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Offseason plans | Five takeaways from the Portland Timbers' end-of-season press conference | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

MLS playoff format, schedules changes for 2019 and beyond |
MLS is altering the schedule and playoff format, with 14 teams making it in to what is now solely a single-elimination sprint to MLS Cup.

Warshaw: Zlatan returning for 2019 is a thrill, but Galaxy have work to do |

NYCFC reportedly in the market for Michael Parkhurst (and why that’s stupid) - Hudson River Blue
The star Atlanta defender is on the Bronx Blues’ radar according to recent rumor. But does it benefit the club?

FC Cincinnati 2019 MLS: Understanding how the money works
It’s time we had the allocation money talk, FC Cincinnati fans.

Traded: Kelyn Rowe, Edgar Castillo, Diego Rubio land with new MLS clubs |

MLS Rumors & Transactions: Fabian Johnson, Draft Recap, Miguel Almiron - The Blue Testament
15 teams have made moves or are rumored to do so soon in the last few days. Get updated.

Without Tyler Adams, Cristian Cásseres is the future of the Red Bulls’ midfield – The Athletic($)
The young Venezuelan has big shoes to fill as he takes over the reigns at one of the Red Bulls' most demanding positions.

Reports: Chicago Fire duo on trial with Scottish powerhouse Rangers FC |

MLS Drafts Show the Absurdity of the Single-Entity Structure - The Mane Land
The waiver and re-entry drafts are no longer necessary in today’s MLS .

Armchair Analyst: 2018 Season Recaps – The bottom eight |

FC Cincinnati target Matías Fernández ahead of inaugural MLS campaign
Chilean midfielder Matías Fernández appears to be the first choice for the Major League Soccer debutants in Cincinnati, Ohio

Exit Q&A with Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino
It can be easy to forget amid winning the MLS Cup and the individual accolades accumulated that Atla...

Major League Soccer referees vote for right to strike at any time
The PSRA is currently in negotiations with the Professional Referees Organization on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Allianz Field: a beautiful stadium built for the beautiful game – The Athletic($)
As the stadium nears its grand opening this spring, it's easy to see why this could become the crown jewel of North American soccer stadia.

World Football

Jose Mourinho: The inside story of how his Man United tenure unravelled
Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable: Jose Mourinho out at Man United.

Manchester United name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as Manchester United caretaker manager following the club's decision to sack Jose Mourinho.

News on AS Roma star Cengiz Ünder; Mats Hummels spreads holiday cheer; a prediction for Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig; Mesut Ozil spurns Inter; and MORE! - Bavarian Football Works
It’s game day as Bayern Munich squares off against RB Leipzig, while Mats Hummels delivers some holiday cheer at Säbener Strasse. In addition, Bayern might lead the race for AS Roma star Cengiz Ünder, while Mesut Ozil prefers a longer stay with Arsenal over a move to Inter.

Neuer, Robben confident Bayern Munich can overcome Liverpool
Bayern Munich will face Liverpool in this season's Champions League round of 16, and both Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer are confident they can get a win.