2012 Portland Timbers season

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Portland Timbers
2012 season
President Merritt Paulson
Head Coach John Spencer
Until 9 July 2012

Gavin Wilkinson
From July 9, 2012
Stadium Jeld-Wen Field
Portland, Oregon
(Capacity: 20,438)
Major League Soccer Conference: 8th
Overall: 17th
MLS Cup Playoffs Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Third Round vs Cal FC
Cascadia Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: Kris Boyd
(7 goals)
All: Kris Boyd
(7 goals)
Highest home attendance 20,438
all home games
Lowest home attendance 5,489 vs Cal FC
May 30, 2012
Average home league attendance 20,438 MLS
19,608All
Primary colors
Secondary colors
Third colors

The 2012 Portland Timbers season was the 2nd season for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. The season ended with a 1-1 tie with San Jose on October 27, an MLS record of 8-10-16, and elimination from the MLS Cup at 8th place in the western converence and 17th in the overall MLS regular season standings. The Timbers won the 2012 Cascadia Cup with a record of 3-1-2 against Seattle and Vancouver, and lost to Cal FC in their opening round to be eliminated from the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Including all previous teams in the area to bear the "Timbers" name, this is the 26th season in the history of the Portland Timbers franchise.

Background[edit]

On July 9, Portland Timbers parted company with John Spencer. Gavin Wilkinson was then appointed as manager until the end of the season.[1]

Preseason[edit]

California training camp[edit]

Return to Portland[edit]

Portland Timbers Tournament[edit]

Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 San Jose Earthquakes 3 1 0 2 5 4 1 5
2 Portland Timbers 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 5
3 AIK 3 1 1 1 2 0 2 4
4 Chivas USA 3 0 1 2 1 8 -7 1

Regular season[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Major League Soccer 17th March 12, 2012 October 27, 2012
U.S. Open Cup Third round Third round May 29, 2012 May 29, 2012
Cascadia Cup 1st May 26, 2012 October 21, 2012

Last updated: March 18, 2012
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

Western Conference standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) (W1) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 2012 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Real Salt Lake 57 34 17 11 6 46 35 +11
3 Seattle Sounders FC 56 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18
4 LA Galaxy 54 34 16 12 6 59 47 +12 2012 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 43 34 11 13 10 35 41 −6
6 FC Dallas 39 34 9 13 12 42 47 −5
7 Colorado Rapids 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 −6
8 Portland Timbers 34 34 8 16 10 34 56 −22
9 Chivas USA 30 34 7 18 9 24 58 −34

Updated to matches played on October 28, 2012
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Overall standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 Supporters' Shield & 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 63 34 18 7 9 42 27 +15
3 D.C. United 58 34 17 10 7 53 43 +10
4 New York Red Bulls 57 34 16 9 9 57 46 +11
5 Real Salt Lake 57 34 17 11 6 46 35 +11
6 Chicago Fire 57 34 17 11 6 46 41 +5
7 Seattle Sounders FC 56 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18
8 LA Galaxy 54 34 16 12 6 59 47 +12
9 Houston Dynamo 53 34 14 9 11 48 41 +7
10 Columbus Crew 52 34 15 12 7 44 44 0
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 43 34 11 13 10 35 41 −6
12 Montreal Impact 42 34 12 16 6 45 51 −6
13 FC Dallas 39 34 9 13 12 42 47 −5
14 Colorado Rapids 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 −6
15 Philadelphia Union 36 34 10 18 6 37 45 −8
16 New England Revolution 35 34 9 17 8 39 44 −5
17 Portland Timbers 34 34 8 16 10 34 56 −22
18 Chivas USA 30 34 7 18 9 24 58 −34
19 Toronto FC 23 34 5 21 8 36 62 −26

Updated to games played on October 28, 2012
Source: MLSsoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League (placed in Pot A). The other U.S. representatives in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League are:


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
34 34 8 16 10 35 55 −20 7 4 6 25 20 +5 1 12 4 10 35 −25

Last updated: October 29, 2012
Source: Portland Timbers
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H A A H H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A A H H A H A A H A A H
Result W T L L L L W L D D W D L W L W L L L L L D D L W W L D D L D L W D

Last updated: October 29, 2012.
Source: Portland Timbers
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Cup bracket[edit]

3rd Round 4th Round
           
MLS Portland Timbers 0
USASA Cal FC (aet) 1
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 5
USASA Cal FC 0
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 5
NASL Atlanta Silverbacks 1

Third round[edit]

May 30, 2012
7:30 PM PDT
Third Round
Portland Timbers 0 - 1 Cal FC
Report Aghasyan Goal 95'
Jeld-Wen Field
Attendance: 5,489
Referee: Will Niccolls (USA)

Cascadia Cup[edit]

See also: Cascadia Cup

The Cascadia Cup is a trophy that was created in 2004 by supporters of the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. It is awarded to the club with the best record in league games versus the other participants.

Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Portland Timbers 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 11
2 Seattle Sounders FC 6 2 1 3 9 5 +4 9
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6 0 3 3 4 8 -4 3

2012 Reserve League[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Los Angeles Galaxy Reserves (C) 10 6 3 1 22 11 +11 19
2 San Jose Earthquakes Reserves 10 5 3 2 15 12 +3 17
3 Seattle Sounders Reserves 10 4 5 1 18 19 -1 13
3 Portland Timbers Reserves 10 4 5 1 17 18 -1 13
5 Chivas USA Reserves 10 3 4 3 21 21 0 12
6 Vancouver Whitecaps Reserves 10 3 5 2 11 22 −11 11

Club[edit]

Kits[edit]

Primary
Primary Alt.
Secondary
Third
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Primary Green / White sleeves White Green
Primary Alt. Green / White sleeves Green Green MLS, July 18 against Chivas USA
Secondary Red / White sleeves White Red
Third White White White

Executive staff[edit]

Majority Owner & President Merritt Paulson
Chief Operating Officer Mike Golub
General Manager / Technical Director Gavin Wilkinson
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Jeld-Wen Field (20,438 / 110x70 yards)

Last updated: January 23, 2012
Source: Portland Timbers

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach John Spencer
Assistant Coach Amos Magee
Assistant Coach Cameron Knowles
Goalkeeping Coach Mike Toshack
Fitness Coach John Ireland
Head Athletic Trainer Nik Wald
Assistant Athletic Trainer Jun Morishita

Last updated: January 26, 2012
Source: Portland Timbers

Squad[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of August 7, 2012.[2]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Ricketts, DonovanDonovan Ricketts      Jamaica
2 Forward Fucito, MikeMike Fucito      United States
4 Defender Hogg, IanIan Hogg      New Zealand
5 Defender Brunner, EricEric Brunner      United States
6 Midfielder Nagbe, DarlingtonDarlington Nagbe (GA)     Liberia
7 Midfielder Zizzo, SalSal Zizzo      United States
8 Midfielder Songo'o, FranckFranck Songo'o      Cameroon
9 Forward Boyd, KrisKris Boyd (DP)     Scotland
10 Forward Mwanga, DannyDanny Mwanga      Democratic Republic of the Congo
11 Midfielder Alhassan, KalifKalif Alhassan      Ghana
12 Defender Horst, DavidDavid Horst      United States
13 Midfielder Jewsbury, JackJack Jewsbury (captain)     United States
14 Defender Smith, StevenSteven Smith      Scotland
15 Defender Kimura, KosukeKosuke Kimura      Japan
16 Forward Richards, BrentBrent Richards (HGP)     United States
17 Midfielder Alexander, EricEric Alexander      United States
18 Defender Kawulok, RyanRyan Kawulok      United States
19 Forward Dike, BrightBright Dike      United States
20 Forward Valencia, José AdolfoJosé Adolfo Valencia (on loan from Santa Fe)     Colombia
21 Midfielder Chará, DiegoDiego Chará (DP)     Colombia
22 Defender Wallace, RodneyRodney Wallace      Costa Rica
23 Goalkeeper Bendik, JoeJoe Bendik      United States
24 Forward Rincón, SebastiánSebastián Rincón (on loan from CA Atenas)     Colombia
25 Defender Purdy, SteveSteve Purdy      El Salvador
26 Midfielder Renken, CharlesCharles Renken      United States
27 Defender Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor      United States
28 Midfielder Braun, FreddieFreddie Braun      United States
30 Defender Palmer, LovelLovel Palmer      Jamaica
33 Defender Mosquera, HanyerHanyer Mosquera      Colombia
35 Defender Jean-Baptiste, AndrewAndrew Jean-Baptiste (on loan to Los Angeles Blues / GA)     United States
90 Goalkeeper Gleeson, JakeJake Gleeson      New Zealand
98 Defender Danso, MamadouMamadou Danso      Gambia

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

All players contracted to the club during the season included.[3]

As of October 22, 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Jamaica GK Donovan Ricketts 9 0 9+0 0 0+0 0
2 United States FW Mike Fucito 12 0 3+9 0 0+0 0
4 New Zealand DF Ian Hogg 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 United States DF Eric Brunner 13 1 10+3 1 0+0 0
6 Liberia MF Darlington Nagbe 34 6 31+2 6 1+0 0
7 United States MF Sal Zizzo 19 1 12+7 1 0+0 0
8 Cameroon MF Franck Songo'o 27 1 21+6 1 0+0 0
9 Scotland FW Kris Boyd 27 7 22+4 7 1+0 0
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Danny Mwanga 18 3 7+11 3 0+0 0
11 Ghana MF Kalif Alhassan 17 1 10+6 1 1+0 0
12 United States DF David Horst 23 1 20+2 1 1+0 0
13 United States MF Jack Jewsbury 33 3 31+1 3 1+0 0
14 Scotland DF Steven Smith 23 0 22+0 0 1+0 0
15 Japan DF Kosuke Kimura 17 1 16+1 1 0+0 0
16 United States FW Brent Richards 7 0 2+4 0 0+1 0
17 United States MF Eric Alexander 24 0 13+10 0 1+0 0
18 United States DF Ryan Kawulok 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
19 United States FW Bright Dike 12 5 9+3 5 0+0 0
20 Colombia FW José Adolfo Valencia 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 Colombia MF Diego Chará 29 0 28+0 0 1+0 0
22 Costa Rica DF Rodney Wallace 19 1 14+5 1 0+0 0
23 United States GK Joe Bendik 5 0 3+2 0 0+0 0
25 El Salvador DF Steve Purdy 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
26 United States MF Charles Renken 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 United States DF Chris Taylor 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 United States MF Freddie Braun 4 0 0+3 0 0+1 0
30 Jamaica DF Lovel Palmer 19 0 15+4 0 0+0 0
33 Colombia DF Hanyer Mosquera 27 0 25+1 0 1+0 0
35 United States DF Andrew Jean-Baptiste 5 1 4+1 1 0+0 0
90 New Zealand GK Jake Gleeson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
98 The Gambia DF Mamadou Danso 10 0 9+1 0 0+0 0
Players who appeared for Portland no longer at the club:
1 United States GK Troy Perkins 23 0 22+0 0 1+0 0
4 United States DF Mike Chabala 10 0 7+3 0 0+0 0
10 England FW Eddie Johnson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 Haiti MF James Marcelin 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0
15 Colombia FW Jorge Perlaza 11 0 6+4 0 1+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Players with 1 goal or more included only.[3]

As of September 20, 2012
Rk. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup
1 Scotland FW Kris Boyd 7 7 0
2 Liberia MF Darlington Nagbe 6 6 0
3 United States FW Bright Dike 5 5 0
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Danny Mwanga 3 3 0
United States MF Jack Jewsbury 3 3 0
6 Own Goal 2 2 0
7 Ghana MF Kalif Alhassan 1 1 0
United States DF Andrew Jean-Baptiste 1 1 0
United States DF Eric Brunner 1 1 0
United States DF David Horst 1 1 0
Japan DF Kosuke Kimura 1 1 0
United States MF Sal Zizzo 1 1 0
Cameroon MF Franck Songo'o 1 1 0
Costa Rica DF Rodney Wallace 1 1 0
TOTALS 34 34 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Players with 1 card or more included only.[4]

As of September 20, 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
5 United States DF Eric Brunner 1 0 1 0 0 0
7 United States MF Sal Zizzo 2 0 2 0 0 0
8 Cameroon MF Franck Songo'o 8 0 8 0 0 0
9 Scotland FW Kris Boyd 3 0 3 0 0 0
11 Ghana MF Kalif Alhassan 1 0 1 0 0 0
12 Scotland DF David Horst 1 0 1 0 0 0
13 United States MF Jack Jewsbury 5 0 5 0 0 0
14 Scotland DF Steven Smith 6 0 6 0 0 0
14 Haiti MF James Marcelin 1 0 1 0 0 0
15 Japan DF Kosuke Kimura 1 0 1 0 0 0
17 United States MF Eric Alexander 1 0 1 0 0 0
21 Colombia MF Diego Chará 10 1 10 1 0 0
22 Costa Rica DF Rodney Wallace 2 0 2 0 0 0
25 El Salvador DF Steve Purdy 1 0 1 0 0 0
30 Jamaica DF Lovel Palmer 4 1 4 1 0 0
33 Colombia DF Hanyer Mosquera 4 0 4 0 0 0
98 The Gambia DF Mamadou Danso 2 0 2 0 0 0
TOTALS 51 2 51 2 0 0

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

All goalkeepers included.[5]
Last updated: March 18, 2012

No. Nat Player Total Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup
MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV
1 United States Troy Perkins 1177 14 1.07 39 1057 13 1.11 37 120 1 1 2
23 United States Joe Bendik 23 2 0 23 2 0 0 0 0
90 New Zealand Jake Gleeson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 540 10 1.60 14 540 10 1.60 14 0 0 0

Player movement[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date Player Pos Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
January 4, 2012 United States Brent Richards (R) FW United States Washington Huskies
United States Portland Timbers U23's
Signed as Home Grown Player [6]
January 12, 2012 United States Andrew Jean-Baptiste (R) DF United States Connecticut Huskies SuperDraft, 1st round; signed to Generation adidas contract prior to draft [7]
January 17, 2012 Colombia Hanyer Mosquera DF Colombia La Equidad Free [8]
January 30, 2012 Scotland Kris Boyd FW Turkey Eskişehirspor Free, MLS rights acquired from Houston Dynamo for a 2013 1st round SuperDraft pick; signed to Designated Player contract [9][10]
January 31, 2012 United States Charles Renken (R) MF Germany 1899 Hoffenheim Free, MLS rights acquired via waivers [11]
February 16, 2012 Cameroon Franck Songo'o MF Spain Albacete Free [12]
February 24, 2012 United States Joe Bendik GK Norway Sogndal Free [13]
March 1, 2012 United States Ryan Kawulok (R) MF United States Portland Pilots
United States Portland Timbers U23's
Supplemental Draft, 1st round [14]
April 25, 2012 Scotland Steven Smith DF England Preston North End Free [15]
June 6, 2012 Democratic Republic of the Congo Danny Mwanga FW United States Philadelphia Union Trade for Jorge Perlaza [16]
July 5, 2012 Japan Kosuke Kimura DF United States Colorado Rapids Trade for allocation money and an international slot [17]
August 7, 2012 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts GK Canada Montreal Impact Trade for Troy Perkins [18]
August 9, 2012 New Zealand Ian Hogg DF New Zealand Auckland City [19]

Loans in[edit]

Date Player Pos Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
February 3, 2012 Colombia José Adolfo Valencia FW Colombia Santa Fe One year loan; initially signed to Designated Player contract on December 15, 2011 but failed team physical (knee); full transfer (undisclosed fee) and original DP contract will take effect upon full recovery from knee surgery; placed on disabled list and will not count against roster during 2012 season [20][21]

Transfers out[edit]

Date Player Pos Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 28, 2011 United States Kevin Goldthwaite DF N/A Retired [22]
November 28, 2011 United States Adin Brown GK N/A Contract expired, team option not exercised [23]
November 28, 2011 United States Rodrigo López MF N/A Contract expired, team option not exercised [23]
November 28, 2011 United States Peter Lowry MF N/A Contract expired, team option not exercised [23]
November 28, 2011 United States Ryan Pore MF N/A Contract expired, team option not exercised [23]
November 28, 2011 United States Spencer Thompson FW N/A Contract expired, team option not exercised [23]
January 12, 2012 United States Kenny Cooper FW United States New York Red Bulls Traded for a 2013 1st round SuperDraft pick and allocation money [24]
August 7, 2012 United States Troy Perkins GK Canada Montreal Impact Trade for Donovan Ricketts [18]
August 9, 2012 United States Mike Chabala DF United States D.C. United Trade for a first round 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft pick [25]

Loans out[edit]

Date Player Pos Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref

Unsigned draft picks[edit]

Date Player Pos Previous Club Notes Ref
January 12, 2012 United States Brendan King MF United States Notre Dame Fighting Irish
United States Chicago Fire Premier
SuperDraft, 2nd round; attended training camp, not offered a contract [7][26]
January 17, 2012 United States Miguel Ibarra MF United States UC Irvine Anteaters
United States Orange County Blue Star
Supplemental Draft, 2nd round; attended training camp, not offered a contract [27][28]
January 17, 2012 United States Doug Herrick GK United States Saint Mary's Gaels
United States Washington Crossfire
Supplemental Draft, 3rd round; attended training camp, not offered a contract [27][29]
January 17, 2012 United States Logan McDaniel MF United States Loyola Marymount Lions
United States Des Moines Menace
Supplemental Draft, 4th round; injured prior to training camp, not offered a contract [27][29]

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

Portland is in the #8 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking.[30]

International roster slots[edit]

Portland has 8 MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2012 season. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster slots. Clubs may trade their excess international roster slots to other teams and there is no limit to the amount of slots each team can acquire.

Portland acquired one additional slot for use in the 2011 and 2012 seasons from Los Angeles Galaxy, in exchange for allocation money, to bring their total to 9 for their first two seasons in MLS.[31] The Timbers then traded one of their 2012 slots to the Montreal Impact in exchange for not selecting any Timbers players in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft[32] and a 2015 MLS Supplemental Draft 4th Round pick.[33]

Prior to the 2012 season, Portland acquired an additional slot from D.C. United for use in the 2012 and 2013 seasons in exchange for allocation money,[33] bringing their total back up to 9 at the start of the 2012 season. In July 2012, Portland traded a slot to Colorado Rapids as part of the Kosuke Kimura deal. That slot returns to Portland after the 2012 season.

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired:

Future picks traded:

References[edit]

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