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Timbers

T2 to play 2019 USL Championship home opener at Merlo Field against Las Vegas Lights FC on March 23 | Portland Timbers

Readers respond: Kudos from Atlanta to Timbers, fans | oregonlive.com
Letter to the editor

Giovanni Savarese, Jeff Attinella in penultimate Talk Timbers pod of 2018 | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls honor tradition, pass in 2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft - Once A Metro
Some things never change, and that is not a bad thing.

FC Dallas hires Luchi Gonzalez as head coach | SBI Soccer
FC Dallas has decided to hire from within as they named their new head coach on Sunday afternoon.

Bill Simmons on the many youth soccer, MLS, U.S. Soccer issues | SI.com
After getting involved heavily on the Southern California youth soccer scene with his daughter and becoming an LAFC season-ticket holder, The Ringer's Bill Simmons notes the many flaws in the U.S. youth system and has some ideas for MLS.

Who is St. Louis' competition in its bid for a Major League Soccer team? | Soccer | stltoday.com
St. Louis' bid is a front-runner for an expansion team, but front-runners don't always stay that way. This is a contest of dollars and stadiums.

LAFC compile best moments of co-owner Will Ferrell and the team (so far) | MLSsoccer.com

Philadelphia Union sign Brazilian striker Sergio Santos via TAM | MLSsoccer.com

Rumor: Vancouver Whitecaps FC interested in South Korea's Hwang In-beom? | MLSsoccer.com

World Football

Champions League draw - Manchester United face Paris Saint-Germain Liverpool play Bayern Munich
Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Liverpool have been drawn against Bayern Munich.

Chelsea reportedly near a deal for Christian Pulisic; FC Barcelona in pursuit of Kai Havertz and Arne Maier; and MORE Bayern Munich news! - Bavarian Football Works
Could Bayern’s pursuit of Christian Pulisic be all for naught?

Europa League draw - Arsenal to face BATE Borisov Chelsea play Malmo
Arsenal will face Belarusian side Bate Borisov in the Europa League round of 32, while Chelsea have been drawn against Sweden's Malmo.

Ajax close in on Liga MX champion Diego Lainez - sources
America's Diego Lainez lifted the Liga MX title on Sunday and is now set to sign for Ajax, sources close to the deal have told ESPN Mexico.