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Scandal-plagued Portland Timbers and Thorns hire new CEO

January 25, 2023, 2:25pm Soccer

Heather Davis has been hired as chief executive officer to lead Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers and the National Women's Soccer League's Thorns amid the fallout from a series of… Read story

Portland Thorns trainer fired for giving players painkillers

January 24, 2023, 3:07pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns have fired their athletic trainer after an outside investigation found he illegally distrubted a controlled substance to players, the National Women's Soccer League said Tuesday. Read story

Mike Norris, Portland Thorns head coach

Portland Thorns promote assistant Mike Norris to head coach

Mike Norris, Portland Thorns head coach

January 9, 2023, 6:03pm Soccer

Portland Thorns assistant Mike Norris has been promoted to head coach of the National Women’s Soccer League club to replace Rhian Wilkinson, who resigned after revealing she had developed feelings for a player that she had never acted on. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns fans hold signs during the first half of the team's National Women's Soccer League soccer match against the Houston Dash in Portland, Ore., Oct. 6, 2021. An investigation commissioned by the NWSL and its players union found "widespread misconduct" directed at players dating back to the beginnings nearly a decade ago of the country's top women's professional league.

NWSL bans former Portland Thorns coach Riley, three others for life

FILE - Portland Thorns fans hold signs during the first half of the team's National Women's Soccer League soccer match against the Houston Dash in Portland, Ore., Oct. 6, 2021. An investigation commissioned by the NWSL and its players union found "widespread misconduct" directed at players dating back to the beginnings nearly a decade ago of the country's top women's professional league.

January 9, 2023, 6:02pm Soccer

The National Women’s Soccer League permanently banned four coaches Monday as part of disciplinary action taken against several individuals and teams in response to an investigation into alleged abuse and misconduct in the league. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday, Jan.

Portland Thorns’ Sophia Smith named US Soccer Female Player of the Year

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday, Jan.

January 6, 2023, 11:58am Soccer

Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday after leading the national team with 11 goals and starting in a team-high 17 matches. Read story

Portland Timbers supporters cheer prior to the MLS Cup soccer match against New York City FC on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Timbers begin preseason activities Friday

Portland Timbers supporters cheer prior to the MLS Cup soccer match against New York City FC on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

January 5, 2023, 3:26pm Soccer

The Portland Timbers will report to training camp Friday at the Timbers Training Facility in Beaverton, Ore., to begin preparations for their 13th Major League Soccer season. Read story

People wait in line to enter Vila Belmiro stadium where Pele, the late Brazilian soccer great lies in state in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

Pelé buried at cemetery in Brazilian city he made famous

People wait in line to enter Vila Belmiro stadium where Pele, the late Brazilian soccer great lies in state in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

January 3, 2023, 8:38am National Sports

Brazilian sports legend Pelé is being buried Tuesday, with his nation of more than 200 million people and the world watching. Read story

Argentina's Lionel Messi lifts the trophy after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3.

Messi gets his World Cup as Argentina beats France on penalties

Argentina's Lionel Messi lifts the trophy after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3.

December 18, 2022, 11:09am Latest News

Lionel Messi scored two goals and then another in a shootout as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw Sunday to claim a third World Cup title despite Kylian Mbappé scoring the first hat trick in a final in 56 years. Read story

Christian Pulisic of the United States is dejected after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and the United States, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Netherlands won 3-1.

U.S. knocked out of World Cup with 3-1 loss to Netherlands

Christian Pulisic of the United States is dejected after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and the United States, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Netherlands won 3-1.

December 3, 2022, 10:01am Latest News

The Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory Saturday that advanced the Dutch to the quarterfinals. Read story

Portland Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, just five weeks after she led the team to the NWSL championship.

Thorns coach resigns after players ask her to step down

Portland Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, just five weeks after she led the team to the NWSL championship.

December 2, 2022, 12:05pm Soccer

Portland Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, just five weeks after she led the team to the National Women’s Soccer League championship. Read story