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Around the Forest: The Timbers are well rested going into the playoffs

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Portland Timbers will be well-rested and ready for knockout game against FC Dallas |
Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese gave his starters the night off Sunday when the club faced Vancouver in their regular season finale. Now, the Timbers should be well-rested for Wednesday's knockout round playoff game against FC Dallas.

FC Dallas think they're a lock to beat Timbers in MLS Playoffs, already selling tickets for conference semifinals |
FC Dallas is apparently looking past Wednesday's knockout round playoff game against the Portland Timbers.

Major League Soccer

Niko Kovac confirms that Alphonso Davies will join Bayern Munich immediately - Bavarian Football Works
This is the best news ever!

What Gerardo Martino said after Atlanta United loss
Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino discusses his team’s 4-1 loss to Toronto Sunday in the...

Fictional Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoff draft: Who would you pick? |

Decision Day timeline: How Sounders went from fourth to second - Sounder At Heart
It was a wild day in the Western Conference; we documented the blow-by-blow action here.

Columbus Crew: Austin MLS supporters prefer their own
Columbus Crew SC stays at home thanks to new owners. Austin soccer supporters insist they always wanted their own unique MLS team.

Davies departs Whitecaps in style, looks forward to joining Bayern Munich
Alphonso Davies made sure his last match in MLS was one to remember with a pair of goals against the Timbers.

Nashville MLS name Mike Jacobs general manager of soccer operations
Nashville MLS has named Mike Jacobs to be its first GM of soccer operations, the team announced on Tuesday.

MLS Cup Panic Rankings: Each team’s fear and acceptance levels at the end of the regular season – The Athletic
Our guide to which teams are at peace with their fate and which are living in terror as the MLS Cup playoffs begin

Back in the playoffs, Real Salt Lake 'playing with house money' against LAFC |
Real Salt Lake accomplished the pre-eminent goal after falling a point short of the postseason last year on the final day \u2014 get back into the playoff field.

Details of New England Revolution overhaul emerge, many questions remain |

World Football

Antofagosta Midfielder Eduard Bello Scores Goal, Proposes To His Girlfriend
Eduard Bello, 23, a Venezuelan midfielder for Antofagasta, a club in the Chilean first division, scored in the second minute yesterday to give his side the early lead over Everton CD. Then he ran off the field and into the stands to propose to his girlfriend, Venezuelan beach volleyball player Gabriela Brito, 24.

Manchester United changes may have to wait until after Jose Mourinho leaves - sources
A disappointing summer transfer window for Manchester United led to tensions between Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Christian Pulisic focused on Borussia Dortmund despite contract expiring in 2020
Liverpool and Manchester United were among the clubs reportedly interested in signing the United States international last summer.

Soccer: Brazilian player, 24, found dead from knife wounds
Daniel Corrêa Freitas, a midfielder for Brazilian club Sao Paulo, was found dead in rural area southeast of city of Curitiba.

Cristiano Ronaldo on Real Madrid exit: Florentino Perez looked at me like I was no longer indispensable
Cristiano Ronaldo on Florentino Perez and his Real Madrid departure: The look in the president's eyes told me that I was no longer indispensable.