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First generation Ukrainian American Denis Zayets, second from left, and Illia Strynada (13), a refugee from Ukraine, warm up with the soccer team before a match against Washougal at Fort Vancouver High School on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

Ukrainian teens find solace in soccer in Vancouver

First generation Ukrainian American Denis Zayets, second from left, and Illia Strynada (13), a refugee from Ukraine, warm up with the soccer team before a match against Washougal at Fort Vancouver High School on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

April 30, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

As waves of missile strikes hit and Russian forces pounded his hometown of Kyiv, Ukraine, Illia Strynada and his family hastily packed what they could, piled into their vehicle, and frantically searched for a gas station. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Nathan Fogaca, pictured here in 2022, scored the go-ahead goal in the 76th minute as the Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Portland.

Timbers score 4 straight goals to beat Sounders 4-1

Portland Timbers forward Nathan Fogaca, pictured here in 2022, scored the go-ahead goal in the 76th minute as the Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Portland.

April 15, 2023, 10:18pm Soccer

Nathan Fogaca’s go-ahead goal in the 76th minute was among four straight Portland goals in the final 19 minutes, giving the Timbers a 4-1 victory over the rival Seattle Sounders 4-1 in a Cascadia Cup match on Saturday night. Read story

Goal by Sanchez gives Dash 1-1 draw with Thorns

April 14, 2023, 10:10pm Soccer

Maria Sanchez scored in the 24th minute to pull the Houston Dash into a 1-1 draw with the Portland Thorns on Friday night. Read story

United States' Alana Cook, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the first half of an international friendly soccer match against Ireland Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in St. Louis.

Cook scores on her birthday as U.S. beats Ireland 1-0

United States' Alana Cook, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the first half of an international friendly soccer match against Ireland Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in St. Louis.

April 11, 2023, 8:41pm Soccer

Alana Cook scored her first international goal on her 26th birthday and the United States beat Ireland 1-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night as the teams prepare for the Women’s World Cup this summer. Read story

Vancouver Whitecaps' Brian White, right, celebrates with Julian Gressel after scoring a goal against the Portland Timbers during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

White’s goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 victory over Timbers

Vancouver Whitecaps' Brian White, right, celebrates with Julian Gressel after scoring a goal against the Portland Timbers during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

April 8, 2023, 11:03pm Soccer

Brian White scored in the second half and the Vancouver Whitecaps edged the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday night in a Cascadia Cup matchup. Read story

United States midfielder Lindsey Horan (10) and other players stands by as teammate Mallory Swanson receives medical attention after an injury in the first half of an international friendly soccer match against Ireland in Austin, Texas, Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Swanson’s injury a concern as U.S. downs Ireland 2-0

United States midfielder Lindsey Horan (10) and other players stands by as teammate Mallory Swanson receives medical attention after an injury in the first half of an international friendly soccer match against Ireland in Austin, Texas, Saturday, April 8, 2023.

April 8, 2023, 2:33pm National Sports

Emily Fox and Lindsey Horan both scored for the United States in a 2-0 victory Saturday over Ireland that was marred by what appeared to be a serious left knee injury to Mallory Swanson. Read story

Boli’s late goal helps Portland earn 1-1 draw with Dallas

April 1, 2023, 8:05pm Soccer

Franck Boli scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to rally the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday night. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair (12) celebrates after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The Portland Thorns' Christine Sinclair is one of just five players who helped launch the National Women's Soccer League in 2013 and are still with their same teams.

5 NWSL players have been with the same team all 11 seasons

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair (12) celebrates after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The Portland Thorns' Christine Sinclair is one of just five players who helped launch the National Women's Soccer League in 2013 and are still with their same teams.

March 30, 2023, 5:28pm Soccer

Portland was the only place Christine Sinclair ever wanted to play. Read story

Portland Timbers goalkeeper David Bingham. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Timbers, LA Galaxy play to scoreless draw

Portland Timbers goalkeeper David Bingham. (AP Photo/Jae C.

March 25, 2023, 4:36pm Soccer

Timbers goalkeeper David Bingham made four saves before he was hurt in stoppage time and Portland played to a 0-0 draw with the LA Galaxy on Saturday. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the team's NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. At left is NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. Portland is also among the favorites this season because of a loaded roster that includes U.S. national team players like Sophia Smith, Crystal Dunn and Becky Sauerbrunn.

NWSL embarks on 11th season boosted by World Cup excitement

FILE - Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the team's NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. At left is NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. Portland is also among the favorites this season because of a loaded roster that includes U.S. national team players like Sophia Smith, Crystal Dunn and Becky Sauerbrunn.

March 23, 2023, 6:46pm National Sports

The National Women’s Soccer League embarks on its 11th season this weekend with players looking to capitalize on the excitement building ahead of the Women’s World Cup while also trying to move on from the turbulence of the last two seasons. Read story