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Also: Thorns pick up three points, T2 down Swope Park, Jozy Altidore see’s red, Rooney’s run and more!

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Portland

By the Numbers: Timbers finally fall & defenders attack | MatchDay Central | MLSsoccer.com

USL MATCH RECAP | Swope Park Rangers: 0, Portland Timbers 2: 2 | Portland Timbers

Thorns FC withstand early barrage, seize crucial points with win in Orlando | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

The reasons behind Nouhou’s absence - Sounder At Heart
Sounders coaches apparently weren’t pleased with the left back’s reactions to halftime feedback.

Luciano Acosta hat trick hauls D.C. United to dramatic 3-2 win over Orlando City - Black And Red United
A wild finish saw Acosta and Wayne Rooney combine for a stunning 96th minute game-winner

Tata Martino: Team rules are more important than results - Dirty South Soccer
Ezequiel Barco’s absence could be a good thing for the future

Jozy Altidore takes red card for controversial kick versus New York FC | 2018 MLS Highlights | FOX Sports
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore received a red card for a controversial kick at the start of the team's matchup against New York City FC.

Sounders top FCD for 5th straight win, inch closer to playoffs – ProSoccerTalk
Don't look now, but the Seattle Sounders are peaking and making a serious playoff push.

FC Cincinnati celebrates 3rd anniversary with win against Penn FC
It was truly a happy birthday for Futbol Club Cincinnati’s birthday.

Bill Hamid is back, but D.C. United has changed - Black And Red United
Sequels don’t always go the same way as the original.

Loons kick off five-game road trip with 2-2 draw vs. L.A. Galaxy - StarTribune.com
Romario Ibarra and Michael Boxall each scored their first MLS goals for the Loons.

United States

DeAndre Yedlin injury: Newcastle fullback hurts knee
DeAndre Yedlin appeared to hurt his right knee while challenging for a ball late in Newcastle's Premier League-opening loss to Tottenham.

Tim Weah will score many goals in his career. This will be the silliest. - The Washington Post
How more than 100 U.S. soccer players employed clubs abroad fared this weekend.

World

Pique confirms retirement from Spain national team – ProSoccerTalk
Gerard Pique calls full-time on his international career, with one World Cup and one EURO winner's medal in tow.

Brazil legend Ronaldo hospitalized with pneumonia – ProSoccerTalk
Ronaldo says he'll be discharged and head home from Ibiza on Monday after battling a strong stomach flu in Spain.

Marcus Rashford to Mesut Ozil: Every Premier League club's No.10 rated ... or slated - Irish Mirror Online
How good is your side's No.10? Find out what Mirror Football thinks right here...

Soccer Power Rankings: Liverpool, Chelsea climb after impressive Premier League openers - CBSSports.com
Ranking the top 25 soccer clubs in the world as the European season gets underway

Premier League 2018 Preview: 1 thing to know about every team - SBNation.com
Get informed on the new season, quick.

All 20 Premier League Clubs represented by @dril tweets - Cartilage Free Captain
The content you crave.

Soccer player scores brilliantly odd goal, follows it up with an even better tweet
England under 20s World Cup soccer player Lauren Hemp scored a very unusual goal against Mexico on Sunday.