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Around The Forest: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court amid tax fraud allegations

David Villa searching for his next 50 goals, Carli Lloyd not happy with the Houston Dash and more.

Major League Soccer:

NYCFC's David Villa hungry for more after reaching 50 MLS goals |
It’s the latest milestone in a career full of them: On Saturday afternoon in the driving rain in the Bronx, David Villa scored his 50th Major League Soccer goal.

MLS buys out only outside investors in media and marketing arm - ESPN FC
Major League Soccer on Monday bought out the only outside investors in its media and marketing arm, Soccer United Marketing. In 2012, Providence Equity Partners bought 25 percent of SUM for $150 million. The company tripled its initial investment, according to Bloomberg.

Who have been the best young attackers in MLS so far? | Expected Goals |
When trying to measure who have been the best attacking players in MLS this season, that mix is apparent. Non-penalty goals plus assists per 90 minutes can help identify these players, as it measures raw production, and in the top 20 you find some familiar names but also some of these young, exciting players.

Whitecaps Bid $5 Million for Atiba Hutchinson According to Sources in Turkey - Eighty Six Forever
According to Turkish source Haber3 the Vancouver Whitecaps have bid $5 million for Canadian star Atiba Hutchinson. Hutchinson was linked to the Whitecaps all the way back in January but the deal fell through, apparently because MLS was not willing to pay such a large portion of the transfer fee.

Unity, pride and remembrance lead Week 16's top tifo displays |
Chances are, you've already seen the fan-created tifo display created by the Wall for Olando City SC's match against the Montreal Impact on Sunday. Supporters honored the victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings, as well as all of those touched by the tragedy.


Where’s the Fitness, Asks Lloyd – Equalizer Soccer
Reigning FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd has always attributed her success to one thing: work ethic. Known for being the last one off the field at training and sneaking out of hotel rooms at tournaments to go for runs, Lloyd places fitness at the top of her priorities.

United States:

Christian Ramirez’s omission from the Gold Cup preliminary squad is indefensible - E Pluribus Loonum
The Gold Cup would have been the perfect opportunity for Ramirez to showcase himself on an international stage.

This Soccer Club Has Everything You’d Want Except ... - The New York Times
In most every way, Asbury Park F.C. is like any professional soccer club in the world. It has slick jerseys manufactured by a major sporting goods brand, with a shirt sponsor and a recognizable logo in the club’s black-and-white color scheme.

Christian Ramirez’s omission from the Gold Cup preliminary squad is indefensible - E Pluribus Loonum
The Gold Cup would have been the perfect opportunity for Ramirez to showcase himself on an international stage.

USWNT superstar Tobin Heath sends loyal fan a gift - Stars and Stripes FC
Tobin Heath is simply the best. She can make any defender in the world look foolish on the field with her silky dribbling, but she’s also got a heart of gold. As evidenced by a photo that emerged on the interwebz on Monday.


Cristiano Ronaldo Will Appear In Court To Face Tax Fraud Allegations - Managing Madrid
Ronaldo has been told to appear in court to face allegations that he defrauded the Spanish government of €14 million in taxes. This will take place in Madrid on July 31st, well after the Confederations Cup is finished.

Mexico’s Osorio: “We were equals to the reigning European champion”
“We played against a top level team,” said the 56-year-old Colombian, whose team lost 7-0 to Chile in the Copa America Centenario on the same date a year earlier. “The display was dignified. We were equalz to the reigning European champion.”

Confederations Cup, Germany beat Australia in thriller (Video) | ProSoccerTalk
Reigning World Cup champions Germany beat Australia 3-2 on Monday in an end-to-end encounter at the 2017 Confederations Cup.

EXCLUSIVE | Liverpool agree deal for Mohamed Salah, player set for medical - KingFut
English Premier League giants Liverpool Football Club have finally agreed a deal with AS Roma over the transfer of Egypt international Mohamed Salah.

Dani Alves leaves Juventus by mutual consent, set for Manchester City or Chelsea — reports - We Ain't Got No History
Set for Manchester City? Probably. Chelsea? Probably not.

Carlo Ancelotti offered Robert Lewandowski no support to become top scorer - agent - ESPN FC
Robert Lewandowski's agent has said Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti offered his client a lack of support in the race to finish ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Bundesliga top scorer.

Objectivity, Subjectivity, and the Philosophy of Defending
I think, I feel, I believe…A pronoun and a verb that can only mean one thing: the person speaking is about to give you their opinion. I wish I had better news for all of us, but a belief is just something we wish to be true. We hope that it is true.