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Around the Forest: FC Dallas trades Kellyn Acosta to the Rapids for Dominique Badji

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Portland

USL MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 2: 1, Las Vegas Lights FC: 2 | Portland Timbers
T2 rallied to level the score after trailing by a goal in the second half, but Las Vegas Lights FC added a second goal, and T2 was unable to find an equalizer, falling 2-1 at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.

Close call survived as Thorns FC extend win streak with victory at Sky Blue | Portland Timbers
Two goals in the first seven minutes ensured the Portland Thorns would see their first three-game winning streak of the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League season, but the reactions of the two teams at Piscataway, New Jersey’s, Yurcak Field were almost as telling as the 2-1 result.

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta traded to Colorado for package including Dom Badji | MLSsoccer.com
FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta was traded to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for striker Dominique Badji and an international roster spot on Monday.

Toronto FC and an impossible MLS dilemma: What to do when greatness disappears?
Get the latest Soccer football results, fixtures and exclusive video highlights from Yahoo Sports including live scores, match stats and team news.

LA Galaxy's "world-class striker" Zlatan Ibrahimovic puts on show in Philly | MLSsoccer.com
The forecast for Saturday's rainy match against the Philadelphia Union cast some doubt regarding how much LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic would play.

Stejskal: Orlando in discussions to trade Justin Meram back to Columbus | MLSsoccer.com
Orlando City recently opened discussions with Columbus Crew SC about trading winger Justin Meram back to the Black-and-Gold, sources have told MLSsoccer.com.

France's Guingamp say Montreal Impact have acquired striker Jimmy Briand | MLSsoccer.com
On July 22 EA Guingamp released a statement saying that the club have reached a transfer agreement for Briand, noting "the will clearly displayed by his player to leave the club" and adding that Guingamp "warmly thanks its former captain for the three seasons spent at the club and wishes him the same success in Montreal as his illustrious predecessor, Didier Drogba."

Armchair Analyst: The whole weekend in review from MLS Week 21 | MLSsoccer.com
This is the time of year in which off-the-field stuff – trades, transfers and the like – tend to take the spotlight from what happens on the field.

Paced by superb Quintero, Minnesota United evolving into playoff contenders | MLSsoccer.com
Darwin Quintero has been the spark Minnesota United needed to turn their season around and make the playoffs a real possibility for the second-year MLS club.

Texas Derby equalizer encapsulates Manotas' progress with Houston Dynamo | MLSsoccer.com
When Mauro Manotas joined the Houston Dynamo four years ago, he had a goal in mind: to leave a mark on the club.

Rivalries, rumors and rabonas: What you might've missed in MLS Week 21 | MLSsoccer.com
Three match days, 11 games, 39 goals and no shortage of conversation topics. Let’s dive in.

United States

Christian Pulisic scores twice for Borussia Dortmund in friendly against Liverpool - Stars and Stripes FC
The kid is in form, and he took charge.

WATCH: Tim Weah begins his preseason with a nice goal for PSG - Stars and Stripes FC
Not a bad way to start the season...

World

Mesut Özil retires from Germany's national soccer team, citing racism - Business InsiderI
Mesut Özil has retired from Germany's national soccer team following what he characterized as racist abuse and backlash from some media outlets and fans as well as mistreatment from the German football federation's president.

niesta, Torres make J.League debuts
Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres made their much-anticipated debuts in Japanese soccer on Sunday, but both ended up on the losing side.

Napoli chief accuses Sarri of trying to 'dismantle' squad after Chelsea move
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said that former manager Maurizio Sarri tried to "dismantle" the Italian team's squad by signing their players for his new club Chelsea.