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LAFC criticizes Portland Timbers for 'dismissive' statement after racism probe

Check out all the goals from a wild Week 23 in MLS, including Seattle's comeback, a six-goal thriller in Orlando and much more.

LAFC says it is "disappointed" by what it called a "dismissive" statement from the Portland Timbers after the investigation into Adama Diomande's racism allegations.

A U.S. Soccer panel on Thursday announced there was insufficient evidence and issued no sanctions after examining Diomande's claim that a Timbers player called him a racial slur during a U.S. Open Cup game last month.

The Timbers' statement after the ruling said the club believed the incident did not occur as Diomande described and called...

U.S. Soccer: Insufficient evidence after Adama Diomande's racism allegation

Check out all the goals from a wild Week 23 in MLS, including Seattle's comeback, a six-goal thriller in Orlando and much more.

The U.S. Soccer Federation, citing insufficient evidence, will not levy any sanctions in an alleged instance of racial abuse from the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal between LAFC and the Portland Timbers on July 18.

After LAFC won the match 3-2, forward Adama Diomande alleged on Instagram that a Portland player directed a racial slur at him during the match.

The USSF and MLS commenced with an investigation, and the U.S. Open Cup Adjudication and Discipline Panel conducted a hearing and reviewed...

Cory Burke sees Philadelphia past Chicago, Houston needs pens to oust LAFC

Philadelphia Union's Chris Burke celebrates after scoring in a U.S. Open Cup win against Chicago Fire.
Cory Burke celebrates after scoring a goal for the Philadelphia Union against the Chicago Fire.

The U.S. Open Cup will have a first-time champion this year.

The Philadelphia Union, who lost in both of their previous appearances in the U.S. Open Cup final, and the Houston Dynamo, who never previously made the title game, both advanced with semifinal wins Wednesday.

Behind three second-half goals, the Union beat the Chicago Fire 3-0 in Chester, Pa. Cory Burke scored in the 59th and 77th minutes, and C.J. Sapong sealed the result with an 86th-minute goal.

The Dynamo and LAFC played to a 3-3 tie...