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Timbers

Portland Timbers roster update: Samuel Armenteros to depart | MLSsoccer.com

Pamplin Media Group - Timbers convert to winning mind-set
Timbers convert to winning mind-set, Local Sports, Portland local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Portland city.

Boehm: Portland still lead the way in sustainable soccer support | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer

Sources: LA Galaxy to hire Caleb Porter as next head coach – The Athletic
The former Portland Timbers coach is set to join the Galaxy after a year away from coaching. He could have another former MLS head coach join him, as well.

FC Cincinnati sign 5 players from 2018 USL team on Monday | MLSsoccer.com

Jon Champion: Announcer to become ESPN's lead MLS voice | SI.com
Jon Champion is becoming ESPN's lead MLS announcer.

Four players the Sounders should sign in free agency - Sounder At Heart
With no standout free agent stars, Seattle could look to bring in some quality depth players at the back end of their roster

Players eligible for 2018 MLS Expansion Draft | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer releases 2018 MLS offseason calendar | LA Galaxy

Republic planning for next MLS expansion - Sacramento Business Journal
Major League Soccer will choose another expansion team in the next year, and Sacramento Republic FC is planning to be at the front of the line.

Powering Through The Picks: Technical Staff’s Coffee/Tea Orders | FC Cincinnati

Minnesota United leaves only two players available for MLS expansion draft Tuesday – Twin Cities

BenFred: A story about scarves can tell us (and MLS) a lot about an ownership group | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
Those in the know say Don Garber is paying a lot more attention to St. Louis than he shows.

Wayne Rooney Bringing Millions Worth of Brand Value to DC United
Since Wayne Rooney joined D.C. United during the MLS season, the team garnered millions in new brand value, setting the team up well for the future.

As Their Expansion Partners Lift The Cup, Loons Face Critical Third Year – FiftyFive.One
In their third MLS offseason, can Minnesota United FC build a successful roster for their debut at Allianz Field? The Loons face a bit off...

FC Cincinnati holds all the cards for its expansion draft
Alan Koch is weary as he sips a much-needed coffee at a local Starbucks on Thursday afternoon.

World Football

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata will understand omission vs Manchester City - Maurizio Sarri
Morata's omission prompted fresh speculation about his future at Stamford Bridge, but Sarri thinks he won't find it difficult to reassure his No. 9.

Leon Goretzka enjoys his new Bayern Munich midfield role
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka is enjoying his new midfield role under Niko Kovac which involes forming a midfield pivot with Joshua Kimmich.

Manchester United set to rotate heavily for Valencia Champions League trip
Manchester United are set to travel to Valencia without a host of first-team regulars after a number of Jose Mourinho's squad sat out training.

Cristiano Ronaldo wrong to say Real Madrid are not humble - Solari
Asked about Ronaldo's comments, Solari said: "Humility is a virtue of the greats. That is why and more so for its values has this club won so much."