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Around The Forest: USMNT names Dave Sarachan as caretaker coach

Akil Watts returns from World Cup, Jason Kreis promises shake up at Orlando City, the finale at RFK and more!


Academy Notebook | World Cup run for Watts, U.S. U-17s comes to an end | Portland Timbers
The U.S. U-17 National Team’s run in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup came to an end with a loss to England in the Quarterfinal over the weekend. Timbers Academy defender Akil Watts made a second straight start in the loss.

Major League Soccer:

Lions' Kreis promises roster shakeup after 10th-place East finish |
“Tonight was the last bit of evaluation from our point of view as to what areas we need to address and the players that we think we need to keep and the ones we think we need to go,” Kreis told The Orlando Sentinel on Sunday, after Philadelphia shelled the depleted Lions 6-1 in the season finale for both sides. “So now we enter into the very difficult and trying time of the offseason, where you've got to deliver a lot of difficult messages and then have a lot of work to do to find new players.”

Report: Yaya Toure could join NYCFC from sibling club Manchester City |
Longtime Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, a two-time English Premier League champion and four-time African Footballer of the Year, could swap one sky-blue City kit for another this winter, according to English tabloid The Daily Star.

Quillen: Sunday summoned the best energy of RFK Stadium |
If you're a twentysomething who has found your way into one of the supporters' groups who supply the colors and noise that make our game great, you could have attended every D.C. United home match during head coach Ben Olsen’s tenure.

Report: Three more Peruvians interested in making MLS moves |
Could MLS' three-man Peruvian contingent be about to double in size? A Twitter report on Monday linked three more players from the South American nation to the league, saying all three had an interest in making the move.

Instant Analysis: Decision Day Live show with Curtis, Cassar and Conrad |
Decision Day presented by AT&T is complete, and you can watch the replay of our Decision Day Live show for instant analysis from's Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle, Susannah Collins and Calen Carr, who were joined by an all-star cast of Ali Curtis, Jeff Cassar and Jimmy Conrad.

Sounders savoring bye as they fight back to full squad strength |
Hampered by a score of injuries going into the 2017 Audi MLS Cup playoffs, the Seattle Sounders needed a top-two seed in the Western Conference and the first-round bye that comes with it as much as anybody.

United States:

USMNT names Dave Sarachan as caretaker manager for friendly vs. Portugal |
US soccer announced on Tuesday that assistant coach Dave Sarachan and the remainder of the current technical staff will coach the US national team for their final match of 2017, a friendly against third-ranked Portugal on Nov. 14 in Leiria’s Estadio Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa (2:45 pm ET; FS1, Univision).

Report: New York Red Bulls' Felipe interested in representing USMNT |
MLS midfielder Felipe, a citizen of Brazil and Italy, is dreaming of one day playing in a World Cup ... with the United States. That’s according to a report by MSG Network's Kristian Dyer during Sunday's broadcast of the New York Red Bulls’ 2-1 win at D.C. United.

Felipe is not the answer for the USMNT - Stars and Stripes FC
New York Red Bulls central midfielder Felipe Campanholi Martens, or just Felipe as is his preferred moniker, has expressed interest in joining the U.S. Men's National Team once he receives his U.S. citizenship. Felipe, who is Brazilian and currently holds a Green Card, plays a valuable role for New York.

NASL contends SUM tried to terminate the New York Cosmos - ESPN FC
The marketing arm of Major League Soccer made a bid to buy the North American Soccer League's New York Cosmos for $5 million with an aim to "terminate the franchise," new club owner Rocco Commisso has disclosed in legal documents


Jack Wilshere studying for coaching badges at Arsenal with Per Mertesacker - ESPN FC
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has already started working on his coaching badges, and joked he may be in line to become Per Mertesacker's assistant at the club's academy.

Real Madrid transfer news: Perez to Dani Alves: You should have played for Madrid |
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez revealed he jokingly told Dani Alves he should have played for Los Blancos at Monday's Best FIFA Football Awards. Former Barcelona full-back Alves, now with Paris Saint-Germain following a move from Juventus in the close-season, was named in the World XI, while Perez saw Cristiano Ronaldo win the Best Men's Player award and Zinedine Zidane net the Best Men's Coach honour.

How do Arsenal trio Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette (AOL) compare to MSN, NEM & BBC? |
Arsenal's 5-2 thrashing over Everton on Sunday not only saw the Gunners become the first team to score 100 Premier League goals against a single opponent, but it also marked the first occasion in which their star trio of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette started a game together.