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Around the Forest: Miguel Almiron deal is done, headed to Newcastle United

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Timbers

Portland Timbers head to Costa Rica to continue preseason training | oregonlive.com
The Portland Timbers flew to Costa Rica Wednesday to continue preseason training. The Timbers are training in Costa Rica during preseason for the first time this year.

Portland Timbers defender Zarek Valentin is prepared to compete for starting spot once again | oregonlive.com
During in five seasons in MLS, Zarek Valentin has had to consistently fight for his position on the field. This year will be no different.

Heading into ninth season, Diego Chara is the longest-tenured Portland Timber | oregonlive.com
Diego Chara is now the longest tenured player on the Portland Timbers roster following the departure of goalkeeper Jake Gleeson during the offseason. Diego Valeri, who didn’t arrive until 2013, is the second-longest tenured player at the club.

Major League Soccer

Report: Atlanta United, Newcastle United agree $27 million transfer for Miguel Almiron - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta’s No. 10 looks to be headed to the Premier League.

Inter Miami CF release plans for training facility at Lockhart Stadium site | MLSsoccer.com

Report: New York City FC set to acquire Alex Mitrita in $9.1 million deal | MLSsoccer.com

Chris Wondolowski recharged and ready to make history in 2019 | Pro Soccer USA

What Does Miguel Almirón’s Record Transfer Mean For The MLS?
You see what you want to see when you look at Miguel Almirón’s reported MLS-record $27 million transfer to the Premier League’s Newcastle United.

United States striker Terrence Boyd in talks to join MLS, Toronto interested - sources
United States international and SV Darmstadt 98 forward Terrence Boyd is in discussions to move to MLS, sources have told ESPN FC.

Wiebe: Why the Ike Opara trade makes sense for everyone involved | MLSsoccer.com

Houston Dynamo: Wilmer Cabrera tightens his formation
After a successful run in last season's U.S. Open Cup, Wilmer Cabrera has decided to tighten up the Houston Dynamo formation. Here comes the 4-3-3.

MLS news: Veteran defender Michael Harrington retires | Pro Soccer USA
Michael Harrington, who played in MLS for 11 seasons, recently announced his retirement from pro soccer. He spent 2018 with USL side NCFC.

‘They don’t treat Kaku like a star’: Red Bulls faced with more transfer drama – The Athletic ($)
One year after a protracted transfer saga to bring him to MLS, 'Kaku' Gamarra has created another one to leave.

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?

Colorado Rapids: How did Kellyn Acosta get so valuable?
The Colorado Rapids rejected a reported $3 million offer from an unnamed English Championship club. But when did the midfielder get so valuable?

Orlando City coach James O'Connor: Roster moves still possible for Lions | Pro Soccer USA
If Orlando City coach James O'Connor has his way, there will be a few more players added to team before the start of the regular season.

Pieces are there for Sounders to continue offensive run - Sounder At Heart
Lodeiro and Ruidíaz were already producing at an elite level; will Morris’ addition push the attack even higher?

World Football

Manchester United concern over Paul Pogba injury - sources
Manchester United are sweating on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of the trip to Leicester on Sunday after he picked up an injury against Burnley.

PSG Neymar out for over two months misses Manchester United matches in UCL
Neymar's latest metatarsal injury means he will miss both legs of PSG's Champions League round of 16 clash against Manchester United.

Chelsea spurns Bayern Munich on another player, but the Bavarians are also interested in Benfica starlet Joao Felix. All that and MORE! - Bavarian Football Works
Chelsea spurns Bayern Munich on defender Andreas Christensen, but the Bavarians are also interested in Benfica starlet Joao Felix. News on Sandro Wagner, Memphis Depay, Neymar, and MORE!

Christopher Nkunku transfer: Agent provides update on Arsenal move - Mirror Online
The French midfielder has been linked with a reunion with former boss Unai Emery at the Emirates