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Portland

Win over Toronto in hand, Villafaña celebrates his Portland return: "I'm really happy to be back" | Portland Timbers

Mass absences complicate Thorns' preparation for Sept. 7 showdown with Seattle | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

MLS matches during FIFA fixture window will play havoc with D.C. United lineup - The Washington Post
There are five MLS matches during the Sept. 3-11 window, and United is involved in two. Five to seven D.C. players will miss at least one game as a result.

Jason Kreis: A part of me died after being fired by Orlando City | Pro Soccer USA

Interview: Chad Marshall on his chemistry with Kim Kee-hee - YouTube

Atlanta United owner Blank: ‘We want to go deep in the playoffs’
Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank sits relaxed in a board room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

MLS: Week 26 Power Rankings - Storming Seattle Sounders
It was Week 26 in MLS and a thoroughly enjoyable Rivalry Week with a series of scintillating contests. Here are the Week 26 MLS Power Rankings.

The Fire’s Long Break Is A Good Thing. For Everyone. - Hot Time In Old Town
Sometimes, in a relationship, you just need some time apart

Chalkboard: FC Dallas defending goes away in San Jose loss - Big D Soccer
A comedy of collective errors sees Dallas drop more points to San Jose

MLS is not a league for 'retirees' - former LAFC defender Laurent Ciman
Belgium international Ciman has signed a two-year deal with Dijon after a three-year spell in MLS football.

Will American soccer even look for the next Clint Dempsey? - SBNation.com
Dempsey is one of a kind. Mostly because soccer is for rich kids who get their love for the game coached out of them.

United States

Geoff Cameron to complete QPR move – ProSoccerTalk
USMNT star Geoff Cameron is on his way to QPR.

Josh Sargent scores again and is set for Werder Bremen first-team chance | bundesliga.com
United States striker Josh Sargent's form has caught the eye of Werder Bremen's manager.

World Soccer

Jose Mourinho defends Manchester United record: 'I am one of the greatest managers in the world' | The Independent
Jose Mourinho quoted philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel as he insisted he remains “one of the greatest managers in the world”.

Usain Bolt, nervous, plays first match for Australian soccer club – OlympicTalk
Displacing Richard Dent as the most famous No. 95.

Benjamin Pavard - What Makes The World Cup Winner So Good? - YouTube

Son Heung-min military service: South Korea star soccer player gets exemption with win vs Japan
A gold medal gets him an exemption to his service.