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Around The Forest: Timbers continue MLS-leading scoring streak

Patrick Vieira ready for Euro job, 37 year-old vet leading Houston to the playoffs, Christian Pulisic on 60 minutes and more!


#StatMan Three | Team continues MLS-leading goalscoring streak with 19th straight game | Portland Timbers
In their final road match of the regular season, the Portland Timbers fell 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #SJvPOR.

Major League Soccer:

Patrick Vieira ready for European job, but happy at New York City FC - ESPN FC
Patrick Vieira has told RMC that he is "really ready" to take up the challenge of a coaching job in Europe, but insisted he has no reason to leave New York City FC just yet.

MLS Week 30: Toronto FC wins Supporters' Shield, eyes best season |
The race for first in MLS is over. Toronto FC made it so at a raucous BMO Field Saturday night, ensuring it will have the league's best record in what has been a dominant season. Beyond that, though? It's a muddled mess.

'EA SPORTS FIFA 18' review: the best MLS features and more |
Welcome to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. It is incredibly large. You see it from above, your vantage point narrowing in on the pitch like a UFO preparing to land. The closer you get, the louder the crowd becomes. The lights are blinding as the camera is swallowed by the stadium.

Houston's crafty veteran Vicente Sanchez sparks Dynamo playoff push |
Vicente Sanchez is 37 years old, but his play on the field has been ageless. That’s good news for the Houston Dynamo and head coach Wilmer Cabrera, who’s come to rely heavily on the wily veteran as the Orange’s season winds down.

Nashville expansion bid joins Mayor in announcing MLS stadium plan |
Monday afternoon, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry joined John R. Ingram to announce a $250-million, 27,500-seat stadium on the Nashville Fairgrounds, contingent on Metro Council authorization and the city's MLS expansion bid.

Columbus Crew SC sign Federico Higuain to contract extension through 2018 |
Pipa isn’t going anywhere. Although he recently expressed uncertainty about his future in MLS, Federico Higuain was signed by Columbus Crew SC on Tuesday to a one-year Designated Player contract extension through the 2018 season.

United States:

Stock Up, Stock Down: New Yorkers Adams, Johnson sparking USMNT chatter |
The latest US national team and Canada rosters have been revealed, but there are still fights for imminent playing time and future call-ups to consider for players all over MLS. With that in mind, we bring you our latest review of which US and Canada hopefuls are enhancing their national-team prospects, and who is currently tumbling down the depth chart.

Three things we learned from Christian Pulisic’s 60 Minutes segment - Stars and Stripes FC
If you’re reading this blog, there’s a more than great chance you know who Christian Pulisic is. Whether it’s the post-a-week we do about him or the countless other headlines the 19-year-old receives, he’s a very well-known commodity in the soccer community.


Barcelona president confirms La Liga exit a possibility over Catalan independence |
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club would have to discuss the possibility of leaving La Liga if Catalonia gained independence from Spain. A Catalan independence referendum, which has been deemed illegal, was marred by violence on Sunday, with Barca forced to play a 3-0 win over Las Palmas behind closed doors at the Camp Nou.

Chelsea waiting on full extent of Alvaro Morata injury - sources - ESPN FC
Chelsea will not know the full extent of Alvaro Morata's hamstring injury until he undergoes further assessment at the club's Cobham training ground later this week, sources have told ESPN FC.

PSG's Edinson Cavani on Neymar dispute: 'Everything is calm now' - ESPN FC
Edinson Cavani has played down his dispute with Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar and said that everything was blown out of proportion.