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Short offseason feels just right to Timbers' Jorge Villafaña | Portland Timbers

Bill Tuiloma, on center-back battle: "Everyone’s fighting for their positions" | Portland Timbers

Jeff Attinella, on winter transfer rumor: "It means you’re doing things right" | Portland Timbers

Changes in sight as Timbers start 2019: A new DP, a Chara replacement, more – The Athletic ($)
Timbers preseason is underway, but plenty of changes are still on deck for 2018's MLS Cup runners-up.

Portland Timbers see positives in schedule despite 12 consecutive road games to start season |
The Portland Timbers will start the season with 12-straight games on the road due to construction at Providence Park, but the club has a reason to be optimistic about its schedule. Historically, MLS teams that have started the season with a long road stretch have gone on to make playoffs.

Major League Soccer

Luchi Gonzalez gives hints of FC Dallas' evolving identity in preseason |

Report: Landon Donovan set to come out of retirement a third time |

Atlanta United: Why loaning Ezequiel Barco is wrong move
Atlanta United are set to have four DPs. Some have suggested loaning out Ezequiel Barco to comply by league rules. By it is the wrong move. Here's why.

Soccer: Wayne Rooney had a big surprise when he came to play in MLS
English soccer legend Wayne Rooney is preparing for his first full season in Major League Soccer after joining the DC United in July.

Will Sacramento Or St. Louis Become Major League Soccer's Next Franchise?
Now that Sacramento Republic FC has found their whale, will they leap ahead of St. Louis for Major League Soccer's next expansion franchise, or will the league simply award franchises to both cities...knowing that they will ultimately arrive at 30 teams anyway?

San Jose Earthquakes sign youngest Homegrown player in club history |

MLS’s DP limit is starting to hamstring the league’s most ambitious owners – The Athletic ($)
Created to impart parity, the three-player limit on high-priced stars could be holding the league back more than it helps.

Report: European heavyweights takes interest in DC's Chris Durkin |

How long can New England Revolution hang on to Diego Fagundez? | Pro Soccer USA
The New England Revolution turned down another offer for striker Diego Fagundez, who has become more interested in playing overseas.

MLS preseason schedules for all 24 teams | Pro Soccer USA

FC Cincinnati acquire Nick Hagglund from Toronto FC for $300K allocation |

Carlos Vela and year two for LAFC | US Soccer Players
A rumor linking Carlos Vela with a loan to Barcelona shows how much work LAFC did in their expansion season as they prepare for year two in MLS.

Holly's Caleb Stanko joins FC Cincinnati
The midfielder lands spot with Major League Soccer team, which starts play this spring.

Ranks of MLS teen signings grow rapidly 01/24/2019

Tension brewing between Atlanta United and U.S. U-20 manager Tab Ramos - Dirty South Soccer
Players like George Bello can only be in one place at one time

Rumor: NYCFC targeting €6 million rated Romanian league star |

Atlanta United sign Gonzalo 'Pity' Martinez from River Plate
Atlanta United have signed attacking midfielder Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez from River Plate, the club announced on Thursday.

What’s going on with Nouhou’s absence from training camp? - Sounder At Heart
The left back is apparently scheduled for a visa interview, but transfer rumors continue to swirl.

World Soccer

James Rodriguez “comfortable” with Bayern Munich, but his heart may determine what’s next - Bavarian Football Works
James’ adoptive father Juan Carlos Restrepo gave an interview with his thoughts on what the future may hold for the Colombian star.

Real Madrid knock Man United off top of world football rich list
Champions League winners made record revenues of £674.6m in 2017-18 as United slipped to third place in the table behind Barcelona.

Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City footballer search continues - BBC News
Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson have been missing since Monday.