Diego de Souza Transfer Cancelled
He would be over the salary cap, and would be surplus to requirements.
Portland Timbers 0 - 2 Colorado Rapids
Portland's first loss in 19 games, and what an ugly one! They couldn't move, they couldn't score, they couldn't defend. Edson Buddle took the lead with a nice header, and Giorgi Makaridze scored an own goal to his embarrassment.
Player of the Match: Nick LaBroccha (Colorado)
Portland Timbers 1 - 2 Los Angeles Galaxy
For the first time, I've seen a truly dominant performance from Landon Donovan against me. First, he takes a cross and slots it in for his first goal. Then, he finds Trujillo on a free kick for Los Angeles's second goal and the winner. Portland had so many chances but couldn't finish.
Player of the Match: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles)
Injury Update: Darlington Nagbe will be out 4 to 5 weeks with a pulled hamstring.
US Open Cup Semifinal
Chicago Fire 1 - 0 Portland Timbers
Why do I always lose in this [bleep]ing tournament in the exact same [bleep]ing round to a [bleep] team?
Player of the Match: Matt Hedges (Chicago)
Portland Timbers 4 - 0 San Jose Earthquakes
Despite San Jose having more of the ball, Portland had more of the chances, and more of the options in attack, which San Jose was unable to cope with. Jose Valencia pulled a brace, almost had a hat trick, but he was ruled offside.
Player of the Match: Jose Adolfo Valencia (Portland)
Injury Update: Kyle Bekker suffered a broken ankle and will be out 3-4 months. He has been placed on the six-match Disabled List.
Timbers Announced to MLS All-Star Team
Defender Edson, midfielder Diego Chara, and striker Jose Adolfo Valencia were named to the MLS All-Star team, who will play against Southampton on July 23.
Portland Timbers 2 - 3 Southampton
Both teams put on a battling display, but it was Southampton who took the victory after Dicko's stoppage time winner. Portland actually took the lead when Guillermo Burdisso conceded a penalty, which Leanderson converted. Jay Rodriguez equalized when an easily smothered ball was played upfield, but Makaridze was too lackadaisical about retrieving it. Luke Shaw took the lead with a nice finish. Bryan Constant made his first goal a hell of a one by scoring it against Premier League competition. He cut inside and had a nice finish from close range.
Player of the Match: Jack Cork (Southampton)
Portland Timbers 1 - 0 D.C. United
Both sides had excellent defending, as expected from two top teams in MLS, but it was Kevin Barmby's goal that won it. He found so much space in the box I had expected it to be disallowed!
Player of the Match: Brian Carroll (D.C. United)
CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
Harbour View 2 - 2 Portland Timbers
A shock result! I tried to play as much of a B squad as I could, to get them some precious playing time, but they failed me this time. After having a goal disallowed, Harbour View took the lead on a penalty kick. After some choice four-letter words at halftime, Russel Canouse scored his first ever goal and equalized. Ryan Cronin added a nice effort to take the lead. Unfortunately, Demar Hines found enough space on the wing to slot a shot in and shock a sleepy Portland team.
Player of the Match: Ryan Cronin (Portland)
We're still in the lead for the Supporters' Shield, but Los Angeles is also making a run, and so could New England if they win some of their games in hand.