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Toronto FC on a record blazing pace, Wondo tops Landon Donovan and more!


Caleb Porter: Timbers "starting to hit our stride" ahead of "final push" |
The Portland Timbers’ 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders in their Cascadia Cup derby at CenturyLink Field on Sunday would have been an impressive result under any circumstances. But given the adversity his team had to overcome in order to leave CenturyLink with a road point in their pocket – only their third in 10 regular-season trips to Seattle – Timbers head coach Caleb Porter said this result might even carry a little bit more luster than usual.

Major League Soccer:

Sebastian Giovinco keeps Toronto FC on track for MLS points record - ESPN FC
Sebastian Giovinco scored twice, Jozy Altidore added a goal and MLS-leading Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Sunday to run its unbeaten streak to nine games.

Cascadia Cup: 2017 schedule, standings and all-time winners list |
Slowly but surely, the Portland Timbers are creeping towards the second Cascadia Cup title of their MLS era. PTFC's hard-earned 1-1 draw at Seattle on Sunday maintained the Timbers' narrow lead atop the standings of the Pacific Northwest rivalry cup, leaving Portland two points ahead of Seattle and four in front of Vancouver at the moment.

Sebastian Giovinco insists emoji banner not source of crying celebration |
Sunday afternoon's 401 Derby fixture began with Montreal Impact fans taunting Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco with a series of banners that included a crying emoji. By the time it ended, Giovinco's brace had given those supporters plenty to feel sorry about.

The Galaxy struggles continue in losing to rival San Jose – Orange County Register
The bad news continues to pour down on the Galaxy. The Galaxy allowed a late goal in the first half, setting the tone for another long day at home, eventually leading to a 3-0 loss to San Jose in front of a crowd of 19,237 Sunday at StubHub Center.

Veljko Paunovic after Fire's continued slide: 'It's the mental thing' | CSN Chicago
Entering Saturday, the Chicago Fire’s skid of five losses in six games featured disappointing results and performances, but nothing shocking or embarrassing. That may have changed after the 2-1 loss to Minnesota at Toyota Park. The Fire entered with a 10-1-1 home record and the Loons came in winless on the road and tied for the fewest points in the league.

Check out the top skills of this weekend | Best Skills of MLS Week 25 |
utmegs, chips, dragbacks and even goalkeeper Nick Rimando showing off his footwork: Watch these skills and more from MLS Week 25.

Wondolowski on breaking LD's road goals record: "It's a bit surreal" |
Chris Wondolowski and San Jose Earthquakes head coach Chris Leitch talk about Wondo passing MLS legend Landon Donovan's mark for most goals scored away from home in league history.

United States:

USMNT 26-man World Cup qualifying roster announced - Stars and Stripes FC
Today on ESPN, the United States unveiled the 26-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers that begin Friday night in New Jersey against Costa Rica (6:30pm ET, ESPN and Univision) and continue on September 5th against Honduras in San Pedro Sula (5:30pm ET, beIN Sports and Universo). Camp will open up tomorrow as the team seeks to get 6 crucial points and inch closer to qualification for the 2018 World Cup.


Borussia Dortmund sign Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev - ESPN FC
Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Ukraine midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev. The Ukraine international joins BVB on a four-year contract after 339 competitive games for Kiev.

Mesut Ozil apologises for 'frustrating' Arsenal loss against Liverpool - ESPN FC
Mesut Ozil issued an apology to Arsenal fans on social media on Sunday after the Gunners' humiliating 4-0 loss at Liverpool. Ozil was one of many Arsenal players who were criticised for a lack of effort at Anfield, as the visitors endured a drubbing that sparked renewed outrage among a fan base who grew increasingly disillusioned with the team last season.

PSG to sign Monaco's Kylian Mbappe on initial loan deal - sources - ESPN FC
Paris Saint-Germain will sign Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe on an initial loan with the move made permanent next summer to comply with financial fair play (FFP) regulations, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC.

Liverpool agree club-record deal with RB Leipzig to sign Naby Keita next summer |
RB Leipzig have given Naby Keita permission to have a medical at Liverpool and agree a transfer for next summer with the Reds paying a premium over his release clause to tie up a deal in advance.