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Around the Forest: Our Derbies Are Better Than Yours

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/27/16.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Owners of the Cavs and Pistons team up to make a bid for a Detroit club. [Detroit News]

Can the MLS balance expansion and talent dilution? [Deadspin]

PRO officially says "Our Bad" about the Larin controversy. [MLS]

Emmanuel Boateng wins player of the week. [LAG Confidential]

Manchester City and Real Madrid played a Champions League match yesterday; there were no highlights. [Guardian]

Dog runs onto the field during the Copa Libertadores and looks adorable doing so. [Youtube]

Hockey?: The Blues received the magic of the double post in game 7: [Sporting News]

Right in Stumptown:

Timbers-Sounders ranked as one of the 50 best derbies in the world.  [FourFourTwo]

Tonight's Game: The Herald bemoans the lack of offense for the Revs. [Boston Herald]

Jamie B. held a Timbers and Thorns live chat yesterday. Here's the recap. [OregonLive]

Timbers lead MLS with 10 second-half goals; we have the high blood pressure to prove it. [Timbers.com]

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Note: I'm headed up to the game tonight, so tomorrow's roundup might be a little late.

Feel free to discuss these and any other soccer-related stories in the comments below. If there are any links that you think would be of interest to the wider community, let me know and I'll be happy to update the post.