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Around The Forest: Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

Constructing an MLS roster, Justin Meram having a breakout season and more!


Plugged In | Diego Chara's last picture taken and his most used app helps with restaurant chances | Portland Timbers
It’s a busy world with apps, phones, music, books, video games and more. We talk with Portland Timbers winger, Diego Chara, about he uses when he's plugged in.


Orlando City's Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge - ESPN FC
Orlando City striker Cyle Larin was arrested early on Thursday morning on a charge of drunken driving. Larin was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol for driving the wrong way in Orlando and nearly causing a head-on collision, about three miles from Orlando City's stadium.

NYCFC, Orlando City SC recognized by ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards |
Two MLS clubs have been recognized among the nominees and honorees in the third annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, ESPN announced Wednesday.

Orlando City find ESPN award bittersweet: "It is a difficult one" |
It will be with a combination of pride, community spirit, and lingering grief that Orlando City will publicly accept their ESPN Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award next month as part of ESPN's annual Humanitarian Awards.

Bracket is set for 2017 US Open Cup Round of 16 after Thursday draw |
The 13 MLS sides were joined by three lower-division sides in the Round of 16 draw, including a pair of MLS expansion hopefuls FC Cincinnati – who drew a record 30,000 fans to their upset of Columbus Crew SC – and Sacramento Republic FC, who advanced with an emphatic 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake.

Whitecaps hope to inspire next generation with new training facility -
The Vancouver Whitecaps are hoping that a new training facility will inspire not just their current crop of players, but a future generation of talent.

Exclusive: LAFC chief talks grit, glamour and 16,000 supporters before game one | FourFourTwo
Los Angeles FC is nine months from its Major League Soccer debut, and John Thorrington still has much work to do, hiring a head coach, building a roster and finalizing the technical details before the club's first preseason camp opens next January.

The anti-Galaxy: How LAFC is uniting the disenfranchised masses | FourFourTwo
The LA Galaxy has ruled Major League Soccer for much of the past decade, and all that the league has become stems from the club's pursuit of one David Beckham. It gave the league a presence overseas, made the star-studded Galaxy the American team soccer fans anywhere on earth could name, and brought an element of Hollywood to the drab SoCal terrain of Carson.

MLS Spotlight: Justin Meram having breakout season with Columbus Crew amid plenty of challenges -
Columbus Crew midfielder Justin Meram has been one of the league's top players in 2017, despite several factors that could have derailed his campaign

MLS Capology: Constructing the Ideal MLS Roster — American Soccer Analysis
Major League Soccer is thankfully becoming more and more transparent every year, and as they peel back the curtain fans can understand (and challenge) the strategy of roster compositions of their favorite teams. Ultimately the printed rules allows fans to become more intimate with their teams. This year MLS published rosters that allocated players between the senior roster, supplemental and reserve roster positions.

United States:

7 MLS legends who fell short of USMNT stardom | FourFourTwo
No, it’s on the United States men’s national team scene where he’s wedged into a tough place. McCarty is a holding midfielder, manning the position now held steadfastly by Michael Bradley. Next to being a third or fourth goalkeeper, there probably isn’t a worse place to be in the U.S. player pool

Salary details from latest USSF tax return - Stars and Stripes FC
Every year US Soccer posts its tax return Form 990 on its website, giving us all a glimpse into their financials. The latest return for the period from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 is now out. Here are some of the most interesting details from a fiscal period that included the Women’s World Cup, accounting for who was among their highest-paid employees.

Christian Pulisic unlikely to play in the 2017 Gold Cup - Stars and Stripes FC
If you were looking forward to seeing Christian Pulisic light it up in the Gold Cup for the United States, think again. In talking with, Bruce Arena said that it’s “unlikely” that Christian Pulisic will play in the upcoming summer tournament. Even though he’s on the 40 man preliminary roster, some of it has to do with the timing of the tournament.


Cristiano Ronaldo relish opportunity to win Confederations Cup with Portugal - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for the Confederations Cup: Portugal's talisman has a new haircut for the tournament and a pair of specially designed boots, so do not be in any doubt that he is taking it seriously.

Nick Hornby on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger after horrible Premier League campaign - ESPN FC
Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager -- if "manager" is not too demeaning a description of Wenger's all-encompassing role at Arsenal -- and Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Her Majesty's Opposition in Great Britain, have been joined at the hip for much of the last year or two.

Millwall fan Roy Larner People call me a hero I don't look at it that way - ESPN FC
As Roy Larner sits in the sunshine outside St Thomas' Hospital a woman calls across to him to say "thank you." Less than half an hour later, recognition spreads across another passer-by's face before she goes to shake his hand.

Transfer news: Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi agrees to join Juventus -
The former Stoke City midfielder has a release clause of €40 million, and the Spanish side would be open to being paid in instalments,

Zdravko Mamic fires lawyers in corruption trial; Lovren to testify |
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren's testimony at a Croatian soccer corruption trial was postponed Wednesday after the main suspect fired his lawyers during a hearing.