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Around the Forest: UEFA Champions League quarter finals all set

Also: SKC last MLS team standing in CCL; Inter Miami may have found a temporary home; Chicago Fire finalize deal for Nicolas Gaitan and more!

Real Madrid Celebrate After Victory In The Champions League Final Against Liverpool Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images


Quick Strikes | Timbers set to face Cincinnati in MLS era but it's not the first time Portland has played a Cincinnati team | Portland Timbers

In memory of a soccer pioneer: How Dennis O'Meara helped grow the Timbers and the game in Portland | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

Warshaw: Why Sporting Kansas City are the last MLS team standing in CCL |

Inter Miami unveil proposal to play two seasons at Lockhart Stadium |

Quintero, Ibra, Vela the kings of MLS Dual Threats: stars with double-digit goals and assists
Just 10 players registered 10-plus goals and assists in MLS in 2018. Of that group, none is off to a hotter start in 2019 than Darwin Quintero.

Chicago Fire complete transfer for Argentinean playmaker Nicolas Gaitan |

The moment Omir Fernandez stunned 2 countries and made his mother cry | Pro Soccer USA
Omir Fernandez was a surprise starter and then scored a goal that stunned fans in two countries. He became a household name and made his mother cry.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 2 - RSL Soapbox
16 sites ranked during Wk 2, and first place changes again.

LA Galaxy history tracked, celebrated by fan living abroad | Pro Soccer USA
One fan who has supported the team since 1996 is Dave Chapman, who has followed the Galaxy from South-East England despite close to no coverage in the team’s earlier seasons.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber visits expansion candidate St. Louis |

D.C. United to host friendly against Real Betis - Black And Red United
Audi Field’s first friendly against European opposition will take place on May 22

NYCFC coach Dome Torrent on LAFC: 'They have a clever idea to play soccer' | Pro Soccer USA
New York City FC coach Dome Torrent has been impressed with LAFC, in terms of wins and tactics. "They havve a clever idea to play soccer."

10 MLS players called up to USMNT U-20 squad for March friendlies |

Orlando City Signs Swedish International Defender Robin Jansson - The Mane Land
The Lions close the deal for the veteran center back.

FC Cincinnati: Nippert Stadium "going to be rockin'" for debut MLS match |

MLS W2W4: 'Pity' feeling the heat in Atlanta; Galaxy missing Ibrahimovic
Ahead of Week 3 of the MLS season, the boo birds are out at defending champions Atlanta United, while the LA Galaxy are struggling without Zlatan.

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi has failed to meet Dome Torrent's criteria | Pro Soccer USA
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi was a newcomer extraordinaire in 2018.

FC Cincinnati offers response to fan blowback over FloSports deal | Pro Soccer USA
FC Cincinnati were forced into replying to fan backlash over the club's new streaming partnership with FloSports.

World Football

Liverpool boss Klopp - I will only be judged by God not trophies
Jurgen Klopp has said his achievements as Liverpool manager will only be judged by God and not by the trophies he wins during his time at Anfield.

Champions League draw in full: Fixtures for Man Utd, Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Tottenham and City | London Evening Standard
The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been made at Uefa’s HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. Eight teams will advance on the road to Madrid, where this year’s final will be held at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano on June 1.

Arsenal take on Napoli in Europa League quarterfinals as Chelsea face Slavia Prague
Arsenal have been handed a difficult draw against Serie A side Napoli in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.