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Portland Timbers vs. Herediano | 2019 Preseason Match Preview |

Young players fighting to prove themselves with Portland Timbers -
The Portland Timbers have a slew of young player that will be vying to earn opportunities on the field this year. The Timbers currently have eight players age 23 or younger and 15 players age 25 or younger on their 27-player roster.

Major League Soccer

What the decision to nix Gutman loan from Celtic to Nashville reveals about MLS in 2019 – The Athletic ($)
The Gutman saga highlights some deep and unresolved issues that make MLS, as it grows into its third decade in existence, a fascinating league to follow.

MLS | Schweinsteiger: "Nothing compares to lifting the World Cup" -
As Bastian Schweinsteiger prepares for his third season in MLS with Chicago Fire, he took time from Madrid pre-season training to talk to AS.

Report: MLS, SDSU officials meet to talk stadium project in San Diego |

Miguel Almiron backed to shine for Newcastle as he joins MLS invasion of Europe - Mirror Online
Newcastle and others feel there are young gems to be had in a league formerly seen as a pension-padder for European stars

SKC personnel chief explains why signing Rwatubyaye was a "no-brainer" |

How MLS and the Scottish Premiership became unexpected frenemies | Football | The Guardian
Both leagues are unable to compete in financial terms against the European elite, and a mutually exploitative relationship is developing

Sporting KC’s Kelyn Rowe: already “a better player” - The Blue Testament
"X-factor[‘s]" journey brings him to Kansas City from New England

LA Galaxy returning five stars on jersey above crest |

Ernst Tanner confirms Marco Fabián talks - Brotherly Game
Philadelphia Union Sporting Director says rumors are true about El Tri midfielder

Report: Veteran 'keeper Vito Mannone could be headed to Minnesota United |

Has MLS redefined the Designated Player? | US Soccer Players
NYCFC signing Alexandru Mitrita and Real Salt Lake bringing in Sam Johnson might be a throwback or a push towards something different for MLS designated players.

New owners pledge to make Crew SC "the most successful organization in MLS" |

Children's Mercy Park recognized as a top tourist attraction in state of Kansas | Sporting Kansas City

Keaton Parks excited for NYCFC challenge, has Benfica and USMNT on his mind |

What role will Tito Villalba play for Atlanta United in 2019? - Dirty South Soccer
The Lion Tamer faces an uncertain season.

Marco Fabian and Mexico players in MLS | US Soccer Players
With Marco Fabian linked with a move to the Philadelphia Union, MLS is an option for Mexico players even if El Tri fans see things differently.

Report: LAFC looking at Mexican GK Pablo Sisniega? |

Warshaw: Is Jonathan Lewis destined to play supersub role for NYCFC, USMNT? |

FC Cincinnati: 2019 MLS SuperDraft picks all signed to deals with team
The first-year MLS club has signed all its SuperDraft picks ahead of the inaugural MLS season.

Discussing the crazy Kaku transfer situation - Once A Metro
Alejandor Romero Gamarra will remain with the Red Bulls, after this Transfer Window situation has brought terror to the supporters of the club.

World Football

Body recovered from wreckage of plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala
A body has been recovered from the plane that was carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson, but authorities have not disclosed the identity.

El Clasico: Three things we learned from Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid - Barca Blaugranes
It’s all square in the Copa del Rey

LIVE Transfer Talk: Tottenham see James Maddison as Christian Eriksen replacement
With Christian Eriksen reluctant to commit, Spurs see Leicester's James Maddison as a viable replacement. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.