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Around the Forest: The LA Galaxy and Zlatan Ibrahimovic part ways

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Remember when the Portland Timbers won the MLS Cup? Let's think about that instead of the Seattle Sounders -
Looking back on some of the most memorable playoff moments in the Portland Timbers' run to the 2015 MLS Cup title

Portland Timbers face roster limbo heading into offseason |
Portland Timbers face roster limbo heading into critical offseason.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy part ways after two MLS seasons
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's tenure with the LA Galaxy has come to an end as the club announced it mutually parted ways with the player.

Warshaw: The Top 5 MLS Positional Rankings for 2019 |

2020 MLS opening day set for Feb. 29 - Sounder At Heart
This will mark the earliest start to the regular season in league history.

Armchair Analyst: 2019 Season Recaps – Nos. 16 through 9 |

Beckham’s Inter Miami soccer stadium taking shape in Fort Lauderdale - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The construction process is moving along swiftly in building the temporary home turf for soccer legend David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, Inter Miami. The team is scheduled to play their first game in the stadium in Fort Lauderdale on March 14.

Report: MLS club interested in Chivas striker Alan Pulido |
A report out of Mexico claims Chivas striker Alan Pulido is drawing MLS interest

Sacramento leaders approve lending millions for MLS stadium infrastructure
The city of Sacramento is changing how it pays for the infrastructure around the planned Major League Soccer stadium in the railyards.

Houston Dynamo acquire Darwin Quintero from Minnesota United |

Crew SC acquires Darlington Nagbe in trade with Atlanta United | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports
Nagbe has played in MLS for nine years and has won two MLS Cups, one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and a Campeones Cup.

San Jose Earthquakes sign 14-year-old goalkeeper - SFGate

Sporting KC 2019 Year in Review: Felipe Hernandez - The Blue Testament
We continue our look back at 2019 with a player that I have high, high hopes for in the future.

MLS Cup on ABC down almost 50 percent from 2018 on Fox
The MLS Cup was a month earlier this year, leading to it going up against Sunday NFL games instead of being on a Saturday without much college football.

Why MLS is more of a gamble for bookmakers than savvy bettors – The Athletic ($)
Long thought to be terrible for sports gamblers, the league actually poses a number of challenges for those setting the odds

Seeding revealed for 2020 Concacaf Champions League draw on Dec. 9 |

MLS’s Diversity Hiring Grades Dip In 2019 - Front Office Sports
When it came to its diversity hiring practices in 2019, MLS received a B with a combined score of 82.9% - a 2.1% drop from the B+ it earned in 2018.

Charlotte at 'the front of the line' for MLS expansion - Don Garber
MLS commissioner Don Garber said Friday that Charlotte is at the front of the line of potential expansion cities, ahead of Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Inside the confidential 2016 study that provided the blueprint for MLS’s modern era – The Athletic
In 2016, Boston Consulting Group delivered a 250-page report analyzing MLS from top to bottom and making a series of recommendations

MLS offseason trade window analysis | Andrew Wiebe |
Andrew Wiebe provides MLS offseason trade window analysis.

MLS Players Association lays out key issues ahead of negotiations for new CBA | Pro Soccer USA
Roster development, compensation and charter travel will be at the heart of the MLS Players Association's negotiations with MLS this winter for a new CBA

Five potential replacements for Darlington Nagbe - Dirty South Soccer
The Football Manager scouting series is back, looking at some options to replace Darlington Nagbe in the Atlanta United midfield

Toronto FC say re-signing Michael Bradley is "most important" priority this offseason |
With the 2019 season in the books, Toronto FC have targeted re-signing captain Michael Bradley as their top priority