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Around the Forest: Championships and Saves

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/02/16.

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Louis van Gaal calls a ref not noticing hair pulling "sexual masochism." Perhaps if MLS coaches used that language, PRO would be more responsive? [SI]

Juve wins it's 5th Serie A championship in a row; somewhere an Italian version of Skip Bayless is vigorously debating if that makes them a dynasty. [BBC]

Leicester will all be watching today's Tottenham vs. Chelsea match together to see if they are Premier League Champions. [Guardian]

How much of a role should NWSL play in MLS expansion? [Playing for 90]

Jake Gleeson wasn't the only keeper standing on his head this weekend; Rimando puts on a Rimando-like performance. [Soccer America]

Right in Stumptown:

The Timbers maybe, perhaps rediscover their form. [Guardian]

Molly Blue has all of your post-game quote needs. [Oregon Live]

ESPN caught up with Adi before the match. [ESPNFC]

...As well as Diego Valeri. [ESPNFC]

Will Johnson bemoans not landing his second goal. [MLS]

Darlington Nagbe makes the preliminary roster for the Copa America. [Washington Post]

Speaking of Nagbe, he talks to Will about his bionic blood. [MLS]

Scores and Recaps from the Weekend:

NY Red Bulls | 4 - 0 | FC Dallas
Recaps: [Once a Metro] [Big D Soccer]

Montreal Impact | 2 - 2 | Colorado Rapids
Recaps: [Mount Royal Soccer] [Burgundy Wave]

NYCFC | 3 - 2 | Vancouver Whitecaps
Recaps: [Hudson River Blue] [Eighty Six Forever]

Philadelphia Union | 1 - 1 | San Jose Quakes
Recaps: [Brotherly Game] [Center Line Soccer]

Seattle Sounders | 1 - 0 | Columbus Crew
Recaps: [Sounders at Heart] [Massive Report]

Chicago Fire | 1 - 0 | DC United
Recaps: [Hot Time in Old Town] [Black & Red United]

New England Revolution | 2 - 2 | Orlando City
Recaps: [The Bent Musket] [The Mane Land]

Real Salt Lake | 2 - 1 | Houston Dynamo
Recaps: [RSL Soapbox] [Dynamo Theory]

Sporting KC | 1 - 1 | LA Galaxy
Recaps: [The Blue Testament] [LAG Confidential]


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.