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Around the Forest: Valeri is MLS Player of the Week

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 7/21/16.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

From the Wide World of Soccer:

DC and Vancouver did a little movin and a shakin, swapping Fabian Espindola and Patrick Mullins respectively. [Soccer America]

Colorado is approaching the MLS record for an unbeaten streak. [MLS]

ESPN hands out midseason awards. It’s a solid way to generate #content. [ESPN]

Jason Kreis was introduced yesterday as the new coach of Orlando City SC. [St. Augustine Record]

Oh yeah. Get ready to strut out wit your boots with the furrrrrrr. Because Flo Rida is headlining the festivities before the MLS All-Star Game. Nothing says good ‘ol fun like corporate friendly pop-rap from a man I assume is an android created by the big 5 music labels. [East Bay Times]

Right in Stumptown:

Saturday’s match will feature the first ever Sportscenter to be broadcast from an MLS game. [ESPN Media]

Diego Valeri was named the MLS Player of the Week. [SB Nation]

Meet Vitas, the latest Timber. I demand a Veni Vitas Veci tifo at some point. [Oregon Live]

Michelle Betos was once again nominated for NWSL save of the week. [ThornsFC.com]

Caleb Porter laments that not enough calls are going Adi’s way. [Oregon Live]