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Portland

Portland Thorns injury report: Katherine Reynolds out, Midge Purce nearing full health | OregonLive.com
Portland Thorns defender Katherine Reynolds will be unavailable for at least the next two games due to a knee injury, but outside back Midge Purce is nearing full health.

For Timbers Diego Valeri and Marco Farfan, MLS All-Star Week has been "fantastic" | Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese on a possible Lucas Melano return: 'We'll see' | OregonLive.com
The Portland Timbers could potentially make the decision to bring forward Lucas Melano back before the Secondary Transfer Window comes to a close.

Major League Soccer

Recap: MLS All-Star Team vs. Juventus 08/01/2018 | Matchcenter
It was an entertaining battle in Major League Soccer's big summer event on Wednesday night, as the MLS All-Star Team played reigning Serie A champion Juventus to a 1-1 draw in the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, with Juventus prevailing 5-3 in the subsequent penalty shootout.

Orlando City GM Niki Budalić: We feel optimistic that we will get this right | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City GM Niki Budalić spoke with Pro Soccer USA about the potential for bolstering the 2018 Orlando City squad, the Justin Meram trade reports and other topics.

All quiet on the transfer front for D.C. United - Black And Red United
Yes, United landed their marquee signing with Wayne Rooney, but is any more help arriving this transfer window?

MNUFC Acquires International Roster Spot From Colorado | Minnesota United FC

Eric Remedi is exactly what Atlanta United needed - Dirty South Soccer
The midfielder had a glowing full debut and opens up a ton of lineup options.

Zusi, Sanchez hope to bring SKC "new vibes" in return from All-Star Game | MLSsoccer.com

Former Academy standout Moises Hernandez signs with FC Dallas again | MLSsoccer.com

What’s Clint Dempsey’s role with Sounders moving forward? - Sounder At Heart
It has now been a month since he last started.

Sporting KC pursuing Spanish center back Andreu Fontas | The Kansas City Star
Sporting KC has been trying to acquire a center back after parting ways with Emiliano Amor last week. It is pursuing Spanish player Andreu Fontas.

Enrique Bonilla: MLS-Liga MX all-star game could come 'very soon' 08/01/2018
Enrique Bonilla: MLS-Liga MX all-star game could come 'very soon'

Will @MLS Seattle @Soundersfc Make the Playoffs? – Possession with Purpose PWP
I fielded this question on Facebook today from Phil Mitchell, a soccer pundit in the great northwest: Based on your data collection, in your best non biased view, can you give me a prediction for Seattle? Why? They are technically ahead on total points in the table than the year they won the cup and…

Coni’Seafood Among New Vendors at Big LAFC Stadium Food Hall - Eater LA
Tacos, Israeli food, and a few more surprises still to come

United States

What’s the long-term plan for MLS, USL, and USL D-III? – ProSoccerTalk
One of our writers lays out a plan he says is already being executed: the removal of salary restraints and the implementation of pro/rel.

What drives the success of women’s international teams? - Stars and Stripes FC
The final installment of this 3-part series detailing the metrics that influence soccer looks at the women’s international game

World

Gonzalo Higuain and Leonardo Bonucci undergoing medicals ahead of moves
Gonzalo Higuain and Leonardo Bonucci are both undergoing medicals ahead of their respective moves to AC Milan and Juventus.

Liverpool's Alisson Becker to make debut against Napoli
The 25-year-old Brazil international joined from AS Roma last month, smashing the world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper.

Chelsea man Willian to take legal action after 'fake agent' claims to represent Manchester United and Real Madrid target
Chelsea forward Willian is taking legal action against a ‘fake agent’ pretending to represent the Brazilian.