Portland Timbers Podcast Network (Soccer)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:45am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' scoreless draw with FC Dallas, talk about the club's performance in the attack, evaluate Portland's chances of making playoffs and look ahead to Saturday's road game against Real Salt Lake. Jamie and Richard also talk with Timbers 2 head coach Cameron Knowles about the T2 program and the club's historic 2018 season.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:29pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers forward Foster Langsdorf about T2 qualifying for the playoffs and his breakout season there, assistant coach Carlos Llamosa and national soccer writer Steve Davis.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:38am PDT

Hosts Richard Farley of Timbers.com and Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian discuss the Timbers' 3-2 win over Columbus Crew SC and 3-2 loss to Minnesota United FC, talk about Giovanni Savarese's lineup decisions and evaluate the Timbers' chances of making playoffs. Jamie and Richard also talk about the Thorns' loss in the 2018 NWSL Championship Game, evaluate the Thorns' 2018 NWSL season and discuss roster moves that the Thorns could make in the offseason.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:18pm PDT

With Jamie Goldberg away, Timbers.com/ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley welcomes Stumptown Footy's Will Conwell and Katelyn Best to talk about the Timbers' 4-1 loss in Houston, the Thorns' place in the NWSL Championship game after a semifinal victory over Seattle, and bookend an interview with Thorns mainstays Christine Sinclair and Emily Menges about the upcoming championship, Sinclair's dog (and place in the MVP race), their life on the road as roommates, Menges' green thumb and more

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:33am PDT

Hosts Ross Smith and Tom Kolker talk with Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell about the team's recent play plus we hear from new assistant coach Miles Joseph.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:12pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 2-0 win over Colorado, evaluate Jeremy Ebobisse's prospects for more playing time in the team's starting lineup, and preview Portland's weekend trip to Houston. Leading into a review of the Thorns' 3-1 victory over Seattle, Jamie and Richard also talk to Meghan Klingenberg about this weekend's Stand Together banquet, the evolution of her personal style, and the challenge ahead as Portland faces the Reign in the NWSL semifinals.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:45am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and defender Jorge Villafaña in the latest episode of Talk Timbers.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 2-0 win over Toronto FC and 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution, evaluate Lucas Melano and Jorge Villafaña's season debuts, discuss Jeff Attinella's hamstring injury, preview Saturday's game against the Colorado Rapids, look ahead to Friday's showdown between Portland Thorns FC and Seattle Reign FC and talk about what the Thorns need to do to secure a home semifinal playoff game.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:54am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders, discuss the club's four-game losing streak, assess Portland's depth in the attack, preview Wednesday's game against Toronto FC and Saturday's game against the New England Revolution, evaluate Portland Thorns FC's performances in back-to-back wins over Sky Blue FC and the Washington Spirit, discuss the impact of Hayley Raso's injury and talk about the Thorns' chances of claiming a home semifinal playoff game

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:56am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers defender Lawrence Olum and assistant coach Memo Valencia about the Cascadia Cup rivalry match this week against Seattle Sounders FC. We also hear from Timbers.com's Richard Farley and Sounders beat writer Andrew Harvey.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:28am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' three-game losing streak, discuss Giovanni Savarese's decision to rotate his lineup against Sporting Kansas City, and preview Sunday's rivalry game against Seattle Sounders FC.

Farley also interviews Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso with a beginning that she once tried to convince Farley that Australia has flying dogs. From there, they cover soccer, spiders and the medical career that's in her future.

The pod finishes up with an assessment of the Thorns' 2-2 draw with the Chicago Red Stars, a look ahead to the Thorns' upcoming matches against Sky Blue FC and the Washington Spirit and discuss the NWSL playoff race.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:39am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Portland Timbers' 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, discuss the Timbers' options in the attack, evaluate Portland's transfer window moves, preview the Timbers' upcoming games against D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City, assess the Thorns' 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride and look ahead to the Thorns' home game against the Chicago Red Stars Saturday.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:32am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timber goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, assistant coach Carlos Llamosa and get a look ahead to Vancouver from TSN's Pete Schaad.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

Jamie and Richard talk about the Portland Timbers' performance in their 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union, discuss moves that the Timbers will make in the transfer window, preview Saturday's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, talk with longtime Associated Press reporter Anne Peterson, evaluate the Portland Thorns' 2-1 loss to the North Carolina Courage, look ahead to the Thorns' match against the Orlando Pride Saturday and assess the Thorns' chances of making playoffs.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and midfielder Sebastián Blanco about the team's unbeaten streak and how they're preparing for Philadelphia. They also discuss Fanendo Adi's departure and what it means to the club.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT

In a special bonus episode, hosts Richard Farley and Jamie Goldberg lead a Q&A with FOX Sports play-by-play announcer John Strong at Civic Taproom in Portland. Strong talks about his career path and experience serving as the lead voice for FOX Sports at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:56am PDT

Hosts Richard Farley and Jamie Goldberg talk about Fanendo Adi's final game as a Portland Timber, discuss possible moves that the Timbers could still make in the transfer window, analyze the club's 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo, preview Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Union, talk to Mark Parsons about his development as a coach and the Portland Thorns' 2018 season and look ahead to the Thorns' road game against the North Carolina Courage Sunday

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT

Soccer analyst and host Ross Smith welcomes ex-Timbers defender Nat Borchers as co-host for this latest episode of Talk Timbers. Portland defender Zarek Valentin guests and the group asks the audience which retired player, from any club, would you love to see lace up the cleats one last time.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonians Jamie Goldberg analyze the Portland Timbers' 3-2 loss to LAFC in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, discuss Fanendo Adi's recent absence from the 18, talk about the club's 2-2 draw with the Montreal Impact, preview Saturday's upcoming game between the Timbers and Houston Dynamo, evaluate Thorns FC's win over Sky Blue FC and take a look at the NWSL playoff race.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:41am PDT

Timbers.com senior content producer Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg analyze the Portland Timbers' scoreless draw with LAFC, look ahead to Portland's upcoming games against LAFC in the U.S. Open Cup and the Montreal Impact in MLS play, talk with The Athletic reporter Paul Tenorio about how the Timbers' success is being viewed at the national level, evaluate the Thorns' 3-1 win over the Houston Dash, discuss the impact of U.S. Women's National Team call-ups on the NWSL and preview the Thorns' upcoming match against Sky Blue FC.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:42am PDT

Hosts Ross Smith and Tom Kolker talk with Timbers midfielder Diego Chara about the team's run of form and also hear from goalkeeping coach Guillermo "Memo" Valencia well as Timbers.com's Richard Farley.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:23am PDT

Hosts Richard Farley and the Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg evaluate the Portland Timbers' 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, talk about the big moves that the Timbers could make in the summer transfer window, look ahead to Portland's upcoming game against LAFC, talk to Portland Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch about her time in Portland, analyze the Thorns' 4-0 win over the Utah Royals, discuss the NWSL playoff race and preview the Thorns' upcoming match against the Houston Dash.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:51am PDT

A special pre-July 4th edition has hosts Richard Farley and Jamie Goldberg discuss the Portland Timbers' big 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders, evaluate the club's 4-4-2 formation, look ahead to Portland's upcoming game against the San Jose Earthquakes, analyze the Portland Thorns' 1-1 draw with Sky Blue FC and 1-0 loss to the Seattle Reign, talk about the NWSL playoff race and preview the Thorns' upcoming match against the Utah Royals

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:45pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith welcome Timbers forward Samuel Armenteros and assistant coach Sean McAuley to the show, talk about the upcoming rivalry match with Seattle and more.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:23pm PDT

Hosts Richard Farley and Jamie Goldberg discuss the Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw with Atlanta United FC, talk about Portland coach Giovanni Savarese's flexibility with formations, look ahead to the Timbers' upcoming rivalry match against Seattle Sounders FC by speaking with Timbers StatMan Mike Donovan, analyze the Thorns' 3-1 win over the Houston Dash and preview the Thorns' upcoming matches against Sky Blue FC and Seattle Reign FC

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:53am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers defender Julio Cascante and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa about the U.S. Open Cup victory, Portland's trip to Atlanta, the 2018 World Cup, and more.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:42am PDT

Jamie Goldberg and Richard Farley discuss the Portland Timbers' 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup, preview Sunday's Timbers at Atlanta United match, take a look at the Darlington Nagbe trade six months later, analyze the Portland Thorns' 1-1 draw with the Chicago Red Stars, talk about the role Lindsey Horan plays on the field and look ahead to Friday's Thorns vs. Houston game.

Direct download: SMiP_20_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala and head coach Giovanni Savarese about the upcoming U.S. Open Cup clash, the 2018 World Cup in Russia and more.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_6-13-18_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:34pm PDT

Hosts Richard Farley of Timbers.com and Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian speak to Timbers forward Foster Langsdorf about signing with his hometown team, discuss the Portland Timbers' 2-0 win over San Jose in the U.S. Open Cup, analyze the club's scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City, preview Friday's U.S. Open Cup game against the LA Galaxy, make predictions for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and look ahead to Thorns FC's road game against the Chicago Red Stars.

Direct download: SMiP_19_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:50pm PDT

Hosts Jamie Goldberg and Richard Farley discuss the Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy, preview Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup game against the San Jose Earthquakes, look ahead to the Timbers' upcoming match against Sporting Kansas City by speaking with Kansas City Star reporter Sam McDowell, talk about how important Diego Chara is to the Timbers' success and analyze the Portland Thorns' 4-1 loss to the North Carolina Courage.

Direct download: smip_2018_e18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:58am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with T2 head coach Cameron Knowles about their recent run of success and how it helps the Timbers plus we hear from Timbers video/data analyst Shannon Murray as the team prepares to host the LA Galaxy.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-30-18_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Soccer Made in Portland comes to Timbers.com. Timbers and Thorns FC senior content producer Richard Farley joins The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg in this new podcast. In this first episode, Richard and Jamie discuss the Timbers' road win over the Colorado Rapids, analyze the Timbers' six-game winning streak, recap the Portland Thorns' 2-0 win over the Utah Royals and talk about the importance of the Thorns' upcoming game against the first-place North Carolina Courage. There's also an important discussion at the open about the pro's and con's of burritos.

Direct download: smip_full_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:07am PDT

Tom Kolker and Ross Smith sit down with with Timbers midfielder Andrés Flores and goalkeeping coach Memo Valencia as the team gets ready to hit the road to face the Colorado Rapids. Kolker and Smith also take a look back at the big win over LAFC, Samuel Armenteros' game-winning goal and discuss other memorable Timbers goal moments.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_5-23-18_1_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:19pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk to Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella about the team's strong play of late and preparing for LAFC. Timbers assistant coach Carlos Llamosa is also in studio talking about LAFC. Kolker and Smith also start looking ahead to the FIFA World Cup.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_5-16-18_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:07am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and defender Liam Ridgewell ahead of the 100th all-time meeting between Portland and Seattle Sounders FC. We also hear from FOX soccer broadcaster John Strong, Timbers soccer writer Richard Farley and more.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-9-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:37am PDT

Coming off a bye week, Talk Timbers hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Portland defender Alvas Powell and assistant coach Sean McAuley about the time away and how they're preparing for this weekend's match against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Direct download: TT_5-2-18_FIXED_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:10am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala, team video analyst Shannon Murray and soccer journalist John Rojas about the team's recent win, bye week and preparation for San Jose.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_4-25-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

Timbers defender Zarek Valentin along with goalkeeper coach Memo Valencia chat with hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith in the latest Talk Timbers. They discuss the team's home-opening win against Minnesota and look ahead to the next match against NYCFC.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:07am PDT

In the latest Talk Timbers, hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Portland forward Samuel Armenteros, head coach Giovanni Savarese and more.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_4-11-18_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:16pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers midfielder Diego Chara, assistant coach Carlos Llamosa and more on the latest episode of Talk Timbers.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 7:05am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson as well as assistant coach Sean McAuley as the team prepares for their trip to the Chicago. Timbers.com writer Richard Farley and MLSsoccer.com writer Paul Tenorio both join in this week's episode as well.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_3-28-18__.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

Guests include forward Fanendo Adi, video/data analyst Shannon Murray, Thorns FC head coach Mark Parsons and FC Dallas reporter Carter Baum all join this week's show.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_3-21-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:24pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, goalkeeping coach Memo Valencia, Washington Post soccer writer Steven Goff, Timbers.com senior content producer Richard Farley and more in a busy Talk Timbers.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:23am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco as well as assistant coach Carlos Llamosa ahead of the team's trip to play the New York Red Bulls.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_3-7-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT

Two-hour Talk Timbers returns! A packed podcast with hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talking with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese about the season ahead. We also hear from defender Liam Ridgewell, Timbers.com writer Richard Farley, and LA Times writer Kevin Baxter to get a look ahead to the Galaxy.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_2-28-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:02pm PDT

A packed podcast as hosts Jake Zivin and Ross Smith check in from Timbers preseason in Tucson, Ariz. Guests include midfielder Diego Chara, head coach Giovanni Savarese and general manager Gavin Wilkinson.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_2-21-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT

Hosts Jake Zivin and Ross Smith with a special edition of Talk Timbers from Portland's preseason camp in Tucson, Ariz. In this episode, they talk with reigning MLS MVP Diego Valeri.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_2-14-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:51pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers assistant coach Sean McAuley about preseason and we also hear from Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_2-7-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:19pm PDT

Timbers Director of Scouting and Recruitment Ned Grabavoy joins the show to talk about the offseason and the preseason so far.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_1-31-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese as preseason training gets underway in Tucson, Ariz.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_1-24-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:12pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with soccer writers Dylan Butler and Glenn Crooks about the upcoming season and the 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_1-17-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:18pm PDT

New Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese talks with hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith about joining the club and looking forward to the 2018 season.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_1-10-18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:13am PDT

Hosts Jake Zivin and Tom Kolker talk with Timbers GM and president of soccer Gavin Wilkinson about the Darlington Nagbe trade, the offseason and more. We also hear from Boston Herald soccer writer Kyle McCarthy and ESPN Los Angeles radio soccer journalist Dave Denholm.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_12-13-17.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

Hosts Jake Zivin and Tom Kolker talk with reigning 2017 MLS MVP Diego Valeri.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_12-6-17.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT