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How a season-saving airing of grievances and a tight-knit culture landed the Timbers in the Western Conference finals – The Athletic
Giovanni Savarese has preached accountability over his first season in charge, and it's paid off at the right time

Portland Timbers vs. Sporting KC | 2018 Conference Championship Preview |

Portland Timbers: Diego Valeri and the moment
The Portland Timbers have a not so secret weapon: Diego Valeri comes alive in the moment. Will the same be true against Sporting Kansas City?

Major League Soccer

MLS a potential destination for newest Ecuadorian sensation Brayan Angulo |

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles inadvertently reveals Atlanta key
Luis Robles has stated that Miguel Almiron, not Josef Martinez, is his MLS MVP. He has revealed the key for the New York Red Bulls.

If you believe in God, you believe in Zlatan: Behind Ibrahimovic's debut season in MLS
Welcome to Z-Nation: Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the biggest story in MLS this season. Here's the inside story of his debut campaign with the Galaxy.

Former Montreal Impact star Didier Drogba announces retirement |

Columbus Crew Sale Price Said To Be $150 Million
The new owners of the MLS team would also invest some $150 million in a new stadium.

Watch: Red Bull Game of Thrones - Once A Metro
MLS Cup Is Coming

Nashville MLS team signs first soccer player
Daniel Rios will play for Nashville SC until the city's MLS teams begins play.

Real Salt Lake: Mike Petke half-right on youth
Mike Petke has stated that young players must earn their playing time. The Real Salt Lake head coach is right, but there is an extent to that truth.

FC Dallas forward Maxi Urruti clears the air on links to Newell's Old Boys |

Atlanta United international break roundup: Back in one piece - Dirty South Soccer
Good news from overseas.

Rumor: Celtic Captain Scott Brown linked to Sporting KC - The Blue Testament
An early start to the silly season that is the January transfer window in most of the world.

United States National Team

US Under-20 national team defeats Mexico 2-0 to win Concacaf championship |

World Football

Borussia Dortmund to announce Paco Alcacer transfer on Sunday?
Borussia Dortmund will be announcing the signing of Paco Alcacer on a permanent transfer on Sunday if the latest reports are to be believed.

Jose Mourinho accuses Iker Casillas of 'secret' confrontation at Real Madrid
Iker Casillas, now at Porto, criticised Jose Mourinho for creating tension during the final season of his three years at the Bernabeu.

James Rodriguez Reportedly Rejects Bayern Munich Stay, Wants Real Madrid Return | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
James Rodriguez doesn't want to stay at Bayern Munich once his loan spell ends, despite the Bundesliga giants' option to sign him permanently this summer...