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Hard knocks? Sounders defender Kim Kee-hee gives as good as he gets in bashing his way on to MLS scene

Sounders defender Kim Kee-hee says he likes physical play and can take whatever opponents throw his way, be it broken noses, cuts to his eyes or a bloody scalp.


Lewis and Clark edges Davis in State 4A boys soccer opener

For the Lewis and Clark boys soccer team, Wednesday was all about opportunities.


Veteran Lewis and Clark heads to State 4A boys soccer tournament with high goals

Lewis and Clark’s boys soccer players are ready to make the most out of another appearance at state.


Vital for World Cup teams: Silencing the non-playing blues

Because teams can only field 11 players at one time, there will be squad members at the World Cup who don’t get to play at all. Dealing with their frustrations, …


The place to be: Uruguay 1930 – where the World Cup began

The 21st World Cup gets underway next month in Moscow and billions around the world are expected to tune in during the monthlong tournament – a far cry from its …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7 p.m.

Timbers beat Sounders 1-0 in 100th meeting

Sebastian Blanco broke out his Chucky mask for a goal against the rival Sounders. In a nod to his nickname back home in Argentina, Blanco donned the mask in celebration …


Soccer playoffs: Clarkston, East Valley advance to 2A state tournament with wins over CWAC schools

Roundup of Saturday’s prep boys soccer playoff action from across the region.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Rivalry Hijinks: Timbers tease Sounders before 100th match between the Pacific Northwest teams

The salvos were being launched well before Sunday’s rivalry game between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

College track and field: Idaho’s Zachary Short, Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee win events at Big Sky Championships

Idaho sophomore Zachary Short won the men’s shot put and Eastern Washington sophomore Keshun McGee took the men’s long jump during the Big Sky Conference track and field championships Thursday.


MLS Capsules: Sporting Kansas City beats 10-man Atlanta United 2-0

Daniel Salloi and Gerso Fernandes scored second-half goals and Tim Melia came up with several huge saves, leading Sporting Kansas City to a 2-0 victory over short-handed Atlanta, Sporting snapped …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Handwalla Bwana lifts Sounders past Toronto FC, 2-1

Handwalla Bwana scored early in the second half and the Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC 2-1 in a rematch of the previous two MLS Cup finals.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Man City sets Premier League record for points, goals, wins

Manchester City set the Premier League record for most points, most goals and most wins in a single season by beating Brighton 3-1. City moved onto 97 points, two more …


Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson in intensive care after brain surgery

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in intensive care after emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage on Saturday amid an outpouring of affection and get-well messages from across …


Sounders draw 0-0 with 10-man Columbus

The Seattle Sounders played up a man for more than 75 minutes, fired off 45 crosses and took 16 shots, but were unable to get anything past Columbus goalkeeper Zach …


Gambling Commission arrests 4 in Wenatchee soccer betting ring

The Washington State Gambling Commission said its agents have arrested four people in an illegal soccer betting ring in Wenatchee.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Liverpool goes from qualifier to UEFA Champions League finalist

Liverpool advanced to its first Champions League final in more than a decade despite a 4-2 loss at Roma on Wednesday. The Reds scored two early goals and that was …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Real Madrid reaches 3rd straight UEFA Champions League final

Real Madrid conceded early again but held on to a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich to reach its third straight Champions League final 4-3 on aggregate. Joshua Kimmich scored for …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Euro nations offered up to $75M every 2 years in FIFA league

European football federations stand to earn up to $75 million every two years if FIFA’s plans for a new global league are approved. The extent of the windfall is outlined …


Liverpool considers itself warned of possible Roma comeback

Liverpool understands the danger it faces in the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday. The Reds, however, are confident they will not face the same fate as Chelsea and Barcelona did this …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Italian federation details talks with Roberto Mancini

The Italian football federation says it is in talks with Roberto Mancini about taking over the Azzurri’s vacant coaching job. Federation commissioner Roberto Fabbricini tells the ANSA news agency that …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 9:01 a.m.

Roma’s tactics for stopping Mohamed Salah: Never lose sight of him

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah moves so fast that it’s difficult to keep an eye on him. Yet that’s exactly the advice that Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has given his …


Patrik Schick should take pressure off of Edin Dzeko against Liverpool

Roma waited all season to see what Patrik Schick can do. And he showed recently can do plenty. The 22-year-old Czech Republic striker can impose his physical presence as a …


MLS capsules: David Villa scores twice as NYCFC remains hot

David Villa scored two goals to help New York City FC beat FC Dallas in New York.


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

LAFC wins home debut, beats Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Laurent Ciman’s late goal

Laurent Ciman scored on a free kick in the third minute of stoppage time, and Los Angeles FC opened its $350 million Banc of California Stadium with a stunning 1-0 …


Barcelona wins Spanish league title with Lionel Messi hat trick

Unbeaten Barcelona added to its domestic dominance by winning the Spanish league title for the third time in the last four seasons on Sunday.


Saturday’s MLS capsules: Minnesota ends 4-game skid with win over Houston

Ibson Barreto da Silva and Darwin Quintero each scored to help Minnesota United beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday night and end a four-game skid.


Sounders will have revenge on their minds when they visit expansion team Los Angeles FC

The Sounders opened their Major League Soccer season with a home loss to Los Angeles FC. On Sunday, they meet again – in Los Angeles, in the expansion team’s home …


LAFC’s downtown stadium sets new benchmark for U.S. soccer

Los Angeles’ first new outdoor sports arena in a half-century is opening a mere 18 months after construction began. Banc of California Stadium sits on the former site of the …


Andres Iniesta exit deprives Barca of humble star who kept winning

Andres Iniesta means so much more to Barcelona than the 30-plus titles he helped add to its trophy case. The Spaniard, who is leaving the club at the end of …


Trump threatens countries who don’t back U.S. World Cup bid

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don’t back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.