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Around the Forest: A really good dream

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/23/16.

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From the Wide World of Soccer:

Fifteen-year-old Alan Gaytan, from Troutdale, Oregon, wins Sueno MLS and will join the Portland Academy. [MLS]

Your weekly score rundown from The Guardian features making fun of Frank Lampard, an olden English tradition. [Guardian]

Wondo signs a new deal with the Earthquakes; seems kind of --shaky-- to be giving big contracts out to 33-year-olds! Zing! I'll be here all week, tip your waitress, try the veal. [Sports Illustrated]

Brad Guzan's season in the EPL was the literal manifestation of the Crying Jordan. Will anyone in MLS take him? [Stars and Stripes FC]

Antonio Conte is not a fan of MLS; leaves both Pirlo (not surprising) and Giovinco (slightly surprising) off of Euro 2016 squad. [Fox Sports]

Right in Stumptown:

Jermaine Taylor was sure that the Timbers would persevere on Sunday. It would have been better to ask him between minutes say 50-65. [Oregon Live]

Transcripts from everyone at the post-game press conference. [Timbers.com]

A history of the Timbers and Whitecap's crests. [MLS]

Recounting Nadia Nadim's journey from fleeing the Taliban to becoming a top flight soccer player. [The National]

One of my Timbers traditions is to take a shot for every goal scored, as well as one for every clean sheet. This is how my head feels today:

If a picture says a thousand words, so does Lucas Melano's blank stare:

Love this team #rctid

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