Expansion side FC Cincinnati selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya No. 1 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.
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Ridgewell played for the Timbers for five seasons and made 97 appearances, scoring six goals and winning MLS Cup in 2015.
FC Cincinnati acquired defender Alvas Powell on Thursday from the Portland Timbers for $250,000 in general allocation money.
Sigi Schmid, the all-time winningest head coach in MLS history, died Tuesday at the age of 65.
After losing 2-0 in MLS Cup, Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese lamented the "foul that wasn't a foul" that led to Atlanta's second goal.
Portland has been an impressive road team throughout the playoffs, but it was beaten by a decidedly stronger Atlanta United at MLS Cup.
Josef Martinez was instrumental as Atlanta United secured the MLS Cup in just its second season on Saturday, defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0.
Atlanta's attack boasts single-season MLS goal-scoring record holder Josef Martinez and English Premier League target Miguel Almiron.
Atlanta United's Darlington Nagbe says there won't be any additional emotion involved when he faces his former team with MLS Cup on the line.
MLS Cup is upon is. Before Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers kick off MLS' marquee event, read all the stats and details from our experts.
Overlooked for MLS All-Star teams and Best XIs, Diego Chara has had to settle for being recognized in grocery stores -- and an MLS Cup or two.
Portland Timbers boss Giovanni Savarese says Diego Valeri has been a "game changer" not just on the field, but in MLS' recruitment in South America.
Just 1,300 of the 70,000 fans at MLS Cup will be supporting the Portland Timbers, so they're bringing with them a reminder of home: a giant log.
Finally, after a month of playoffs, MLS Cup is upon us. So, who will win: Atlanta United or the Portland Timbers? We make our predictions.
Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers have four of the most exciting South Americans in MLS. Their meeting will be the highlight of MLS Cup.
The Portland Timbers' remarkable run to 2018 MLS Cup has many key parts, but again Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco were a cut above vs. SKC.
Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes said he expected the Western Conference finals loss to have a galvanizing effect on his side next season.