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Around the Forest: Juan Carlos Osorio out as Mexico’s manager

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Also: What the Alphonso Davies deal means for MLS, Atlanta’s Barco benched, Christian Pulisic talks leadership and more!

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Portland

Inside PTFC | Portland Timbers’ winless streak without Diego Chara makes no sense at all | Portland Timbers
Unfortunately, it was too easy to see where he would have mattered.

Thorns FC head coach Mark Parson nominated for #TheBest FIFA Women's Coach 2018 Award | Portland Timbers
Thorns FC head coach Mark Parsons was named as one of 10 finalists for #TheBest FIFA Women's Coach 2018 Award today by FIFA.

Major League Soccer

Audi Field opening and a tragedy trigger a lifetime of memories for D.C.-area soccer family - The Washington Post
Mike Finger was a devoted fan of D.C. United and a longtime contributor to youth soccer in the Washington area.

3 Questions About Vancouver Whitecaps Alphonso Davies Pending Transfer to Bayern Munich - Eighty Six Forever
With Alphonso Davies pending transfer to Bayern Munich, we sat down with Bavarian Football Works Phillip Quinn to discuss the young Canadian.

Bayern Munich reach deal for Alphonso Davies with Vancouver Whitecaps - reports
Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign 17-year-old Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps, according to multiple reports.

PRO Statement: CLB v ORL – Professional Referee Organization
The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) acknowledges that an officiating error occurred during the 86th minute of the match between Columbus Crew SC and Orlando City SC on July 21.

Ezequiel Barco benched after alleged romantic overtures toward teammate’s girlfriend - Dirty South Soccer
Two sources with knowledge of the situation have told the story to Dirty South Soccer.

Houston Dynamo look to extend unbeaten run as they host the Philadelphia Union - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo will meet the Philadelphia Union for the first time of the 2018 season. The Union and Dynamo find themselves in similar positions with both sides outside of a playoff spot. Both...

Transfer News: Jimmy Briand is Bleu-Blanc-Noir - Mount Royal Soccer
The long awaited addition of a dominant striker has finally arrived.

Readers are in favor of Beckham's Miami soccer stadium, but they have some questions - Sun Sentinel
David Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium could be a reality after a November vote, and our readers were mostly in favor of the proposal to build the MLS stadium on the site of a public golf course. They did have questions about traffic and ticket prices, though.

Bayern's acquisition of Alphonso Davies reportedly a done deal - Bavarian Football Works
The Canadian will join Germany's record champions.

United States

Borussia Dortmund and USA star Christian Pulisic: "I'm not a kid, I'm a leader" | bundesliga.com
Christian Pulisic now wants to be seen as “a leader” and “the present” of the USA national team with the Borussia Dortmund star determined to steer his country back to centre stage of the global game.

What on earth is U.S. Soccer doing with Jaelene Hinkle? - SBNation.com
The USWNT’s best left back is also a vocal homophobe, and the team’s handling of the situation has been bizarre.

World

Juan Carlos Osorio out as Mexico manager after declining new deal - sources
The Mexican Football Federation is expected to announce on Wednesday that Osorio will not renew his contract after nearly three years in charge.

Breaking down the Thierry Henry vs Steve Bruce situation at Aston Villa - 7500 To Holte
Thierry Henry has emerged out of nowhere as the lead, and only candidate to succeed Steve Bruce as manager of Villa - but Bruce is still in a job.

Mbappe reveals he played World Cup finals with a back injury
France striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed he played the World Cup semifinals and final with a back injury he hid from his rivals.

Ranking All The New Liga MX Jerseys - FMF State Of Mind
New season, new kits. Let’s take a look at all the 18 new home and away jerseys for each Liga MX team.

If You Watch Only Men's Soccer, You're Not A Real Soccer Fan | HuffPost
And you're maybe (probably) sexist. Or at least contributing to sexism on and off the pitch.