Soccer Made in Portland

A weekly Portland Timbers and Thorns podcast hosted by The Oregonian/OregonLive's beat reporter, Ryan Clarke, and supporter and longtime blogger Chris Rifer.

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2018 Episode 17
Jamie and Richard discuss the Portland Timbers' road win over the Colorado Rapids, analyze the Timbers' six-game winning streak, debate whether Julio Cascante or Bill Tuiloma should start at center back against the LA Galaxy, recap the Portla...
83 min
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2018 Episode 16
Chris returns for one final Soccer Made in Portland episode with Jamie and new co-host Richard Farley. The group discusses the Portland Timbers’ statement win over Bob Bradley’s LAFC, debates whether Samuel Armenteros should take over the starting...
105 min
153
2018 Episode 15
Jamie and Chris return to recap the Portland Timbers’ win over the Seattle Sounders, discuss whether the Timbers’ defensive turnaround is the beginning of a larger trend, and look back on a week of disappointing results for the Thorns.
74 min
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2018 Episode 14
Matt Pentz, the Seattle Sounders beat writer for The Athletic, joins Jamie and Chris to preview the Sounders’ visit to Providence Park. Meanwhile, Chris and Jamie recap the Timbers’ 1-0 win in San Jose, eat some crow over optimism about the Thorns...
70 min
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2018 Episode 13
Jamie and Chris return to look ahead to the Portland Timbers’ visit to the San Jose Earthquakes, discuss the unfortunate statement from supporters of the Salt Lake City Royals ahead of the Thorns visit to Rio Tinto Stadium, and ask whether Tobin...
64 min
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2018 Episode 12
Jamie and Chris return to recap the Portland Timbers’ stunning 3-0 win over New York City FC, discuss the return of Liam Ridgewell, and hash out whether the Portland Thorns’ defensive sloppiness is cause for concern going forward.
55 min
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2018 Episode 11
Chris and Jamie return to discuss the Portland Timbers’ win over Minnesota United, weigh the future of the Timbers’ 4-3-2-1, and recap the Portland Thorns 2-1 win over the Orlando Pride.
57 min
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2018 Episode 10
Jamie and Chris return to re-hash the Portland Timbers’ meltdown in Orlando, discuss whether referees in North American soccer need to be more transparent in their accountability measures, and look ahead to the Portland Thorns’ home opener against...
74 min
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2018 Episode 9
Jamie and Chris return to discuss the Portland Timbers’ awakening, Liam Ridgewell’s omission from the traveling squad in Dallas and Chicago, and the Portland Thorns’ split season-opening road trip.
61 min
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2018 Episode 8
Chris and Jamie return to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers’ week off, look ahead to a daunting matchup with FC Dallas, and preview the Portland Thorns’ season opener at the Carolina Courage.
72 min
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2018 Episode 7
Jamie and Chris return to the microphones to wade through the Portland Timbers’ catastrophe in New Jersey, assess what exactly is wrong with Gio Savarese’s side, and size up the chances that Christen Press will be a Thorn.
58 min
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2018 Episode 6
Jamie and Chris return to the microphones to recap the Portland Timbers’ season-opening 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy, to look at what the future holds for Marco Farfan and Alvas Powell, and to get ready for the Portland Thorns’ preseason tournament.
54 min
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2018 Episode 5
Jamie and Chris are back to run down the Portland Timbers’ second trip to Tucson, discuss the positional battles that are ongoing for Gio Savarese’s side, and look ahead to the regular-season opener in Los Angeles.
70 min
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2018 Episode 4
Chris and Jamie return to discuss the Portland Timbers’ first trip to Tucson, the signing of Samuel Armenteros and the fallout therefrom, and how the Portland Thorns are going to handle Caitlin Foord’s injury.
63 min
165
2018 Episode 3
Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese joins the show to discuss the first two days of preseason in Tucson, balancing playing young players and keeping the team’s core intact, and training his team to be tactically flexible. Chris and Jamie,...
64 min
166
2018 Episode 2
Jamie and Chris return to the microphone to discuss a busy two weeks for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns including the imminent acquisition of Andy Polo, Justin Meram trade rumors, the end of the Allie Long Era in Portland, and the arrivals...
74 min
167
2018 Episode 1
Chris and Jamie return after the holiday break to catch up on a very eventful month of December for the Portland Timbers, look ahead to the rest of the winter transfer season, and discuss how Tobin Heath’s lingering ankle injury may affect her NWSL...
57 min
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2017 Episode 41
Chris and Jamie return to try to read the tea leaves about Caleb Porter’s sudden departure from the Portland Timbers, recap Gavin Wilkinson and Merritt Paulson’s offseason press conference, and dive into the Timbers’ anticipated offseason moves.
60 min
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2017 Episode 40
Chris and Jamie return to discuss the Portland Timbers’ dismissal from the playoffs at the hands of the Houston Dynamo, play a round of Stays-or-Goes, and dream about what they would like to see in the Timbers’ 2018 secondary kit.
66 min
170
2017 Episode 39
Chris and Jamie return to discuss the Portland Timbers’ 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinal, wonder aloud at MLS’s field standards, and run down the deluge of injuries ahead of Sunday’s decisive second leg.
69 min
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2017 Episode 38
Jamie and Chris return to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers’ 2-1 season-ending win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, assess how to view the Timbers winning the West with 53 points, and look ahead to the conference semifinal against the...
48 min
172
2017 Episode 37
Jamie and Chris take to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers’ 4-0 win over D.C. United, revel in the Portland Thorns’ NWSL title, and look ahead to some crucial offseason decisions facing Mark Parson, Gavin Wilkinson, and the Thorns...
82 min
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2017 Episode 36
Richard Farley of FourFourTwo joins the show to recap the Portland Thorns’ 4-1 win over the Orlando Pride, discuss the catalyst for the Thorns second-half surge, and look ahead to the NWSL Final. Chris and Jamie take a look at the Portland...
73 min
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2017 Episode 34
Portland Thorns head coach Mark Parsons returns to the show to discuss the turning point in the Thorns’ regular season, the team’s tactical flexibility, and the lessons from last season’s playoff disappointment. Jamie and Chris recap the...
79 min
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2017 Episode 34
Jamie and Chris return to recap the Portland Timbers’ 3-0 trouncing of Orlando City, discuss what has catalyzed the Timbers’ defensive turnaround, and look back at the Portland Thorns’ 0-0 draw at the Orlando Pride and the return of Tobin Heath.
78 min