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Around the Forest: Mother's Day Recap

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/09/16.

Twitter / Diego Valeri

From the Wide World of Soccer:

MLS (including the Galaxy!) says "thanks, but no thanks" to the prospect of ridiculously overpaying for Chelsea's John Terry. [We Ain't Got No History]

With yesterday being Mother's Day, an examination on the term "soccer mom." [The Goat Parade]

In what I have no doubt will become a trend in lazy think pieces that try to capture the zeitgeist: "Will [X TEAM] become the next Leicester City?" Your variable this time is the Philadelphia Union. [Philly Sports Network]

Here's a long read on drumming up soccer enthusiasm for investors and fans in the Motor City. [Detroit Free Press]

Orlando SC and Stoke City form an international player-exchange agreement. [MLS]

Cheap shots and violence during a USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Red Bulls II match. [Sporting News]

Aston Villa supporters voice their displeasure with being relegated by flooding the pitch with inflatable dolls. [Deadspin]

Right in Stumptown:

Transcripts from the Timbers vs. Whitecaps postgame conference. []

Jamie B. talks to Darren Mattocks about his return to Vancouver. [Oregon Live]

Only a mother could love Saturday's performance, so Diego Valeri and company wish everyone a happy Mother's Day. []

Examining the circumstances that left to Tobin Heath's sending off against the Spirit.  [Oregon Live]

Scores and Recaps from the Weekend:

Orlando City | 1 -€” 1 | NY Redbulls
Recaps: [The Mane Land] [Once a Metro]

Columbus Crew | 4 -€” 4 | Montreal Impact
Recaps: [Massive Report]

Toronto FC | 1 -€” 1 | FC Dallas
Recaps: [Waking the Red] [Big D Soccer]

Houston Dynamo | 2 -€” 0 | Sporting KC
Recaps: [Dynamo Theory] [The Blue Testament]

Colorado Rapids | 1 -€” 0 | Real Salt Lake
Recaps: [Burgundy Wave] [RSL Soapbox]

Seattle Sounders | 2 -€” 0 | San Jose Quakes
Recaps: [Sounder at Heart]

LA Galaxy | 4 -€” 2 | New England Revolution
Recaps: [LAG Confidential] [The Bent Musket]

DC United | 0 -€” 2 | NYCFC
Recaps: [Black and Red United] [Hudson River Blue]


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.