8:28 AM EDT, Thu October 02, 2014
Columbus Dispatch 3 hours ago

Michael Arace commentary | Soccer: Crew rises as calendar turns to fall

There was an Oktoberfest celebration at the state fairgrounds on Saturday, which pushed park-and-ride parking for the Ohio State game over to the Crew lots. That created an incredibly interesting traffic situation when Oktoberfestgoers, park-and-riders and Crew fans got in their cars, simultaneously, and tried to leave the area. It was like rush hour in Hong Kong.
Oregonian 8 hours ago

Portland Timbers Will Johnson returns to Portland after injury and surgery

The Timbers midfielder had remained in Toronto for surgery after sustaining a broken right leg during the 3-2 loss at Toronto Saturday.
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian 8 hours ago

Timbers Mailbag - Rumored changes to MLS will alter landscape for Portland Timbers

With a slight break in the schedule, we open up the Timbers mailbag to talk about the playoffs, 2015 expansion, and some of the other topics about the Portland Timbers going on before their big match in San Jose on October 4.
philly.com 8 hours ago

Union faces its latest must-win situation against Chicago

Union is fighting for its playoff life as regular season draws closer to the end.
Oregonian 8 hours ago

From the forest to the field: The story of the Portland Timbers log slab tradition

Joey Webber, better known at Portland Timbers' mascot Timber Joey, secures between five and seven logs each season for the Timbers log slab celebration.
Oregonian 9 hours ago

Portland Timbers Will Johnson and his wife, Caroline talk about leg injury

The Timbers midfielder returns to Portland Wednesday for the first time since suffering a broken leg at Toronto Saturday.
Oregonian 9 hours ago

Portland Timbers Will Johnson talks about leg injury (video)

The Timbers midfielder suffered a season-ending broken leg during the team's game at Toronto Saturday.
Toronto Sun 9 hours ago
The Top 5 things that need to happen for TFC to make the playoffs

The Top 5 things that need to happen for TFC to make the playoffs

It’s getting down to the nitty-gritty in the Eastern Conference playoff race. And, for once — well, the second time (2009) — the Reds are firmly in the hunt following a remarkable come- from-behind win against Portland last weekend.
Tacoma News-Tribune 10 hours ago

Speedy Lowe could dart from DL into Sounders role

First-round pick Damion Lowe ready to return to action in Reserve League match next week.
Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago

Frank Yallop: Opening wallet isn’t a problem for Fire

There’s an ever-growing perception that the Fire are cheap — that under chairman Andrew Hauptman, they aren’t willing to spend big on the kind of players they need to win big in Major League Soccer. Coach Frank Yallop ­disputes that perception. ‘‘It’s not true at all,’’ Yallop said. ‘‘I’ve had great conversations with Andrew, and I told him, ‘Let’s not waste your money.’ Andrew has spent a lot of money on this team. I think it’s up to...
Columbus Dispatch 10 hours ago

Crew: Stingy defense leads drive toward playoffs

The Crew is forging a path to the playoffs on the merits of what is becoming one of Major League Soccer’s top defenses.
Seattle Times 11 hours ago

Sounders versatility comes in handy during long MLS season

Brad Evans is the Sounders’ key utility player, but Jalil Anibaba, Micheal Azira also give coach Sigi Schmid options.

Hitting the Sounders on the break and the 'counter-counter'

The two goals Chivas USA scored in the first half Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink were the eighth and ninth the Sounders had allowed in their last three games alone. And both came against the run of play with the Sounders caught in transition between attack and defense, both in midfield and in the back. Those spaces were closed down in the second half, as Seattle was able to batten down the hatches and squeeze out a 4-2 win on the back of its offensive firepower. “Obviously, the first half wasn’t our best half, but we sorted some things out tactically at halftime and I think we executed...
Schmid pitches Marshall for defender of year

Schmid pitches Marshall for defender of year

Asked today about how Chad Marshall stacks up against other central defenders in MLS, coach Sigi Schmid made a pitch for Marshall as defender of the year, an award he previously won in 2008 and 2009 with Columbus. “He’s got to be a guy who is considered for defender of the year this year,” Schmid said. “He’s got to be one of the candidates for that. He’s been one of the top defenders in our league, and he’s played the whole season: He didn’t miss for World Cup or anything like that. But his play I think definitely warrants that … Read more »

Off DL, top pick Lowe set for reserve duty

The Sounders took central defender Damion Lowe (hip) and forward Kevin Parsemain (knee) off the disabled list last week. It sounds like Parsemain still has some recovering to do, while Lowe appears ticketed for play in the Reserve League game at Colorado on Monday. “With Kevin it’s still a situation where he’s still working with coming back from his ACL injury, so he’s probably not game ready,” coach Sigi Schmid said. “He won’t play in the reserve game. But with Lowe, the reserve game on Monday is going to be very important. We want to see how many minutes he … Read...

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