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Thorns FC announce collaboration with lifestyle brand Live Breathe Futbol | Portland Timbers

Savarese, Olum pleased with Timbers' effort vs. "physical" Revolution |

Major League Soccer

Red Bulls become first team to clinch Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs berth |

Did This Duck Rally Real Salt Lake To Victory Over LA Galaxy?
LA Galaxy entered Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday hoping to get a win and keep their playoff hopes alive against Real Salt Lake. However, any preparations the team made for this matchup went right out the window when a duck interrupted play in the 32nd minute.

Red Line Report: Checking in on the MLS Playoff Race - Sounder At Heart
Eight is not enough.

5 Thoughts: Atlanta United fails to capitalize in race for Supporters’ Shield - Dirty South Soccer
The New York Red Bulls maintain its lead in the East.

Our City: Orlando City Needs a New Narrative MLS Soccer Dom Dwyer James O’Connor - The Mane Land
As the club looks to return to winning ways, club icons Dom Dwyer and James O’Connor should play an important part in the narrative.

David Beckham's masterplan to reinvent Miami and MLS is taking shape | GiveMeSport
They don't have a name but that's not stopping Beckham

Nashville MLS stadium: Deal has momentum before vote, observers say
Nashville’s proposed Major League Soccer stadium at the city’s fairgrounds heads into a series of decisive votes at the Metro Council on Tuesday night with momentum.

No ruling yet, but sides get day in court in Crew SC relocation battle - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Sporting KC signs Besler, Espinoza, Ilie, Zusi to extensions | The Kansas City Star
Sporting KC captain Matt Besler and Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza and Ilie Sanchez signed multi-year contract extensions to remain with the Major League Soccer club on Tuesday.

Stefan Frei and Brad Smith attend PAX West - YouTube

East Stand View: Beer Throwing Is Illegal - Big D Soccer
Looks like the FO had a pretty close eye on the visiting crowd.

Orlando City Struggles to Play Out of the Back - The Mane Land
Orlando City has emphasized playing out of the back, but that’s difficult when nobody is there for support.

United States

USA vs. Brazil, 2018 friendly: Brazil Scouting Report - Stars and Stripes FC
A loaded Brazil side should provide a tough test for the USMNT

MLS should be proactive in offering foreign language training to players - Stars and Stripes FC
It will help the players in the league and beyond.

World Soccer

David Silva: Why the Silent Genius Is Still Somewhat Underappreciated in Spain | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
David Silva called time on his career as an international footballer after this summer's FIFA World Cup finals in Russia...

Mauricio Pochettino first Premier League manager warned under new touchline conduct rules - Cartilage Free Captain
It’s good to be first at something.

Cristiano Ronaldo wages: Juventus star's astonishing €31m wage means he earns three times more than anyone else in Serie A - report |
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid player in Serie A and earns three times more than anyone else in Italy's top-flight, according to a report published by Tuttosport