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Around the Forest: Houston Dynamo capture 2018 U.S. Open Cup

Also: DC United looking at Audi Field for USL team; Whitecaps Skipper Kendall Waston not happy about Robison sacking and more!

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


FC Dallas’ Matt Hedges: Not worried as much about Timbers as in the past |

Portland Timbers injury report: Jeff Attinella available, Liam Ridgewell questionable for Dallas game |
Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella was back in full training Tuesday and will be available for Saturday's game against FC Dallas, but defender Liam Ridgewell remains questionable for the match after suffering a bruised rib.

Major League Soccer

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: Houston Dynamo defeat Philadelphia Union to win US Open Cup - Dynamo Theory
A Mauro Manotas brace helped lift the Dynamo to a 3-0 victory over the Union.

D.C. United to consider Audi Field as temporary home for its USL team - The Washington Post
Loudoun United will launch next year, but until a new stadium opens in Leesburg, the USL side will need a place to play home matches.

Whitecaps' captain Waston upset with firing of head coach | Daily Hive Vancouver
News of Carl Robinson's firing as head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday came as a surprise to many, including captain Kendall Waston.

Community Corner: Should MLS reinstate the Reserve League? - Stars and Stripes FC
With changes coming to USL, should MLS make a move of its own?

Report: MLS hold talks with St. Louis over expansion franchise – ProSoccerTalk
In MLS expansion news, a team in St. Louis could be back on the table.

Seattle Sounders trying to learn quickly from recent mistakes - Sounder At Heart
Brian Schmetzer took the blame, but said the team must perform better to make the playoffs

Sebastian Lletget on being an inspiration for Latino youth | Hispanic Heritage Month - YouTube

Crew SC | Lineup is solidifying for stretch run - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH
Crew SC shuffled 18 players into its starting lineup in three games from Sept. 15 to Saturday, and the team went 1-1-1 and inched closer to its fourth playoff berth in five seasons.

Etienne Jr. exorcises personal demons with the help of a former teammate - Once A Metro
Shaun Wright-Phillips’ biggest contribution to the Red Bulls may have come this summer, when he helped a struggling Derrick Etienne Jr. find peace.

Sounders alone will define what their post-record winning streak legacy will be | The Seattle Times
Major pro sports teams that set single-season winning streak records in their leagues, like the Sounders recently did, often face adjustment periods once those victorious runs end. And not all of them adjust in time.


Sliders | FIFA on Steroids with Sporting Kansas City - YouTube

United States National Team

Mix Diskerud notches goal for Ulsan Hyundai - Stars and Stripes FC
Good to see him back on the scoresheet.

Throwback Thursday: Landon Donovan goes Hat Trick Rick on Ecuador - Stars and Stripes FC
His 2007 hat trick was the difference in Tampa.

World Soccer

FIFA to introduce reforms for transfers loans once they receive approval
The European Clubs Association (ECA), the top leagues and players (FIFPro) and FIFA member associations all approved the new ideas.

LaLiga Santander - Barcelona: Puyol: If Barcelona had a season like Real Madrid did last year they would be killed | MARCA in English
Despite Real Madrid winning their 13th Champions League crown last season, Carles Puyol believes that if Barcelona had a campaign like Los Blancos did...

Barcelona forward Ballou Tabla commits to Canada over Ivory Coast
Ballou, 19, was born in the Ivory Coast but moved to Montreal when he was eight years old and has represented Canada up to U20 level.

Jose Mourinho Paul Pogba filed in heated discussion at Manchester United training
Footage captured Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba in talks a day on from ESPN FC's exclusive the Frenchman had been stripped of the vice-captaincy.