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Around The Forest: Kylian Mbappé wants Champions League title over Ballon d’Or

USMNT pick up a point in Mexico, USWNT picks up win over Norway and Tab Ramos talks USMNT U-20’s


Timbers Army unveils tifo in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month |
The Timbers Army, the supporters' group for the Portland Timbers, unveiled a tifo in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month ahead of Saturday's game between the Timbers and FC Dallas.


Martinez back and ready to help Atlanta United
Josef Martinez is ready to play. The Atlanta United striker, out of action since late March after suffering a thigh injury while playing for the Venezuelan national team, saw his first minutes of action since the season’s third game in Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Chicago.

Sporting KC pivot to US Open Cup with dreams of repeating 2015 trophy run |
Sporting Kansas City don’t have any time to spare fretting over the points that got away, not with their first true must-win match of the season looming. Sporting have a midweek home date with Minnesota United in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, a competition they most recently won in 2015, and they’re anxious to get to it.

Marsch: Red Bulls aiming for "a couple big additions" in summer window |
The New York Red Bulls haven’t truly found their stride this season, at least compared to their excellent campaigns of recent years, and head coach Jesse Marsch is ready to bring in summer reinforcements.

MLS suspends San Jose Earthquakes Marco Urena for one game - ESPN FC
Major League Soccer suspended Marco Urena one game on Friday after the San Jose Earthquakes forward made contact with Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson last weekend.

Brad Guzan returns to Major League Soccer with Atlanta United - ESPN FC
Without question, the U.S. international has endured two hugely difficult seasons at club level. There were a pair of relegations from the English Premier League, first with Aston Villa at the end of 2015-16, and then again this season with Middlesbrough.

United States:

USA ekes out 1-0 win over Norway - Stars and Stripes FC
It was another disorganized start for the United States as they took on Norway in the second of two Scandinavian friendlies. The US was fresh off a 1-0 defeat of Sweden, but it was the kind of game where the result was more of a salvage job than a hard-earned close line

The Great American Soccer Hope Is Here (For Real, This Time) | FiveThirtyEight
Christian Pulisic is quickly establishing himself has the star U.S. soccer has long needed.

Juan Carlos Osorio calls U.S. out for defensive tactics in Mexico draw - ESPN FC
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said the United States came to the Estadio Azteca with a defensive plan and that his team lacked the creativity to overcome the resistance in a 1-1 tie on Sunday at Estadio Azteca.

Mexico vs. USA, 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Final score 1-1, Well-deserved point at the Azteca - Stars and Stripes FC
Sometimes when you travel to a hostile stadium, you settle for the point. That was the approach the USA took today when they traveled to Mexico City to take on Mexico in their sixth World Cup qualifier and that was the exact outcome they earned.

The chip: How Michael Bradley scored his stunning goal for US vs. Mexico |
Michael Bradley picked off the pass at midfield. We watched as he sprinted forward. As the ball rolled in front of him, he lifted his head. Our eyes moved from his bald skull toward the Mexican goal. The goalkeeper is off his line. Holy cow, the goalie is off his line. But Bradley won’t actually go for it. Holy cow, he’s going to go for it.

SoccerAmerica - Tab Ramos is bullish on USA after U-20 World Cup performance and DA progress 06/09/2017
The USA won its group at the 2017 U-20 World Cup and advanced to the quarterfinals, where Coach Tab Ramos’ team fell, 2-1, in overtime to the surprise team of the tournament, Venezuela, which won its first four games with shutouts and faces England in the final on Sunday.


Unnamed Chinese Super League club ready to pay Ronaldo €120m a year - ESPN FC
An as-yet-unnamed Chinese Super League club is set to make a mega-money offer to Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Spanish outlet AS. The report states that the Chinese club is prepared to offer Madrid €200 million for the signature of their talisman, and can offer the 32-year-old wages of €120 million a season.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho - I always join teams in 'big trouble' - ESPN FC
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Expresso he is "terrible at picking teams" to manage. Mourinho highlighted his experiences taking charge at Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United as he told the Portuguese newspaper -- using the English phrase -- that he always joins clubs in "big trouble."

Mbappe prioritising Champions League title over Ballon d'Or - beIN SPORTS
After an outstanding season with Monaco, teenager Kylian Mbappe wants to keep pushing on and win the Champions League.