Next: Chivas USA-Portland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (KPTV 12).

MLS Western Conference: (top five make playoffs) Seattle 12-6-2, 38 points; Real Salt Lake 9-4-9, 36; L.A. Galaxy 9-4-6, 33; FC Dallas 8-7-6, 20; Colorado 8-8-6, 30; Vancouver 6-4-11, 29; Portland 6-7-9, 27; San Jose 6-8-5, 23; Chivas USA 6-9-5, 23.

Last outing: Portland gave up two goals, the latter on an 85th-minute PK, and fell 3-1 at the Galaxy last Saturday.


Next: Portland has two regular-season National Women’s Soccer League games to go — 3:30 p.m. PT Sunday at the Boston Breakers (Harvard Stadium) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at home against the Seattle Reign FC (Providence Park).

NWSL standings: (top four make playoffs) Seattle 15-1-5, 50 points; FC Kansas City 11-6-5, 38; Washington 10-8-4, 34; Portland 9-7-6, 33; Chicago 7-7-7, 28; Western New York 8-11-3, 27; Sky Blue FC 5-8-7, 22; Houston 5-12-3, 18; Boston 4-14-2, 14.

Last outing: Midfielder Veronica Boquete’s 54th-minute goal stood up last Sunday as Portland topped Houston 1-0 at Providence Park. The Thorns outshot the Dash 15-5 (8-2 on goal) before an announced crowd of 19,123, a record for the 2-year-old league.


The Thunder’s inaugural Arena Football League season came to an end Sunday at Phoenix, where Portland fell 52-48 to the heavily favored Arizona Rattlers in the first round of the playoffs. The Thunder (5-13 in the regular season) finished 0-4 this year against the Rattlers (15-3 going into the postseason). Portland threatened at US Airways Center on Sunday, though, taking a 48-45 lead with 55 seconds left on Kyle Rowley’s 14-yard TD pass to Jeffrey Solomon. Rowley completed 26 of 50 passes for 305 yards and six touchdowns, five to Douglas McNeil IIII.

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