Former Sunnyside, FC Tucson star hoping to land spot on Real Salt Lake squad.
New Portland player stands out in a crowd.
Houston winger DaMarcus Beasley reacquaints himself with preseason training.
Christian Volesky played here last season, now he’s back with the Timbers.
Timbers win in drizzle at Kino North Stadium.
Coach Caleb Porter knows the hand he’s been dealt. Now, he needs to figure out when to hold ’em, when to add a new fold in them, when to walk away and when to let them run.
And the MVP of the MLS Desert Friendlies is … the field.
Portland forward Danny Mwanga leaps up to flick the ball toward the net. Mwanga's shot, which hit the crossbar, was one of many chances Portland had in the second half of its MLS Desert Friendly match with Seattle.
In the 80th minute of Tuesday's soccer match, the members of the Timbers Army sang "You Are My Sunshine."
The Portland-Seattle rivalry resumed in 2011 when Portland joined the MLS, and sellout crowds became the norm.
To have a fierce rivalry you usually need healthy, or sometimes bordering on unhealthy, doses of three things - proximity, history and animosity.
To have a fierce rivalry you usually need healthy, or sometimes bordering on unhealthy, doses of three things — proximity, history and animosity.
John Galas, a performance analyst for the Portland Timbers, is a former University of Arizona women's soccer assistant coach.
Boomerangs, salmon, swallows to San Juan Capistrano - you get the drift.