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Around the Forest: All Gleeson, All the Time

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/03/16.

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Bad officiating is occurring because MLS is becoming too popular, says Peter Walton, as he stares straight ahead ignoring the rapidly rising tide of logic climb higher and higher around him. [ESPN]

In light of Will Johnson's goal, should players celebrate when they score against their former club? [MLS]

Watch the Leicester City players and fans go HAM after finding out they won the Premier League thanks to an Eden Hazard goal. [Vice]

The Guardian has an excellent introspective long-form on Leicester's title clinch. [Guardian]

Lionel Messi battles a giant robot goalie on a Japanese game show in what is a peak Japanese game show clip. [Deadspin]

Preview for today's Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid Champions League match: will Bayern bounce back? [UEFA]

Right in Stumptown:

ICYMI: Gleeson and Valeri made MLS team of the week. [MLS]

Gleeson wins MLS star of the week from our parent site. [SBNation]

Even Sportscenter could not ignore the beauty of Diego Valeri's freekick goal, giving it a spot on the top ten plays of the week. [Oregon Live]

Gleeson is leading a meaningless poll for "best backup keeper" as MLS thinks that fans apparently are knowledgeable enough to vote on such a topic. [MLS]

Timbers had the day off yesterday, so the Maestro spent it in the sun.

Dayoff #family #river #sunshine

A photo posted by @diegovaleri8 on


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.