and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa about the team's run of victories and how they're preparing for Friday's Cascadia rivalry match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-8-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:00am PST's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake, talk about Portland's three-game winning streak on the road, evaluate the Timbers' new designated player signing Brian Fernandez, preview the Timbers' upcoming game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC and look ahead to the Thorns' upcoming match against the Orlando Pride.

Direct download: smip_19_14.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:13am PST's Richard Farley and soccer analyst Ross Smith sit down for an "emergency" podcast to discuss the importance of the team's Designated Player signing of forward Brian Fernandez, how he'll fit into the squad and how the team now compares with the Western Conference.

Direct download: 20190503_emergency_pod_rs_rf.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:56am PST

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers striker Jeremy Ebobisse and goalkeeping coach Memo Valencia about the team's two-game winning streak and getting ready to face RSL. We also hear from soccer analyst Brian Dunseth on where RSL are at in the season.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-1-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:19am PST