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Around The Forest: Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud while in Spain

San Diego soccer gets on the ballot, LA Galaxy looking to bring in LigaMX star and more.


Out & About | Sykes, Eckerstrom and Nadim on their favorite Portland activities | Portland Timbers
Like other cities and towns around the world, Portland offers a variety of sights smells and tastes to explore and enjoy. We asked Thorns FC players Ashleigh Sykes, Britt Eckerstrom and Nadia Nadim what their favorite things to do are, both in Portland and their own hometown, when they’re out and about.

Major League Soccer:

Whitecaps defender Sheanon Williams has assault charge stayed - ESPN FC
Sheanon Williams' assault charge will not be pursed by prosecution in British Columbia, though the Vancouver Whitecaps defender still faces discipline from Major League Soccer.

In need of scoring help, D.C. United close to acquiring Deshorn Brown from Tampa Bay Rowdies - The Washington Post
Goal-starved D.C. United is close to acquiring Jamaican forward Deshorn Brown from the the second-division Tampa Bay Rowdies, multiple sources told the Insider on Tuesday.

Summer 2017 MLS Transfer Window Tracker: LA Galaxy |
LigaMX star Andre-Pierre Gignac has again been linked to the Galaxy, with both US and Mexican outlets reporting on June 20 that the French striker is nearing a move to Los Angeles, where he's been vacationing, to join his friend and countryman Romain Alessandrini. One went so far as to claim that LA are prepared to activate a $25 million release clause to acquire "APG" from Tigres.

San Diego City Council votes to put SoccerCity plan on November 2018 ballot |
The San Diego City Council on Monday voted to put the proposed SoccerCity development plan up for public vote on the November 2018 general election ballot instead of holding a special election in November 2017 or approving the proposal without a public vote.

Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder might be on the move to Montreal - Mount Royal Soccer
According to Turkish sports website Sporx, Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder might be on the move to the MLS and the Montreal Impact

NYCFC Red Bulls fight for supremacy produces rapid rise in fan intensity - ESPN FC
A 7-0 victory in a soccer match is a thrashing, so after the New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC by that score line in May 2016, Steve Ferrezza wanted to make sure the losing club wouldn't soon forget the defeat.

United Soccer League:

Real Monarchs Break All-Time USL Record with Ninth Consecutive Victory | Real Salt Lake
Real Monarchs (12-1-0, 36 points) wrote themselves into the USL record books as they registered their ninth consecutive victory by downing Reno 1868 2-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

United States:

Pulisic out, Altidore in - Projecting the U.S. Gold Cup roster -
Fresh faces, dual-nationals and surging veterans should make up the bulk of Bruce Arena's roster for next month's CONCACAF competition

Tony DiCicco, coach of 1999 World Cup-winning USWNT, dies at 68 | FOX Sports
Tony DiCicco, a U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee who coached the women’s national team to a 1996 Olympic gold medal and the 1999 World Cup title, died Monday evening. He was 68 years old.

Report: Danny Williams headed to Premier League - Stars and Stripes FC
David Wagner won’t be the only new American in the Premier League this season. If a report out of England is to be believed, the former U.S. international has successfully recruited out-of-contract midfielder and current USMNT hopeful Danny Williams to join him at Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.

Emerson Hyndman is entering a fairly critical 2017-18 season | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture
Somewhere on the trip between London, England’s southern shore and Glasgow, Emerson Hyndman became the U.S. national team’s great forgotten man.


Watch La Masia's youngsters score a very un-Barcelona goal from behind midfield | FOX Sports
Usually when we see highlights of Barcelona’s youth teams, they look like tiny carbon copies of the stars going through their paces on the Camp Nou pitch. La Masia’s goal machine churns out clever one-twos, mazy runs, bending finishes from outside the area, but rarely do we see distance strikes like this one.

David Silva crucial to Pep Guardiolas ambitions for Manchester City - ESPN FC
David Silva could be a key figure if Manchester City are to claim their ultimate ambitions of becoming Champions League winners.

Champions League: RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg both allowed to compete - BBC Sport
Both clubs are associated with the energy-drink maker Red Bull and Uefa prohibits clubs with strong links from playing in Europe in the same season. But Uefa ruled "no individual or legal entity had a decisive influence over more than one club".

Jose Mourinho accused of 3m euro tax fraud during Real Madrid reign - ESPN FC
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud totalling €3.3 million (£2.9m) relating to his time at Real Madrid.

Rangers hire Manchester City academy head Mark Allen as sporting director - ESPN FC
Mark Allen is to leave his role as Manchester City academy director to become Rangers' director of football. The 54-year-old has been at the Etihad Stadium for more than seven years, and revolutionised the Premier League club's youth set-up, but feels the time is right to move on and is looking forward to taking up his new post next month.