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Around the Forest: USSF to hire Gregg Berhalter as next USMNT coach

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Portland Timbers' approach is to "try and get a win" in Kansas City |

Timbers in cold KC with MLS finals berth on line
It's possible weather will be a factor when the Timbers take the pitch Thursday evening against Sporting Kansas City for a berth in the MLS finals.

Owner of Portland Thorns and Timbers Soccer Teams Tweets at the Mayor to Bring E-Scooters Back - Willamette Week

Major League Soccer

The USMNT Reportedly Has A Head Coach, And It's Gregg Berhalter
After 412 days without a permanent head coach, the U.S. men's national team is reportedly on the cusp of hiring Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter.

BNY look forward to making something magical at "special" Red Bull Arena |

Columbus Crew: You can hardly blame Zack Steffen
Zach Steffen is reportedly nearing a move to Manchester City. While the Columbus Crew will be sad to see their goalkeeper depart, they can hardly blame him.

Though Kemar Lawrence still sidelined, Red Bulls "hopeful" for Thursday |

Cincinnati Named Best Midsize Sports City | FC Cincinnati

New York City FC striker David Villa leaving club after four seasons with no plans to retire
The Spanish star and World Cup winner spent four seasons with the club as its first captain. He plans to continue playing, but has not said where.

Re-signed Sporting KC back Seth Sinovic in control - The Blue Testament
Somewhat superstitious nine-year veteran makes his own breaks

The next Orlando City rebuild | US Soccer Players
Orlando City is now without a general manager with the timing on the announcement coinciding with roster waivers and adding to a tough situation in MLS.

Villafana’s MLS journey started with an open tryout | The Columbian
Portland Timbers defender Jorge Villafana was just a kid in high school when he got a shot at reality show stardom.

Houston Dynamo unveil MD Anderson as shirt sponsor - SportsPro Media
The agreement will see the cancer organisation’s logo displayed on the front of the US team’s playing shirts from the beginning of the 2019 MLS season

RSL signs academy players Luis Arriaga, David Ochoa - RSL Soapbox
The two are hot prospects at the national level.

Red Bull Arena named America’s best pro soccer field - Once A Metro
Congrats, RBA!

Report: Liga MX sides have "multiple offers" in for Dallas' Reggie Cannon |

LAFC's Benny Feilhaber out of contract, Marco Ureña option declined |

FC Cincinnati: Closing Central Parkway on gamedays studied, plans show
The planned Major League Soccer stadium will include future mixed use developments. Parking arrangements remain under development.

World Soccer

Bayern Munich's Niko Kovac is losing the battle to prove he's the right fit as manager
"As it stands" -- Niko Kovac first said it about staying at Eintracht Frankfurt but now struggling at Bayern, those words are a meme against him.

Dortmund's Christian Pulisic has 'a lot of competition' on wings - Lucien Favre
The United States international, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League, has found it tough to find regular starts at Dortmund.

Messi Scores Ridiculous Goal vs. PSV to Become Highest UCL Scorer for a Single Club - YouTube