All-Star: Digging up the truth on the creek under Portland's Providence Park

Digging up the truth about the creek under Portland's stadium

Tanner Creek construction project

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Courtesy of Portland's Goose Hollow/Tracy J. Prince

Construction workers began burying Tanner Creek around the turn of the 20th century. It was completed before the 1926 construction of Multnomah Stadium. (Portland's Goose Hollow /Tracy J. Prince)

Tracy J. Prince doesn’t exactly call herself a fan of the Portland Timbers, but she knows when something is going down on the corner of Morrison Street and 18th Avenue.

Armchair Analyst: Team of stars vs. an All-Star team? There's only one choice

Analyst: How a team of stars might handle the MLS All-Stars

Two weeks ago, after Manchester United annihilated the LA Galaxy in a friendly to the tune of 7-0, Twitter decided the world was ending. Twitter does that a lot.

MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott on expansion, international calendar & pro/rel

MLS Deputy Commissioner on potential expansion & int'l calendar

Sacramento Republic stadium rendering

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Courtesy of Sacramento Republic

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a wide-ranging discussion with members of the media here ahead of Wednesday's AT&T All-Star Game (9:30 pm ET, ESPN2, UniMas, TSN, RDS), MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott went deep into the topic of the league's potential expansion, particularly with regards to recent reports about Sacramento.

All-Star: Portland Timbers Designated Player Liam Ridgewell shocked by last-minute MLS selection

Last-minute replacement Ridgewell nearly felled by news of All-Star selection

PORTLAND – Caleb Porter saved perhaps his most surprising All-Star selection for last, when on Tuesday the Portland Timbers and MLS All-Star head coach named Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell as a replacement for the injured Kyle Beckerman.

All-Star: Landon Donovan savors prospect of facing former Bayern teammates while representing MLS

Donovan savors prospect of facing former Bayern mates while repping MLS

PORTLAND, Ore. – When Landon Donovan squares off against Bayern Munich in the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday (9:30 pm ET, ESPN2/UniMas in US, TSN/RDS in Canada), he’ll be going up against the club were he spent a few months during a brief 2009 loan stint.

Maurice Edu and Bobby Boswell face off in 2014 MLS All-Star Game Vine Olympics | SIDELINE

WATCH: Boswell, Edu in heated showdown at All-Star Vine Olympics

Professional athletes love to compete. In fact, they do it for a living. That's what makes them professionals.

Their competitive streaks aren't limited to their sport of profession, however. In fact, many pro athletes are ultra-competitive at everything they do.

The 2014 MLS All-Star duo of DC United's Bobby Boswell and the Philadelphia Union's Maurice Edu seem to be no different.

ExtraTime Radio in PDX: DeAndre Yedlin on his future, plus Diego Valeri and a Homegrown roundtable

ExtraTime Radio: Yedlin update, Valeri, and Homegrown roundtable

All-Star: Portland Timbers Under-23 team offers a glimpse of what US soccer can become

Borg: Timbers U-23s offer glimpse of what US soccer can become

PORTLAND, Oregon – The fact that the inaugural 2014 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game even took place — the MLS version of a "Futures Game" — was in itself a clear sign of the upward trajectory of soccer development in the US and Canada.

But you can make the argument that the bigger statement made on Monday night was the fact that the Homegrown team of MLS professional players were at times outplayed by the Portland Timbers Under-23s — a team of Timbers academy products and college players, some who only joined the PDL side last week.

All-Star: Portland Timbers DP defender Liam Ridgewell in for injured Kyle Beckerman on MLS roster

All-Star: Timbers DP Ridgewell replaces injured Beckerman on MLS roster

Tweak this. Trade that. Nobody said building an All-Star roster would be easy.

All-Star | El volante Kyle Beckerman se pierde el Partido de las Estrellas por lesión; el inglés Liam Ridgewell lo reemplazará

Kyle Beckerman se pierde el Partido de las Estrellas por lesión; Liam Ridgewell lo reemplazará

Liam Ridgewell on his Timbers debut

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Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Oregon – El Director Técnico de las Estrellas de la MLS, Caleb Porter, ha convocado al defensa Liam Ridgewell de Portland Timbers como remplazo del mediocampista lesionado de Real Salt Lake Kyle Beckerman, para el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS, presentado por AT&T, que se disputará el miércoles contra el Bayern de Múnich (9:30 p.m., hora del Este por UniMás en EE.UU. y por ESPN HD en Latinoamérica).

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