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Topic - Caleb Porter
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter was named the Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year at the Oregon Sports Awards.
The Portland Timbers' season-opening draw with Philadelphia left them wondering what they could have done to pull out the win.
The Portland Timbers were the surprise of Major League Soccer last season under first-year coach Caleb Porter. Playing what fans dubbed "Porterball," the team finished atop the Western Conference standings and advanced to the conference finals.
The Portland Timbers mirror the personality of first-year coach Caleb Porter. With two matches left and a playoff berth within grasp, the team is all business.
After missing his team's final soccer game last season because of cancer treatment, 8-year-old Atticus Lane-Dupre made sure his teammates were in on his wish to scrimmage against the Portland Timbers.
For all the talk about the strides soccer has made in the United States, results of late have been stark and disappointing.
"It's big. I think part of scoring goals is confidence," Porter said. "Hopefully it gets him rolling."
"The coach in me is always looking down the road and how we can get better," Porter said after the opener. "But I am happy we pulled out the point."