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Welcome to June! Grab that favorite morning beverage and get caught up!

2012 MLS Cup - Houston Dynamo v Los Angeles Galaxy

Portland

U.S. Open Cup draw process puts Portland Timbers at a disadvantage | OregonLive.com
Due to U.S. Soccer's preference for regional matchups, the Portland Timbers have been the only team in MLS that has had to face another MLS team, instead of a lower division club in the fourth round of U.S. Open Cup for three-straight years.

Off the Pitch | Amandine Henry and Hayley Raso talk books, video games and more | Portland Timbers
Soccer is the common thread that binds them, but the Portland Thorns also play video games, read books and use their phones just like everyone else. In this series, we sit down with Amandine Henry and Hayley Raso to see what they’re up to when they’re off the pitch.

Thorns FC's Christine Sinclair named to Canada Women's National Team roster for June FIFA dates | Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair has been named to the Canada Women’s National Team roster for a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica on June 8 and June 11.

Timbers Kid Reporter | Maria Jose Chara interviews Darlington Nagbe | Portland Timbers
Maria Jose Chara, daughter of Timbers midfielder Diego Chara, sits down to interview Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe about his favorite Diego, best smile on the team and more. And there's singing some songs from Moana.

MLS

Miami-Dade unveils David Beckham’s Miami stadium deal | Miami Herald
David Beckham has cleared a big political hurdle to closing a stadium deal in Miami-Dade, with the commissioner representing his proposed site sponsoring a plan to sell him county land in Overtown for about $9 million.

Earthquakes name former EPL executive as new president
The San Jose Earthquakes hire former Arsenal and Aston Villa executive Tom Fox as president as Dave Kaval puts all of his attention in running the Oakland Athletics.

In his 100th MLS start, Alex leads the way as Dynamo routs Real Salt Lake | MLSsoccer.com
Houston Dynamo midfielder Alex, who this season has worked himself into a contender for MLS Best XI and the MLS All-Star squad, had been feeling frustrated entering Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Real Salt Lake at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Reserves, stars pitch in on Toronto FC's Canadian Championship passage | MLSsoccer.com
Toronto FC sealed their spot in the finals of the 2017 Canadian Championship on Wednesday night with a 4-0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC at BMO Field, overturning Ottawa's first leg advantage to advance 5-2 on aggregate.

Report: MLS a "strong option" for Mexican international Luis "Chapo" Montes | MLSsoccer.com
Mexican international Luis “Chapo” Montes has received an offer to move to MLS, according to a report on Tuesday from TV Azteca journalist Julio Saucedo.

State tax breaks approved for St. Paul soccer stadium
Minnesota United efforts to obtain tax exemptions for a soccer-specific stadium in St. Paul succeeded Tuesday when Gov. Mark Dayton said he will allow the tax bill to become law without his signature.

United States

Armchair Analyst: US U-20s dominate New Zealand en route to QFs | MLSsoccer.com
Somewhere around the fourth goal in the second-half demolition of New Zealand, an engagement in which the US jammed their counterparts into the blender and hit "puree" for 45 minutes, and which finished 6-0, Taylor Twellman fired off this tweet:

Clint Dempsey reflective as he approaches Donovan's US milestone | MLSsoccer.com
In his 132 caps for the US national team, Clint Dempsey has seen it all. And as he approaches another international milestone, it’s fitting that he return to the site of one of CONCACAF’s most bizarre nights, a 1-0 US qualifying triumph over Costa Rica in near-blizzard conditions back in 2013.

2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup: USA 6, New Zealand 0 | Round of 16 recap | MLSsoccer.com
On the strength of four goals by MLS players, the US Under-20 national team advanced to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals on Thursday with a dominant 6-0 win over New Zealand in Incheon, South Korea.

World

Club Atlético de Madrid · Web oficial - CAS maintains the prohibition to register players until January of 2018
They partially upheld the appeal presented by Atlético de Madrid, reducing the financial penalty, but maintaining the prohibition of registering licenses this summer.

An Open Letter To Huddersfield Town AFC - The Tilehurst End
Just over 24 hours on from Christopher Schindler’s penalty, this is not easy to write. We’re devastated down here in Reading, we will feel the pain of this defeat for a long time. This is but another ghost added to the list of playoff ghosts we will need to exorcise

Munich is red: München 1860 have been relegated to the 3rd Liga - Bavarian Football Works
Munich now truly is red: today, Bayern Munich’s longtime city rival, 1860 München, gazed into the abyss, and the abyss gazed back: the once proud Lions fell headlong into the oblivion of the 3rd Liga amid a cacophony of jeers and violence, culminating in an eerie silence and emptiness that seemed to reflect the devastation that has shaken the soul of one of the Bundesliga’s oldest Traditionsvereine (“traditional clubs”).