PTFC Podcasts (Soccer)

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.

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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.

Direct download: smip_19_12.mp3
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.

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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.

Direct download: smip_19_10.mp3
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.

Direct download: smip_19_09.mp3
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.

Direct download: guerrero.mp3
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.

Direct download: smip_19_08.mp3
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.

Direct download: smip_19_07.mp3
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.

Direct download: smip_19_06.mp3
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.

Direct download: smip_19_05.mp3
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.

Direct download: md_11_ebobisse_williamson_jadama.mp3
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.

Direct download: md_08_attinella_valentin.mp3
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.

Direct download: SMIP_19_04.mp3
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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-26.mp3
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.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-5.mp3
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.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_7-25_1.mp3
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.

Direct download: SMiP_24_full.mp3
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.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_7-11-18_1.mp3
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.

Direct download: SMiP_23_full.mp3
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

Direct download: SMiP_22_full.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:45pm PDT