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Ebobisse, Valeri drive Timbers comeback against Red Bulls in Tucson preseason soccer

Portland Timbers FC mounted a second-half comeback to draw with the New York Red Bull’s at Kino North Stadium in Tucson on Saturday night.... Read more»

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Preseason soccer in Tucson

Last-minute goal gives Portland win over Seattle

Even on a Wednesday night, local Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers FC fans showed up in force to cheer on the two teams in the biggest rivalry in MLS. When the referee blew the final whistle, Portland came out on top with a score of 2 – 1.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Phoenix, Portland win Sun Cup undercard matches

As soccer spring training wound up, Tucsonans got to see the first appearance of Alejandro Gamarra, known as Kaku, in a Red Bulls uniform. Portland's Armenteros was a game-changer, again.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Texans go undefeated on 3rd Sun Cup matchday

It was a good day for teams from the Lone Star State in the Sun Cup preseason soccer tourney in Tucson on Saturday as Texans outscored their competition 10 - 4.... Read more»1

MLS preseason

Don Giovanni's overture: Timbers & Savarese tune up for Sounders

“Seattle, uh…Seattle who?,” asked Giovanni Savarese as he got his Portland Timbers soccer team ready to face off with their arch-rivals in a Saturday spring-training match in Tucson.... Read more»

MLS preseason

Cascadia rivalry match set for Kino on Saturday night

While it lacks the fraught history and sectarian implications of rivalries in Europe like Rangers vs. Celtic or Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, the enmity between fans of the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders is real and palpable. Some of that will be on display at Kino Stadium on Saturday night. Both soccer teams have strong local followings and traveling fans.... Read more»

MLS in Tucson

Confident Red Bulls defeat Portland at Kino

If the more than 1,400 fans that showed up for the preseason contest between Portland Timbers FC and New York Red Bulls on Friday night in Tucson needed a reminder, the own goal scored in the fourth minute was a good indication that these were two teams in their first week of training after a winter layoff.... Read more»

MLS in Tucson: Timbers building bench strength

When Portland Timbers FC face off against the New York Red Bulls at Kino North Stadium on Friday night, it will be the first chance for the Timbers to see if they can right themselves after a disappointing 2016 season. The Timbers won an MLS Cup in 2015, but the team didn’t come close to repeating. ... Read more»

Timbers vs. Sounders

Preseason soccer: Jack Mac on the attack

A capacity crowd of 3,112 fans packed Kino Stadium on Saturday night to get a taste of American soccer’s fiercest rivalry. By the time the green smoke and chants faded, the Portland Timbers got the better of their Cascadia opponents, Seattle Sounders FC, in this round of their long-standing feud.... Read more»

Preseason soccer

Porter, Timbers get back to business after MLS Cup win

The Portland Timbers are scheduled to take on the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night in a preseason friendly at Kino Sports Complex. It will be the first MLS competition since the Timbers won it all in December.... Read more»

10 MLS teams announced for Desert Cup, Friendlies

Ten Major League Soccer teams will join FC Tucson in the 2016 Desert Cup and Desert Friendlies matches, along with U.S. National Team soccer stars such as Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando. The fifth year of the preseason event will be in late January and early February.... Read more»

Desert Friendlies end with win and tie

The Houston Dynamo's Jermaine Taylor netted the only goal that was scored on Tuesday; the Quakes and Timbers ended with a draw as MLS spring training soccer matches drew to a close in Tucson.... Read more»

Desert Friendlies

Ex-Dynamo player Cummings scores tying goal for Timbers

Neither Portland Timbers FC or the Houston Dynamo made the playoffs last year, so Saturday night's Desert Friendlies soccer match at Kino Stadium was a chance for both teams to start 2015 right. The spirited match, featuring three players with Arizona ties, ended in a draw that had each team scoring once.... Read more»

Desert Friendlies

SKC offense fruitless against Timbers

Sporting Kansas City fell to the Portland Timbers 2-0 in a preseason soccer match at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Az soccer roundup: Robles, Weber secure ties in hard-fought contests

We are bringing back our updates of professional soccer players with Arizona ties. This week's roundup includes an assist from a former Wildcat, and a new team for a Catalina Foothills grad.... Read more»

MLS Preseason

Cards but no goals in Timbers-Sounders tussle

If they couldn’t beat their most despised rivals, Portland Timbers FC was happy to see that at least Seattle Sounders FC couldn’t score either at Kino Sports Park on Saturday night. The hard-fought soccer match between the two rivals ended in a nil-nil draw.... Read more»

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