Portland overcomes miscues, gets past Cincinnati in shootout

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is separated from the ball by FC Cincinnati defender Tom Pettersson, left, as midfielder Caleb Stanko (33) watches during the second half of an MLS soccer match Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Portland Timbers announced they would not play in Wednesday’s scheduled match against San Jose.

The Timbers were supposed to take the field for the match at 7:30 p.m. By around 5:30 p.m., the club’s official Twitter account posted a statement with #BlackLivesMatter.

The full statement says: “The Portland Timbers stand in support of our players and their decision not to play tonight. Racial injustice and police brutality toward black people in our country must end now.”

Earlier in the day, the NBA postponed all of Wednesday’s playoffs games after the Milwaukee Bucks chose to boycott their scheduled game due to the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Related: Man shot by police in Wisconsin is now paralyzed from the waist down, family says

The Blazers vs. Lakers games was among those postponed.

Major League Baseball games involving the Milwaukee Brewers vs. the Cincinnati Reds and the Seattle Mariners vs. the San Diego Padres were also postponed Wednesday hours before they were set to begin.

There was no word on a date for rescheduling the Timbers match.

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(9) comments

lanquan

To all "professional children" athletes: Don't let the door hit you on your way OUT! Good riddance to overpaid jerks

commentor

'Portland Timbers won’t play in scheduled match Wednesday as boycott stretches across sports' Easy enough problem to solve - don't play, they forfeit their pay and the rest of their season.

maxine

Breaking news- no one cares.

Woogie

You are watching the death of professional sports people. Most Americans will not put up with their woke BS. What are all these jackwads going to do when the team's can't afford their salaries anymore because no one is watching?

Woogie

Isn't it interesting that when a few professional athletes, doesn't matter the sport, decides to jump off a cliff, so many more are so quick and eager to follow? The whole lot of them are dumber than a bag of hammers!

commentor

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lanquan

Good, don't play, don't get paid. Tell blacks to quit running, fighting and arguing with Police. It takes two to tangle. Listen and follow directions. I hope all sports stop for a year or two. Nothing will change because blacks can't change!

webjak

A wanted felon killed by police, the details still pending, and these athletes do a boycott. But since this one is soccer, not many people care.

Eliza Cassan

All before the facts of the case are known. They have an agenda and you can't argue with them.

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