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Ridgefield starters huddle prior to the second half of its Class 2A state quarterfinal game against West Valley on Saturday in Ridgefield.

Ridgefield’s win sets up final four return in 2A girls soccer

Ridgefield starters huddle prior to the second half of its Class 2A state quarterfinal game against West Valley on Saturday in Ridgefield.

November 13, 2021, 5:56pm Prep Sports

There will be a couple familiar faces in the Class 2A girls soccer final four, including the rising Ridgefield Spudders. Read story

Columbia River players celebrate Anna Iniguez’s goal in the 50th minute of their state playoff game Wednesday against White River.

Columbia River beats White River to reach 2A state girls soccer quarterfinals

Columbia River players celebrate Anna Iniguez’s goal in the 50th minute of their state playoff game Wednesday against White River.

November 10, 2021, 9:29pm Prep Sports

What’s been a given for Columbia River girls soccer for the past decade is playing soccer in November. Player personnel come and go, but River in the state playoffs has been the mainstay. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla (27) celebrates with teammates after his goal during an MLS soccer game against the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Portland, Ore.

Timbers win, await Minnesota in playoffs

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla (27) celebrates with teammates after his goal during an MLS soccer game against the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Portland, Ore.

November 7, 2021, 7:43pm Soccer

A goal by Sebastian Blanco in the 53rd minute was the final tally for the playoff-bound Portland Timbers in a 3-0 victory over Austin FC on Sunday night in the final regular-season game. Read story

Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco (10) celebrates a goal against Real Salt Lake during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Sandy, Utah.

Blanco scores twice, Timbers beat Real Salt Lake 3-1

Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco (10) celebrates a goal against Real Salt Lake during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Sandy, Utah.

November 3, 2021, 10:35pm Soccer

Sebastian Blanco scored two goals and the Portland Timbers beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Wednesday night to clinch home field for the first round of the playoffs. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns goalie Karina LeBlanc, right, celebrates with teammates and fans after their 2-0 win over the Seattle Reign in a National Women's Soccer League match in Portland, Ore., April 21, 2013. The Portland Thorns have named former goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc as the team's new general manager. LeBlanc is currently the head of women's soccer for the confederation for North and Central America and Caribbean soccer. She plans to step down from that post to focus on the Thorns.  "I know women's football will continue to be a major priority at Concacaf. I am proud of how we were able to move the game forward. I loved the work I did there, but I missed being around the game, players and the energy of Portland," LeBlanc said in a statement Monday, Nov.

Thorns appoint former goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc as GM

FILE - Portland Thorns goalie Karina LeBlanc, right, celebrates with teammates and fans after their 2-0 win over the Seattle Reign in a National Women's Soccer League match in Portland, Ore., April 21, 2013. The Portland Thorns have named former goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc as the team's new general manager. LeBlanc is currently the head of women's soccer for the confederation for North and Central America and Caribbean soccer. She plans to step down from that post to focus on the Thorns.  "I know women's football will continue to be a major priority at Concacaf. I am proud of how we were able to move the game forward. I loved the work I did there, but I missed being around the game, players and the energy of Portland," LeBlanc said in a statement Monday, Nov.

November 1, 2021, 10:24pm Soccer

Karina LeBlanc is ready to lead the Portland Thorns out of recent turbulence as the team's new general manager. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla (27) celebrates with teammates after his goal during an MLS soccer game against the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Portland, Ore.

Timbers eliminate Earthquakes from playoff race with 2-0 win

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla (27) celebrates with teammates after his goal during an MLS soccer game against the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Portland, Ore.

October 27, 2021, 9:34pm Soccer

Dairon Asprilla had a striking bicycle kick goal and the Portland Timbers eliminated the San Jose Earthquakes from playoff contention with a 2-0 victory Wednesday night. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Yimmi Chara (23) moves the ball against Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry (2) during an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Commerce City, Colo.

Rapids beat Timbers 2-0, clinch playoff berth

Portland Timbers forward Yimmi Chara (23) moves the ball against Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry (2) during an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Commerce City, Colo.

October 23, 2021, 9:36pm Soccer

Dominique Badji and Diego Rubio each scored a goal and Braian Galván had two assists to help the Colorado Rapids beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 and clinch a playoff spot on Saturday night. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla, right, controls the ball against Vancouver Whitecaps defender Marcus Godinho, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

Whitecaps rally with 3 second-half goals to beat Timbers 3-2

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla, right, controls the ball against Vancouver Whitecaps defender Marcus Godinho, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

October 20, 2021, 9:49pm Soccer

Cristian Dajome converted on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps came from behind to beat the Portland Timbers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Read story

Portland Thorns clinch NWSL Shield with win at Houston

October 17, 2021, 7:35pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns beat the Houston Dash 1-0 on the road, clinching the NWSL Shield trophy given to the league’s top team in the regular season. Read story

LA Galaxy midfielder Sacha Kljestan, center, celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the second half against the Portland Timbers in an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Carson, Calif.

LA Galaxy score late PK, beat Timbers 2-1

LA Galaxy midfielder Sacha Kljestan, center, celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the second half against the Portland Timbers in an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Carson, Calif.

October 16, 2021, 10:31pm Soccer

Sacha Kljestan scored on a penalty kick in the final minutes in the LA Galaxy’s 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. Read story