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Tobin Heath has a future with Portland Thorns
Portland Thorns fans have not seen Tobin Heath in action this season. But Heath's presence will be a factor for the Thorns in the future. Last week, the National Women's Soccer League club announced Heath will play a role in its new youth development academy.

This Is No Time To Try—Here's Your Guide to the Ultimate Chill Summer in Portland - Willamette Week
It's finally summer in Portland, and we need a nap. These past few weeks of warm, sunny days have made us want to slide into a hammock with a cold radler and some good old-fashioned analog books.


SoccerAmerica - Making a List: MLS's 10 youngest goalscorers 06/05/2017
Jesus Ferreira, son of former MLS MVP David Ferreira, scored to cap FC Dallas' 6-2 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday and become at the age of 16 the second youngest player in MLS history, after Freddy Adu, to score a goal.

Armchair Analyst: Home-field advantage keeps growing & more from Week 14 |
Home teams went 12-0-3 this week, which is a level of dominance that's unusual even for MLS. But it's part of a continuing trend over the last few seasons that's seen home-field advantage become more and more pronounced:

Real Salt Lake: Coach says players 'are going to be fighting like dogs for positions' | The Salt Lake Tribune
Coming off three frenetic weeks that ended with two of the worst defeats in club history, Real Salt Lake now has two weeks off before its next match. But heading into that break, coach Mike Petke had a message for any of his players thinking this might be a chance for some R & R: This is no time to relax

Nick Sabetti: The 10 players who were snubbed on the 2017 All-Star ballot |
There’s not a great deal that’s terribly off with the 176 players (eight per club) selected by the media for the 2017 MLS All-Star ballot released this week (download the official MLS app to vote for the Fan XI), but there were still a handful of players I felt deserved to be honored with a nomination.

In Defense of Tyrone Mears - Dirty South Soccer
Tyrone Mears is Atlanta United's starting right full-back. Whether you like or not. The former Premier League journeyman and MLS champion has quickly become a target for criticism by the Five Stripes Nation. Mears has been labeled "a weak link" and is often the first starter that fans fantasize about replacing during the transfer window. But Tyrone Mears isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

FC Dallas Re-Signs Homegrown Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez | FC Dallas
FC Dallas has re-signed Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez through 2020 with an option for the 2021 season, the club announced today.

Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys' Dak Prescott serves as Lamar Hunt's honorary scarfer | SportsDay
Even giant men made of bronze need to stay warm. And spirited.On Saturday night, Dak Prescott did the honors.The Cowboys quarterback served as...

Pablo Mastroeni is wrong about numbers | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture
The Colorado Rapids won a low-percentage game in which they were objectively poor last weekend. And Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni has feelings about this, notably about your perception that numbers are ever in a position to outweigh the heart.

United States:

Jorge Villafaña: From reality show winner to USMNT left back |
Jorge Villafaña's career has been about overcoming odds and unlikelihoods. Now he sets out for his biggest challenge: Locking down a starting position

Klinsmann Jnr. "Wants to play in the Bundesliga" -
Germany legend Jürgen Klinsmann has revealed that his son, Jonathan, would like to join the Bundesliga's all-star cast in the not too distant future.

Dom Dwyer should lead the U.S front line - Stars and Stripes FC
After being named to the United States 40-man preliminary roster for this summer's Gold Cup, Sporting Kansas City Forward Dom Dwyer is looking to impress and be the forward this team lacks at the moment.


Cheick Tiote dies at the age of 30 after collapsing during training in China | Football News | Sky Sports
Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died at the age of 30 after collapsing during a training session in China.

Report: Dortmund interested in Ajax manager Peter Bosz - Fear The Wall
Several sources are reporting that Borussia Dortmund have approached Ajax about signing manager Peter Bosz for a fee of €3.5 million plus bonuses.

Eden Hazard breaks ankle in Belgium training, could miss start of next season - We Ain't Got No History
Figuring that the weekend of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus would be a slow weekend for Chelsea news, I headed off into the mountains and off the grid. Emerging 24 hours and many miles trekked later, what’s the first thing I see? Eden Hazard out for 6-8 weeks with a broken ankle.

Pepe set to leave Real Madrid and sign two-year deal with PSG - Managing Madrid
Portuguese defender Pepe will leave Real Madrid and sign a two-year deal with PSG as a free agent this summer, according to MARCA. The defender could not reach an agreement with Madrid as he wanted a two-year contract while Los Blancos only offered him one.

1860 Munich suffer double relegation to amateur leagues after owner refuses to pay license fee | FOX Sports
1860 Munich will no longer play in the professional leagues and their entire existence is in doubt after majority shareholder Hasan Ismaik refused to pay the licensing fees required for them to play in the third division. The debacle comes at the end of an embarrassing week for the formerly great club that won the Bundesliga in 1966.

UEFA Will Support a British 2030 World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC
It's still quite a bit aways, but there's already increasing interest in hosting the 2030 World Cup. Aleksander Cefarin, the president of UEFA, the governing football federation for the whole of Europe, just said that the confederation would back a bid from either England or a combined bid from the British Isles.