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Around the Forest: Sling that Ax Emoji

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/18/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Because nothing is as sexy or sells as well as full-bodied hate: predicting new rivalry week games after MLS expands. [Fox Sports]

Although it's written from the perspective of the Fire, it is an interesting question: is offense the only thing that matters in MLS? [Hot Time in Old Town]

What does Klinnsman do now that Jozy is out? [SBNation]

The Union get a nice little chunk of profit from selling Michael de Leeuw to the Fire. There's like a 70% chance his name is misspelled. [Brotherly Game]

A nice long read on how Union fans started out by following DC United. You know, the Union win a few games and they just think they can go out there and dominate my links. I'd take a stand, but I'm lazy. [MLS]

See the full squad lists for all the teams in Euro 2016 - my favorite Summer activity to justify day drinking for 7 hours at brunch. [ESPNFC]

Seattle Reign fined for saying the referee in the Reign/Thorns game suffered from a strain of paralysis that prevented cards from being shown in a post-game recap on their website. You have to respect that type of flaming take. [Sounder at Heart]

Right in Stumptown:

The Timbers have become the first team in MLS to release their own emoji pack. So #hip, so #brand, so #millennial. I predict the Timbers axe will become the new purple eggplant. []

With the help of the Oregonian, now you too can relive all of the Timbers injury woes. []

Some slightly good news: T2’s Michael Gallagher named to the USL Team of the Week. []

As part of Rivalry Week, brought to you by Heineken(TM) - my brand management is so on point you guys - the Timbers are featured in a cool little promotional video about the atmosphere at Providence Park. []

Expect Christine Sinclair to have more minutes in this weekend's matchup. []