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Around the Forest: Caleb Porter reflects on his rise

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/29/16.

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From the Wide World of Soccer:

Salon asks in an extremely Salon-like long read: Has Soccer finally arrived in the US? [Salon]

David Beckham is moving quickly from not having the financing for a Miami expansion team, to not having the funds for a Las Vegas franchise. [Sports Illustrated]

Read the first chapter of Soccer Wars: Inside America's soccer feud between MLS, NASL, and USL. [World Soccer Talk]

Peter Wilt, former soccer exec for Chicago Fire, talks the business side of club management. [Midfield Press]

New Copa America trophy is unveiled. [Africa News]

Football not Futbol: With the Timbers having an early game on Sunday, an interesting look on East Coast scheduling bias in another sport. [Football Outsiders]

Right in Stumptown:

The Reinvention of Caleb Porter: Reflection and renewal in the Rose City. [MLS]

On the road again: Thorns embark on two game road trip. [Oregon Live]

Toronto's Osorio will miss this week's match against the Timbers. [CBC]

A look at TFC's stout defense: can the Timber's break it? [MLS]


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.