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NWSL Playoffs | Sidelined by injuries, Morris and Reynolds maintain key presences within the Thorns | Portland Timbers

Amica Q&A with Portland Thorns FC's Lindsey Horan and Emily Sonnett | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

Jordan Morris could still return this season - Sounder At Heart
Head coach Brian Schmetzer seems to think Morris could be back in time for playoffs.

Sigi Schmid on leaving LA Galaxy: 'It was probably the best decision'
Sigi Schmid has told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview that "it was probably the best decision" that he be replaced as manager of the LA Galaxy.

How Darlington Nagbe’s return to Atlanta United will reshape the lineup - Dirty South Soccer
Fitting the offseason acquisition into the squad won’t be as easy as it seems.

Orlando to host 2019 MLS All-Star Game
The city of Orlando along with Orlando City SC has been chosen to host the 2019 MLS All-Star Game, both the team and MLS announced on Thursday.

Minnesota United’s winless streak now at six and spans 52 days – Twin Cities

'5 Stripe Fever': Channel 2 spotlights the incredible rise of Atlanta United | WSB-TV
Atlanta United has taken over MLS and Georgia sports. Thursday night, Channel 2 spotlights the team's success, passionate support, and how the "Five Stripes" have already made a major...

D.C. United come back in crucial 2-1 win over Minnesota United FC - Black And Red United
After falling behind, the Black-and-Red earned three points thanks to goals from Ulises Segura and Darren Mattocks

Welcome to Miami? The bruising story of David Beckham's battle to become football's first superstar owner | FourFourTwo
His quest has been plagued by problems and setbacks, but that’s never stopped him before. This is the story of Becks's turbulent...

McIntyre's 23 Thoughts: Tyler Adams, LA Galaxy and more
The writing was on the wall for Sigi Schmid, who resigned as coach of the LA Galaxy on Sept. 10, when the MLS club signed global superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic in March. Doug McIntyre’s weekly MLS column, 23 Thoughts, parses through the latest insights and inside info from around American soccer. The

Luciano Acosta tapping into his potential since Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United arrival - The Washington Post
The attacking duo has been the driving force behind the team's surge up the MLS standings.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 28 - RSL Soapbox
An abundance of ties this week.

United States National Team

Crew SC | Wil Trapp growing into captain's role with US team - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH
Leave it to Wil Trapp to weather a storm.

Lindsey Horan is as complete a player as the NWSL has ever seen -
The USWNT star is the favorite for MVP, and she’ll be the key player when the Portland Thorns face the Seattle Reign in the NWSL semifinals.

World Soccer

Peru: Christian evangelicals clash with soccer fans in stadium takeover | News | DW | 11.09.2018
A group of ultraconservative Christians staked out their claim to the stadium of the popular Alianza Lima soccer team. While they claim to be doing God's will, fans forcefully showed that they would have none of it.

Brazil's Neymar labels yellow card vs. El Salvador a 'lack of respect'
Neymar picked up a yellow card in the first-half at the FedExField in Washington following an altercation in the penalty box.

Liberia President George Weah 51 makes surprise appearance in friendly vs. Nigeria
George Weah, President of Liberia and former World Footballer of the Year made a surprise return to the pitch in a friendly against Nigeria.