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Around the Forest: Don Garber mentions Phoenix in list of possible expansion sites

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Also: S2 looking for a new name; More FIFA 19 rankings; Sounders turn around started with a dust up and more!

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Portland

Portland Timbers appear to have another viable option at forward in Jeremy Ebobisse | OregonLive.com
Jeremy Ebobisse scored in his first start of the season last Saturday to help lead the Portland Timbers to a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. Now, Ebobisse could be another viable option in the attack as the Timbers head into the final stretch of the regular season.

Thorns FC's Meghan Klingenberg on NWSL Playoffs (and personal style), Timbers win and more | Soccer Made in Portland | Sept. 12, 2018 | Portland Timbers

Major League Socccer

RSL’s FIFA 19 rankings, revealed - RSL Soapbox
The day we’ve all waited for is here, and no, it’s not an Apple announcement.

Union academy’s Selmir Miscic signs with Bethlehem Steel; 15-year-old forward is Union’s youngest-ever pro
"I've been very fortunate over my career to work with boys who are game-changers, and that's how I would describe him," academy director Tommy Wilson said.

Dominic Kinnear speaks to the media for first time as LA Galaxy Interim Head Coach - YouTube

FIFA 19 ratings released for Atlanta United - Dirty South Soccer
Four players earn gold status in latest FIFA 19 ratings

Sounders’ turnaround started with locker room dispute - Sounder At Heart
Players say months of frustration finally came to a much-needed head after the loss to the New York Red Bulls.

Nashville bid for 2026 World Cup games: Did USA vs. Mexico help?
U.S.-Mexico game didn't draw a monster crowd, but an enhanced Nissan Stadium could be key.

Fantasy: Your best plays with the return of a full slate in Week 29 | MLSsoccer.com

As Austin works out Crew stadium contract, questions persist - Columbus - Columbus Business First
Now that the Austin City Council approved setting terms for a Major League Soccer stadium at McKalla Place, the next steps are out of members' hands.

6 MLS coaches navigate the 1st season with their clubs - Washington Times
Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid is the latest to go in a turnover of Major League Soccer coaches that started last year. While the newcomers navigate their first full seasons, a couple more are on the hot seat and another is getting international interest.

MLS commissioner on league expansion: 'There's been some talk in Phoenix'
MLS commissioner Dan Garber mentions Phoenix after naming six other cities that the league is dealing with for expansion.

Trophies, not records, are Atlanta United’s focus
Trophies, not records, are the focus of Atlanta United’s players as the MLS season continues t...

New York Red Bulls have built a future megastar in Tyler Adams
New York Red Bulls player Tyler Adams is out there scoring goals for the USA national team, but must we never forget it is the Red Bulls who have helped

United States Soccer League

A title for Tacoma: Help choose the new name for Sounders 2 soccer team | Q13 FOX News
Seattle Sounders FC 2 is taking fan submissions to help them give the USL club a new name -- fitting for a team that plays at Cheney Stadium in the South Sound.

'Pretty much everybody' expected to play for league-leading FC Cincy

United States

USMNT: Tyler Adams the superstar to build around
Tyler Adams was phenomenal in the USMNT's 1-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday night. He is the superstar around which this new era should be built.

World Soccer

Florentino Perez Reportedly Unhappy Zinedine Zidane Linked to Manchester United | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Zinedine Zidane reportedly remains a candidate to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager, but Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to be unhappy with the situation...

Neymar Reportedly Has 2019 Transfer 'Agreement in Principle' with Real Madrid | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Real Madrid will reportedly attempt to complete the signing of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2019 after reaching an "agreement in principle" with the Brazil international striker...

Usain Bolt would work better as a defender - ex-Real Madrid boss Vicente del Bosque
Vicente del Bosque has backed Usain Bolt to become a "very good footballer" but has said he would be better suited to play full-back.

Cardiff manager seriously claims his team won’t park the bus against Chelsea - We Ain't Got No History
Neil Warnock claims his team ‘may as well have a go’ at Stamford Bridge

Man Utd transfer news: Jerome Boateng reveals reason for turning down Jose Mourinho | Goal.com
Jerome Boateng confirmed reports that both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were interested in him this summer while revealing that Jose Mourinho was unable to convince him to leave Bayern Munich.