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MLS terminates contract of Timbers striker Brian Fernandez

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Major League Soccer has terminated Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernandez’s contract. The league announced the move Friday. Fernandez has also been removed from Portland’s roster. The 25-year old Argentine voluntarily entered the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral...

Atlanta United deals Darlington Nagbe to Columbus Crew

Nov. 13, 2019 8:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has dealt Darlington Nagbe to the state where he grew up, trading the midfielder to the Columbus Crew. United will receive up to $1,425,000 in allocation money and a 2020 international roster spot from the Crew. The 29-year-old Nagbe was acquired from the Portland Timbers...

Savarino scores in 87th, Real Salt Lake beats Timbers 2-1

Oct. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino scored in the 87th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 in the first round of the MLS playoffs Saturday night. Real Salt Lake advanced to play at the Seattle Sounders in the conference semifinals Wednesday night. Joao Plata's cross along the top of...

Ibrahimovic makes playoff debut as chase for MLS Cup begins

Oct. 17, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

Josef Martinez is back just in time to help Atlanta United try to defend its MLS Cup title. Martinez twisted his knee in a Sept. 21 game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The reigning league MVP was expected to miss several weeks but then he teased his return with a Rocky-inspired Instagram post. He started in...

Timbers forward Brian Fernández enters MLS health program

Oct. 7, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernández has entered Major League Soccer's substance abuse and behavioral health program. MLS announced Fernández's voluntary decision Monday. Fernández won't play for Portland at least until the program's doctors complete their evaluation and...

Timbers beat Quakes 3-1, earn playoff spot

Oct. 6, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers defied their recent results for a dominant win over San Jose that secured them a spot in the playoffs. "The players showed that in big moments they show up," Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese said. "They came today with an unbelievable energy, they stuck to the...

Decision Day _ and Golden Boot Day _ looms for MLS

Oct. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Major League Soccer is bracing for Sunday's annual Decision Day, the final day of the season when teams scramble — all at the same time — for playoff spots and position. This season's regular-season finale also could be called Golden Boot Sunday, as Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic vie for the...

Timbers stay in playoff spot with 2-2 draw with KC

Sep. 29, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dairon Asprilla converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute to give Portland a contentious 2-2 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night, keeping the Timbers in line for a playoff spot. Asprilla was given the opportunity for his first goal after Ilie Sanchez fouled Jeremy...

Timbers owner fined $100,000 conduct aimed at officials

Sep. 27, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has been fined $100,000 by Major League Soccer for "misconduct directed at match officials." The fine stems from the Timbers' 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution on Wednesday night. Portland led 2-1 going into stoppage time, but New England was awarded a penalty kick...

Revolution gets late penalty kick for 2-2 draw with Portland

Sep. 26, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jeremy Ebobisse scored a pair of goals for Portland but a stoppage-time penalty kick gave the New England Revolution a 2-2 draw with the Timbers on Wednesday night. The Timbers (13-13-6) have just two victories in their last eight games — all of which have been played at home....