By Grant Wahl
November 21, 2013
Caleb Porter has the Portland Timbers within a game of the MLS Cup final in his first year as manager.
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But what you don't know is what Porter did next. He wrote a book about it. Working 12 hours a day for more than a week — "my wife hated me," he says — Porter put together a 150-page report examining every aspect of his time in the U.S. job. In the bound report, of which only 10 copies exist, Porter detailed every training session, every game, every piece of strategy in his tenure. He reflected on what he could have done differently and what he did well.

Caleb Porter authored an Olympic qualifying review immediately after the USA's failure to reach London.
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It has not taken long for Portland Timbers fans to rally behind manager Caleb Porter, who has been lauded by the Timbers Army in his first season.
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And to that, everyone in Portland will raise a pint.

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