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Also: The story behind Gio’s blue suits; Stefan Frei wins save of the year; Beckham wants Griezmann and more!

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Timbers

The story behind Giovanni Savarese's blue suits | OregonLive.com
Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese has made plenty of tweaks and adjustments to his lineup and formation throughout the 2018 MLS season.

Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman expected to return to full training this week | OregonLive.com
Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman is expected to return to full training later this week.

Portland Timbers: The moments make them dangerous
The Portland Timbers squeezed past the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference semi-finals on Thursday night. It is the moments that make them dangerous.

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins Major League Soccer's goal of season
Ibrahimovic, 37, scored twice in his debut for the Galaxy helping the club rally to beat local rivals LAFC 4-3 on March 31.

Atlanta United boss Tata Martino wins MLS coach of the year award
Martino, 55, won 32.72 percent of the overall vote, beating out LAFC's Bob Bradley, who received 22.34 percent.

Atlanta United’s Remedi man of NYCFC playoff series
Eric Remedi laughed when asked if his offense - a goal and an assist - was a bonus to the defensive...

Matias Almeyda: SJ Earthquakes believe they've found their savior | SI.com
Matias Almeyda goes from coaching Concacaf's champion to the worst team in MLS, and the San Jose Earthquakes have reason–and proof–to believe he's the man to turn their fortunes around.

Who FC Dallas could lose in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft - Big D Soccer
The almost annual expansion draft should be interesting for FC Dallas this year.

David Beckham MLS franchise: Former Manchester United star wants Griezmann at Inter Miami | Goal.com
David Beckham hopes Antoine Griezmann will be a member of his Inter Miami club and believes other players will be lured by the attraction of playing in the city.

How Save The Crew kept a beloved soccer franchise from leaving Columbus - SBNation.com
The remarkable story of the Columbus Crew and a group of fans who never believed they couldn’t save their favorite team.

Stefan Frei wins MLS Save of the Year - YouTube

RSL’s Coaching Carousel: A written history - RSL Soapbox
In 14 seasons as a club, RSL has had 4 coaches at the helm, only 1 of which with previous head coaching experience.

Two Sounders apologize; fan response shows the good side of social media - Sounder At Heart
There was virtually unanimous support for Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin.

World Football

Most popular Premier League jerseys in each U.S. state revealed – ProSoccerTalk
Which US state loves which PL club the most? All is revealed, right here.

Neymar joining Real Madrid would not upset former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta
Andres Iniesta has said it would not upset him to see his former Barcelona teammate Neymar play for Real Madrid one day.

Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Ready £85m Bid for Dembele - The Liverpool Offside
Rumours are swirling as the Barcelona outcast’s future remains in doubt.

Why Are Some of America’s Top Soccer Players Opting to Play for Mexico? - The Ringer
High-profile young talents Jonathan González and Efrain Álvarez have recently chosen to play for the Mexican national team, despite being eligible for the USMNT. Behind those decisions is an L.A.-based Dutchman employed by Mexico