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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

Portland Thorns celebrate with the trophy after winning the NWSL championship against the Kansas City Current on Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday, Dec. 1, he is putting the club up for sale.

Portland Thorns to be sold amid fallout from women’s soccer scandals

Portland Thorns celebrate with the trophy after winning the NWSL championship against the Kansas City Current on Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday, Dec. 1, he is putting the club up for sale.

December 1, 2022, 11:42am Soccer

The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday he is putting the club up for sale, the latest fallout from an investigation into misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League. Read story

United States' Yunus Musah, right, Aaron Long, center, and United States' goalkeeper Sean Johnson celebrate after defeating Iran in the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.

Pulisic goal advances U.S. in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

United States' Yunus Musah, right, Aaron Long, center, and United States' goalkeeper Sean Johnson celebrate after defeating Iran in the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.

November 29, 2022, 2:09pm Latest News

Christian Pulisic gave his body for his country, scoring the goal that advanced the United States in the World Cup while crashing into the goalkeeper. Read story

England's John Stones vies for the ball with Christian Pulisic of the United States, right, during the World Cup group B soccer match between England and The United States, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.

U.S. frustrates England again at a World Cup in 0-0 draw

England's John Stones vies for the ball with Christian Pulisic of the United States, right, during the World Cup group B soccer match between England and The United States, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.

November 25, 2022, 2:35pm National Sports

England is still waiting for its first World Cup win against the Americans after a 0-0 draw on Friday. Read story

Hockinson's Ani Vossler prepares to throw the ball in during the second half of Saturday's 2A girls soccer state quarterfinal at District Stadium in Battle Ground.

2A soccer: Enumclaw ends Hockinson season in quarterfinals

Hockinson's Ani Vossler prepares to throw the ball in during the second half of Saturday's 2A girls soccer state quarterfinal at District Stadium in Battle Ground.

November 12, 2022, 8:06pm Prep Sports

It’s true. Seekins, a centerback recently turned attacker, is the lone senior departing from the Hawks’ team that in her words, made a surprise run to reach the Class 2A girls soccer state quarterfinals. It ended with a 2-1 loss to Enumclaw, which advances to the final four next weekend… Read story

Portland Thorns FC celebrate with the trophy after they won the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Portland won 2-0.

MVP Smith scores as Thorns beat K.C. for NWSL title

Portland Thorns FC celebrate with the trophy after they won the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Portland won 2-0.

October 29, 2022, 7:56pm Soccer

Sophia Smith, the season’s Most Valuable Player, scored early and the Portland Thorns won their third National Women’s Soccer League championship Saturday night with a 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Current. Read story