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Sporting Kansas City forward Khiry Shelton (11) collides with FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

FC Dallas improving after rough start during strange season

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

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 coming off an injury, has the perspective of a player who has seen it all. The 31-year-old's career includes a brief stop...

Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson, left, is upended by Seattle Sounders defender Nouhou Tolo during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Yimmi Chara gives Portland 1-0 victory over Seattle

Sep. 24, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

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 time two sets of brothers played against each other in MLS history: Yimmi and Diego Chara for Portland, and Alex and Cristian...

Valeri scores 2 goals, Timbers beat Earthquakes 6-1

Sep. 20, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Diego Valeri had two goals, Yimmi Chará had a goal and an assist, and the Portland Timbers beat the San Jose Earthquakes 6-1 on Saturday night. Jeremy Ebobisse, Jaroslaw Niezgoda and Julio Cascante also scored for Portland (5-4-3). Valeri converted from the spot in the 25th...

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Valeri Kazaishvili (11) sets up to shoot against Portland Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark (12), scoring a goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in San Jose, Calif.

Qazaishvili scores in 76th, Earthquakes tie Timbers 1-1

Sep. 17, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Valeri Qazaishvili scored in the 76th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes tied the Portland Timbers 1-1 on Wednesday night. San Jose (2-4-5) will host Portland (4-4-3) again Saturday night. Qazaishvili connected with Chris Wondolowski on a give-and-go and Qazaishvili dribbled around...

Bradley Wright-Phillips leads LAFC over Portland Timbers 4-2

Sep. 14, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips had a goal and an assist to lead Los Angeles FC to a 4-2 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. LAFC (4-4-3) rebounded from consecutive 3-0 losses. Portland (4-4-2) had its three-match road winning streak snapped. Portland's Eryk Williamson opened...

Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco is helped off the pitch with an injury during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Seattle. Blanco did not return to play. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Timbers' Sebastian Blanco out for season with torn ACL

Sep. 8, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco tore the ACL in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season. Blanco will have surgery next week, the team said. He injured his knee early in Portland's 2-1 victory at Seattle on Sunday. Blanco was named MVP of the recent MLS is Back...

The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers play during the first half of an MLS soccer match in front of what is usually the supporters section, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Seattle at CenturyLink Field. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, matches are being played without fans in the stands, but members of the Emerald City Supporters and other groups were allowed to place flags and banners in the section. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Timbers get late winner from Mora, top rival Sounders 2-1

Sep. 7, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Substitute Felipe Mora scored after slipping behind the Seattle defense in the 83rd minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Sounders 2-1 on Sunday night. Moments after Seattle nearly took the lead, Mora came open behind the Sounders back line, collected a well-timed pass from Eryk...

San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, right, celebrates after scoring a goal past Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath, center, as Earthquakes midfielder Carlos Fierro (21) comes to congratulate Wondolowski during the second half of an MLS soccer match Monday, July 27, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Wondo says athletes have responsibility to use platforms

Sep. 3, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

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 play in a playoff game to protest social injustice. Other athletes followed their lead across sports, from the WNBA to Major League...

Galaxy wins 3rd straight with 3-2 victory over the Timbers

Sep. 3, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristian Pavon scored his fifth goal of the season and the LA Galaxy defeated the Portland Timbers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Efrain Alvarez and Joe Corona also scored for the Galaxy, who have won three straight. Portland's Diego Valeri scored in stoppage time, becoming only the third...

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark, left, goes up and grabs a ball in front of Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird, Center, as Timbers' Chris Duvall, right front, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

2 late goals give Salt Lake a 4-all tie with Portland

Aug. 30, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi and Sam Johnson scored late goals and Real Salt Lake rallied for a 4-4 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. Sebastian Blanco scored in the 70th minute to put Portland up 3-2 and Felipe Mora added what appeared to be an insurance goal in the 85th. But...