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Around the Forest: Atlanta United’s Tata Martino to decide future in October

Also: Tobin Heath in fine form; DC United about to hit the home stretch; Galaxy players take responsibility for Schmid’s exit and more!

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Portland

Tobin Heath at the top of her game as Portland Thorns head into playoffs | OregonLive.com
At this time last year, Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath was just returning to the field after missing nearly the entire season due to a back injury. She then underwent ankle surgery in the offseason. But Heath has now put the injuries behind her and is back to playing her best soccer.

Portland Timbers 2 on verge of playoff berth after overhaul of program in offseason | OregonLive.com
After an offseason overhaul, Portland Timbers 2, the Portland Timbers' second division USL team, is on the verge of securing a playoff berth, but the club still has work to do to become an effective pipeline to the first team.

Major League Soccer

For D.C. United, path to MLS playoffs goes through a seven-match, 49-day homestand - The Washington Post
Starting Wednesday vs. Minnesota United, the resurgent club will get its reward for a road-heavy front end of the schedule while Audi Field was being completed.

Nashville MLS expansion club eyes Nissan Stadium as temporary home
Nashville's Major League Soccer expansion franchise wants to build a 'uniquely Nashville' club — but what the team will be called is still undecided.

Tata Martino to decide Atlanta United future by October 1 - Dirty South Soccer
The Atlanta United manager says he has until October 1 to notify his employer if he will extend his contract.

Matt Montgomery: RSL's chances vs. Minnesota, the golden boot race and the rise of Savarino | Deseret News
With 10 home wins in 13 outings, RSL is one of the best home teams in the league. That's down to a record-breaking attack led by two midfielders, Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach.

Galaxy players take responsibility after firing of coach Sigi Schmid
A day after the Galaxy’s second coaching change in 14 months, several players took responsibility for their former manager’s fate while vowing to push forward in the MLS playoff race.

Darlington Nagbe returns to full training for Atlanta United - Dirty South Soccer
The midfielder is back from injury

What happened to the Peachtree Press? The Rise and Fall of Atlanta United’s High Pressing Tactic in 2018 - Dirty South Soccer
I thought it was back.

Stejskal: How Damir Kreilach's new role has unleashed the RSL attack | MLSsoccer.com

MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC continue to slip in homestretch | MLSsoccer.com

United States

Recap: Tyler Adams saves the day as the USMNT beat Mexico, 1-0 - Stars and Stripes FC
A win is a win

Matt Miazga becomes an American hero with one moment vs. Mexico - Stars and Stripes FC
LITTLE BOY.

FIFA 19

FIFA 19 ratings: EA Sports reveal top 100 players – and name No.1-rated star | FourFourTwo
Behold, the FIFA 19 player ratings from the brand new game to be released on September 28

'FIFA 19' demo gives you an early taste of The Journey this week
It's that time of year again: FIFA demo season. The demo's 2019 installment for, you guessed it FIFA 19, will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Septembe...

Harry Kane gets an upgrade as his FIFA 19 player rating is revealed - Cartilage Free Captain
Harry is one of the top players in the game!

World Soccer

Frenkie de Jong, Franz Beckenbauer, and the Future of Soccer - The Ringer
Ajax’s 21-year-old center back is the talk of the soccer world. Why? He plays defense like an attacker.

Marco Reus - Borussia Dortmund's Key Player - Powered by Tifo Football - YouTube

Cristiano Ronaldo news: Carlos Tevez reveals key difference between CR7 and Lionel Messi | Goal.com
Ex-Argentina and Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has gone on record to reveal the key difference between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi