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Around The Forest: Giovanni Savarese goes 1v1 with Extra Time Radio

Lee Nguyen in a standoff, Galaxy still in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, D.C. and Atlanta reach agreement, Maurice Edu mires in free agency and more!


ExtraTime Radio: Welcome to MLS, Giovanni Savarese! 1v1 w/ Timbers boss |
Welcome to MLS, Giovanni Savarese! The new Timbers' head coach joins Andrew and David to explain why the timing was finally right to come to leave the Cosmos and what Portland fans should look forward to in 2018.

Major League Soccer

How will Lee Nguyen's standoff with New England Revolution end? |
Major League Soccer's offseason has seen several of its top attacking midfielders change employers during a whirlwind winter of trades driven by the league's infusion of targeted allocation money — cash that has made wheeling and dealing the new normal in a league that has never seen so much trade action.

Ricardo Clark signs with Crew as free agent | SBI Soccer
“We are excited Ricardo chose to join our club as a free agent signing this winter,” Berhalter said. “Ricardo brings over a decade of MLS and National Team experience to our club, which was one of the youngest in the League last season. He is a consistent winner in MLS and adds important depth in our central midfield as we look to return to the MLS Cup Playoffs in the upcoming season.”

Report: LA Galaxy’s negotiations with Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain ongoing | SBI Soccer
According to Goal USA, the LA Galaxy remain in ongoing negotiations with the Manchester United striker. The report says that, as of Monday, the two parties remain in talks, but no deal is close to being finalized.

Report: DC United strike agreement to acquire Yamil Asad |
It's been a crazy offseason for former Atlanta United midfielder Yamil Asad, but it appears that the saga could be coming to an end. The Washington Post reported on Monday afternoon that D.C. United were "deep in talks" to acquire the rights to the Velez Sarsfield man, who had seven goals and 13 assists for ATLUTD in 2017 while on loan.

LAFC sign Canadian international Mark-Anthony Kaye from Louisville City |
Los Angeles Football Club have bolstered their midfield for their inaugural season with the announcement on Monday they have signed midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye, on a transfer from USL side Louisville City FC.

Reports: Mix Diskerud, Jack McInerney training with IFK Goteborg |
After signing with Manchester City during the January transfer window, Mix Diskerud is apparently headed back to IFK Goteborg, the Swedish club where he spent last season, and he’s bringing one of his countrymen.

Stejskal: Though not a free agent, Maurice Edu free to sign where he wants |
It's little surprise to see out-of-contract Maurice Edu on trial with LAFC – not only does the veteran midfielder call Southern California home, he boasts plenty of history with LAFC head coach Bob Bradley, formerly his coach with the US national team.

Toronto FC's van der Wiel lauds new home as "ten years ahead" of Europe |
Such was the case for Toronto FC in the acquisition of Gregory van der Wiel, whose signing was announced on Feb. 1. “We're really excited to add Gregory to our roster,” said TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko on Monday afternoon from the BMO Training Ground. “He's a winner.”

United States

Black History Month: The brilliant career of Briana Scurry - Stars and Stripes FC
The date: July 10, 1999. The scene: A sold out Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The United States and China have fought to a scoreless draw in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final, and after a scoreless set of extra time periods, the match would be decided by penalties. After both the USWNT and China both make their first two shots, Liu Ying steps up to take China’s 3rd shot. Standing between the pipes is one of the best goalkeepers in U.S. women’s soccer history, Briana Scurry.


Premier League news: Antonio Conte's Chelsea hit 23-year low in Watford humbling |
Chelsea’s humbling 4-1 defeat at Watford has seen them hit a 23-year low in the Premier League under Antonio Conte. The Blues boss made the trip to Vicarage Road with his ongoing presence at Stamford Bridge already being called into question .

Liverpool's Vrigil van Dijk 'just doing my thing' despite increased spotlight
The Netherlands international became the world's most expensive defender a month ago after his £75 million move from Southampton, but has been viewed as the answer to the Reds' problems at the back for much longer than that.

Adam Lallana grabs opponent, gets sent off with Liverpool under-23s
Adam Lallana was sent off while playing for Liverpool's under-23s on Monday, but he will not be in line for a first-team suspension, a Premier League source told ESPN FC.

Paul Pogba news: Wayne Rooney advises Jose Mourinho & Man Utd on how to get the best out of £89 million midfielder |
Manchester United should deploy Paul Pogba in a box-to-box midfield role to get the best out of the France star, according to former team-mate Wayne Rooney. Jose Mourinho dropped record signing Pogba to the bench for Saturday's 2-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town following a poor showing in the previous defeat at Tottenham.