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Around the Forest: Bradley Wright-Phillips scores 100th MLS goal

Also: Pavard wins goal of the World Cup, Timbers fans out of market no long blacked out, CONCACAF names new head of Women's football and more!

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Major League Soccer says Timbers fans won't be inadvertently blacked out from streaming games moving forward |
Portland Timbers fans in Idaho, Montana and parts of Washington and Eastern Oregon were all inadvertently blacked out from streaming last Saturday's game between the Timbers and Montreal Impact on ESPN+. The problem that led to the blackout appears to have now been corrected.

Inside PTFC | What we can learn about ourselves from Ana Crnogorčević's scoring run | Portland Timbers
The finish was by the book, going back across goal as Sky Blue FC’s Caroline Casey hustled to cover for her mistake.

Major League Soccer

NY Red Bulls Bradley Wright-Phillips fastest MLS player to 100 career goals |
Five years and one day to the signing, Bradley Wright-Phillips hit for an MLS century, scoring his 100th goal in league play, all for the New York Red Bulls.

FC Cincinnati Extends Contract of Head Coach Alan Koch
FC Cincinnati has extended the contract of Head Coach Alan Koch one year through the 2020 season.

Paolo Hurtado transfer update: Peru international en route to Seattle - Sounder At Heart
Peru international’s signing could be official relatively soon.

One year later: Was trading Dom Dwyer right move for SKC? | The Kansas City Star
A year ago, Sporting KC shook up its roster by trading all-star striker Dom Dwyer to Orlando City SC. Has it worked?

Edward Opoku cherishes his MLS debut and is ready for more - Massive Report
Saturday’s wild game provided a special moment for the Crew SC rookie.

RSL fans don’t deserve a star striker - RSL Soapbox
The love-hate relationship of RSL fans and their goal scorers

LAFC hike tickets because some seats “mistakenly, woefully underpriced” - Angels on Parade
You may need to break into your piggy bank to keep up.

Farewell from Total MLS — Total MLS
We started TMLS as a voice for the fans. While we never really got to where we wanted to be, I am extremely proud of the work we did and what we accomplished.

Expected Narratives - BWP: The Best and Barco: Bust or Busta? — American Soccer Analysis
MLS went full MLS this past week. Unsurprisingly, Josef Martinez broke the hat trick record after escaping disciplinary action despite rather clear and damning footage of him headbutting Chad Marshall in the face.

United States

North American youth players attract curiosity of European powerhouse Bayern Munich - Stars and Stripes FC
The Bavarians have taken notice of the teenage talent pool as has the rest of the Bundesliga and other big European clubs

Megan Rapinoe nominated for FIFA Best 2018 - Stars and Stripes FC
Rapinoe is the only American to make the list this year.

Inaugural U.S. Soccer Hackathon Brings Together Data and the Beautiful Game - U.S. Soccer
As the 2018 World Cup drew to a close on the other side of the planet, U.S. Soccer hosted its inaugural U.S. Soccer Hackathon on July 14-15 in Chicago.


Concacaf Names Karina LeBlanc Head of Concacaf Women’s Football
The Confederation has hired the former Canadian international to lead its efforts to strengthen and grow the women’s game throughout the Concacaf region

Juventus Just Dropped an adidas Basketball Jersey
Fresh from releasing a third kit made from Parley for the Oceans recycled plastic for the 2018-2019 season, Juventus unleashes a uniform of another kind, once again alongside adidas.

World Cup 2018 best goal: Benjamin Pavard wins Fifa vote - BBC Sport
Benjamin Pavard's stunning strike in France's World Cup win over Argentina is voted the best goal of the tournament in Russia.

Neymar, Mbappe, Messi, and Ronaldo: What Separates Them Most Is Mentality
Athletic ability accounts for so much. Some are born with it; a genetic mishmash of physical and mental coordination, while others build and earn their place through profound work and perseverance.