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Around the Forest: Seattle Sounder Clint Dempsey calls it a career

Also: Sebastian Blanco celebrates daughters first birthday; Zlatan Ibrahimovic fined by DisCo; Have the Union turned a corner and more!

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MLS: Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports


Sebastián Blanco | Timbers 2, Toronto 0 | Postgame | Aug. 29, 2018 | Portland Timbers

Blanco celebrates daughter's first birthday in win over Toronto: "It’s a special day" | Portland Timbers

#StatMan Three | Diego Chara, defense help Timbers get back on winning track | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

Examining Clint Dempsey’s legacy in Seattle - Sounder At Heart
Deuce will go down in history as the greatest American to wear Rave Green.

Handicapping the MLS playoff race - YouTube

Minnesota United's new home, St. Paul's new look take shape -
Anticipation builds with the team as it looks forward to Allianz Field and in the St. Paul neighborhood transforming as well.

Clint Dempsey retirement: How one goal changed the way I thought about American soccer players -
When Dempsey announced his retirement, the first thing I thought about was THAT GOAL against Juventus.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic fined by MLS DisCo for violating league policy - LAG Confidential
It could’ve been worse

Who will end 2018 as RSL’s top assist-maker? - RSL Soapbox
With 7 games remaining for Real Salt Lake we take a closer look at who will walk away with the most assists for the 2018 season

Where are they now? 2010-2014 edition - Burgundy Wave
A look at past Rapids players and what they’re up to now.

Johnny Russell pivotal to Kansas City success, says Bobby Warshaw | Football News | Sky Sports
Former FC Dallas midfielder Bobby Warshaw has compared the importance of Sporting Kansas City's Johnny Russell to Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane at Manchester City..

Takeaway Talk: Have the Philadelphia Union turned a corner? - Brotherly Game
The Union are flying high after completing a three-game sweep of the New England Revolution.

Best 11: 11 Non-Atlanta United things that happened in Major League Soccer during this week in MLS - Dirty South Soccer
Will Bruin enters the room.

With Ayuk gone, who is next to depart the Philadelphia Union? - Brotherly Game
Eric Ayuk has been transferred to the Turkish second division after being used sparingly for the past three seasons


The Next Level of xG: Expected Possession Goals — American Soccer Analysis
Using xPG variants to assess risk-and-reward of the game.

United States

Throwback Thursday: USWNT beat Norway to win first-ever Women’s World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC
Michelle Akers dominated in the historic victory.

Community corner: what’s your favorite Clint Dempsey memory? - Stars and Stripes FC
What are the moments, big and small, that stand out in Dempsey’s career?

World Soccer

Henry will not be Bordeaux coach – president | FourFourTwo
Bordeaux president Stephane Martin has confirmed talks with Thierry Henry over becoming the club's new coach have ended.

Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill stand aside from England duty - UEFA Nations League 2018-2019 - Football - Eurosport
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is unlikely to play for England against Switzerland after revealing he has all but retired from international duty.

Firmino, Van Dijk & Trent's hilarious photobombing | PES2019 Prank - YouTube

Liga MX growing pains: The identity crisis of a developing league being held back by old habits – The Athletic
Liga MX is evolving, but there are still a number of old practices that are holding it back

Premier League referee Bobby Madley sacked after sending offensive social media message | Football News | Sky Sports
Premier League referee Bobby Madley was sacked after sending an inappropriate message on social media featuring a picture of a disabled man, <em>Sky Sports News</em> understands.

Champions League: Malcom, Timothy Weah & the youngsters to watch in the 2018-19 group stage |
With the draw for the Champions League group stage taking place on Thursday, Goal lists some top under-23 talents to watch in 2018-19

Transfer Market: Real Madrid have spent more than any other LaLiga Santander side | MARCA in English
The 21.5 million euros spent by Real Madrid to bring Mariano Diaz back to the club makes Los Blancos LaLiga Santander's biggest spenders