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Portland Thorns and Houston Dash players, along with referees, gather at midfield Wednesday, in demonstration of solidarity with two former NWSL players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a former coach.

NWSL players pause games, stand together

Portland Thorns and Houston Dash players, along with referees, gather at midfield Wednesday, in demonstration of solidarity with two former NWSL players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a former coach.

October 6, 2021, 10:08pm Soccer

Players stopped on the field in the sixth minute of Wednesday night’s National Women’s Soccer League games and linked arms in a circle to demonstrate solidarity with two former players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a prominent coach. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Felipe Mora shoots on goal against Inter Miami in an MLS soccer match at Providence Park on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Timbers top Miami on late header, 1-0

Portland Timbers forward Felipe Mora shoots on goal against Inter Miami in an MLS soccer match at Providence Park on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

October 3, 2021, 6:57pm Soccer

Jaroslaw Niezgoda came off the bench to score on header in the 83rd minute and the Portland Timbers beat Inter Miami 1-0 on Sunday to extend their undefeated streak to eight. Read story

National Women's Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird is out after some 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct toward players, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the move Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 had not been made public.

NWSL calls off weekend games, commissioner out, FIFA investigation launched

National Women's Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird is out after some 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct toward players, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the move Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 had not been made public.

October 1, 2021, 10:20am Soccer

The National Women's Soccer League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against a former coach. Read story

North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley was fired, effective immediately, after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. The allegations were first reported by The Athletic in a story Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, that detailed misconduct stretching back more than a decade, including his time as head coach of the Portland Thorns.

Former Thorns coach Riley fired by N.C. team after misconduct allegations

North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley was fired, effective immediately, after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. The allegations were first reported by The Athletic in a story Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, that detailed misconduct stretching back more than a decade, including his time as head coach of the Portland Thorns.

September 30, 2021, 5:24pm Soccer

The North Carolina Courage fired coach Paul Riley on Thursday after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct were detailed in a published report. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla controls the ball in front of a Los Angeles FC defender during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Los Angeles.

Asprilla breaks tie in Timbers’ 2-1 win over LAFC

Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla controls the ball in front of a Los Angeles FC defender during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Los Angeles.

September 29, 2021, 11:03pm Soccer

Dairon Asprilla broke a tie off a rebound in the 59th minute and the Portland Timbers held on to beat Los Angeles FC 2-1 on Wednesday night. Read story

Portland Timbers midfielder Yimmi Chara readies a corner kick against Los Angeles FC during an MLS soccer match Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Chara brothers both score in Timbers’ victory over RSL

Portland Timbers midfielder Yimmi Chara readies a corner kick against Los Angeles FC during an MLS soccer match Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

September 25, 2021, 11:12pm Soccer

Yimmi Chara and his brother Diego Chara scored in the Portland Timbers’ 6-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Felipe Mora, front right, celebrates his second-half goal against the Colorado Rapids during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Fochive goal puts Timbers past LAFC

Portland Timbers forward Felipe Mora, front right, celebrates his second-half goal against the Colorado Rapids during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

September 19, 2021, 9:02pm Soccer

George Fochive scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 68th minute and the Portland Timbers beat Los Angeles FC 2-1 on Sunday night. Read story

Portland Timbers forward Felipe Mora, second from right, and teammates celebrate his second-half goal against the Colorado Rapids during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Blanco scores in stoppage-time, Timbers tie Rapids 2-2

Portland Timbers forward Felipe Mora, second from right, and teammates celebrate his second-half goal against the Colorado Rapids during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

September 15, 2021, 9:39pm Soccer

Sebastian Blanco scored in stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night. Read story

Portland Timbers players celebrate after a Vancouver Whitecaps own goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Timbers beat Whitecaps 1-0 on 66th-minute own goal

Portland Timbers players celebrate after a Vancouver Whitecaps own goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

September 10, 2021, 10:08pm Soccer

The Portland Timbers beat Vancouver 1-0 on a 66th-minute own goal Friday night, ending the Whitecaps’ franchise-record unbeaten streak at 10 games. Read story

Fans attending most pro sporting events in Seattle will soon be required to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they've tested negative for the virus. The NFL's Seahawks, MLS's Sounders, NHL's Kraken and the University of Washington all announced updated policies Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, for fans attending games this season.

Seahawks, Sounders, Kraken to require proof of vaccination

Fans attending most pro sporting events in Seattle will soon be required to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they've tested negative for the virus. The NFL's Seahawks, MLS's Sounders, NHL's Kraken and the University of Washington all announced updated policies Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, for fans attending games this season.

September 7, 2021, 4:28pm Seahawks

Fans attending most pro sporting events in Seattle will soon be required to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they’ve tested negative for the virus. Read story