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Around the Forest: D.C. United reaches deal with protesting Supporters Groups

Also: Alfredo Ortuno leaves RSL, Acosta trades still on everyone's minds, U.S. Open Cup draw is set and more!

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Progress at odds with expectations as Timbers secure result against Montreal | Portland Timbers
Long unbeaten streaks usually offer few chances for come-from-behind results. Teams that go on those runs usually live life in control, on the front foot, and while it wouldn’t be quite right to say the Portland Timbers have dictated play in each of the 13 games that are part of MLS’ longest loss-less run of 2018, the times the team has had to claw back since the team's last loss are few and far between.

Major League Soccer

Alfredo Ortuño, RSL agree to contract termination - RSL Soapbox
RSL and the striker mutually part ways, finally.

United at Last: D.C. United Reaches Agreement With Protesting Supporter Groups
The accord comes after La Barra Brava and the District Ultras protested during Audi Field's opener.

McIntyre: Whitecaps star Davies sits down with Yahoo Sports as Bayern transfer looms
Three days before the Athletic reported that Alphonso Davies, the 17-year old Vancouver Whitecaps sensation, is the subject of an MLS-record $12 million transfer offer by mighty Bayern Munich, Davies sat down with Yahoo Sports for a story scheduled to run this week.

Four reasons why FC Dallas is trading Kellyn Acosta to Colorado - Big D Soccer
Trades like this are never easy.

Warshaw: Acosta-for-Badji trade could be a win-win for FCD, Rapids |
FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids announced a trade Monday morning, sending FCD Homegrown midfielder Kellyn Acosta and a second-round pick in the 2019 SuperDraft to Colorado in exchange for Dominique Badji, an international roster spot for the next two seasons and a swap of the teams’ first-round picks in the 2019 SuperDraft

Robinson expresses concerns about Whitecaps' mentality, discipline |
The Vancouver Whitecaps lost a chance at three points with a lackluster effort in Seattle on Saturday, which led to the team having a frank and lengthy postgame meeting in the locker room and head coach Carl Robinson proclaiming that his team were "too soft."

Colorado Rapids see Kellyn Acosta as "milestone" acquisition |
With Kellyn Acosta now officially a member of the Colorado Rapids, head coach Anthony Hudson is pleased to have another weapon at his disposal.

United States

Union to host Fire, Dynamo hosting LAFC in 2018 US Open Cup semifinal |
The draw is set for the final two rounds of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup.

The US should not expect success from emulating the French model - Stars and Stripes FC
Two immigrant nations, one men’s World Cup champion

PHOTOS: Pulisic takes selfie, helps out pitch invader – ProSoccerTalk


It’s not just Mesut Özil. All diaspora footballers face the same conflict | John McManus | Opinion | The Guardian
The hostility the Arsenal star has faced from Turkey and Germany epitomises the strain on migrant players who don’t fit the patriotic mould, says author John McManus

Joao Moutinho: Wolves to sign Portugal midfielder from Monaco - BBC Sport
Premier League side Wolves are to sign experienced Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m.

Heart of Midlothian docked two League Cup points & fined after fielding ineligible player - BBC Sport
Heart of Midlothian are docked two League Cup points and fined by the Scottish Professional Football League for fielding an ineligible player.

Jose Mourinho - World Cup suits Paul Pogba better than Manchester United
Jose Mourinho has said that the World Cup was the "perfect habitat" for Paul Pogba to flourish after a difficult season with Manchester United.

Loris Karius - Liverpool didn't warn me before Alisson signing
Loris Karius says nobody at Liverpool spoke to him before the club paid £65 million for goalkeeper Alisson and said his Anfield future is uncertain.