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Around the Forest: Green Money and Red Cards

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/04/16.

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From the Wide World of Soccer:

Sporting KC got a lot of press for its White Walker Tifo. [NY Post]

Bayern chokes against Atletico, losing 2-2 on away goals; Champions League final is probably going to be a slog. [Deadspin]

Ronaldo makes his return in today's Real Madrid vs. Man City semi-final. [BBC]

To celebrate their Premier League Championship, Leicester City release a video showing manager Claudio Ranieri's best press conference highlights. It is a joy to watch. [Youtube]

André-Pierre Gignac pooh-poohs on MLS and Ligue 1, says that Liga MX is far superior. I think he's just salty he was never good enough to play for PSG. [CBS]

Life after Death in Juarez: Soccer Returns to a City Damaged by Narco Violence. [Vice]

Right in Stumptown:

Providence Park is putting in that financial work, work, work, work, work, work for Portland, showing a great return on investment. [Willamette Week] [Stumptown]

Gleeson wins MLS player of the week. [MLS]

Jamie B. does a feature on the banners and two-sticks at Timbers games so far this season. [Oregon Live]

Jack Barmby reminisces about his former club Leicester, says Timbers can learn from their run. [MLS]

Brian Dunseth asks if Liam Ridgewell and Will Johnson both deserved reds from the weekend's game; pertinent comments start around the 3-minute mark. [MLS]

86 Forever ponders the reception that Mattocks will receive on Saturday. [86 Forever]

Kat Williamson meniscus surgery went well.  [Oregon Live]


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.