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Around the Forest: Zidane steps down from Real Madrid

Also: Armenteros fuels win streak, Katherine Reynolds players her 100th NWSL match, Everton has a new hire and more!

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Pamplin Media Group - Striker Armenteros' goalsstoke Timbers' hot streak
If this keeps up, area breweries will be serving Armenteros Ale and Samuel will be the most popular name given to boys born in Portland. Samuel Armenteros scored three goals in a row over the last two matches for the Timbers — who are on a six-game winning streak entering a Saturday visit from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Each of the Armenteros tallies was special in a different way.

Thorns FC's Katherine Reynolds looks back on 100 appearances in the NWSL | Portland Timbers
Katherine Reynolds concluded a stellar four-year career for Santa Clara University in 2009, exchanging her foundational place with the Broncos for a professional player's life upon leaving the Bay Area school. Nine years, four leagues, and seven teams later, Reynolds has become an integral part of a championship club, establishing herself as an integral part of Portland Thorns FC.

Major League Soccer

Report: Atlanta United interested in Juan Fernando Quintero - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United are reportedly interested in Juan Fernando Quintero. The 25-year-old FC Porto attacking midfielder has been impressing on loan at River Plate in Argentina. Before moving to Argentina to get more playing time he was heavily linked to a couple of MLS teams, one of them was the Chicago Fire, who own Quintero’s discovery rights.

Crew SC | Gregg Berhalter questions Cristian Martinez's two-game suspension for slap - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH
A suspension for Cristian Martinez was inevitable after the 21-year-old midfielder used his right hand to slap Seth Sinovic just before the hour mark of a 0-0 tie at Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. The Crew has been informed by MLS that it will indeed be without the Panamanian midfielder for the early portion of its upcoming homestand.

Atlanta United feel draw was missed chance to separate in East |
If it weren’t for Teal Bunbury’s penalty-kick equalizer in the 88th minute, they would’ve snatched three valuable road points, adding insurance to their spot atop the Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield standings. Rather, during a stretch of five games in 15 days, their lead there and in the Eastern Conference is just one point after a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium.

RSL takes down Dynamo in 2-1 comeback win - RSL Soapbox
For the first time in 2018, Real Salt Lake strung together multiple victories when they beat Houston 2-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium. The decisive goal came in the 82nd minute from the feet of Kyle Beckerman, who scored his first home MLS goal since October 2014 in a 2-0 win over Chivas USA.

Houston Dynamo concede late goal on the road, fall 1-2 to Real Salt Lake - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo were back on the road following their 3-1 win over New York City FC last week this time kicking things off at Rio Tinto Stadium to take on Real Salt Lake. The Dynamo winning streak was short lived with RSL besting Houston 1-2 in a close match.

LA Galaxy fall to FC Dallas 3-2 - LAG Confidential
Sigi Schmid opted for squad rotation, as Tomas Hilliard-Arce earned his second start of the year and Daniel Steres was moved to right back. FCD almost got on the board early with Kellyn Acosta ghosting into the box and rounding David Bingham, but the keeper did well to force Acosta into a difficult position and the U.S. international pulled his shot wide.

Vieira again denies talks with Nice - Hudson River Blue
Two days ago, we covered rumors of advanced talks between New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira being personally courted by OGC Nice executive director Julian Fournier. The report — originally from RMCSport and later corroborated by NBC Sports contributor Matt Reed — stated that Fournier would fly to New York personally and meet with Vieira to secure him as manager for Nice heading into the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season.

Atlanta United players have no plans to promote themselves for MLS All
Two of the eight Atlanta United players nominated for this summer’s MLS All-Star game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium say they don’t plan on using social media to promote themselves.

United States

U.S. Soccer Federation general manager search 'in final stages'
The U.S. Soccer Federation clarified the responsibilities of the nascent general manager position, stressing that the role is intended to be long term in nature, and that the hiring process is in the "final stages."

Morgan Brian will return to United States after mutually ending contract with Lyon - Stars and Stripes FC
Morgan Brian and Olympique Lyonnais have parted ways just five months into her 2.5 year contract, Kieran Thievam at The Equalizer is reporting. Brian originally signed with Lyon at the beginning of 2018, with the deal expected to run through June 30, 2020. Now Brian will return to the United States, where the Chicago Red Stars hold her rights after acquiring them in a trade with the Houston Dash.

Why I’m excited for the World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC
It’s been over 230 days since the nightmare of the USMNT missing out on a World Cup became a reality. This will be the first World Cup in my lifetime that won’t feature the U.S. and at first, I did not handle that fact real well. Am I over it yet? Hell no.

Jaelene Hinkle says she decided against United States women's soccer team Pride Month call up because of Christian faith
Jaelene Hinkle revealed she decided not to play for the U.S. women's national team last year because her Christian faith prevented her from wearing a jersey that commemorated LGBTQ Pride Month. Hinkle revealed the reason for her decision in an interview posted Wednesday on The 700 Club. No formal reason for her absence was given by the national team at the time.


BREAKING: Zidane announces he leaves Real Madrid - Managing Madrid
Zinedine Zidane announced that he's leaving Real Madrid with immediate effect after winning the third straight European title for the club. The club surprisingly announced a press conference in Valdebebas this morning and the French coach told the media that he won't be coaching the team next season.

Everton appoint Marco Silva as new manager
Marco Silva has been named as the new manager of Everton, the Merseyside club announced on Thursday. Silva arrives at Goodison Park replacing Sam Allardyce, who departed at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid exit shows he'll always surprise us - Christian Karembeu
Zinedine Zidane's decision to quit Real Madrid came as a surprise to even his friends, former international teammate Christian Karembeu told ESPN FC and revealed he spoke to the departing head coach in the days before the announcement and had no idea of the decision.