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FILE - Portland Timbers team president and general manager Gavin Wilkinson, left, speaks as team owner Merritt Paulson, right, listens during an MLS soccer news conference on Jan. 8, 2018, in Portland, Ore. Wilkinson and Paulson have been removed from any decision-making roles with the Portland Thorn's National Women's Soccer League club until the findings are released from an ongoing investigation into numerous scandals around the league.

Thorns fire execs, Louisville apologizes following report

FILE - Portland Timbers team president and general manager Gavin Wilkinson, left, speaks as team owner Merritt Paulson, right, listens during an MLS soccer news conference on Jan. 8, 2018, in Portland, Ore. Wilkinson and Paulson have been removed from any decision-making roles with the Portland Thorn's National Women's Soccer League club until the findings are released from an ongoing investigation into numerous scandals around the league.

October 5, 2022, 5:45pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns have dismissed a pair of team executives in the wake of an investigation into misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns fans hold signs during the first half of the team's NWSL soccer match against the Houston Dash in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, according to a report released Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

Thorns owner Paulson steps away after damning abuse report

FILE - Portland Thorns fans hold signs during the first half of the team's NWSL soccer match against the Houston Dash in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, according to a report released Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

October 4, 2022, 3:10pm Soccer

Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson has removed himself from a decision-making role with the National Women’s Soccer League club until the findings are released from an ongoing investigation into numerous scandals around the league. Read story

Portland Timbers midfielder Dairon Asprilla (27) does a cartwheel while celebrating after scoring a goal against the New England Revolution during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Portland, Ore.

Timbers topple Minnesota 1-0 for 4th straight win

Portland Timbers midfielder Dairon Asprilla (27) does a cartwheel while celebrating after scoring a goal against the New England Revolution during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Portland, Ore.

September 10, 2022, 10:32pm Soccer

Dairon Asprilla scored on a header in the 61st minute and the Portland Timbers downed Minnesota United 1-0 on Saturday night. Read story

Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders in Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. The Timbers won 2-1.

Timbers down Sounders 2-1 to win Cascadia Cup

Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders in Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. The Timbers won 2-1.

August 26, 2022, 10:32pm Soccer

Sebastian Blanco scored the go-ahead goal early in the second half and the Portland Timbers won the Cascadia Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Friday night. Read story

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (15) and Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Char? (21) chase the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Kansas City, Kan.

Agada sparks Sporting KC to 4-1 romp over Portland

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (15) and Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Char? (21) chase the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Kansas City, Kan.

August 21, 2022, 7:58pm Soccer

William Agada scored two goals and Sporting Kansas City cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday. Read story

Liga MX All-Stars starters pose for a team photo before taking on the MLS All-Stars in the MLS All-Star soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn.

Mexico, United States collaboration pave way to 2026 World Cup

Liga MX All-Stars starters pose for a team photo before taking on the MLS All-Stars in the MLS All-Star soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn.

August 19, 2022, 7:46pm Soccer

Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game against Liga MX counterparts, an expanded Leagues Cup competition next year and a series of women’s exhibition matches this summer all aim to bridge the border as the 2026 World Cup looms. Read story

Portland Thorns midfielder Olivia Moultrie is the youngest player to score a goal in NWSL history.

Portland Thorns’ Moultrie proud of stand she took to play in NWSL

Portland Thorns midfielder Olivia Moultrie is the youngest player to score a goal in NWSL history.

August 8, 2022, 6:33pm Soccer

It’s been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women’s Soccer League at just 15 years old. Read story

Portland Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno scored in the 27th minute of the Timbers 1-1 draw against Nashville on Wednesday night.

Timbers’ unbeaten streak reaches 9 with draw vs Nashville

Portland Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno scored in the 27th minute of the Timbers 1-1 draw against Nashville on Wednesday night.

August 3, 2022, 11:00pm Soccer

Santiago Moreno scored in the 27th minute and the Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a 1-1 draw against Nashville on Wednesday night. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Jaros?aw Niezgoda (11) and Minnesota United defender Michael Boxall (15) battle for possession during the second half of an MLS soccer match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., Saturday, July 30, 2022.

Timbers rally, end with 4-4 tie at Minnesota

Portland Timbers forward Jaros?aw Niezgoda (11) and Minnesota United defender Michael Boxall (15) battle for possession during the second half of an MLS soccer match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., Saturday, July 30, 2022.

July 30, 2022, 3:47pm Soccer

Luis Amarilla scored two goals, including the equalizer, for Minnesota United in a 4-4 tie with the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda, right, heads the ball in for a goal against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Timbers success in Seattle continues, topple Sounders 3-0

Portland Timbers forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda, right, heads the ball in for a goal against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 9, 2022, 4:16pm Soccer

Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored in the 24th minute, Santiago Moreno and Dairon Asprilla connected late in the second half and the Portland Timbers remained unbeaten in their past seven regular-season games in Seattle with a 3-0 victory over the Sounders on Saturday. Read story