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Around the Forest: Wayne Rooney gets England call up for farewell match

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Also: Ebobisse shines; ATLUTD beat NYCFC; Columbus Crew win and more!

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Timbers

Timbers vs. Sounders: Final score 2-1, Jeremy Ebobisse showing up in 2018 MLS Playoffs - SBNation.com
Out of nowhere, the 21-year-old striker has three goals and three assists in seven starts.

Why the Timbers' weakness on Sunday could be a strength on Thursday | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer

HIGHLIGHTS: Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls | November 4, 2018 | MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta United vs. NYCFC: Final score 1-0, visitors win ugly in 2018 MLS Playoffs - SBNation.com
If it’s hard to play on NYCFC’s crappy pitch... just don’t.

Boehm: Zardes, Berhalter and Columbus Crew SC's victory of specialization | MLSsoccer.com

Orlando City coach James O'Connor confident in rebuilding plan after dismal season | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City coach James O'Connor is ready to turn the page on his first half-season with the the Lions and has plans for the 2019 season.

Wayne Rooney to return for England farewell vs US at Wembley
The former Manchester United and Everton captain -- England's all-time leading scorer with 53 goals -- has not represented his country in two years.

Soccer: How MLS stiffed FC Dallas out of signing Chris Cappis | SportsDay
One of the standout prospects to come out of the FC Dallas Academy this past season was midfielder Christian (Chris) Cappis. Despite the player's...

How the Sounders salvaged a seemingly lost season - Sounder At Heart
There were five main areas that defined the Sounders’ turnaround.

MLS Expansion: A season of success
As MLS continues to grow, expansion sides are continuing to come into the league and raise the bar with their play on and off the field.

Who could stay and go as Ernst Tanner overhauls the Union this offseason
No matter what the Union had done Wednesday, or in the playoffs overall, new sporting director Ernst Tanner had plans well before then to engineer major changes to the team's playing style. What sorts of moves might he make? Here are a few guesses.

MLS Conference Semi-Finals Predictions: Top seeds and underdogs progress
The knockout round has concluded. Let's turn our attention to the next stage in the MLS playoffs. Here are the predictions for the Conference Semi-Finals.

United States National Team

Cherundolo to assist USMNT on next international break – ProSoccerTalk
Interim coach Dave Sarachan is making the most of the USMNT's drawn out search to name a full-time coach.

Colleges that produce the most USMNT players - Stars and Stripes FC
There are some paths to the national team through college.

World Football

Manchester United news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Premier League is overrated and he would have been ever better at 25 | Goal.com
Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers the quality of the Premier League to be “overrated”, but is pleased that his efforts with Manchester United helped to silence any doubters.

Report alleges four players actively seeking to have Bayern Munich fire Niko Kovac - Bavarian Football Works
A new report by Kicker claims that four of Bayern Munich’s veteran players want Kovac fired and are even holding back instead of fighting the current crisis.

Barcelona messing about with Lionel Messi - Barca Blaugranes
He’s in, then he’s out, then he’s in again