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Around the Forest: Valeri makes team of the week again

Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 8/9/16.

MLS: Portland Timbers at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Are you in the market for an exciting investment opportunity? Low interest rates aren’t giving you the yield you’d like to see? Then for a low, low fee of $200 million, you too can have an MLS team. [Fox Sports]

Nick Rimando became the winningest keeper in MLS history over the weekend. [Deseret News]

Picking winners and losers from the summer transfer period. []

What young MLS talent is primed to be picked up by a European club (if only to sit on the bench). [ESPNFC]

Michael Bradley does some mild bitching about MLS scheduling. [Yahoo]

Manchester United spent a ridiculous sum of money to bring back Paul Pogba. [Deadspin]

You can watch David Villa awkwardly play with Cookie Monster on Sesame Street. The man may have won a world cup, but I can confidently say that I can eat a cookie better than him. [YouTube]

Bayern Munich mulls over the idea of having an affiliated MLS club. [Top Drawer Soccer]

ICYMI: A really good long-form about how concussions have affected the daily minutiae of life for DC United’s Chris Rolfe. [Washington Post]

Right in Stumptown:

Valeri makes the MLS team of the week; Okugo gets a bench spot. [MLS]

The British tabloids, showing their characteristic restraint and empathy, were brutal in talking about Steven Taylor’s debut with T2. [Daily Mail] [Mirror]

Justin Surber of the Post-Intelligencer does a game by game prediction for the rest of the Timber’s season. So far he’s 1-0. [Seattle PI]

Tobin Heath opens up about her leadership role with the USWNT. [Oregonian]

Ridgewell’s beer with Hopworks has finally been released: