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Around The Forest: Josh Sargent youngest player to score at U-20 World Cup

He clocks in at the ripe old age of 17.

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Cascadia Derby

Local FIFA soundtrack artist performing before Timbers match - Sounder At Heart
Despite a 12:00 PM start to the match between Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders, the team is rolling out Soccer Celebration, a “pregame activity zone for fans of all ages.” Occidental Park will feature a live showing of the FA Cup Final and Seattle musician Robert DeLong. DeLong will play a free show at halftime and postgame of the FA Cup.


Camping after the Union’s 2-1 win over Colorado | The Union Deux
After the Union’s exhilarating 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids I took the Union up on their offer to camp out on the field at Talen Energy Stadium. I brought my two boys, ages 6 and 11, with me and they had an unbelievable time. I found the whole experience surreal and think it’s one of the best little things this Union franchise does for their fans.

Looks like the LAFC-LA Galaxy rivalry is heating up - Angels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club released some news over the weekend about their stadium and supporters, with the supporters’ groups coming together to form “The 3252” union and the supporters’ section at Banc of California Stadium to be a safe standing section. The club and supporters have been on a big artwork push lately, both before and during the event. Like this:

David Villa’s Legendary Path - Hudson River Blue
When David Villa officially joined Major League Soccer in 2015 as the first-ever signing for New York City FC, he brought with him an international footballing resume unrivaled by his new colleagues in the United States.

Report: Red Bulls targeting center backs, attacker in summer window |
The New York Red Bulls are looking to acquire some help in both halves of the pitch during the MLS summer transfer window, according to a report from Metro New York reporter Kristian Dyer.

Will new popular songs inspire chants from supporters' groups? |
Pop music has long driven supporters' culture, often providing the tune for re-purposed lyrics about the team, a favorite player or a hated rival. Sometimes clubs even adopt a pop song verbatim as an unofficial anthem.

Indeed soccer and music have long been linked -- a connection we're celebrating this Memorial Day weekend with the inaugural MLS Summer Beat concert series.


USL DIII Expansion Tour Visits Midwest
Following a successful tour of potential Southeast markets, the United Soccer League’s Division III expansion team makes its way through the Midwest.

Division III Vice President Steven Short and Josh Keller, Director of Business Development for the USL’s Division III, will visit Dayton and Toledo, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan, from May 22-26.

U-20 World Cup

U-20 World Cup: NYCFC's Yangel Herrera, Venezuela book spot in Round of 16 |
New York City FC midfielder Yangel Herrera led Venezuela to a huge win at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Tuesday, captaining the Vinotinto as they smashed Vanuatu 7-0 to clinch a spot in the Knockout Round.

Report: Cubo Torres to get Mexico call-up for Gold Cup |
It looks as though Houston Dynamo striker Erick "Cubo" Torres' MLS form will have him spending some time away from his club next month.

KXLN sports anchor Lester Gretsch tweeted on Monday that Torres -- who is second in MLS with nine goals this season after going scoreless in 2016 -- will be called up by Mexico for this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Seventeen Year Old Josh Sargent Becomes Youngest U.S. Player to Score at FIFA U-20 World Cup - U.S. Soccer
Things could have gotten out of hand for the U.S. in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup against Ecuador. A high press deployed throughout Monday’s match helped La Tricolor break through twice in the first seven minutes, forcing Tab Ramos’ side to chase the game.

De La Torre Equalizer vs. Ecuador Sets U.S. Record for Latest Goal at FIFA U-20 World Cup - U.S. Soccer
Trailing Ecuador 3-2 late in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Monday, the USA needed some magic to ensure it didn’t start off the tournament with a difficult defeat.


Mexico will visit Seattle for pre-Gold Cup friendly - Sounder At Heart
Confederations Cup will be wrapped, and Mexico will be preparing to defend their Gold Cup title by facing off against Paraguay.

Arsenal confirm season ticket price reduction | Daily Mail Online
Arsenal have announced a reduction of around 10 per cent in the price of season ticket renewals for gold members for next season after the club missed out on Champions League football.

Keisuke Honda announces his departure from Milan - The AC Milan Offside
Through his Twitter feed, AC Milan’s Japanese midfielder, Keisuke Honda has announced that he is leaving the club after over three years at the San Siro with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Canadian Championship returns this week: What you need to know |
As the Canadian Championship marks its 10th edition, the tournament could use a slogan. May we suggest plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose?

That idiom – roughly, “the more things change, the more they stay the same” – rings true as we look at this year’s semifinals, which feature the same three teams that have battled in every edition of the tournament (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact), plus the USL’s Ottawa Fury.

David Moyes resigns as Sunderland boss after relegation from Premier League - BBC Sport
The end of the Black Cats' 10-year stay in the top flight was confirmed when they lost to Bournemouth last month.

Moyes, 54, informed chairman Ellis Short of his decision to step down at a meeting in London on Monday.

"I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League," said Moyes.