2:01 PM EST, Mon March 02, 2015
Oregonian 1 hour ago

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers heads to Washington, D.C. for continued CBA negotiations

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers is in Washington, D.C. representing the Timbers at the continued collective bargaining agreement negotiations. The MLS Players Union and the league will meet on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as they try to reach an agreement before the start of the season on Friday.
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Soccer | Crew: Three draft picks sign

Crew SC has signed draft picks Sergio Campbell, Sagi Lev-Ari and Kalen Ryden in advance of today’s Major League Soccer roster deadline. The signings put the Crew at 28 players under contract with Congo midfielder Cedrick Mabwati set to join the team this summer as the 29th. Rosters were capped at 30 players last year.
Oregonian 2 hours ago

11 questions facing the Portland Timbers as they head into the 2015 season

The Portland Timbers will open their 2015 MLS season on March 7 against Real Salt Lake at Providence Park. Here are 11 questions facing the Timbers as they head into the season.
The Crew 9 hours ago
Columbus Crew SC to reveal historic venue naming rights details on Tuesday for United States’ first soccer-specific stadium

Columbus Crew SC to reveal historic venue naming rights details on Tuesday for United States’ first soccer-specific stadium

Columbus Crew SC today announced that it will make a historic club announcement on Tuesday, revealing a stadium naming rights partnership for its venue, the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States, built in 1999. The monumental press conference ceremony, which highlights a venue name change, features Columbus Crew SC Investor-Operator and Chairman Anthony Precourt and President of Business Operations Andy Loughnane, and is set to take place at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 3 at the stadium . The event will also be streamed on ColumbusCrewSC.com. Read More

RSL to hold press conference Tuesday for new potential minor-league stadium site

freeform Less than a week after pulling the plug on his plans to perhaps revitalize the Utah State Fairpark with a minor-league soccer stadium, Real Salt Lake owner bDell Loy Hansen/b will hold a press conference Tuesday to announce his latest proposal at a new site. A source told the iTribune/i Sunday night the press conference will be held at the proposed potential site, adding “We are entering into an exclusive window with the Salt Lake Valley communi...
Oregonian Mar 1, 2015

Portland Timbers' Will Johnson participates in CBA negotiations, says there's still considerable work ahead

Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson flew to New York this week to participate in the collective bargaining meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday and said that, while both the MLS players and the league are committed to trying to reach an agreement, neither side has been willing to budge on their fundamental principles.
Oregonian Mar 1, 2015

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter continues to tinker with attack in 1-0 preseason win over Stabaek

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter sat Gaston Fernandez and moved Darlington Nagbe to the No. 10 position in Saturday's 1-0 preseason win over Stabaek.
Oregonian Mar 1, 2015

Coach Caleb Porter on building off preseason, developing 'unpredictability' (video)

Porter talked about the 1-0 win against Stabaek, about the lessons learned during the preseason and what's next as the Timbers prepare to open the MLS regular season against Real Salt Lake Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Providence Park.
Oregonian Mar 1, 2015
Sporting events, on the air for Sunday, March 1

Sporting events, on the air for Sunday, March 1

Local sporting events and games on the air for Sunday, March 1.
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 1, 2015

Sounders’ preseason draws to a close with a tie against Kansas City

Team said ready for opener next weekend, but labor issues cast a shadow.

RSL beats Rapids 2-1, wins Desert Diamond Cup tournament

Only its most-despised rival stood between Real Salt Lake and a preseason trophy. And in typical Rocky Mountain Rivalry fashion, Saturday night’s Desert Diamond Cup final between RSL and the Colorado Rapids was a rough-and-tumble affair. Meaning yellow cards aplenty and even an ejection — RSL striker Alvaro Saborio was sent off in the 50th minute after his second caution — but seconds after Saborio was tossed, Javier Morales turned back the clock and scored a magnificent free kick. After 40-p...
Oregonian Mar 1, 2015

Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi on his goal in the 1-0 win against Stabaek (video)

Adi scored the only goal in the Timbers' 1-0 win against Stabaek in the final game of the Simple Invitational -- and the final game of the preseason. He talks about the momentum of the win and about pairings among the team's forwards.

Schmid talks game, preseason, real season

Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say tonight after the Sounders ended their preseason with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City: On this game: I thought we started the game slowly. We weren’t really as sharp as I wanted us to be. As the game went on, we obviously gave up a goal, but I thought from about the 25-minute mark on, I thought we picked up our game and played better. I thought we were playing better at the start of the second half, and then we got some good energy from Andy Rose and … Read more »

Games to Watch: U.S. U-20s in trouble, Liga MX, England's Championship

One of this weekend's marquee matches in Mexico's Liga MX features quite a few Americans.

Games to Watch: U.S. U-20 team beings World Cup qualifying

Some of the top young prospects in American soccer lead the U.S. into CONCACAF's qualifying tournament for this summer's FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Two players on the squad have local ties: Midfielder Russell Canouse (TSG Hoffenheim) is a Lancaster native, and Zack Steffen (Freiburg) - the team's likely starting goalkeeper - is a Downingtown native.

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    Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers heads to Washington, D.C. for continued CBA negotiations

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