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Bill Tuiloma (Portland Timbers | USA)

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Timbers poor season start continues, 3-0 loss away to previously pointless San Jose.

Prior to this game SJ Earthquakes had been sitting on a -12 GD. Portland now bottom of Western Conference, with 1 point after 5 games.

Last season's MLS Cup GF appearance must seem an age ago.

Tuiloma 90 mins as a CB.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/04/06/highlights-san-jose-earthquakes-vs-portland-timbers-april-6-2019?autoplay=true

Timbers with a pen miss. Tuiloma with the Jerry Collins ("pint of Guinness") haircut.

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90 mins at the heart of a back three, as Timbers lose 2-1 at Dallas.

Portland's 5th loss on the trot.

Soccerway tells me they have all been away games. Not sure if that's true.

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Full 90 for Tuiloma, and a 1st win of the season for the Timbers as they get off the bottom of the Western Conference with a 3-1 win at Columbus Crew.

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YoungHeart wrote:

Full 90 for Tuiloma, and a 1st win of the season for the Timbers as they get off the bottom of the Western Conference with a 3-1 win at Columbus Crew.

That result of course see's Rapids go bottom.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/04/20/highlights-columbus-crew-sc-vs-portland-timbers-april-20-2019?autoplay=true

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Playing against Toronto right now, currently 1-1 with Bill scoring.

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And it was a fantastic volley too

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happydays wrote:

And it was a fantastic volley too

Great strike.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/04/27/highlights-toronto-fc-vs-portland-timbers-april-27-2019?autoplay=true

Timbers win 2-1 on the road.

Same celebration with hands as Wood?

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AT&T Goal of the Week >> Vote Here

Tuiloma with 75% of the vote so far. Safe to say it's locked in. Fantastic goal.

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Tuiloma is one Kiwi who won't be leaving his MLS club anytime soon you'd think.

90 mins as a CB as Timber's turnaround continues with a 2-1 win away at Real Salt Lake. 

Portland have now won 3 in a row, after 5 losses in a row earlier!

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/05/04/highlights-real-salt-lake-vs-portland-timbers-may-4-2019?autoplay=true

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90 mins in a 1-0 loss at Vancouver.

Tuiloma almost scores twice with his head - one being an OG miss!

Anyway great to still him becoming almost a fixture now for Portland. Still only 24, so a real breakout season in the MLS and who knows. Nelsen was 27 when Blackburn signed him from DC United.

Though I presume BT is still without a Euro visa, even after his time in France?

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/05/11/highlights-vancouver-whitecaps-fc-vs-portland-timbers-may-10-2019?autoplay=true

Like it how for Vancouver home games, they close off the BC Place top tier, to  give it a better match atmosphere.

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90 mins as Portland draw 1-1 with Houston in MLS.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/05/15/highlights-houston-dynamo-vs-portland-timbers-may-15-2019?autoplay=true

Note to date Timbers have played all 11 MLS games away. Not until round 13, that they will be at home. That's a lot of hotels, and of course a lot of airports, the US having largish travel distances.

So a heap of home games at backend of the season, could see them climb the table.

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Timbers's good recent form continues. 

A 3-1 win at Philadelphia Union. 

Tuiloma 90 mins.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/05/25/highlights-philadelphia-union-vs-portland-timbers-may-25-2019?autoplay=true

Ends a run of 12 away games to start the season. First game in Portland next weekend.

4W, 1L & 1D in their last 6 games.

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Pretty decent turnaround after a horrible start to the season. Good to see Tuiloma become a regular in the first team this season too, by all accounts has been performing solidly of late too. Good stuff.

Not too sure about the reason for all the away games first up (stadium redevelopment/unavailability?) But the upside for Portland is that they've got 22 games left in the season - 17 of which will be at home. Now that's a pretty favourable run in, week after week after week of traditionally strong home support! I'd expect them to be moving up that table pretty quickly.

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Didn't do my research, but looks like they've just completed an $85USD redevelopment of Providence Park.

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YoungHeart wrote:

Pretty decent turnaround after a horrible start to the season. Good to see Tuiloma become a regular in the first team this season too, by all accounts has been performing solidly of late too. Good stuff.

Not too sure about the reason for all the away games first up (stadium redevelopment/unavailability?) But the upside for Portland is that they've got 22 games left in the season - 17 of which will be at home. Now that's a pretty favourable run in, week after week after week of traditionally strong home support! I'd expect them to be moving up that table pretty quickly.

If continues to perform very solidly may come onto radar of a few clubs in Europe. 

Still young at 24, and already has experience in France. Speaks French.

Different to say a Michael Boxall, who is probably too old now to ever get a look in over there (at a highest level anyway).

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YoungHeart wrote:

Didn't do my research, but looks like they've just completed an $85USD redevelopment of Providence Park.

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I'm guessing that's $85 million US, otherwise they really cheaped out on the redevelopment.

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el grapadura wrote:

YoungHeart wrote:

Didn't do my research, but looks like they've just completed an $85USD redevelopment of Providence Park.

Providence Park Upgrade 

I'm guessing that's $85 million US, otherwise they really cheaped out on the redevelopment.

And we wonder why those bloody construction firms are going under...

But yes $85,000,000 USD was the figure I was trying to get across, whoops.

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is bills best position central midfielder or in defence?

I'm hoping it is midfield for the all whites (when they play) but I haven't seen enough of him to know for sure

Auckland will rise once more

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