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Around The Forest: The LA Galaxy fire Curt Onalfo replace him with Sigi Schmid

The United States wins the Gold Cup, Orlando City plan to make more moves..


Despite breakout performance, Timbers striker Jeremy Ebobisse knows his work has just begun |
Jeremy Ebobisse felt his heart race and palms grow sweaty as he walked out onto the field at BC Place with his Portland Timbers teammates ahead of Sunday's game against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Those nerves never fully dissipated during his 78 minutes on the field.

Major League Soccer:

LA Galaxy boss Curt Onalfo fired, replaced by Sigi Schmid sources - ESPN FC
LA Galaxy have sacked head coach Curt Onalfo with immediate effect, and will replace him with former LA coach Sigi Schmid, ESPN FC sources have confirmed.

Soccer: The #YearOfKellyn continues for FC Dallas' Acosta; the advice U.S. captain Michael Bradley has for him | SportsDay
#YearOfKellyn first showed up on Twitter in early March as FC Dallas fans lauded the Plano native. Soon the team officially adopted the hashtag on its social media accounts, and the movement continued to pick up steam as Acosta started to establish himself as one of MLS' best free-kick specialists.

Orlando City brass plan more moves, say Dwyer, Larin & Rivas can co-exist |
Dom Dwyer may be Orlando City SC’s new prize recruit, but don't expect the Lions to be parting ways with current club leading scorer Cyle Larin.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire | 2017 MLS Match Preview |
Dwyer took over the starting striker position full-time at the start of the 2014 season and did not let it go until he was traded on Tuesday. His 55 goals since then were by far the most of any Sporting KC player, with the next best being Benny Feilhaber's 24, and that total accounted for 34 percent of Sporting's goals.

Colorado Rapids sign German wide midfielder Stefan Aigner from 1860 Munich |
The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of German attacker Stefan Aigner to a three-and-a-half year deal on a free transfer from German team 1860 Munich, pending the receipt of the 29-year-old's International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

Crew SC's Gregg Berhalter struggles with officiating in loss to Union |
As Gregg Berhalter left the media room at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday night, the Columbus Crew SC head coach cracked, “I’m not as entertaining as Mike Petke, huh?”

Denied double-digits at the spot, CJ Sapong heads home long-sought No. 10 |
For the first time in his MLS career, CJ Sapong has reached the double-digit mark for goals in a season. But the Philadelphia Union striker’s record 10th tally didn’t come without a little bit of drama.

Joevin Jones providing assists at a record pace | Who's the Best? |
The angle was small; the ball’s flight path to the attacker, almost non-existent. Nevertheless, Seattle’s Joevin Jones saw the opening and managed to fade in a cross with the outside of his left foot. The result? A Brad Evans goal and a Jones assist -- the latter becoming quite commonplace in 2017.

United States:

USMNT celebrate sixth Gold Cup triumph - Stars and Stripes FC
That’s it. The United States of America have done it. Thanks to a Jordan Morris 88th minute strike, the U.S. have captured their sixth Gold Cup, pulling them one shy of Mexico’s record for all-time titles

Michael Bradley wins Golden Ball, Alphonso Davies picks up pair of awards |
It was a clean sweep for MLS players in the individual awards at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday. Following the US national team's 2-1 win in the final against Jamaica at Levi's Stadium, a player on each side of the final picked up personal honors, with USMNT and Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley winning the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.

Armchair Analyst: USMNT cross Jamaica up and claim Gold Cup title |
From minutes 1 through 63, the US men's national team hit 12 crosses. From minutes 64 through 88, the USMNT hit 14 crosses.

Jonathan Klinsmann could have signed for any MLS side - Jurgen Klinsmann - ESPN FC
Jurgen Klinsmann has said his son Jonathan could have signed for every Major League Soccer team but his move to Hertha Berlin is a "great story for the family" as the goalkeeper has joined his grandfather's favourite side.


Manchester City is finally young, fast, and deep in defense -
Manchester City has broken the world record transfer fee for a defender again, this time for Benjamin Mendy. After signing from Monaco, Mendy will become City's first-choice left-back for the foreseeable future

Carter-Vickers Walker-Peters Onomah fail to take their chance in Roma loss - ESPN FC
Three conclusions from Tottenham's 3-2 defeat to AS Roma in the International Champions Cup in New Jersey.

Real Madrid young talent set to break out includes Theo Hernandez Jesus Vallejo - ESPN FC
This time last year, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, preparing for the new season in the United States, was unsure what to do with a young attacker who had just returned to the club following a season on loan at Espanyol.

Lionel Messi should get better with age for Barcelona - ESPN FC
If there's a downside to being Lionel Messi, it probably manifests itself in contract negotiations. Earlier this month, less than a year away from free agency, he signed an extension tying him to Barcelona through 2021.