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Timbers go up 2-1 after first leg of semifinal with Sounders

The Portland Timbers did what they needed to do at home for the first go-round against the rival Seattle Sounders in the MLS playoffs.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Area roundup: Morgan Weaver nets hat trick as WSU women’s soccer team tops UW 3-1

Morgan Weaver scored three goals as the Washington State women’s soccer team defeated rival Washington 3-1 Friday night in the regular-season finale in Pullman. The Cougars (12-5-1, 5-5-1 Pac-12) extended …


After knockout chaos, MLS teams set for conference semifinals

Major League Soccer’s conference semifinals are set. All of the first-leg matches will be played this Sunday, with the second-leg games set for next week.


Thai owner of Leicester City soccer team dies in helicopter crash

The Thai billionaire owner of English Premier League team Leicester City was among five people who died after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from …


Red Bulls win the Supporters’ Shield; MLS playoffs set

The race for the Supporters’ Shield came down to the final regular-season games, with the New York Red Bulls claiming the award for most points this season with a 1-0 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Sounders surging into postseason, sights set on No. 2 seed

The Seattle Sounders will again be in the postseason thanks to another midseason turnaround that may be the most remarkable of the past three seasons. The Sounders have won 13 …


Area soccer notebook: Defending Big Sky Conference women’s champ Eastern Washington heats up at right time

EWU, the defending Big Sky tournament champion, was boosted in its late-season push by Jenny Chaves and goalie Kelsee Winston, who both earned conference player of the week for for …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Saudi government funds won’t pay for new FIFA events

FIFA says new competitions that will bring in $25 billion are not funded directly by any nation, including Saudi Arabia. Documents seen by The Associated Press show that FIFA told …


Lionel Messi breaks right arm, out for about 3 weeks

Lionel Messi has broken a bone in his right arm and will be sidelined for about three weeks.


MLS Capsules: Sounders beat Orlando City to clinch playoff spot

Victor Rodriguez had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 2-1 on Wednesday night and clinch their 10th consecutive playoff berth.


Victor Rodriguez, Sounders beat Orlando City, clinch playoff berth

Victor Rodriguez had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 2-1 and clinch their 10th consecutive playoff berth. Seattle (16-11-5) has won three games …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

U.S. wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each scored and the U.S. women’s national team defeated rival Canada 2-0 in the championship at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. With the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Josh Sargent scores, U.S. gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru

Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under interim coach Dave Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an 86th-minute goal …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

U.S. loses 4-2 to Colombia in Michael Bradley’s return

Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 in an exhibition that marked the return of American captain Michael Bradley …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Gonzaga women off to hot start in West Coast Conference play

It had been four years since the Gonzaga women’s soccer team won three West Coast Conference matches in a season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Girls soccer: Central Valley closes in on another undefeated regular season

After rocketing to a 10-0-1 record to begin the year, the Central Valley Bears are in prime position to complete their second consecutive undefeated regular season.


Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women past Trinidad and Tobago

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 in the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Tobin Heath added a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Victor Rodriguez scores twice as Sounders down Dynamo 4-1

Victor Rodriguez scored two goals in the second half as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Houston Dynamo 4-1 on Monday night.


MLS Capsules: 16-year-old George Bello scores, Atlanta tops New England

Sixteen-year-old George Bello scored his first professional goal and Atlanta United stayed in front of the Supporters’ Shield race with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday.


Amid rape accusation, Ronaldo scores for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo asked his Juventus teammates to leave him alone.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women in 6-0 rout of Mexico

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to lead the United States past Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night in each team’s opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup …


MLS Capsules: Minnesota United tops New York City

MINNEAPOLIS – Angelo Rodriguez scored two first-half goals and Minnesota held on to beat New York City FC 2-1 after going a man down Saturday night. Rodriguez headed home a …


Raul Ruidiaz scores twice, Sounders beat Rapids 4-0

Raul Ruidiaz scored twice off assists from Nicolas Lodeiro and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 4-0.


Sounders begin final stretch against cellar dwellers hoping to avoid common foe: overconfidence

The Sounders close out the final five matches of 2018 with a great chance to pad their playoff positioning against the three worst Western Conference teams and the worst squad …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Washington State ranked No. 9, highest in program history

For the first time in program history, the ninth-ranked Cougars (8-0, 1-0 Pac-12) have cracked the top 10 of the NCAA coaches poll.


Luka Modric, Marta win FIFA’s world player of year awards

Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for the fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading Croatia to its …


Galaxy beat Sounders for Dominic Kinnear’s first win as interim coach

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th goal of the season and Los Angeles beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday for Dominic Kinnear’s first victory as the Galaxy’s interim coach.


Sounders to face a very different, desperate Galaxy side in critical late-season matchup

Sounders forward Will Bruin is likely to start up top in place of injured Raul Ruidiaz against his former coach Dominic Kinnear, now running the crumbling Los Angeles Galaxy. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Jess McDonald’s 2 goals lead Courage to 3-0 win over the Thorns

Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was …


Union ends Sounders’ win streak on Picault’s late goal, 1-0

Fafa Picault scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, helping the Philadelphia Union halt Seattle’s MLS-record nine-game winning streak by beating the Sounders 1-0. The Union won for …