PTFC Podcasts (Soccer)

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk about the team's big win over Sporting Kansas City, hear from Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and forward Jeremy Ebobisse and preview their next match against D.C. United with the Washington Post's Steve Goff.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-11-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:09pm PDT

Ryan Sierakowski led Michigan State in scoring each of his four seasons in East Lansing, Michigan, but after getting drafted in the first round of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, the Illinois native had to adjust: adjust to life in a new city; to the game at a new level; and to a career that would begin with a position. Eight months later, Sierakowski has become a key piece for a Timbers 2 team hoping to return to USL’s playoffs.

On this edition of Breaking Lines, the 22-year-old attacker talks about his new life in Portland, his pasts in East Lansing and with the Chicago Fire Academy, and the direction he sees his career going after one season of professional soccer.

Direct download: 20190910_bl_015_sierakowski.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:56pm PDT

Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley break down the Timbers win over Real Salt Lake over Labor Day weekend. The three also discuss the cohesion among the players. A look ahead to this week’s battle with Sporting KC as TV Analyst Matt Lawrence joins the program. Also, interviews with defender Larrys Mabiala and Assistant Coach Shannon Murray featured in this week’s episode of Talk Timbers.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-4-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

One year ago, Steve Clark had just arrived in Portland, apparently set for a backup’s role with the Timbers after being claimed by the team off waivers. One year later, the veteran goalkeeper has affirmed his place in Giovanni Savarese’s starting XI and is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career.

On this week’s Breaking Lines, Clark talking about a career progression that’s seen his game evolve as the modern game has changed the demands on goalkeepers. The 33-year-old also talks about the grounding for that change: his marriage; his faith; his commitment to personal growth; and his philosophy about the game itself.

Direct download: 20190806_bl_014_clark.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:13pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers defender Jorge Villafaña and assistant coach Miles Joseph about the team's recent play and how they're preparing to face Real Salt Lake this Saturday.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_8-28-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

One year ago, Dennie Wendt’s life in soccer drastically changed.

A child of the NASL Timbers and a graduate of the University of Portland, Wendt had been around the game from his formative years, eventually progressing into a career within the game’s marketing side and as a freelance journalist. Last year, though, Wendt took on two new ventures: assuming the editorship of Howler quarterly, and opening Possession, a store on Southwest Morrison dedicated to soccer culture.

On this edition of Breaking Lines, we talk to Wendt about that culture, his growth within it, the importance and perception of Portland to the rest of the soccer world, as well as the future of Howler.

Direct download: 20190806_bl_013_wendt.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:37pm PDT

Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley break down the Timbers loss to Atlanta United over the weekend. How can the Timbers take that next step to compete with the likes of LAFC and Atlanta in the playoffs? A look ahead to this week's rivalry match-up against Seattle with Sounders PxP man Matt Johnson. Also, interviews with Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_8-21-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:04pm PDT

The North American women’s soccer world is enjoying the fruits of four years’ labor, with attendance records for both the NWSL and individual clubs highlighting a strong post-World Cup boost. How the world capitalized on this surge, though, may define what’s possible over the next four years of women’s soccer.

This week on Breaking Lines, The Athletic’s Meg Linehan joins us to talk about the future of the NWSL, not only in terms of how it can grow but what needs to happen in the short-term to address needs the league carries over from the last cycle. What’s a reasonable expectation for league size, come four years from now? Which teams will still be with us, and which teams will go? And how will the relationship between U.S. Soccer and its most important league evolve over the next four seasons?

Direct download: 20190806_bl_012_linehan.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:56am PDT

Tyler Lussi earned an indelible place in Portland Thorns FC history with her game-winning goal earlier this year against the Orlando Pride, but the luster of her soccer career started long before that spotlight-stealing scene on July 14. Holding every meaningful attacking record in Princeton University’s record books, Lussi comes from a long line of athletic exceptionalism, one she’s fostering not only with her time in Portland but her pursuits off the field.

On this episode of Breaking Lines, we catch up with the third-year forward to talk about the her family’s history in sports, the path that took her to Portland, the business she's started with her brother, and the four furballs she has waiting for her back home.

Direct download: 20190806_bl_011b_lussi.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley break down the Timbers' 4-0 win over the LA Galaxy on Saturday, talk a little USWNT, and a look ahead to this weekend's match-up against Minnesota United. Interviews include video/data analyst Shannon Murray, midfielder Cristhian Paredes and Minnesota play-by-play man Callum Williams.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_7-31-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:14pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

There may be no person in Portland more familiar with the women's game in Europe than Thorns FC's Ana-Maria Crnogorčević, a holder of over 100 caps for her country and Switzerland's all-time leading scorer. Just joined the World Cup Podcast today to talk about a Europe-heavy quarterfinal in France, the development of the women's game on her continent and the world, as well as the United States' chances against her pick, France, in the competition's next round.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_008.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

Elizabeth Ball and Gabby Seiler have both made major contributions for Portland Thorns FC during the team's 2019 World Cup absences, so of course, we had to ask ... who would win fight between a Nittany Lion and a Gator? After that, the tournament in France comes into view, with both players from the Class of 2018 sharing how they felt as heartache befell their club captain at the World Cup.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_007.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:51am PDT

Three years is all it took for Toffee Club to become a staple on the Portland soccer landscape, becoming a go-to destination for soccer viewing, the impetus for its own soccer league, and a dream come true for its owners. On this episode of Breaking Lines, we venture out to the Southeast Portland pub to talk to Niki Diamond and Peter Hopkins, who tell us how an establishment that's become a Timbers, Thorns and World Cup destination went from mood boards and sketch books to a hit in Portland's soccer culture.

Direct download: 20190618_bl_006_toffee.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:56am PDT

The occasion has been such a long time coming, Timbers analyst Ross Smith and Timbers.com writer Richard Farley had to resort to extreme measures. For the second time in two months, Smith and Farley bring you an emergency podcast; this time, commemorating the first All-Star Game selection for Timbers legend Diego Chara

Direct download: 20190622_emergency_chara.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:18pm PDT

Three days ahead of the United States' next game, the Associated Press' Anne Peterson talks to us about being on the U.S. beat for the tournament, life as a Parisian for the last month, how the staging of this year's competition compared to previous major tournaments, and (of course) the United States' team, itself.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_006.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

The break between the group stage and knockout round of France 2019 provides the perfect time to get the original voice of Portland Thorns FC, Ann Schatz, on the World Cup Podcast. Having covered the likes of Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan throughout their time in the Rose City, Schatz offers her perspective on the Thorns’ stars’ tournament was well as her view of a women’s soccer landscape that will make a United States repeat one of the hardest World Cups ever won.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_005.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT

Goalkeeping is taking center stage early in the 2019 Women's World Cup, and not always for the reasons you'd expect. While there have been a number of standout individual performances, the use of VAR to evaluate if goalkeepers are staying on their line during penalty kicks has become a point of controversy, with the global goalkeeper's union rebelling against video replay's new use.

That's the main talking point on this episode of our World Cup podcast, where two members of that union, Thorns FC goalkeepers Britt Eckerstrom and Bella Bixby, walk us through their reactions to the week's contentious calls.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_004.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:01pm PDT

In his second year in Portland, Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson has become one of the standout talents for Timbers 2 and, late last month, earned his first minutes at the Major League Soccer level. Now a regular call-in for the U.S. U-23s, Williamson joins Breaking Lines to talk about his life off the field: his amateur dog-walking pursuits; the shoe addiction that's being emboldened by living in Portland; his life living out of suitcases; as well as the evolution of his personal style.

Direct download: 20190618_bl_005_williamson.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:06am PDT

With the tournament in full swing, ThornsFC's World Cup podcast wanted to get a taste of life on the ground, not only in terms of the results we're seeing from France but how the country is embracing the tournament.

On this edition of the show, FOX Sports' Aaron West joins us from Paris, where he is recording a night wrap-up show for FOX with former Thorn Karina LeBlanc. In the wake of the U.S. women's national team's history Tuesday win, West talks blowout protocol, how to manage your FIFA losses, what we'e see from the Australians, and the life of a new broadcaster being throw into his first major tournament.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_003.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

They first played together in 2011, in the last season of Women's Professional Soccer. Since then, Thorns FC players Katherine Reynolds and Angela Salem have been teammates four more times, with their travels together taking them to Atlanta, Western New York, Newcastle (Australia) and Portland. From sharing a house with four teammates while playing the Beat, Reynolds and Salem have kept finding each other over a decade in soccer, with Salem taking part in Reynolds' wedding last fall.

On this edition of Breaking Lines, we talk to the two Thorns about their time in the game, women's soccer progress over the last decade, the importance of players like them in stabilizing our domestic league, and what each friend things the world should remember about the other.

Direct download: 20190525_bl_004_kathang.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT

Part two of the Thorns FC coaches' round table arrives on the same day as the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. In this half of the discussion, ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley talks to Mark Parsons, Nadine Angerer, Sophie Clough and Rich Gunney about the U.S.' chances to defend their ground, who is most likely to dethrone the champs, and what to expect from Thorns FC's stars over the next month in France.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_002b.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:53am PDT

Throughout the 2019 Women's World Cup, ThornsFC.com will be bringing you a special podcast, one that hoped to keep you up-to-date on the thoughts, reactions, analysis and prediction from those in and around Portland's NWSL club. On this first edition, ThornsFC.com writer Richard Farley talked to the Thorns' coaching staff – Mark Parsons, Nadine Angerer, Sophie Clough and Rich Gunney – about the women's soccer landscape, the field of contenders, potential surprises, and, of course, the Thorns at this summer's tournament

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_001.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

Talk Timbers hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers defender Jorge Villafaña and video/data analyst Shannon Murray about the Providence Park re-opening and the path forward for 2019.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_6-5-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:31am PDT

The number of boxes Michelle French checks as a guest of Breaking Lines sets a record that may never be broken.

A playing legend on The Bluff, French returned to her alma mater last year to right the women’s soccer team’s course. Leveraging the experience she accrued while on staff with the U.S. women’s national team, French helped the Pilots double their previous year’s win total, starting a tenure that will add to the three College Cups and All-American status she collected under Clive Charles, as well as her three years as a player in the Women’s United Soccer Association and 14 senior caps for the United States.

So … yeah. I guess you could say there’s a lot to talk about.

On this episode, we discuss her transition back to Portland, the legacies she’s inheriting at UP, her time on the field, her years coaching under Jill Ellis as well the chances for her former team, the United States, retain their title at the coming Women’s World Cup.

Direct download: 20190525_bl_003_french.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:13am PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

Timbers.com'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 PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Timbers.com'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 PDT

Timbers.com'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 PDT

Timbers.com'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 PDT

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 PDT

Talk Timbers welcomes Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala and video analyst Shannon Murray on the phone from Ohio as they talk with hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley about the team's first win and getting ready for Toronto FC.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_4-24-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:21pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' big 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC, talk about whether the Timbers have turned a corner, look ahead to Saturday's game against Toronto FC, evaluate the Thorns' 4-4 draw with the Chicago Red Stars and preview the Thorns' upcoming match against Sky Blue FC.

Direct download: smip_19_13.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:54am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk to Timbers attacker Sebastián Blanco and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa ahead of the team's trip to Ohio to face Columbus Crew SC.

Direct download: TALK_TIMBERS_4-17-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' controversial 2-1 loss to FC Dallas, discuss transfer rumors, look ahead to Saturday's game against Caleb Porter's Columbus Crew SC, evaluate the Thorns' 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride and preview the Thorns' upcoming match against the Chicago Red Stars.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:21am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk to Timbers forward Foster Langsdorf about his MLS debut and hear from assistant coach Miles Joseph.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_4-10-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:40pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 3-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, discuss Portland's abysmal start to the 2019 season, evaluate the Timbers' roster, preview Saturday's game between the Timbers and FC Dallas and look ahead to Thorns FC's season opener against the Orlando Pride Sunday.

Direct download: smip_19_11.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:09am PDT

Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley host the latest Talk Timbers show where they talk with Portland midfielder Diego Chara an head coach Giovanni Savarese. They also get a look ahead at the San Jose Earthquakes from broadcaster Chris Dangerfield.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_4-3-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy, discuss Portland's improved defensive performance in the game, look ahead to Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes, evaluate the club's roster and talk about takeaways from the Thorns FC's preseason tournament.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk to Timbers midfielder/defender Bill Tuiloma and team goalkeeper coach Guillermo "Memo" Valencia and getting insight on the LA Galaxy from the LA Times' Kevin Baxter.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-27-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk with Portland Thorns FC head coach Mark Parsons about his growth as a manager, what he has learned during his time in the NWSL and the upcoming NWSL season. Richard and Jamie also preview the Timbers' upcoming game against the LA Galaxy, evaluate potential formation and lineup options for the match and talk about Dairon Asprilla's performance with T2.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:02am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sits down with Portland's eMLS competitor Edgar "RCTID_Thiago" Guerrero about the upcoming 2019 eMLS Cup tournament at PAX East in Boston, how he's feeling coming into the tournament and how much has changed in his FIFA career.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:13pm PDT

Tom Kolker and Richard Farley welcome back Ross Smith to the show as they talk with Timbers defender Jorge Villafaña and Timbers video/data analyst Shannon Murray about the team's start to the season and how they aim to turn it around.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-20-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:14am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' difficult start to the 2019 MLS season, discuss the issues that have led to the club conceding 10 goals in three games, evaluate Portland's roster, take a look at what the Timbers have to do to turn things around and preview Portland Thorns FC's upcoming Spring Invitational presented by Tillamook.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:27am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Richard Farley talk with Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala and assistant coach Miles Joseph about the team's loss against LAFC and getting set to face FC Cincinnati in that club's first-ever MLS home opener.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-13-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 4-1 loss to LAFC, discuss Portland's defensive struggles, evaluate Jeremy Ebobisse's performance at forward, consider potential lineup changes, look ahead to Sunday's game against FC Cincinnati and discuss takeaways from Portland Thorns FC's preseason training camp.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:17am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Richard Farley talk with Timbers defender Zarek Valentin and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa about the coldest game in MLS history with the Timbers 3-3 draw against the Colorado Rapids as look ahead to their next opponent: Los Angeles FC.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-6-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 3-3 draw with the Colorado Rapids, discuss how the weather influenced the game, evaluate Portland's attacking and defensive performance in the match and look ahead to Sunday's game at LAFC. Jamie and Richard also discuss the start of Portland Thorns FC's preseason training camp.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:11am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' just-completed preseason, look forward to Game 1 of the 2019 MLS season in Colorado, and talk Thorns ahead of the team's impending preseason, which opens next week in Beaverton.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

In an expanded format, Timbers Eryk Williamson, Jeremy Ebobisse and Modou Jadama (who returns) go in-depth with key strategies of the Settlers of Catan game, the best athlete of all time, roommates and much, much more in what evolved into the longest podcast of the day.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:02pm PDT

Academy product defender Marco Farfan, defender Modou Jadama and Roy Miller join the Media Day Chronicles as the podcast gets more freeform. Miller talks about how he's helped fellow defenders Farfan and Jadama plus the group breaks down best actor ever, which animal Foster Langsdorf should fight, what country they most want to visit and more.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_10_farfan_jadama_miller.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

As the day progresses, the interviews get a little bit longer. In this one, forward Foster Langsdorf talks about fighting a bear and his five favorite foods. Defender Bill Tuiloma touches on which teammate has the best hair on the team and who was the one person who helped him get to where he is today. Goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh answers the same question, the balances of being an athlete and favorite all time book.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_09_langsdorf_tuiloma_mcintosh.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:43pm PDT

Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella is in the Media Day podcast seat about the best album of all time, his own new podcast "From J to Z" with Zarek Valentin and is joined with cameos from soccer analyst Ross Smith, Timbers social media savant Kayla Knapp and, eventually and not surprisingly, roommate Zarek Valentin.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

Timbers defender Julio Cascante on how he picked up English so quickly, why he loves the Portland weather, fighting for a starting position, how his uncle is an inspiration and more.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_07_cascante.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark starts out with the classic question of whether he'd prefer facing a Gio-sized duck or 10 duck sized Gio's before getting into a deeper around Clark's love of soccer tactical analysis.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_06_clark.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT

Defender Zarek Valentin talks about his own new podcast with Jeff Attinella, his wish of being able to play piano and how luck plays a part into becoming a professional athlete.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., often with Portland soccer play-by-play man Jake Zivin assisting, to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_05_valentin.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:06pm PDT

Timbers defender Claude Dielna joins fellow defender Larrys Mabiala – to talk about their long friendship and we learn about the pair of centerbacks, their love of music, memories in France and more. We begin with a Diego Valeri cameo to discuss McCartney vs. Lennon and Timbers play-by-play man Jake Zivin gives an assist in interviewing.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz. to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_04_dielna_mabiala.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:59pm PDT

Midfielder Diego Valeri is the next guest in the Media Day Chronicles discusses his favorite super power (flight) and then he flips the script and ends up interviewing host Richard Farley. The two also discuss preseason in Costa Rica and in Tucson.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., often with Portland soccer play-by-play man Jake Zivin assisting, to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_03_valeri.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT

Defender Jorge Villafaña talks music and midfielder Sebastián Blanco comes by to talk about how the team chooses music that plays in the locker room and what the "rules" may be.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., often with Portland soccer play-by-play man Jake Zivin assisting, to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_02_villafana_blanco.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:40pm PDT

First up, midfielder Diego Chara talks worst travel experience, his kids and favorite coach.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz. to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_01_chara.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss takeaways from Timbers preseason training camp, talk about the club's continued pursuit of a right back and designated player, explain why new goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič has yet to join preseason camp and talk about whether Portland Thorns FC have done enough in the offseason to compete for a title in 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Talk Timbers hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith chat with Timbers and Thorns FC president of business Mike Golub about the exciting new expansion and rebirth of Providence Park plus also take a look at the Timbers preseason training in Costa Rica.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:35am PDT

Timbers soccer analyst Ross Smith joins Timbers.com's Richard Farley in the studio as they interview Portland defender Zarek Valentin about his re-signing with the club, getting married in the offseason the preseason and how the team is preparing for 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:11am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' first week of preseason training, talk about Jeremy Ebobisse's first start for the U.S. Men's National Team, evaluate the Timbers' new kit and discuss the ongoing issues at NWSL club Sky Blue FC.

Direct download: SMIP_19_03.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:01am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese about the start of preseason and the upcoming 2019 campaign.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:07pm PDT

Ross Smith returns and along with Tom Kolker and Richard Farley, the trio talk about the Timbers offseason. We also hear from Portland's technical director Ned Grabavoy on the team's preparation for 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is the guest on the first Talk Timbers of 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:22pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the offseason moves from the Portland Timbers and Thorns FC and talk about what positional needs both clubs still have to address. Jamie and Richard also discuss rumored signings, evaluate the Timbers' 2019 MLS schedule, talk about the start of preseason and examine the changes to the NWSL roster rules.

Direct download: SMIP_19_01.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Jake Zivin talk with Timbers midfielder Diego Chara in the final Talk Timbers of 2018.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

In the penultimate Talk Timbers of 2018, hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and goalkeeper Jeff Attinella about the 2018 MLS Cup, the past season and looking ahead to next year.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_12-12-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:39pm PDT

In the final Soccer Made in Portland of 2018, Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 2-0 loss to Atlanta United in the 2018 MLS Cup and evaluate Portland's 2018 MLS campaign. Jamie and Richard also discuss the club's initial offseason roster moves, talk about which players could be leaving in the offseason and examine the positions that the Timbers need to address before next season.

Direct download: SMiP_45_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith break down MLS Cup Week with Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco and goalkeeping coach Memo Valencia.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:16am PDT

Timbers.com Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' comeback victory over Sporting Kansas City in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship series, look ahead to Saturday's 2018 MLS Cup against Atlanta United FC (5pm PT, FOX), talk about what has made AUFC so good this season and evaluate whether it's fair to call the Timbers underdogs heading into the MLS Cup. Jamie and Richard also talk to former Timbers defender and current broadcaster Nat Borchers about the club's playoff run and the similarities between this year and 2015.

Direct download: SMiP_44_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:15pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers defender Jorge Villafaña about the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship battle with Sporting Kansas City.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_11-28.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:49am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship series, talk about which team has the upper hand after leg one, preview the second leg of the series at Kansas City Thursday, look at how the weather in Kansas City could impact Thursday's game, evaluate the performances of Diego Chara and Diego Valeri and take a look at the Eastern Conference Championship series.

Direct download: SMiP_43_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:37am PDT

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri and assistant coach Miles Joseph are the guests as hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith discuss with them the upcoming Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_11-21.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:59pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' upcoming Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship series against Sporting Kansas City, discuss Portland's success in MLS over the last six years, talk about possible changes to the MLS playoff schedule next year, take a look at the Eastern Conference Championship series and look ahead to possible moves that the Timbers could make in the offseason.

Direct download: SMiP_42_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:34pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa about the team's big win over Seattle Sounders FC and how they're preparing for Sporting Kansas City in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:20pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and defender Jorge Villafaña about the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_11-7.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round of the playoffs and the club's 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals. Jamie and Richard also look ahead to Thursday's Western Conference Semifinals second leg game between the Timbers and Sounders and talk about how confident Portland should be feeling heading into the match.

Direct download: SMiP_40_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 2-1 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, evaluate Giovanni Savarese's decision to start a second lineup in Vancouver, look ahead to Wednesday's Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round playoff game between the Timbers and FC Dallas, talk about whether the Timbers will have an advantage in Wednesday's game and make predictions for Portland's knockout round match.

Direct download: SMiP_39_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:48am PDT

Joining hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith, Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco guests on the latest Talk Timbers to discuss Portland's season and their lead up to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_10-24.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers clinching a playoff berth, evaluate Portland's performance in the club's 3-0 win over Real Salt Lake last week, preview Sunday's regular season finale against the Vancouver Whitecaps, discuss the Timbers' playoff seeding scenarios and potential playoff opponents, review T2's 2018 season and talk about Emily Sonnett's chances of breaking into the starting lineup with the U.S. Women's National Team.

Direct download: SMiP_38_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala and assistant coach Miles Joseph about the upcoming match with Real Salt Lake and the push for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_10-17.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:35pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg sit down to talk with Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese about the team and how he and his family have settled in Portland. Farley and Goldberg also discuss the team's shifting formations, MLS Cup Playoff scenarios and look ahead to the team's upcoming match with Real Salt Lake.

Direct download: SMiP_37_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:56am PDT

Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse and video/data analyst Shannon Murray join the latest Talk Timbers with hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith to discuss the team's off-week and the push for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_10-10.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' massive 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake, analyze the club's performance in the 4-2-3-1 formation, talk about Jeremy Ebobisse's ascent this season, examine the use of video review in MLS and predict roster moves that the Portland Thorns could make in the offseason.

Direct download: SMiP_36_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:36am PDT

Timbers midfielder Diego Chara and goalkeeping coach Memo Valencia talk with Talk Timbers hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith about the team and upcoming battle with Real Salt Lake.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_10-3.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:45am PDT