Timbers Acquire Forward Michael Seaton From DC United

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Timbers have acquired forward Michael Seaton from D.C. United for targeted allocation money and an international roster spot.

The 19-year-old native of Jamaica also has U.S. citizenship. He originally signed with D.C. United in 2013. He spent much of his time there on loan to the USL's Richmond Kickers and a Swedish team. He played in five MLS regular-season games.

Seaton has made 13 appearances with the Jamaican national team and was on the roster during this year's CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. He was a late-game substitute in the loss to Mexico in the championship match.

August 7, 2015

Whitecaps, Sounders Tie In CONCACAF Champions

sounders CONCACAFVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Lamar Neagle scored for Seattle in the 72nd minute and the Sounders tied the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1 in a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night.

Tim Parker replied for the Whitecaps as both clubs opened Group F play.

Neagle scored off a free kick that looped over the penalty area to Andy Rose on the right. He sent a ball back into the box to Neagle and he fired a shot high over Paolo Tornaghi.

Parker gave the Whitecaps the lead 11 minutes earlier with a beautiful glancing backheel flick off Pedro Morales' corner that beat a Troy Perkins to the far post.

The Whitecaps fielded an entirely different starting 11 from their 3-0 road victory over Seattle on Saturday in Major League Soccer, while the Sounders made eight changes.

August 6, 2015

Rockies Past Mariners 7-5

DENVER (AP) - Michael McKenry hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday.

McKenry ended the 4-hour, 7-minute game when he hit Mayckol Gauipe's 2-2 curveball into the left-field seats for his fourth home run of the season. It was McKenry's first walk-off hit in his career.

Seattle's Nelson Cruz doubled and singled to extend his hitting streak to 16 games but failed to homer for the first time in six games.

The Rockies' winning rally started with Ben Paulsen's one-out single off Guaipe (0-3). McKenry worked the count even before he delivered his big hit.

Yohane Flande (2-1) pitched the top of the 11th to get the win.

Seattle starter Taijuan Walker followed his complete game one-hitter against Minnesota with 7 1-3 innings. He allowed five hits and gave up Carlos Gonzalez's three-run homer in the sixth.

Franklin Gutierrez answered with a tiebreaking two-run homer to give Seattle a 5-3 lead.

Colorado rallied for two runs in the ninth off Fernando Rodney to force extra innings.

Seattle scored three runs in the fourth, with Walker hitting an RBI double.

Colorado, which managed just two hits through the first five innings, rallied to tie it in the sixth on Gonzalez's 22nd home run, which traveled an estimated 465 feet.

August 6, 2015

Seattle's Tone Changes As Chancellor Holdout Reaches 6th Day

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Kam Chancellor's holdout from Seattle Seahawks' training camp has extended to a sixth day.

The second-team All-Pro strong safety was absent again from camp on Wednesday as he continues to seek a new contract from the team. Head coach Pete Carroll said it's an issue of concern for both sides. Carroll said he has not had any communication with Chancellor in a few days.

"Here we have to keep moving and he knows that's what we are called to do and so we're going to do that," Carroll said. "But it's a very difficult time for him I think."

In addition to the $30,000 a day the team can fine him for his holdout, the Seahawks can now seek a percentage of Chancellor's prorated signing bonus. His daily fines have reached $180,000 with an additional $150,000 kicking in for his sixth day missed.

August 6, 2015

Seattle Activates Safety Earl Thomas From PUP List

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have activated All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas from the physically unable to perform list, raising hopes he'll be ready for the regular-season opener.

Seattle announced Thomas had passed his physical and been added to the active roster following practice on Wednesday.

Thomas started training camp on the PUP list after undergoing offseason surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. Thomas was initially hurt in the NFC championship game but played in the Super Bowl with the injury. He underwent surgery shortly after the Super Bowl and was expected to be ready near the start of the season.

Backup Steven Terrell has been working at free safety early in training camp with Thomas out.

August 6, 2015