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Guzan’s time in Atlanta could shape his World Cup future, starting August 5th video replay will be a thing in MLS

Portland:

On the Pitch | Thorns Hayley Raso and Celeste Boureille talk sports heroes and personal inspirations | Portland Timbers
Every player has a different experience throughout their career, and a different reason they enjoy playing soccer. We sat down with members of the Portland Thorns FC to learn who and what has shaped their history with the game.

USL MATCH PREVIEW & STREAM | T2 travel to face Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field Saturday | Portland Timbers
Heading into Week 18 of the 2017 USL regular season, T2 travel to face Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday, July 22. Set to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific), Saturday’s match will be available via a live, high-definition web stream at www.timbers2.com.

Major League Soccer:

Kei Kamara hasn’t worked with the Revs but it’s not his fault - The Bent Musket
Midway through the 2016 season, Columbus Crew SC sent Kamara to the Revs in exchange for General Allocation Money, Targeted Allocation Money, New England’s highest pick in the 2017 SuperDraft, their highest 2nd Round pick in the 2018 SuperDraft, and an international roster spot through the rest of the season.

San Jose Earthquakes' Tommy Thompson making progress under Leitch | MLSsoccer.com
It is tempting to link the change in San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Tommy Thompson’s productivity to the ascension of new coach Chris Leitch. Since Leitch assumed control last month, Thompson has started all five of the Quakes’ competitive matches, providing two assists in U.S. Open Cup play and his first MLS goal after starting his career with a 63-game drought.

San Antonio mayor says MLS expansion team remains city's focus | MLSsoccer.com
San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg reiterated his support for the city's push for a Major League Soccer team last week, stating that the expansion bid headed by Spurs Sports & Entertainment – which owns USL side San Antonio FC – remains a focus for his government.

Armchair Analyst: On the radar for Week 20 of the MLS season | MLSsoccer.com
MLS returned from the Gold Cup break with a vengeance on Wednesday night. Here's the entire slate of results, two of which were certifiably insane, one of which was ruinous, and one of which was a Supporters' Shield needle-mover:

MLS to begin using video replay reviews in all games starting Aug. 5 - ESPN FC
Major League Soccer will incorporate video reviews into all games beginning Aug. 5. The system, created under guidelines from International Football Association Board (IFAB), has been tested for nearly a year in USL and MLS games and is now ready to be implemented, the league announced on Thursday.

Guzan's adaptation in Atlanta will help determine his place at the World Cup - ESPN FC
If some veterans arrive in Major League Soccer from Europe with little left to prove, Brad Guzan's situation is very much the opposite. Less than a year from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the hotly contested No. 1 goalkeeper spot for the U.S. men's national team is within Guzan's reach, but Tim Howard still stands in his way.

United States:

Jill Ellis names USA roster for Tournament of Nations - Stars and Stripes FC
Jill Ellis has released the 23-player United States roster for the upcoming Tournament of Nations, when the USWNT will face Australia, Brazil, and Japan in a mini-tourney.

World:

‘Chicharito’ Javier Hernandez returning to Premier League with West Ham United - SBNation.com
One of the world’s most popular footballers is on his way to the Premier League. On Thursday, West Ham United announced that they’d come to an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of “Chicharito” Javier Hernandez.

AS Monaco might file FIFA complaint over PSG, Manchester City reportedly tapping up Kylian Mbappe - SBNation.com
Kylian Mbappe is wanted by just about every big soccer club on the planet, and AS Monaco doesn’t think everyone’s registered their interest in the proper way. The Ligue 1 club issued a statement on Thursday that they’re considering filing complaints with FIFA and the French league over the actions of multiple clubs

2017 Liga MX Apertura Preview in a sentence - FMF State Of Mind
Liga MX is back! Here’s a small look at what to expect from all 18 teams from the most prestigious league in North America.

Hoilett's goal kickstarts Canada, but missed chances cost them in loss | MLSsoccer.com
When Romario Williams struck early in the second half with a world class finish, Canada looked like the lights had gone out and they were headed to a multiple goal defeat.

Soccer On TV:

Orlando City SC vs Atlanta United, 4p PST ESPN