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Timbers

Portland Timbers have developed into perennial contender over last six years | OregonLive.com
Over the last six seasons, the Timbers have developed into a perennial contender. They finally hoisted their first MLS Cup trophy in 2015 and are now aiming to make a return to the MLS Cup this year.

Timbers not worrying too much about yellow card situation vs. Sporting KC | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer

Caleb Porter would be all kinds of wrong for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
He is all kinds of wrong for FC Dallas.

23 Goals of the Year (1996 - 2018) - YouTube

MLS: The sad departure of top-class coaches
FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja is reportedly set to leave. He would be the latest in a series of sad departures of top-class coaches from MLS.

MLS stadium hitch emerges at St. Louis Board of Aldermen | Business | stltoday.com
A group of St. Louis aldermen, eyeing the tens of millions of dollars spent to redo city-owned sports facilities in recent years, are pushing the soccer team partners to own

Nashville MLS stadium: Fairgrounds changes OK'd after injunction effort
Nashville's fairgrounds overhaul to make way for the new MLS stadium can move ahead after a judge denied Save Our Fairgrounds' proposed injunction.

If Beckham calls to play for him in Miami, you give it serious thought - Donovan [Video]
Major League Soccer record goalscorer Landon Donovan believes David Beckham's influence will bring more established players to the soon to be introduced Inter Miami team.

Kemar Lawrence can take free kicks for Jamaica; why not for New York Red Bulls? - Once A Metro
Psst...RBNY: in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a reminder.

What led to such a disappointing end to Columbus Crew SC’s 2018 season? - Massive Report
After such a great performance in Leg 1, how did the Black & Gold lay such a massive egg in the second leg?

Orlando City Announces Partnership with VfL Wolfsburg - The Mane Land
German club provides both men’s and women’s partnerships for OCSC.

United States National Team

USMNT: Christian Pulisic seeks direction
After the USMNT's loss to England, Christian Pulisic looks ready for a new manager and a set identity on the pitch. He's not alone in thinking this.

Borussia Dortmund confirm Christian Pulisic will not leave in January
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will not leave the club in January.

World Football

Soccer Star Learned About His New Teammates "On The PlayStation"
Krzysztof Piatek has been one of the revelations of the season so far, banging in 13 goals in just 11 games for Genoa. He might have been doing even better if he’d had any idea who his teammates were going to be before joining the club.

Real Madrid | Özil: Cristiano Ronaldo was "angry" about Arsenal transfer - AS.com
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo was far from amused when he learned his chief assister had been sold in 2013.

Gianni Infantino’s secret plan to sell out FIFA to investors with ties to Saudi Arabia - Bavarian Football Works
Documents obtained by SZ reveal that FIFA President Gianni Infantino is plotting to sell FIFA’s rights to the World Cup and other competitions to an investor consortium with ties to Saudi Arabia.