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Around The Forest: Amandine Henry named to French National Team roster for Euro’s

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John Brooks sets American transfer record, Wegner IN!

VfL Wolfsburg v Olympique Lyonnais: UEFA Women's Champions League Final Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Portland

Thorns FC's Amandine Henry named to France Women's National Team roster for 2017 European Championships | Portland Timbers
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC midfielder Amandine Henry has been named to the France Women’s National Team roster for the 2017 European Championships in the Netherlands from July 16-Aug. 6, it was announced today.

USL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Tulsa Roughnecks FC: 3, Portland Timbers 2: 1 | Portland Timbers
Midfielder Villyan Bijev scores his third goal of the season in a 3-1 loss on the road to Tulsa Roughnecks FC Saturday night at ONEOK Field.

MLS

Miguel Almiron named MLS Player of the Week for second straight time - Dirty South Soccer
Miguel Almiron’s stock continues to rise. Last week, he had a hat trick against the Houston Dynamo, Atlanta United’s second of the season, en route to being named league Player of the Week. On Sunday, after two more goals in the team’s victory over New York City FC, he has been named MLS’ Player of the Week once again, as voted on by the National Association of Soccer Reporters.

Why are the Cascadia teams struggling?
The three MLS clubs in the Pacific Northwest have traditionally harbored some of the best fanbases American soccer has to offer. Seattle and Portland both have loud and passionate supporters that rival any in North America, and depending on who you ask, each have the best base in the league. Vancouver play in the beautiful BC Place, retractable roof and all, and house an impressive amount of national pride.

The efficiency of Atlanta United’s DPs
Just one other team in MLS has gotten more goals from its Designated Players than Atlanta United this season

United States

Timmy Chandler withdraws from USMNT roster with hamstring injury - Stars and Stripes FC
And then there were 10 (defenders..)

Wolfsburg signs US defender John Brooks in record transfer
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg signed United States defender John Anthony Brooks for a reported fee of 20 million euros ($22.4 million) from Bundesliga rival Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, a record transfer for an American player.

Fox, Telemundo Set for $500 Million Windfall on 2026 World Cup - Bloomberg
Choosing Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup was controversial from the beginning. Setting aside the questions swirling around the bidding process, summer temperatures regularly hit 50 degrees Celsius (121 Fahrenheit), which even FIFA’s experts said posed health risks for the world’s best players and the millions of fans expected to travel to the 32-team event.

World

Former Bundesliga champions 1860 Munich relegated to Germany's third tier - BBC Sport
Ten police officers are injured during crowd trouble as former Bundesliga champions 1860 Munich are relegated to Germany's third tier.

Arsène Wenger got a new contract from Arsenal because the club is dominated by fear - SBNation.com
Arsène Wenger’s new contract suggests that Arsenal is terrified of failing worse than they already have, and it makes no sense.

Wayne Rooney wasn’t told he was dropped by England | ProSoccerTalk
Three Lions' all-time leading scorer left out of squad and Southgate didn't inform him. The end is near for Rooney.