Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 12/5/12
The news came in like a flurry of hailstones yesterday: comings and goings, wheelings and dealings - general happenings and buzz around the Portland Timbers not felt since the beginning of 2012, when so much was possible for last year's team. Now, with new coach Caleb Porter applying his stamp to the Timbers, and the club being reshaped in his mold, Portland seems ready to put the spilt milk of 2012 behind them and look towards a future that can be as bright as the one not taken last year. There was never any doubt that the Portland Timbers were going to have to make drastic changes to their roster in this short MLS offseason if they wanted to return to respectability in 2013. We knew there would be a shakeup of the back-line, changes up front and in the midfield, and a new feel to the club. We just didn't know with how much vigor, candor, or spunk the Timbers would go about making these changes. We knew Caleb Porter would want to try and mold the team into his style of play, ...
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