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Around The Forest: U-20 World Cup, Bastian Schweinsteiger and more

It’s time to get caught up on all you missed over the weekend.

Minnesota United FC  v Portland Timbers Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Sit back grab your favorite morning beverage and catch up on all the things you missed.


Quotes & Notes | Montréal Impact 4, Portland Timbers 1 | May 20, 2017 | Portland Timbers
“I think you have to look at the first 17 minutes, really. Changed the entire landscape of the game. First 11 minutes I thought we were spot on. Everything was working, we were organized. They weren’t getting chances. We looked lively. The energy was there, everything was being executed perfectly. Then the PK, obviously we are down 1-0. It’s not a PK. If you watch it.


LAFC unveils renderings of safe standing sections, swimming pool and more at new stadium | FOX Sports
Los Angeles FC broke ground on their new stadium last summer and it won’t be done until 2018, but we have a good idea of how it'll look. LAFC announced this week the stadium will feature a safe standing section for supporters and unveiled new renderings.

Bastian Schweinsteiger digs deep for Chicago Fire in return to trademarked role -
Bastian Schweinsteiger has made his name as a world-class metronome. So when the German star signed with the Chicago Fire — a team that already had acquired two standout defensive midfielders — his role in Veljko Paunovic's system developed into a dilemma.

Jason Kreis emerges from NYCFC struggles to inspire Orlando City - ESPN FC
As Jason Kreis sits down before a midweek game against the San Jose Earthquakes, he looks a man back in his element.

Streaks die, hats tricked: What you might have missed in MLS Week 12 |
Four match days, 16 games, 42 goals: Week 12 was the busiest stretch of the 2017 MLS season to date. Here’s a few items worth talking about.


Arena Impressed with USL’s Evolution
Compared with where things stood in the professional soccer landscape when Bruce Arena took the reins as D.C. United’s Head Coach for the inaugural season of Major League Soccer in 1996, things have definitely changed for the better.

Visiting the USL Offices last week as part of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Trophy Tour in his current position as the Head Coach of the United States Men’s National Team, Arena said the way the landscape had transformed was unimaginable in Major League Soccer’s early years.

FIFA U-20 World Cup

USA vs. Ecuador, U20 World Cup 2017: Final score 3-3, Americans fight back to gain crucial point - Stars and Stripes FC
The United States under-20 men’s national team opened their World Cup with a dramatic 3-3 draw with Ecuador. After falling behind by two goals early in the match, the Americans fought back behind a Josh Sargent brace. A Jonathan Klinsmann error pegged them back again, but a late stoppage time equalizer rescued a vital point heading into the last two group matches.

FIFA Under-20 World Cup Schedule & TV information |
FIFA Under-20 World Cup Schedule & TV information Group Matches Saturday, May 20 - Group Stage 1:00 AM ET Venezuela 2, Germany 0 Group B Recap & Highlights 3:30 AM ET Argentina 0, England 3 Group A Recap & Highlights 4:00 AM ET Vanuatu 2, Mexico 3 Group B Recap & Highlights 7:00 AM ET

From Angola to Atlanta, Lagos Kunga’s remarkable journey to the U-20 World Cup - Dirty South Soccer
Twenty-one. That’s how many soccer players will represent the United States at the 2017 Under-20 World Cup in South Korea. Among those are blue chip prospects who have been groomed by some of the finest academies in the world. From Liverpool and Tottenham to the chosen ones of U.S. U-17 residency at Bradenton, some of these kids have been prepping for high level soccer since before they were teenagers.


Chelsea thump Sunderland to close out Premier League season - We Ain't Got No History
The Premier League has been in denouement for nine days now, with Sunday’s action around England serving mostly to emphasise what has already been confirmed. For Chelsea and Sunderland, there was nothing in the match — the latter would have seen it as an embarrassing last appearance in an embarrassing season, while for the Blues it was a two-hour pre-party.

Matt Miazga to be evaluated by Chelsea before having future decided - source - ESPN FC
Premier League champions Chelsea will take a close look at defender Matt Miazga during preseason before deciding if -- and where -- he will go out on loan again, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.

Former USMNT player David Wagner is 1 game from guiding Huddersfield to the Premier League -
On Monday, May 29, Huddersfield Town competes in the Championship promotion playoff final. They deserve your attention because of their manager, German-American Jürgen Klopp disciple David Wagner.

Harry Kane wins Premier League golden boot - Cartilage Free Captain
Ever since his winner against Manchester United, Harry Kane has had an eye on the Premier League golden boot. Creating chances for him appears to have been Tottenham Hotspur’s primary aim since they clinched second place, and they succeeded in getting him to 29 goals, good enough for best in England’s top flight.

Juventus vs. Crotone 2017: Final score 3-0, Juve secure record-breaking sixth straight Scudetto thanks win in home finale - Black & White & Read All Over
Birthday boy Mario Mandzukic, free kick wizard Paulo Dybala and the bullet-header from Alex Sandro seal yet another Scudetto for Juve!