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Around The Forest: Diego Valeri becomes the Portland Timbers all time leading scorer

Fredy Montero takes down his former team, it’s rivalry week and more!


Diego Valeri sets personal, club goal-scoring records in Timbers victory |
Diego Valeri continues to set records for the Portland Timbers. Already the first Timbers player with 50 goals and 50 assists, on Wednesday he became the club's all-time leading scorer and first Timbers player to score in five straight MLS games. Valeri now sits third in the MLS Golden Boot race with 15 goals on the season (52 in his Portland career) - a new personal MLS single-season high - following the Timbers 2-1 defeat of the Colorado Rapids.

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From Ohio oddities to attacking robots: What you missed in MLS on Wednesday |
You'll rarely see a busier midweek MLS slate than the one that played out on Wednesday night. Here's a quick rundown

What's your favorite MLS rivalry memory? These fans answered |
Heineken Rivalry Week kicks off again tonight with the Texas Derby a Toyota Stadium, in which FC Dallas host the Houston Dynamo (8 pm ET, UniMás in US, MLS LIVE in Canada). With a handful of the league's fiercest rivalries returning this week, we asked fans to submit some of their most memorable stories from match-ups past. Here are a few....

Though "aware of the possibilities," TFC not yet focused on chasing history |
Toronto FC players can hear the chatter. They know they have the potential to go down as perhaps the best MLS team ever. But even as they close in on setting historic marks in MLS regular season play, they refuse to be drawn into looking too far ahead.

Ready Fredy: Whitecaps' Montero strikes again versus former club Seattle |
Montero made it three goals in two games against his former side, with a dramatic equalizer for the 10-man 'Caps in another hotly contested Cascadia Cup matchup, this time a 1-1 draw at BC Place on Wednesday.

Upon further review: Crucial calls throughout wild Crew SC-LA Galaxy match |
The frenetic and dramatic match between Columbus Crew SC and the LA Galaxy on Wednesday had just about every twist and turn imaginable, but in Crew SC's 2-0 win the lasting memory of the match may be the heavy lifting done by the league’s newly implemented Video Review system.

D.C. United 1 - 0 Atlanta United: Four things we learned - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United labored through an uninspired performance in the nation’s capital Wednesday night, losing for the third time of the season to the Eastern Conference's last-placed team, D.C. United. Here’s what we learned:

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SBI Question of the Day: What should Julian Green’s next move be? | SBI Soccer
Reports recently emerged from Germany revealing that Stuttgart could move on from the 22-year-old winger. The reports come just eight months after Green moved to the Bundesliga club, giving up what always appeared to be an extended pipe dream at German giant Bayern Munich.


Borussia Dortmund: Barcelona must meet our Ousmane Dembele demands - ESPN FC
Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona to meet their demands or forget about signing Ousmane Dembele. Barca have only a few days left to succeed in their attempts to sign the France international winger before the transfer window closes.

PSG asked for Nice midfielder Seri to 'f*** Barca', says agent |
Jean Michael Seri's agent Franklin Mala claims French giants Paris Saint-Germain want to sign the Nice midfielder to "f***" Barca".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes Wayne Rooney's No.10 after signing new Manchester United deal |
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken the No.10 shirt vacated by Wayne Rooney after signing a new one-year deal with Manchester United.

Kylian Mbappe in France squad but Ousmane Dembele misses out - ESPN FC
Paris Saint-Germain target Kylian Mbappe has been included in France's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Netherlands and Luxembourg, but Ousmane Dembele's transfer dispute with Borussia Dortmund means he has not been picked.

Adnan Januzaj will dedicate first Real Sociedad goal to frustrating Louis van Gaal - ESPN FC
Adnan Januzaj says he will dedicate his first goal for new club Real Sociedad to his former Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, with whom he had a difficult working relationship. Januzaj, 22, moved to La Liga from the Premier League last month in a reported £8 million transfer, with United including a buy-back clause for the player in the deal.