PORTLAND — Eight minutes might not seem like much. But for Steve Zakuani, the few minutes of action he saw coming off the bench in the Portland Timbers' opener against Philadelphia represented a significant forward step.
A soccer player with Vancouver's Spartans Futbol Club was arrested Wednesday by federal authorities after they reviewed his immigration status and criminal history, revealing he could be deportable due to a recent sex conviction.
His soccer career derailed by a knee injury that didn't heal as anticipated, Brent Richards has become perhaps one of the first Americans to have a recently-discovered knee ligament surgically repaired.
It wasn’t the smashing success they hoped for, but when Gaston Fernandez scored in the final seconds of stoppage time, the Timbers had an improbable 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday in Providence Park.