PTFC Podcasts

They'll be remembered as two of the most important Timbers of the MLS era - two players who were instrumental to developing the team's persisting culture. And while each spend the last part of this Breaking Lines episodes downplaying their impact, there is a reason why Diego Chara and Jack Jewsbury are among the most popular players in the team's history, let alone its MLS era.

Last week, the former midfield partners joined BL to walk down memory lane, reminiscing about the club's early MLS highs and lows, the glories of the 2013 and 2015 seasons, and the value of family that formed around the team during their six years in the same locker room.

Direct download: 20190618_bl_010_chara_jewsbury.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:52pm PST

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk about the Timbers' big win over Seattle, look ahead to the next match against the LA Galaxy and check in with midfielder Diego Chara and goalkeeping coach Memo Valencia.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_7-24-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:13am PST

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith sit down with Timbers defender Jorge Moreira.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_7-17-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:45pm PST

Over the last three years, Carlos Anguiano has gone from Timbers academy hopeful, to United Soccer League debutant, to consistent contributor for Timbers 2 to now, when he’s holding down a starting spot in head coach Cameron Knowles’ midfield. Still only 19 years old, Anguiano is enjoying his first full season as a professional, having turned down an opportunity to go the college route this fall and taken to leap up from Salem to pursue his dreams full time in Portland.

Last week in Beaverton, Breaking Lines caught up with the T2 midfielder, who has become key cog in the team’s pursuit of a second-straight postseason berth.

Direct download: 20190618_bl_009_anguiano.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:41pm PST

Our final podcast of the 2019 World Cup catches up with one of the voices of women’s soccer in the United States and, to circle back on our start, reassembles the team that began our podcast series.

Jenn Hildreth is back home after a month in Los Angeles broadcasting France 2019 for FOX. On Tuesday, she joined us via phone to discuss not only her time calling this year’s competition but reflect on the NWSL, as well as her part in broadcasting the game for Lifetime over recent seasons.

And in the second half of the show, Thorns FC coaches Mark Parsons, Nadine Angerer, Sophie Clough and Rich Gunney return to give us their impressions of the just-passed Cup and explore what the tournament tells us about the current women’s soccer landscape.

Direct download: 20190710_wcp_010.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:41pm PST

In a special one-hour show, hosts Judah Newby, Richard Farley and Ross Smith sit down to talk about the upcoming U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal match between the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles FC.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_07-10-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:39pm PST

The leap Julio Cascante's took from Costa Rica to the United States last year pales in comparison to the plunges that came before, from starting his professional path in his early teens to, at 18, living out of a locker room in pursuit of his dream. Now, that dream finds him over 4,000 miles from home, enjoying life in the United States, and contributing regularly to the Portland Timbers.

We sat down with Julio last week at the Timbers' Training Center in Beaverton to talk about his path from Puerto Limón, quick grasp of English, new life in Portland, and recent decision to become the latest Timbers player to go blonde.

Direct download: 20190618_bl_008b_cascante.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:13pm PST

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and midfielder Diego Valeri about the team's upcoming match with NYCFC and more.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_7-3-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:24pm PST

Just over one year ago, she took a leap across country, moving on from her career at Vanderbilt University by relocating to Portland in pursuit of a dream she’s had since she was five years old. Now, Simone Charley has done from training as an unsigned player fresh out of school to somebody who the two-time defending NWSL champion Portland Thorns FC has relied on over the last month-plus.

On this edition of Breaking Lines, we talk to the collegiate triple-jump standout about her path, the drastic changes her life has undergone in the last 18 months, and a present that’s seen her professional soccer dreams come true.

Direct download: 20190702_bl_007_charley.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:40pm PST

Meg Linehan has not only been in France over the last month covering France 2019 for The Athletic, but she’s also enjoying to culmination of a path that’s seen her rise to an enviable place in the U.S. women’s soccer reporting landscape. On Sunday, she spent 40 minutes with us talking about her career path, life on the ground covering the U.S. women, and her outlook on the 2019 World Cup.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_009.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:05pm PST