3:49 PM EDT, Sat August 23, 2014
Oregonian 1 hour ago

Portland Timbers and Darlington Nagbe getting healthy at the right time

The playmaking midfielder is nearing full health after sustaining a knee injury July 27.
Oregonian 2 hours ago

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter previews game against Seattle (video)

The Timbers look to capture three points and move into a top-five position and potential playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Columbus Dispatch 9 hours ago

Soccer: Selling out Crew Stadium will be goal as team looks to build upon its fan base

It was less than a half-hour after the Crew had beaten the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-1 last Saturday, and midfielder Ethan Finlay was reclining in a chair in the locker room. More than 20,000 fans were exiting Crew Stadium following a postgame fireworks show as Finlay was finally enjoying some quiet. He was worn out after having just scored his sixth goal and fourth assist of the season, and he was sporting an ice wrap on his right shin. But his enthusiasm for the crowd was unaffected.
Columbus Dispatch 9 hours ago

FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1: Dallas’ 10-player team foils Salt Lake

FRISCO, Texas — Je-Vaughn Watson and Fabian Castillo scored second-half goals, and 10-man FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 last night to make it a three-way tie atop the Western Conference of Major League Soccer.
Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago

Garrido's arrival a perfect fit for unsteady, inconsistent Dynamo defense

Even practices were nasty at times, leading to one fight Robinson and Ricardo Clark tried to carry from the field into the locker room before teammates and coaches ushered them home to cool down. Even the franchise's all-time leading scorer, Brian Ching, was prone to beat defenders in the air than through silky cuts with the ball at his feet.
Toronto Sun 16 hours ago
Gilberto breaking out for Toronto FC

Gilberto breaking out for Toronto FC

Once-embattled Gilberto exhaled when I asked him.
Houston Chronicle 19 hours ago

Scouting report: at Columbus

1 The Dynamo, on a six-game road losing streak, must figure out a way to pick up points on the road. 3 The Dynamo defense is looking for its third shutout in its last four games.
Tacoma News-Tribune 19 hours ago

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

The Cascadia Cup will take center stage on Sunday as the Portland Timbers welcome their fiercest rivals, Seattle Sounders FC, to Providence Park.
Tacoma News-Tribune 19 hours ago

Yedlin’s rising star drawing more attention of all kinds

The Sounders defender was booed at Salt Lake and singled out for error against the Earthquakes.
Chicago Sun-Times 20 hours ago

Fire seeking spark from forward Robert Earnshaw

The never-ending Jermaine Jones saga has overshadowed much of what has happened to the Fire in the last few weeks. Each news item and piece of discussion about the Fire has focused on how Jones would or wouldn’t help fix one of their many deficiencies. But whether Jones eventually finds himself at Toyota Park or not, the Fire need to figure out a way to address one of their most glaring  issues: scoring. When the Fire play Saturday at Toronto, they’ll be trying...

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