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Around the Forest: Tigres win inaugural Campeones Cup

Also: Philly needs a d-mid, MUFC are playing for 2019 and more!

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Portland

#StatMan Three | Timbers secure 100th win as an MLS club | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union’s lack of a defensive midfielder exposed by Montreal Impact - Brotherly Game
The Union struggled against Montreal’s lethal counter attack in Saturday’s 4-1 loss at Talen Energy Stadium

Time For MNUFC To Play for 2019 - E Pluribus Loonum
With Minnesota’s playoff hopes faded away, it’s time for the Loons to focus their energy on clarifying answers for 2019.

Sounders look to cross from ‘optimal assist zones’ - Sounder At Heart
Seattle’s technical staff have crunched the numbers and determined what areas are best to generate offense.

Where do coaches want to be in MLS? | US Soccer Players
We rank the MLS teams by the appeal they have for coaches looking to take over a good situation in Major League Soccer rather than a struggle.

Columbus Crew-to-Austin leaders making this too hard
Austin has everything but their team: They've got a name, Austin FC; they have a badge. But the leaders of this Columbus Crew move are making this too hard.

LA Galaxy players on their favorite emojis | #GalaxySocial - YouTube

Raúl Ruidíaz injury update: Peruvian striker sprains ankle - Sounder At Heart
It was not immediately clear how serious the injury was.

Lawsuit claims Milford city leaders violated law for FC Cincinnati deal
Training facility broke ground Wednesday

Toronto FC, Tigres eager to see Campeones Cup become important tradition | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL

Reflections Upon A Sinking Ship: North Carolina Courage 2, Chicago Red Stars 0, NWSL Game Recap - Hot Time In Old Town
The Red Stars couldn’t beat the odds tonight

What Comes After - Hot Time In Old Town
The Red Stars react after losing their playoff semifinal match with North Carolina

World Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo red card: Can Juventus appeal? Will he miss Man United game?
Cristiano Ronaldo left the pitch in tears after being sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus. But how long is his suspension?

Are Manchester City so drilled they cannot think enough on their feet? | Jonathan Wilson | Football | The Guardian
City’s shock defeat by Lyon raised concerns regarding the team’s leadership and capacity to think independently, as well as a susceptibility to pressing

Mourinho’s tactical tweak is paying dividends for Manchester United - The Busby Babe
The Champions League win against Young Boys was United’s third in a row since Mourinho made a tactical adjustment

Renato Sanches and James Rodriguez among the stars for Bayern against Benfica; Tuchel and Henrique are already feuding; and MORE! - Bavarian Football Works
Bayern received many solid performances in its win over Benfica, but things aren’t quite so rosy between Thomas Tuchel and Antero Henrique at PSG.

Ousmane Dembélé Isn't Perfect For Barcelona, But He Is What They Need
It still isn’t entirely clear if Ousmane Dembélé truly fits in at Barcelona.

Report: Tottenham players “mentally exhausted” - Cartilage Free Captain
A report in the Times of London says that Spurs’ World Cup players are tired and frustrated after being worked too hard and losing three straight matches.