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Timbers

Portland Timbers roster status: A look at departures, signings and positional needs | oregonlive.com
The Portland Timbers have had a quiet offseason so far and the club is cer

Pamplin Media Group - Timbers make moves as camp draws close
Timbers make moves as camp draws close.

NWSL

As Amanda Duffy becomes NWSL president, teams’ lack of diversity in coach and front office hires causes concern
There have been four major hires to coaching and front office positions across the NWSL this winter. All four are white men, and three have no past experience in professional women’s soccer.

Orlando Pride land 'next big thing' in new coach Marc Skinner | Pro Soccer USA
New Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner – at long last – is set to take over for a team that’s been without a head coach since mid-September.

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United better organized than Inter Milan Crystal Palace - Frank de Boer
Frank de Boer has hailed the stability and structure of Atlanta United, something he says was missing during stints with Inter and Crystal Palace.

The MLS SuperDraft Is An Embarrassing Relic
The 2019 edition of the MLS SuperDraft took place on Friday (rounds one and two, in Chicago) and Monday (rounds three and four, on a conference call), and it was another illustration of why it is ridiculous that the league even has a draft at all.

LA Galaxy re-sign midfielder Emmanuel Boateng | MLSsoccer.com

Report: Minnesota United set to acquire Boca goalkeeper Agustin Rossi | MLSsoccer.com

Stejskal: Big questions loom as new GM Ali Curtis settles in at Toronto FC | MLSsoccer.com

Bohls: MLS in Austin is win-win proposition for (almost) all parties
They've been talking big-league soccer here in the 512 until they're blue in the face, and there will be more talk Tuesday.

Report: Alberth Elis talks possible move ahead of Dynamo preseason | MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta United: Almiron arrives at camp, no word on Pity | Pro Soccer USA
Despite all the transfer rumors and reports, Miguel Almiron remains with Atlanta United FC. The club remained tight-lipped about Pity Martinez joining it.

Torrent on replacing David Villa at NYCFC: "It's almost impossible" | MLSsoccer.com

Yamil Asad says he won't return to Major League Soccer on loan
The 24-year-old has spent the last two seasons in the United States with Atlanta United and D.C. United

Rumor: Two MLS teams interested in midfielder Fernando Gaibor | MLSsoccer.com

‘It was not difficult to work for Sigi’: Sounders’ Schmetzer on partner, predecessor Schmid – The Athletic ($)
Partnerships that last as long as Sigi Schmid and Biran Schmetzer’s are more about blurrier, lasting impressions than stand-alone examples.

Frank de Boer: I won’t hesitate to play young players - Dirty South Soccer
The new Atlanta United coach outlines his philosophy for youth players.

World Football

David De Gea wants new contract parity with Man United's top earners - sources
David De Gea is happy to commit his future to Manchester United but wants a deal that would make him one of the club's highest paid players.

Arsenal's Petr Cech announces retirement from football at end of season
Petr Cech has won on four Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League title in 15 years in English football.

Adrien Rabiot transfer to Barcelona: Why PSG midfielder’s mother is to be feared | Goal.com
Barcelona are favourites to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer this summer but he may not be worth the trouble because of his mother's negative influence on him