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Around the Forest: Minnesota United’s Darwin Quintero named MLS Latino of the week

Also: The Kings of CONCACAF; David Chang brings fried chicken to DC United; Jordan Morris in his return and more!

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Minnesota United FC Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


As MLS becomes active participant in global market, Portland Timbers need to ‘be willing to sell’ talent -
While the Timbers have invested more and more money into acquiring top talent from overseas in recent years and have said that they would be willing to set a club-record in spending to sign a designated player this season, Portland has yet to move any players abroad for notable transfer fees. That could change in the coming years.

Klingenberg focused on defensive improvement as Thorns open preseason | Portland Timbers

Photo of frozen MLS referee is so good Google thinks it is a painting - Business Insider
The Colorado Rapids opened the 2019 season in the snow and it led to some wild pictures of both the players and the referee.

Major League Soccer

Behind the scenes with Marc Dos Santos as he overhauls Whitecaps |

KINGS OF CONCACAF: Crowning the region’s best club |

Philadelphia Union announce loan signing of Jamiro Monteiro | Pro Soccer USA
The Philadelphia Union announced the loan signing of 25-year-old midfielder Jamiro Monteiro from FC Metz in France on Tuesday.

LA Galaxy solid in Week 1 MLS Power Rankings - LAG Confidential
Not the best performance but all three points are in the bag

What can Pozuelo bring to Toronto? Assists, ability and long-range goals |

MLS Latino of the Week: Darwin Quintero shines for Minnesota United, Efrain Alvarez dazzles in LA
There are 144 players from Latin America in Major League Soccer. Here's who fared best and worst in the 2019 season's opening weekend.

David Chang’s Fast-Growing Fried Chicken Chain Lands at D.C. United’s Stadium - Eater DC
Fuku now serves MLS fans in the District

Ben Olsen pleasantly surprised by Lucas Rodriguez’s D.C. United debut - Black And Red United
Rodriguez missed several weeks during preseason, but performed well in his debut against Atlanta United

WATCH: Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks LA Galaxy, and the proper pronunciation of Ikea on Jimmy Kimmel Live | LA Galaxy

After Opara trade, Sporting KC’s Besler adjusts his role | The Kansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler, the franchise’s all-time leader in games played, will have to adjust to a new role in 2019.

Mexico looking to cap-tie Efrain Alvarez - Stars and Stripes FC
Alvarez’s international future could be determined soon

Jordan Morris showed previously unseen maturity in return from injury - Sounder At Heart
Morris showed the world that he was doing more than simply getting healthy with his time away.

FC Dallas not opposed to bringing in Bayern Munich talent - Bavarian Football Works
Could talent start to flow from Munich to Dallas?

World Football

Real Madrid boss in dark over future amid Jose Mourinho speculation
Real Madrid coach Santi Solari said "if we knew the future we would all play the lottery" in response to questions about his tenure at the club.

Sport1: Löw stunned Bayern - and Müller, Hummels, Boateng - in three letter chats - Bavarian Football Works
Germany coach Jogi Löw reportedly caught his Bayern veterans and the club completely off guard. Teammates and officials showed the players immediate support.