11:22 PM EST, Sun November 29, 2015
Oregonian 6 hours ago

Portland Timbers at FC Dallas in MLS Cup Playoffs: Players to watch, TV channel, how to watch online

For the Portland Timbers, the players to watch are Diego Valeri, Diego Chara and Dairon Asprilla. For FC Dallas, the players to watch are David Texeira, Fabian Castillo and Mauro Diaz.
Oregonian 6 hours ago

Portland Timbers fans hit the road for MLS Cup Playoffs game against FC Dallas (your photos)

Here's a look at how Portland Timbers fans in Portland, on the road to Dallas and around the world are showing their support for the team on match day.
Oregonian 8 hours ago

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas: Match predictions, poll

The Timbers travel to play FC Dallas in the second leg of the two-leg, aggregate goal Western Conference Championship. Portland has a 2-goal advantage after the 3-1 win in Portland.
Oregonian 8 hours ago

Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto could start in place of Liam Ridgewell Sunday

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter told the media Saturday that Norberto Paparatto would most likely start Sunday in place of center back Liam Ridgewell, who is dealing with a sore calf.
Oregonian 14 hours ago
Sporting events, on the air for Sunday, November 29

Sporting events, on the air for Sunday, November 29

Local sporting events and games on the air for Sunday, November 29.
Columbus Dispatch 18 hours ago

Soccer | Former Akron player on a roll with Timbers

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};PORTLAND, Ore.— Things could hardly be better for Darlington Nagbe. The 25-year-old midfielder became an American citizen in September, just returned from his first call-up with the U.S. national team and his Portland Timbers are one game away from playing for the MLS Cup. To top it off, Nagbe and his wife are expecting a son next month.
Columbus Dispatch 18 hours ago

Game preview | Crew at Red Bulls

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};On the Crew: Midfielder Federico Higuain took 10 corner kicks in the first leg, a franchise postseason record. … Defender Gaston Sauro missed the first leg because of a yellow-card suspension but is expected to start.
Columbus Dispatch 18 hours ago

Crew | Soccer: Opposing coaches are on the rise

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};For now, it is a question best asked at a pub table, perhaps pondered in Columbus or Newark, N.J., in the hours before the local soccer sides will play today to decide which advances to the MLS Cup final. Might either of their coaches — Crew SC’s Gregg Berhalter and the New York Red Bulls’ Jesse Marsch — one day move on to bigger things, maybe to the helm of the U.S. national team?
Columbus Dispatch 18 hours ago

Michael Arace commentary | Soccer: Crew captain truly steadies the ship

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Today, exactly 3 1/2 hours before kickoff at Red Bull Arena, Crew SC defender Michael Parkhurst will sit down to a pregame meal. If he has a choice, he will eat what he always eats on game day: chicken with pasta and half an avocado. No bacon will make an overlapping run. Never.
Oregonian Nov 28, 2015

Portland Timbers benefiting from veteran leadership of Nat Borchers and Liam Ridgewell in playoff run

Portland Timbers center backs Liam Ridgewell and Nat Borchers have helped the Timbers earn two clean sheets in four playoffs games and each scored to lead Portland to a 3-1 win over FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference Championship series Sunday.
Denver Post Nov 28, 2015
Jamie Vardy breaks scoring record, Leicester holds United 1-1

Jamie Vardy breaks scoring record, Leicester holds United 1-1

Jamie Vardy wheeled away in celebration, pointing repeatedly to his chest and taking in the adulation of the crowd.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 28, 2015

Soccer | Crew won’t get defensive, Berhalter says

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};There are no secrets, not anymore. Only the 90 minutes-plus of the second leg of an Eastern Conference finals separates Crew SC and the New York Red Bulls from playing for the greatest grail in American pro soccer, the MLS Cup.

On the record: City Football Group's Ferran Soriano at BlazerCon

It was quite a coincidence that City Football Group head honcho Ferran Soriano took the stage at BlazerCon just under two weeks after his company's New York operation fired head coach Jason Kreis, and five days after it appointed Patrick Vieira to be the new man in charge.
Oregonian Nov 27, 2015

Dairon Asprilla is finally making his mark on the field for Portland Timbers

After struggling to earn a place on the field for much of the season, Portland Timbers winger Dairon Asprilla is finally making his mark in the starting 11 in the playoffs.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 26, 2015

Soccer | Playing with playoff lead new to Crew

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};On Sunday, Crew SC will enter the second leg of the two-leg aggregate Eastern Conference finals with a 2-0 lead over the New York Red Bulls. It is a situation the Crew welcomes as it plays for a berth in its first MLS Cup final since 2008. It’s also one the Crew hasn’t been familiar with in recent years.

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    Nat Borchers

    Adi and Melano score, Timbers tie FC Dallas 2-2 to advance

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