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Around The Forest: Tigres deny Andre-Pierre Gignac is going to the LA Galaxy

NYCFC sign their first homegrown player, Zlatan move to LA leaked? Oh and it’s rivalry week!

Portland:

Portland's 10 best barbecue joints | OregonLive.com
A little over a year ago, a brick-colored barbecue cart showed up on a cyclone-fenced lot in industrial Northwest Portland. With its handsome stack of split oak, boombox playing Hank Williams tunes and hand-written menu of smoked brisket, meat-stuffed kolaches and hulking dry-rubbed beef ribs, the cart, Botto, seemed like it could be the missing link.

Major League Soccer:

Montreal Impact fans unveil ‘F*** TORONTO’ banner during Canadian Championship final - Waking The Red
The rivalry between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact has undoubtedly become one of the fiercest in Major League Soccer. With Toronto FC visiting the Impact tonight at Saputo Stadium for the Canadian Championship final, a group of home fans gave the visitors a rude welcoming.

'He went to visit Mickey Mouse' - Tigres president denies LA Galaxy made Gignac offer - Goal.com
It's no secret Tigres forward Andre-Pierre Gignac is enjoying Los Angeles, but the Liga MX club says his journey is strictly pleasure, not business

Has Zlatan Ibrahimovic's clothing line leaked a move to LA? - Goal.com
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with several moves since his release from Manchester United, but there's reason to believe he could be MLS-bound

New York City FC signs James Sands as first homegrown player - Goal.com
New York City FC has announced that it has signed defender James Sands as the first homegrown player in the club's history. Sands, 16, was a member of affiliate team New York Soccer Club until NYCFC added him to its academy in 2015.

Patrick Vieira laughs off rumors linking him to European managerial jobs - Goal.com
In his second season coaching New York City FC, Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira downplayed reports linking him with various jobs abroad

MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer - Goal.com
Goal summarizes the biggest transfer and trade talk involving the the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, Toronto FC and the biggest clubs in North America

How supporters' groups view some of MLS Rivalry Week's biggest matchups - ESPN FC
MLS Rivalry Week is upon us again. And with those occasions animated as much by the fans as by the players on the field, ESPN FC asked fan reps from some of the teams playing in this weekend's biggest games to give a sense of the mood in their camps leading into these matchups.

Montreal Impact and Toronto FC draw in Canadian Championship first leg - ESPN FC
Matteo Mancosu and Jozy Altidore traded goals in the first half and the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday night in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final.

Texas derby more important than ever as Dallas, Houston attendances dip - ESPN FC
Houston vs. Dallas; Dallas vs. Houston. It's a cantankerous relationship between two Texas cities that goes back as long as the line at a Luby's Cafeteria at noon on a Sunday.

Biello "disappointed" as Toronto FC play on despite Montreal Impact injury | MLSsoccer.com
The Montreal Impact and Toronto FC may be tied 1-1 after the first leg of the 2017 Canadian Championship final, but they had divergent reactions to the result at Stade Saputo on Wednesday night. Toronto coach Greg Vanney sounded like his team dodged a bullet with the result.

United States:

Report: U.S. keeper Jonathan Klinsmann will have trial with Hertha Berlin | ProSoccerTalk
Jonathan Klinsmann’s tour of Europe could land him in his father’s native Germany, at least that is if his next trial goes successfully.

World:

Juventus confirms Dani Alves will be released, opens path to Man City | ProSoccerTalk
Pep Guardiola could be one step closer to reuniting with one of his former pupils at Barcelona, and the Manchester City manager has Juventus to thank for that.

Ousmane Dembele Reportedly Agrees to 5-Year Barcelona Deal Amid Transfer Rumours | Bleacher Report
Barcelona have reportedly agreed terms with Ousmane Dembele's agent for the Borussia Dortmund star to move to the Camp Nou on a five-year deal, but there has yet to be an agreement between the clubs...

Mexico 2 New Zealand 1: Much-changed El Tri earns Confed Cup win | SI.com
Mexico had a surprisingly difficult time, but secured three big points and a giant step toward the Confederations Cup knockout stage with a 2-1 victory over New Zealand in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday.

Premier League kits: Man Utd, Arsenal & all the new jerseys for 2017-18 - Goal.com
Premier League clubs release their new kits earlier than ever nowadays, with many sides sporting their new shirts for the final match of the season before the one they have been designed for