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Colorado Rapids spoil Portland Timbers’ first MLS game with 3-1 home victory

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Omar Cummings scored a goal and helped set up a second as the Colorado Rapids began their MLS Cup title defense with a 3-1 victory over …


New York beats Seattle Sounders FC in first road game

HARRISON, N.J. – Eleven months ago, Sounders FC limped to New York after a sobering home loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, but immediately bounced back with an inspiring win …


Heading taking a lot of blame as concussions increase in soccer

For 20 minutes after he had sustained what he believes was a concussion, Alex Smith – then a senior defender for an Olympia high school team – remained on the …


GSL Preview Boys soccer

District champion The Mead Panthers, after finishing 9-1 in the GSL and sharing the regular-season championship with Central Valley, edged Ferris 1-0 to capture the District 8 title. But coach …


Heading taking a lot of blame as concussions increase in soccer

Last year, high school soccer players suffered more concussions nationally than athletes in basketball, baseball, wrestling and softball combined, according to estimates from the Center for Injury Research and Policy. …


New Pacific Northwest rivalries highlight MLS season

SEATTLE – Don Garber could pick from any number of story lines to highlight the upcoming Major League Soccer season. For the commissioner of the MLS, though, nothing tops the …


Seattle Sounders know 2011 season is make-or-break time

SEATTLE – Urgency is rarely associated with an organization in just its third year of existence and already with two titles in the trophy case. Try explaining that to the …


Bears focus on team

It’s the kind of day that would make even a duck look for cover, but there was the Central Valley High School boys soccer team, out on the pitch, getting …


Seattle Sounders coach Schmid knows cuts must come

SEATTLE – Not even 30 years of coaching experience have made roster cuts any less painful for Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid. But that’s OK. He wouldn’t have it any …


In brief: GU alum Ching chosen for WCC Hall

GU alum Ching chosen for WCC Hall Soccer: Former Gonzaga University men’s soccer standout Brian Ching is one of eight inductees into the third annual West Coast Conference Hall of …


Sounders FC coach faces tough choices

In an attempt to get a candid analysis of Sounders FC’s rookie class, coach Sigi Schmid sought out the team’s veterans. They’d be sure to offer a harsh critique on …


Heat hand Cavs 21st straight loss

NBA: Once again, LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers reach a milestone in the NBA standings. First to 40 wins one year.


New Sounders draftee Tetteh lives the dream

Michael Tetteh still remembers the radio ad from 11 years ago. “Right to Dream,” a nonprofit organization, was holding open tryouts for a residential soccer academy in Tetteh’s native country …


Area roundup: Huskies fall to Boston College in OT

The Washington women’s soccer team’s NCAA tournament run came to an end Saturday, as Cerrone Hannah scored in the 6th minute of overtime to lift Boston College (17-6-1) to a …


UW goalie overcomes cancer to lead Huskies’ postseason run

SEATTLE – Standing over the penalty kick, in the oddest of circumstances, Washington’s Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann wasn’t a cancer survivor. She was a goalkeeper, taking a penalty shot in the ninth-round …


New MLS teams in Portland, Vancouver stock rosters

The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps started dealing after taking the first step toward building their inaugural rosters in Major League Soccer’s expansion draft on Wednesday. Both teams pulled …


Locals roundup: Vandals’ Small adds to honors

Chelsea Small has recorded another first in her second season on the University of Idaho women’s soccer team. The sophomore forward from Solana Beach, Calif., became the Vandals’ first academic …


East Valley Knights expected to thrive in soccer playoffs

Having dropped out of the Greater Spokane League and down a classification to the 2A level, Gabe Escobar and his East Valley High School girls soccer team made some major …


Soccer roundup: EV, Lakeside reach semis

Brittany Dugger split two defenders to score the opening goal in the 23rd minute and Sammi Hilsiker added an insurance goal 9 minutes later as East Valley (15-6) advanced to …


CV, Mt. Spokane drop playoff openers; LC wins on road

Central Valley got no love from Albi Stadium during Tuesday night’s opening round of the State 4A girls soccer tournament. Despite having the advantage of playing close to home, the …


Sounders done; Galaxy advance to MLS West finals

CARSON, Calif. – Edson Buddle and Omar Gonzalez scored off David Beckham’s free kicks in an 8-minute span of the first half to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a …


Bears, LC head to state in soccer

Central Valley found a way to survive a spate of missed scoring opportunities in the opener of Saturday afternoon’s 4A Regional soccer doubleheader at Gonzaga Prep. But in the nightcap, …


Central Valley nips Bullpups in soccer

Senior Alex Richardson scored a pair of goals 2 minutes apart midway through the first half to lead Central Valley to a 2-1 victory over Gonzaga Prep in a District …


Soccer notes: Vandals reboot for WAC tourney

The University of Idaho women’s soccer team won’t have to wait long for a chance at redemption. The Vandals, who blew a chance to clinch the regular-season Western Athletic Conference …


Sounders shut out in opener

SEATTLE – Edson Buddle floated a long shot over Kasey Keller and into the top left corner midway through the 38th minute on Sunday, giving the Los Angeles Galaxy a …


Bullpups take down Tigers in soccer

Ashley Ames scored both goals for Gonzaga Prep, including the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute, as the Bullpups (12-5) handed Lewis and Clark (15-1-1) its first loss of the …


Sounders enter playoffs on high

TUKWILA, Wash. – In just a few months, the Seattle Sounders went from being one of the biggest flops in Major League Soccer to the opponent everyone was trying to …


Sounders fall in finale

HOUSTON – Cam Weaver scored less than a minute into the second half, and the Houston Dynamo ended the season with their second straight victory, 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders …


Sandpoint rallies past Kavemen in state soccer tournament

The Sandpoint girls soccer team took the dramatic route in its State 4A tournament opener Thursday afternoon. It’s a path first-year coach Julie Pitre is all too familiar with, but …


CdA boys expect to make noise at state soccer

His team has offense and defense. So first-year Coeur d’Alene boys soccer coach Jeff Lake is confident his team will fare well when the 5A state tournament begins a three-day …