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Portland Timbers Postmortem: Taking Stock of a Lost Season

Hindsight is 20/20, so Stumptown Footy is taking a look back at some of the Portland Timbers' moves over the 2012 season to see if we can't figure out exactly where everything went pear-shaped.

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Postmortem: Gavin Wilkinson as Interim Coach

As the memory of 2012 finally begins to recede, making way for the hope and promise of the Caleb Porter era, we're taking one last look at the lost season, finishing with the year's most controversial decision.

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Postmortem: The Kenny Cooper Trade

In our penultimate postmortem, we look at the move that started this whole 2012 debacle -- the surprise transfer of Kenny Cooper to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for allocation money, a 2013 first round draft pick, and other considerations.

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Postmortem: The Perlaza-Mwanga Deal

One of Piotr Nowak's final acts as Head Coach of the Philadelphia Union sent Danny Mwanga to the Portland Timbers in exchange for Jorge Perlaza.

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Postmortem: Firing John Spencer

In the fourth installment of our 2012 postmortem series, we remember the decision, on July 9, to fire John Spencer.

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Postmortem: The Boyd Legacy

"I’ve said from the beginning, that we are committed to winning and will make a significant investment on the player front if it is the right fit for the organization. Kris perfectly fits the profile of the team’s needs and will make a huge impact."

- Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson in January

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Postmortem: Non-Soccer-Related Edition

In the first edition of the 2012 postmortem season we took a look at the Troy Perkins-Donovan Ricketts trade. In this edition, before we move on to some more of the year's more controversial team decisions, we thought we'd examine the front office's non-soccer related performance.

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Postmortem: Grade the Perkins/Ricketts Trade

The Portland Timbers' 2012 season isn't quite dead yet, kept alive via respirator until 34 matches have been played. So while it may seem a bit early to talk in terms of postmortems, honestly, there's not much else to talk about.

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