12:00 PM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014
Oregonian 2 hours ago

Nike and soccer: a match made in the 1970s, Timbers veteran says

The company refers to 1994 -- the year the United States hosted the World Cup -- as the year that it entered the soccer fray
New York Daily News 2 hours ago
SEE IT: Helmet-cam captures mountain biker’s death defying ride down sheer ridge (VIDEO)

SEE IT: Helmet-cam captures mountain biker’s death defying ride down sheer ridge (VIDEO)

Harrowing helmet-cam footage captures a mountain biker's breathtaking ride down a narrow, nearly vertical ridge during a Red Bull-sponsored event in Utah.
Columbus Dispatch 7 hours ago

Soccer | Crew notebook: Gonzalez fined, not suspended for flopping

Crew defender Giancarlo Gonzalez has earned a fine but will not be suspended for an altercation late in Sunday’s game at San Jose. Gonzalez was fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee for embellishment after making contact with Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski late in a 1-1 tie at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Tacoma News-Tribune 9 hours ago

Dempsey’s goals result of teamwork

Clint Dempsey’s curling free kick from almost 30 yards is among the nominees for goal of the week in Major League Soccer.
Seattle Times 9 hours ago

My MLS power rankings: Week 6

Here are some other MLS power rankings from other outlets: ESPN.com, SI.com, Soccer America, MLSsoccer.com and Pro Soccer Talk. Lot of varying opinions out there. I appear to have the Sounders lower than most.
philly.com 11 hours ago

Ties are giving the Union fits in the early going

For some reason, Union has been forced to settle for a tie in three early games, which could impact playoff bid down the line.
Seattle Times 13 hours ago

Live chat with Sounders FC's Stefan Frei at noon Thursday

Sounders FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will join The Seattle Times for a live chat at noon Thursday. We hope you will join, as readers will be able to ask him about the team, settling into a new city, his artwork, his two dogs or anything else.
Seattle Times 13 hours ago

Depth has Sounders on rise

Look beyond Clint Dempsey’s impressive goal-scoring run and you’ll see key contributions from a deeper, stronger Sounders FC bench in the team’s move up the standings.
Oregonian 17 hours ago

Portland Timbers video: Caleb Porter looks ahead to Real Salt Lake

The Timbers were eliminated by Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference finals playoff series in 2013.
Oregonian 17 hours ago

Portland Timbers feel composed despite remaining winless six games into the season

The Portland Timbers are trying to maintain the right mindset as they head on the road looking for their first win of the season against a difficult Real Salt Lake team.
Oregonian 17 hours ago

MLS Power Rankings (Week 6): New coach has Columbus off to fast start

First-year coach Gregg Berhalter has Columbus sitting atop the Eastern Conference.

Clint Dempsey talks about dealing with the 'baggage' of coming into MLS as a DP

Sounders FC's Clint Dempsey met with the media after Tuesday's practice, and when talking about what has been different for him this season, he mentioned he initially had to deal with "the baggage that comes with being a designated player expected to perform straight away." He was asked to expand upon what he meant by "baggage." "Just what I said about coming in and not being in top form and being expected to perform straight away while still being in preseason form -- trying to play catch-up," Dempsey said. "There is a way that you have to build your body into the season, and I was kind of...

MLS set to announce Atlanta as the latest expansion franchise

MLS has been hyping a celebration Wednesday in Atlanta, where all indications are that the city will be confirmed as the latest expansion franchise. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had reported earlier this month that the city would get the league's 22nd team and that it won't join until 2017. This video below, put together by MLS, obviously shows that the news is no secret. What do you think about Atlanta joining the league? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nio7tf-u6o
Seattle Times 18 hours ago

Tuesday notes: Brad Evans, Andy Rose could make return this week

Here are a few notes from Sounders FC practice. It was a light session as the guys who played in Monday's reserve game against Seattle University just did light drills to recover.

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