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Around the Forest: Gleeson makes team of the week

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 7/12/16.

MLS: Portland Timbers at New York Red Bulls Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Carli Lloyd rightfully voices her displeasure after NWSL schedules a Flash vs. Reign game on what looks like a FIFA Street level (aka a tiny baseball field). [The Guardian]

Nothing warms the cockles of my heart more then when brands try to get in on the latest trends, like Pokemon Go. Although I was at the Red Bulls game over the weekend, and the lady next to me played nearly the entire match, which is impressive dedication. [MLS]

Piecing together what Atlanta United’s roster will look like next season. [Playing for 90]

One day, God willing, MLS will move from overpaying players that are past their prime, to overpaying for players that are in their prime, like the Chinese Super League. [Deadspin]

Tim Howard tries to pretend that he’s excited about coming back to MLS. [Guardian]

ICYMI: Octavio Rivero was transferred by the Whitecaps. [86 Forever]

Finding the right balance between USWNT commitments and allowing NWSL to grow. [Fox Sports]

Right in Stumptown:

How can Caleb Porter turn draws into more wins? [MLS Multiplex]

Gleeson makes MLS team of the week for being the most popular bailout in US history. [MLS]

Zarek gushes about living in Portland. []