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Around the Forest: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is your Newcomer of the Year

Also: 538 can’t pick a winner; ATLUD passes 1 million in attendance and more!

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken


Portland's instant-classic win over Seattle epitomizes unpredictable conference semifinals
Portland's penalty-shootout win over Seattle will go down in MLS lore, and it perfectly encapsulated the wildly entertaining conference semifinals.

Three years later, it's still hard to top the excitement of Timbers-Kansas City Double Post game |
The Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders in an epic second leg Western Conference semifinal game last Thursday.

Pamplin Media Group - Timbers are halfway there
Timbers are halfway there, Local Sports, Portland local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Portland city.

Major League Soccer

Dane Murphy appears to be D.C. United’s new Technical Director - Black And Red United
All signs point to a former United player coming back to bolster the front office

Not even FiveThirtyEight can pick a favorite between Red Bulls-Atlanta |

Wayne Rooney Zlatan Ibrahimovic named in Major League Soccer's Best XI
Wayne Rooney made Major League Soccer's Best XI despite playing just a half-season after joining D.C. United.

New league, new look: FC Cincinnati unveils new look for MLS
Now that FC Cincinnati is joining the big leagues, it's time for a makeover.

How to deal with your RSL post-playoff sadness - RSL Soapbox
Real is out of the playoffs. Here are our tips on dealing with this loss.

New York Red Bulls Vs Columbus Crew: The Chris Armas dream
When Chris Armas arrived in New Jersey, he would have envisaged his New York Red Bulls playing something like they did on Sunday. This was the Armas dream.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic named MLS Newcomer of the Year - Los Angeles Times
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named Major League Soccer’s Newcomer of the Year in a vote of players, coaches and media.

Check out the MLS logos from Bands FC - LAG Confidential
"Bands as football clubs. Football clubs as bands."

Atlanta United FC surpasses 1 million fans en route to MLS Eastern Conference Finals - Atlanta Business Chronicle
A postseason record crowd of 70,526 watched the Five Stripes beat NYCFC Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

New York's Finest: How Bradley Wright-Phillips forged his own legacy in MLS |
The English striker came to America looking to recapture his love for football, and found it in a league he didn't know, but one he has made his own

United States National Team

Match preview and how to watch: USA vs Scotland - Stars and Stripes FC
Will the US look as rusty against Scotland as they did against Portugal?

Updated: Zack Steffen, Darlington Nagbe out, Jonathan Klinsmann called into USMNT camp - Stars and Stripes FC
Klinsmann is called in to bolster the goalkeeping ranks, while Nagbe and Steffen withdraw due to injuries.

Weston McKennie: USA, Schalke star sees opportunity in friendlies |
When he's not seeking out a taste of home or showing his versatility for his club, Weston McKennie eyes opportunity, and more is on the way in the U.S. men's national team's friendlies vs. England and Italy.

World Football

Gary Neville and Graeme Souness have HEATED debate about Man United | Super Sunday - YouTube

Manchester United Ashley Young wants first team assurances before signing new deal sources
Ashley Young will ensure he will be part of Jose Mourinho's first-team plans before penning a new contract at Man United, sources have told ESPN FC.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola asked to explain derby ref comments
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been asked by the FA for his "observations" following his recent comments about referee Anthony Taylor.

Joe Cole issues heartfelt message as former Chelsea and West Ham star announces retirement -
The midfielder scored 104 goals in his 716 professional games