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Timbers Army at Kino in 2019.

The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers have been rivals since both teams played in the old NASL and first met at what was then called Civic Stadium in Portland in 1975 (a win for the Sounders, fans will point out). The latest edition of the rivalry kicks off at Tucson's Kino North Stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Read more»

Portland’s Jorge Villafaña

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»

Sounders players celebrate after Handwalla Bwana opens the scoring for the team.

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»

Phoenix battled to a tough win against a New York squad made up mostly of reserve players.

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»

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

Portland coach Gio Savarese confers with assistant and former U.S. national team player Carlos Llamosa.

“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»

A member of Timbers Army Desert Corps has a bit of fun at the expense of Seattle fans at a match at Kino on Feb 6, 2016. Don't expect her to use that banner this year.

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»

New York Alex Muyl pivots as the Portland defense closes down.

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»

Players from the Portland Timbers scrimmage in the Thursday morning sunshine at Kino Sports Complex.

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»

Portland's Jack McInerney on the field at Kino Stadium on Saturday night. The newly acquired striker scored two goals for his side against Seattle.

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»

FC Tucson coach Rick Schantz (left) and Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter (right) at Sunday's closed door scrimmage between their two teams

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»

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»

Earthquakes goalkeeper Bryan Meredith dives as Portland attacks his goal.

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»

Houston striker Brad Davis carries out an acrobatic bicycle kick.

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»

Portland's Darlington Nagbe skips away from the Kansas City defense.

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

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