Timbers move Sal Zizzo to Sporting Kansas City

Distance runner Kara Goucher, the 35-year-old former University of Colorado distance runner, is moving back to Boulder after training for nine years in Portland.

Goucher, a two-time Olympian, wants to make the 2016 U.S. team in the marathon.GOUCHER

She says she will work with coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs, who guided her to three NCAA titles with the Buffaloes, after having trained in Oregon under Alberto Salazar and Jerry Schumacher.

"I just need something different," Goucher blogged. "I have found the courage to trust my instincts and to follow my heart."

•  The Portland Timbers have sent midfielder Sal Zizzo to Sporting Kansas City for allocation money.

Zizzo, 26, made 60 league appearances in three seasons with Portland (2011-13), with two goals and seven assists. He played in 10 league games in 2013, scoring one goal.

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