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Around the Forest: Sporting KC to acquire Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal

Also: Matt Doyle looks at all the action this weekend; Atlanta unfurl championship banner and more!

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Timbers

‘I couldn’t feel my fingertips or my toes’: How the Timbers recovered from the coldest MLS game ever – The Athletic ($)
The game's frigid temperatures left some wondering if the game should have been postponed.

MLS: Timbers' Diego Chara ejected after flicking opponent's ear
Diego Chara was ejected from the Portland Timbers' game against LAFC after he picked up a second yellow card by flicking an opponent's ear.

Quotes & Notes | Los Angeles FC 4, Portland Timbers 1 | Mar. 10, 2019 | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

MLS transfer news: Kaku's agent pans New York Red Bulls as transfer saga rolls on - 'They didn't even pay for his Uber!' | Goal.com
New York Red Bulls midfielder Alejandro ‘Kaku’ Romero Gamarra is currently embroiled in a transfer saga involving Club America, and his agent, Gustavo Casasola, has hit out at his current club.

Armchair Analyst: All 24 teams in review | Week 2 Analysis | MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta United unfurl MLS Cup championship banner ahead of home opener | MLSsoccer.com

Sporting KC to acquire Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal | The Kansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City will acquire Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem on a transfer deal, sources told The Star.

Gonzalez "really proud" of FC Dallas as he notches first career MLS win | MLSsoccer.com

Marc Dos Santos on PK: "Everyone should watch it, then form their opinion" | MLSsoccer.com

MLS commissioner Don Garber addresses response to presence of hate group members at NYCFC matches – The Athletic ($)
Garber reiterated MLS's values of inclusion and tolerance and spoke about the league's efforts to define its policies

The LA Galaxy-Gio dos Santos mess is over, but debate about MLS spending rules is just beginning
A crisis was averted on Friday when the LA Galaxy bought out Gio dos Santos' contract to get compliant. Yet the real stress for MLS is ahead.

Atlanta United’s Pity Martinez: I can play better
Pity Martinez says you haven't seen the best of him. Not yet.

World Football

Jack Grealish Got Punched In The Head By An Opposing Fan And Went On To Score The Game-Winning Goal

Ronaldo getting frustrated as he longs for Juventus to play more like Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo may want Juventus to attack more, but it doesn't matter how they do it if they end a 23-year wait for the Champions League.

Manchester United push for De Gea contract agreement to avoid summer bids from rivals - sources
De Gea has been negotiating with Manchester United for over a year but a deal to extend his contract has yet to be reached.