Liam Ridgewell, Dairon Asprilla and Nat Borchers scored as the Timbers gave themselves a two-goal lead ahead of next weekend's second leg in Texas.
Major League Soccer
Sunday, November 22, 2015
FC Dallas found an away goal but might rue allowing a late goal in a 3-1 defeat to the Portland Timbers in the first leg of the conference final.
The Columbus Crew thoroughly outplayed the New York Red Bulls on their way to a 2-0 first-leg victory in the Eastern Conference finals, and it was the midfield leading the way.
Columbus opened the scoring in the first minute and never looked back.
Justin Meram scored nine seconds in before Kei Kamara doubled the lead that Columbus takes into the second leg of the Eastern Conference final.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Goal staff members have provided their predictions for the MLS conference final first legs Sunday.
The MLS conference finals are loaded with top-notch battles, and here are six that will take center stage.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Thomas Floyd and Jon Arnold are joined by Allen Ramsey to break down the conference finals in the latest Playoff Podcast Palooza.
After a lackluster second half of the year, Jurgen Klinsmann is still in charge and he has plenty of questions to answer before the new year begins.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Costa Rican international follows Pedro Morales and Matias Laba in signing a multi-year contract extension with Vancouver.
The MLS playoffs resume with the Columbus Crew hosting the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas paying a visit to the Portland Timbers.
The veteran playmaker is staying in Utah after enjoying an eight-goal, 12-assist campaign at 35 years old.
The veteran earned the award after helping his team to the league's best goal differential and the Supporters' Shield.
Goal takes a look at a selection of transfer targets with six weeks to go before the winter window opens for European clubs...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The LA Galaxy's Steven Gerrard could face his former club for the first time next summer in Liverpool's preseason tour of the United States.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Caribbean nation tested the Stars and Stripes as the teams played out a dull scoreless draw in World Cup qualifying.
The U.S. national team has enjoyed considerable success against Trinidad and Tobago through the years, but its latest trip could offer the toughest challenge.
Monday, November 16, 2015
The top foreign players in MLS would be making a wise move if they reject any loan moves this off-season, Landon Donovan says.
Steven Gerrard found MLS harder than expected in his first season but will come back better, according to Landon Donovan.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Chelsea icon Didier Drogba is keen on training with his former club during the MLS offseason but he has ruled out a second playing return.