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W-League Update: Thorns FC players enter Australia home stretch fighting for playoff spots | Portland Timbers

Five Thoughts on the Portland Timbers' 2019 MLS Schedule - Blogtown - Portland Mercury
Less than a month after the end of the 2018 season, MLS released its 2019 schedule. Here are five thoughts on how the Timbers' slate shapes up.

Major League Soccer

MLS Combine Day One: Stock Up, Stock Down
The first game-day for the MLS Combine has come and gone. We've got you covered with a few players that stood out, for better or worse.

De Boer hopes Atlanta United can be first MLS side to win Concacaf Champions League - Dirty South Soccer
The new manager has his sights set on making history.

Many deals discussed at MLS Combine, while league considers nixing event – The Athletic ($)
Homegrown signings, trades and more deals are being struck at the MLS Combine, even as the league discusses doing away with the event entirely.

Report: Miguel Almiron’s wage demands too high for Newcastle United - Dirty South Soccer
More obstacles to overcome.

Reports: MNUFC “Likely” To Sign Ozzie Alonso - E Pluribus Loonum
Multiple outlets report that the former Sounder is set to grace Allianz Field in 2019

Report: Keaton Parks set for NYCFC loan move - Stars and Stripes FC
A promising U.S. prospect is looking toward MLS for playing time.

Sounders nearing deal with Homegrown keeper Trey Muse, report says - Sounder At Heart
The goalkeeper played recently for Indiana University, USMNT U20s

Reports: Alberth Elis eyeing Europe as Houston Dynamo receive transfer bid |

World Soccer

Tata Martino: Mexico hires new men's national team manager |
Mexico has confirmed what has been expected for months, hiring Gerardo "Tata" Martino as its next men's national team manager.

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid make Christian Eriksen move
Real are looking for a long-term replacement for Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric and Eriksen fits the bill. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

Dortmund eye major Liverpool target and £65m Chelsea flop after Pulisic loss
Borussia Dortmund are now reportedly frontrunners to land Timo Werner, who has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester United.

Soccer Player Says It Only Looks Like He Did Nazi Salute Because Of Some Unbelievable Circumstances
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is taking heat because of a group photo taken this weekend that appears to show him doing a Nazi salute in the background. More ridiculous than the logic used to try that gesture for a picture is Hennessey’s explanation for why it’s actually just a coincidence.

Mourinho the problem at Manchester United not Pogba - brother
Paul Pogba endured a difficult relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho, who replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December.