Timbers score early and hold off the Whitecaps 1-0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in the opening minutes and the Timbers held off the Whitecaps 1-0 on Sunday night in Vancouver's first “home” match in Portland. Travel rest...

Rapids, FC Cincinnati report positive COVID-19 tests

Colorado's MLS game against Sporting Kansas City has been postponed after a Rapids player and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. A player for FC Cincinnati also...

Red Stars' Gordon launches nonprofit to help Black girls

Sarah Gordon tells the story often, about how she was a kid playing on a club soccer team when an opponent called her a racial slur. “I was raised around white people in a white com...

FC Dallas improving after rough start during strange season

The coronavirus shutdown, positive tests and then a spate of injuries. The 2020 season has been challenging — to say the least — for FC Dallas. Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, himself comi...

Yimmi Chara gives Portland 1-0 victory over Seattle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yimmi Chara scored in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Pacific Northwest rival Seattle 1-0 on Wednesday night. It was the first tim...

The Thorns open the fall series with a 3-0 win over Utah

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sophia Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft this year, scored in her Portland debut and the Thorns beat the Utah Royals 3-0 in a fall series ...

Loons coach Adrian Heath confronting challenging season

Adrian Heath says this is easily the most challenging season of his career. The coronavirus shutdown, the MLS is Back tournament in a bubble, and now a spate of injuries are testing ...

Maryland businesswoman leading launch of Japanese league

The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives some 6,700 miles away from where the players will ultimately take the field. Kikuko O...

Portland Classic cut to 54 holes because of air quality

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The LPGA Tour's Portland Classic set for this weekend has been reduced to 54 holes because of poor air quality caused by wildfires that have been burning across the West. ...

Life after the bubble: CJ McCollum releases his first wine

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Always a wine connoisseur, CJ McCollum is now a wine maker, too. The Portland Trail Blazers guard has a signature wine coming out Tuesday, and apropos of Orego...

MLS NEXT launching; Lletget and Dike honored

Major League Soccer has unveiled MLS NEXT, its elite youth development platform that seeks to fill the gap after the U.S. Soccer Development Academy shuttered in April. MLS NEXT, wi...

Pac-12 programs differ on reporting student-athlete cases

While the Pac-12 will soon be able to rapidly test athletes, hopes that a fall football season might be salvaged remain premature. Navigating the coronavirus has been uneven among t...

Carlos Bocanegra lone inductee to Soccer Hall for 2020

Former U.S. national team defender Carlos Bocanegra will be the lone inductee to the National Soccer Hall of Fame for 2020. Bocanegra, currently technical director for Atlanta Unite...

Wondo says athletes have responsibility to use platforms

Chris Wondolowski knows history when he sees it. The 37-year-old Major League Soccer veteran and the league's all-time leading scorer watched as the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to p...

Blazers withstood injury and more on road to the playoffs

The Portland Trail Blazers dealt with injuries all season, and the the loss of their biggest star topped it off in the playoffs. While the year was unusual for all of sports because ...