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Around The Forest: David Guzman and Bill Tuiloma called up by their National Teams

Former U.S. International Brad Friedel on wish list for Rev’s vacant coaching spot, ATLUD turned down big money for Almiron and Martinez and more!


Timbers midfielder David Guzmán, defender/midfielder Bill Tuiloma called up for international matches | Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzmán has been called up by Costa Rica for a pair of international friendlies, it was announced today. Additionally, defender/midfielder Bill Tuiloma has been called up by New Zealand for a pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

Major League Soccer

After elimination, Red Bulls vow to stay the course with youth movement |
For the eighth straight season, the New York Red Bulls advanced to the MLS Cup Playoffs, but for the eighth consecutive campaign it ended earlier than the team would have liked. Outside of the Seattle Sounders’ nine-season run, no MLS club has a longer active playoff streak, but while the Sounders celebrated a breakthrough championship last December, the Red Bulls still await their first MLS Cup parade after being eliminated on away goals against Toronto FC on Sunday.

Stejskal: Atlanta turned down eight-figure offers for Almiron, Martinez |
Multiple sources have told that Atlanta United turned down a transfer offer between $20-$25 million for Miguel Almiron and a separate offer of $10 million for Josef Martinez over the summer. Both players are coming off stellar seasons with Atlanta. Almiron recorded nine goals and 14 assists in 30 league appearances, while Martinez scored 19 times despite playing in just 20 regular-season games.

Report: Brad Friedel leads New England's "wish list" of coaching candidates |
Longtime US national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel is the New England Revolution's top target for their vacant head coaching position, according to a tweet on Monday from ESPN analyst and former Revs star Taylor Twellman.

Guerreros: A Lion Tamer, "The Remick" and playoff memes galore |
The rivalry between Atlanta United and Orlando City rages on online. The games may be over for both teams until next year, but the MEMES MUST GO ON! Footie Mob sent a meme-of-all-memes in the direction of the Orlando faithful. The subtlety, the savageness. It’s so good you almost don’t see it, but when you do… OH MAN. This is direct hit, sunk battleship, sound the alarms, tell the kids to get back in their houses / on the Official Savage Meter™️

Best Of MLS: Top 10 Moments of 2017 |
Moments. You feel 'em. Can't always describe the why, but you know when they've arrived. And the 2017 MLS regular season was chock full. Let's dip into the treasure chest.


Vlatko Andonovski will not return to FC Kansas City - The Blue Testament
It has been confirmed that Vlatko Andonovski will not return as FC Kansas City’s coach for next year. Andonovski has taken another position that should be announced in the near future. Sources close to the situation report that FC Kansas City did not even offer to negotiate with Andonovski, leaving him no other choice but to move on to other opportunities.

United States

USMNT roster for Portugal friendly announced - Stars and Stripes FC
United States men’s national team interim (one-off?) manager Dave Sarachan has announced a 21-man roster ahead of the team’s friendly with reigning European champions, Portugal. The first match since the USA’s choke job in Trinidad & Tobago will feature a few interesting new names looking to prove they’re national team material.


Premier League news: West Ham appoint David Moyes after Slaven Bilic sacking |
West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager following the sacking of Slaven Bilic. The Hammers are 18th in the Premier League table following their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool last weekend.

Pepe attempts to clarify comments about Real Madrid atmosphere - ESPN FC
Former Real Madrid defender Pepe has denied criticising the atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu, although the Besiktas player says his current team's fans are "completely different."

New Balance vows to defend itself after Marouane Fellaini reportedly sues - ESPN FC
New Balance says it will "vigorously defend itself" after a report said Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini is suing the company because its boots injured his feet. As reported by The Sun, Fellaini filed litigation at London's High Court, claiming the New Balance boots he wore as part of an endorsement deal caused him "loss of enjoyment, inconvenience and impact on performance" and asking for £2.1 million.