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Portland Timbers injury report: Larrys Mabiala, Sebastian Blanco fit to play |
Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco and defender Larrys Mabiala are fit to play and should be available for selection for Wednesday's match against Toronto FC.

Quick Strikes | Portland looking to continue strong home record history against Toronto | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

Tyler Adams Is America's Next Soccer Star—Just Don't Compare Him To Freddy Adu | Complex
Tyler Adams, the 19-year-old phenom who plays for the Red Bulls, is about to take his talents to Europe. But whatever you do, don't compare the next American soccer phenom to Freddy Adu.

Will Clint Dempsey ever play again? - Sounder At Heart
Sounders head coach tells KJR "that’s something we’re working through" when asked if Dempsey will play again.

Three observations and THAT GOAL from Bayern Munich’s 4-0 win over Chicago Fire - Bavarian Football Works
Just because it was Schweinsteiger’s testimonial, doesn’t mean we can’t draw some relevant observations from this thing. And if nothing else, check out Basti’s magnificent goal!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's message to LA Galaxy fans: You will renew now
LA Galaxy have brought in the club's biggest gun to help persuade supporters to renew their season tickets.

Official: LAFC transfer Laurent Ciman to Dijon - Angels on Parade
The General departs after less than a season in black-and-gold.

Union sell Eric Ayuk to Turkish club Osmanlispor
Ayuk was an interesting prospect when he joined the team in 2015 but only made one appearance in 2016, and hasn't suited up for the team since then.

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez cherishing fatherhood amidst end of season stretch - Dirty South Soccer
the defender is enjoying dad duties.

Why Laurent Ciman’s departure from LAFC does - and does not - make sense - Angels on Parade
Personal factors, business, but the timing?

Parchman: MLS has reached a new low in its cynical relationship with fans – The Athletic
One of the singular truths MLS has continually affirmed with its actions is that profit will always win out over culture

Stejskal: How Alejandro Bedoya eventually became Philadelphia's perfect fit |

United States

MNT Rewind: John Brooks Scores First Goal for Wolfsburg in 100th Bundesliga Appearance - U.S. Soccer
John Brooks led the way for MNT players this weekend, scoring his first goal for Wolfsburg in their 2-1 victory against Weston McKennie and Schalke

WNT Forward Megan Rapinoe Ruled Out of Friendlies vs. Chile; Amy Rodriguez Added to Roster - U.S. Soccer
U.S. Women’s National Team forward Megan Rapinoe has been ruled out of the upcoming friendly matches against Chile due to a rib injury suffered while playing with the Seattle Reign in last Tuesday’s NWSL match against the Houston Dash.


Martin Tyler's stats: Mo Salah top again, Jorginho the passing master | Football News | Sky Sports
Has anyone registered more Premier League goal involvements than Mo Salah? Has a player ever made more passes than an entire team? And what is the most entertaining fixture in Premier League history?

Right on schedule, Jose Mourinho is having a meltdown at Manchester United - The Washington Post
This has a funny way of happening in the third years of his coaching tenures.

Premier League Panic Rankings: Each team’s fear level after three matches – The Athletic
A guide to which clubs are sweating and which are feeling good after the season's first three fixtures

Arsenal news: Gunners strike bumper Adidas deal to become new kit manufacturers |
Arsenal have agreed a deal with Adidas to become their kit manufacturers from next season, and Goal understands talks are already under way over prospective new designs.