In the final show before the Timbers’ season starts, we chat about the Philadelphia Union, the approach to the opening game for both teams, the weather and give some predictions for the season.
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A quick recap of the Timbers’ final preseason game includes a chat about the final third and just how far along Portland’s attackers are. We also discuss who’s stock is up and down with the preseason now concluded.
With just one preseason game left, we break down the Timbers’ 1-0 loss to San Jose last weekend and the 1-1 draw with Portmore United in the Rose City Invitational. We talk about Gaston Fernandez, set piece defending and the strength of the second team.
As the Timbers prepare for the annual Rose City Invitational, we discuss the loans of Jake Gleeson and Bryan Gallego to Sacramento Republic, look in on training including a chat with Michael Harrington and preview the upcoming San Jose and Vancouver games.
This week we discuss Taylor Peay’s signing, whether or not the Timbers need to sign another goal keeper or forward, the preseason defeat of Indy XI and general roster questions.
Chris is back from South Africa as we break down the Timbers’ three preseason games. Lots of time is given to Maxi Urruti’s spot in the team, as well as discussions about Gaston Fernandez, Norberto Paparatto and a few off-field stories.
Chris comes to us from Johannesburg as we chat about some young Timbers prospects, Mikael Silvestre’s departure the first day of training camp and the affiliation with Sacramento Republic FC. We’re also joined by Travis Clark of TopDrawerSoccer.com to specifically discuss Schillo Tshuma and Bryan Gallego.
The Timbers made four major announcements during the week so we spend time on Gaston Fernandez, Norberto Paparatto, Bryan Gallego and Jose Valencia. We also take some listener questions regarding formation, Champions League and right back.
We’re back for 2014 with Chris Rifer joining the show. We chat about the Timbers’ offseason moves to date with a particular focus on forward departures, Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Steve Zakuani.
On Kelly’s last show, we review the highlights and lowlights of the Timbers’ 2013 season, chat about potential for improvement in the team and where we think moves might be made this offseason. We also discuss Jose Valencia’s loan, the Timbers kit leaks and even make MLS Cup predictions.