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Seattle's Jackson Ragen outjumps Portland's Tega Ikoba.

On Wednesday night, the stands of Kino North Stadium were dominated by two shades of green as fans of the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders were decked out in their favored teams’ jerseys. They were excited to see another edition of a storied rivalry, but they didn’t see any goals. Read more»

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»

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»

Jordan Morris continues to challenge Portland's Jeff Attinella after a shot in the Portland-Seattle match at Kino on Feb. 8, 2018.

Jordan Morris’s first game in a Seattle Sounders uniform was at Kino North Stadium. Back during preseason on Feb. 8, 2016. His first matches back have been here in Tucson, too. Read more»

Dynamo players huddle before Saturday night’s match at Kino

Seattle established a two-goal lead, but Houston came back with three in the final quarter-hour as preseason soccer play continued in Tucson. Read more»

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»

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»

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jon Kempin palms away Clint Dempsey's shot on goal.

The New England Revolution defeated local club FC Tucson with goals from Teal Bunbury, Kellyn Rowe and former Seattle Sounders forward Sean Okoli. Seattle and Kansas City ended their time in Tucson with a 1 - 1 draw at Field No. 5. Read more»

Rapids forward Deshorn Brown squares to shoot.

Wednesday night's Desert Diamond Cup matches confirmed the places for Saturday night's games. They also featured a few familiar but surprising faces in the line-ups. Dom Papa and Ricardo Velazco saw time on the field as RSL defeated SKC, while FC Tucson lost a hard-fought match with Colorado. Read more»

New England's Steve Neumann puts in a perfect tackle on Colorado's Deshorn Brown.

The Desert Diamond Cup had a second day of action on Saturday night at Kino Sports Complex. Fine weather and the promise of U.S. national team stars on display brought out a record 3,661 fans. Three separate matches were on offer spread across two fields. An 11-goal tally was the reward for fans who stayed from start to finish. Read more»

Real Salt Lake cross the ball during an attacking move.

For 40 minutes of the second half at Kino North Stadium on Wednesday night, FC Tucson held their own against four-time U.S. Open Cup winners Seattle Sounders. It was what happened before and after that stretch that didn’t go so well for the team, to say the least. Read more»

CD Chivas USA defender Donny Toia after a match at Kino Stadium in November.

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»

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»

FC Tucson announced Friday that Chivas development team will play in the final of the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. Read more»

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