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Around The Forest: Rubio Rubin signs with Club Tijuana

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Major League Soccer

Toronto FC dazzle in wild, wacky preseason win vs. Tijuana |
Toronto FC won the highest-profile friendly of the early stages of the MLS preseason on Wednesday night, beating Liga MX’s Club Tijuana 3-2 in a back-and-forth contest in San Diego.

DC United announce venues for pre-Audi Field home games in Maryland |
D.C. United announced on Thursday the venues for two early-season home games prior to the opening of Audi Field this summer. The team will host the Houston Dynamo at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland on March 17 (1:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE), and will play Columbus Crew SC at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland on April 14 (7 pm ET | MLS LIVE).

Bradley vs. Bradley: Bob, Michael to meet in LAFC's first preseason game |
The start of the 2018 MLS regular season may be more than a month away, but already the storylines for the upcoming year are starting to mount. Players coming and going, new arrivals after massive intra-league trades, some teams doing all they can to rebuild or surge into the ever-precious playoff positions; others restocking and fine-tuning, looking to build off last season's successes.

From San Pedro Sula to SLC, US prospect Danny Acosta living American dream |
Danilo Acosta worked four long years to bring his son from Honduras to Salt Lake City, and when things finally fell into place – the paperwork complete, the documents signed and stamped, the flight from Tegucigalpa rolling up to the gate – he knew what little Danilo, just 12 years old, needed to see first.

Warshaw: Potential pitfalls for Western Conference contenders |
On Wednesday, I took a look at the potential pitfalls for four Eastern Conference contenders. Now, I shift to the west with a look at some of the top contenders in the Western Conference.

A new frontier: The factors behind the new influx of Venezuelans into MLS |
Just about every winter, a large group of South American players leave home and head north to join MLS. Argentines, Colombians, Brazilians and Uruguayans have all come up in significant numbers over the years, making a huge impact on their individual clubs and on the league at large.

United States

Black History Month: Eddie Hawkins breaks the USMNT color barrier - Stars and Stripes FC
Welcome to February! February 1st marks the start of Black History Month in America, where we pause to recall the achievements that black people have made and the many things that black people have provided this great nation. It’s also a chance to reflect on the many hardships black people have endured throughout American history and continue the conversations that will lead to the changes necessary to improve life for black people moving forward.

Rubio Rubin signs with Club Tijuana - Stars and Stripes FC
It appears that Rubin will indeed hop back over to this side of the pond to continue his career. But he’ll be doing it in Mexico. Ives Galarcep and Goal are reporting that Rubin has signed a contract with Club Tijuana in Liga MX [UPDATE: now official]. The Xolos already have a long history with American players, and Rubin looks set to join the list of U.S. internationals that have put on the red and black of Tijuana.


Riyad Mahrez to miss Leicester's match at Swansea and faces £200,000 fine
Riyad Mahrez will not play for Leicester against Swansea on Saturday but Foxes boss Claude Puel hopes the player will return to the team after his move to Manchester City fell through on transfer deadline day.

De Gea, Courtois, Oblak or Donnarumma? Inside Real Madrid's search for a new goalkeeper |
While Real Madrid continued their transfer inactivity over the course of January, the goalkeeper position continues to give Florentino Perez sleepless nights. A new face between the posts to replace Keylor Navas this summer is a near certainty - and the Merengue will not lack for options.

Man United's Jose Mourinho concedes Premier League title to Man City
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has conceded the Premier League title is destined for Manchester City this season, although City boss Pep Guardiola disagrees