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Portland Timbers 2012 Player Rankings

2012 was a rough year for the Portland Timbers, but who were the best and the worst of the lot? Let's find out!

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Portland Timbers 2012 Player Rankings Recap

A recap of Stumptown's 2012 rankings of all the Portland Timbers, with all of the editor's rankings included.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #1: Nagbe

Today we ring in 2013 with the conclusion of our player ranking series: number one, Darlington Nagbe.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #2: Songo'o

After continually impressing both the Portland Timbers coaching staff and the fans, Franck Songo'o was signed to a one-year contract that helped the Timbers stave off an even worse year.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #3: Diego Chara

The Timber's first DP and fan favorite has earned praise for his high work rate and excellent passing skills.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #4: Smith

Acquired midway through the season Steven Smith struggled early on but improved toward the end. During the offseaon Smith's option was not picked up by the team with money being an issue.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #5: Horst

Coming off another off season surgery, Horst was the Timbers most consistant defender by the end of the season.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #6: Mosco

Hailed by Merritt Paulson on his arrival to Portland as the next Jamison Olave, Hanyer Mosquera's first year with the Timbers didn't quite live up to the expectation, but it showed signs of promise.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #7: Eric Brunner

While no longer with the team, and having had a sparse 2012 season, Eric Brunner's overall potential heading into the 2013 season rocketed him to the #7 position.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #8: Boyd

Kris Boyd comes into the rankings at #8 of our rankings of the 2012 Portland Timbers.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #9: Alhassan

#9 on our list knows how to light up a crowd , but needs to show more consistency.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #10: Troy Perkins

Portlanders were shocked when fan favorite Troy Perkins was traded to the Montreal Impact for Donovan Ricketts.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #11: Jewsbury

Captain Jack Jewsbury was still an integral part of Portland's 2012 season but it was not as productive as his 2011 season.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #12: Alexander

Eric Alexander led the Timbers in assists this year, but never cemented a spot in the starting XI.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #13: Bright Dike

No Portland Timbers player saw his stock rise higher, faster, than Bright Dike.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #14: Mwanga

Portland's own Danny Mwanga is #14 in our rankings of the Portland Timbers

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #15: Sal Zizzo

Arguably the Timbers' best-coiffed player, speedy midfielder Sal Zizzo is number #15 in our countdown.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings: Valencia

The Timbers' second designated player spent all year injured but still makes the top half of the list on pure potential.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings: Jean-Baptiste

The Timbers' rookie defender saw the field several times in 2012 and showed that he can hang in MLS.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #18: Ricketts

Acquired in a surprise like-for-like trade with the Montreal Impact in exchange for fan favorite Troy Perkins, Donovan Ricketts has played well enough, but not exactly the upgrade over Troy Perkins that was advertised.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #19: Bendik

The Timbers' backup keeper for much of the season, Joe Bendik was called into action behind both Troy Perkins and Donovan Ricketts.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #20: Wallace

Rodney Wallace is number 20 in our player rankings this year.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #21: Richards

The Timbers' first -- and as yet only -- home grown player, Brent Richards was the 2010 PDL Most Valuable Player (as well as the league's Rookie of the Year), after leading his Timbers U23s to their perfect season.

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Portland Timbers Player Ranking #22: Gleeson

A member of the Timbers U-23s during their perfect 2010 season, Gleeson impressed during his unexpected appearances early in the inaugural season, but little has been seen of him in 2012.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #23: Futty

Number 23 in our ranking is Futty Danso, a USL holdover who looked to have stepped backwards this year.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #24: Rincon

A young striker with lots of potential, but few minutes.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #25: Kimura

Kosuke Kimura is #25 in our end of the year player rankings.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #26: Kawulok

A former Portland Pilot and promising member of the perfect 2010 Portland Timbers U23s, Kawulok started the season with a bang, scoring a goal against Chivas in the preseason tournament at Jeld Wen Field.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #27: Fucito

The former Seattle Sounders fan favorite has generally failed to produce results in Portland.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #28: Renken

After arriving from Germany in the offseason as a well known youth prospect, Renken never got his chance to crack the first team but showed potential in practice and with the reserves.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #29: Chabala

Despite some heroics in his first couple months, this defender slowly sunk into mediocrity for the 2012 season.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #30: Purdy

Despite playing for the Timbers since 2010, Steve Purdy is still a relatively unknown player in the Rose City.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #31: Hogg

A late edition at the end of the 2012 season, Hogg is still an enigma to Timbers fans.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #32: Braun

One of four veterans of the perfect 2010 Portland Timbers U23s, Braun has seen very little of the first team.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #33: Perlaza

Jorge Perlaza earned his place in the Timbers history books with some important goals in 2011 but his 2012 season went nowhere.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #34: Palmer

The lightning rod of criticism of the Portland Timbers.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #35: Taylor

Left back Chris Taylor has never made it out of the reserve squad and into games with the first team.

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Portland Timbers Player Rankings #36: Marcelin

An oft-forgotten character of the 2012 season, Marcelin proved to be a good call by the Portland Timbers to be waived in early 2012.

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The 2012 Portland Timbers Player Rankings

2012 was a rough year for the Portland Timbers, but who were the best and the worst of the lot? Let's find out!

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