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Around the Forest: Don Garber spills the beans about Tata Martino’s exit

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Merritt Paulson: Timbers not getting talked about as an elite team in MLS |

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

Despite 17-day gap between games, Portland Timbers hope to carry momentum into conference championship |
The Portland Timbers opened their playoff campaign with three games in nine days. Now, the Timbers must wait until Nov. 25 to take the field at Providence Park to face Sporting Kansas City in the opening leg of the Western Conference Championship series. That's a 17-day gap between games.

Major League Soccer

One step forward: City board OKs its part of tax incentives for downtown soccer stadium | Business |
An attorney for the ownership group — World Wide Technology chief executive Jim Kavanaugh and Enterprise Holdings’ Taylor family — said the owners are aiming to have documents to the

Mexico national team news: MLS commissioner Don Garber inadvertently confirms El Tri's hiring of Tata Martino |
The rumor of Mexico hiring Tata Martino as the national team manager have been swirling, but MLS commissioner Don Garber may have let the cat out of the bag

Forbes says Sounders are third most valuable MLS team - Sounder At Heart
Atlanta is first, because business metrics like teams with huge TV deals that set attendance records.

MLS commissioner to tour Beckham’s Miami stadium site | Miami Herald
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber is touring proposed stadium site for David Beckham’s team. U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro says new men’s coach to be named by end of the year.

Minnesota United: Colombian defender adds key depth
It is being reported by Colombian media sources that Minnesota United are interested in a young Colombian defender. What does this mean for the club?

FC Cincinnati 2019 MLS schedule: Preseason in Florida, South Carolina
It's back to Bradenton for FC Cincinnati this spring.

World soccer leaders in Miami for SoccerEx conference | Miami Herald
Soccer officials from 40 nations gather at Marlins Park in Miami for SoccerEx conference. Speakers include U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas.

LAFC must live up to the hype in Year 2: 'It's not a one-year project'
LAFC was a wildly successful expansion team, despite falling short in the playoffs. Its sophomore season will require a more successful ending.

Ben Olsen calls Wayne Rooney’s England farewell backlash “ridiculous” - Black And Red United
There’s been some blow back in England over honoring Rooney with one final cap

World Football

Florian Kohfeldt rules out Josh Sargent loan as Werder Bremen first-team chance looms |
Florian Kohfeldt has USMNT striker Josh Sargent in his plans after ruling out a loan move.

Neymar Arsenal boss Unai Emery will bring good things to the club
PSG won the domestic treble last season and Neymar backed his former boss to deliver success at the Emirates as well.

Olivier Giroud: 'Impossible to be openly homosexual in football' - CNN
France's World Cup-winning striker Olivier Giroud believes it is "impossible" for a professional footballer to come out as gay.

La Liga wraps Miami Herald newspaper with full-page ad for U.S. game
La Liga wrapped the front page of the Miami Herald with a full-page advertisement as part of its effort to stage a regular-season match inthe U.S.