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Around the Forest: Thorns’ Christine Sinclair named NWSL Player of the Week

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Also: Zlatan and Vela make interesting MVP race; What expanding the league to 30 teams means; There seems to be a market for retro Galaxy gear and more!

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Timbers/Thorns

Inside PTFC | The "simple stuff ... simple rules" that broke down for Thorns FC in Chicago | Portland Timbers

USL Championship Team of the Week | Foster Langsdorf named to USL Championship Team of the Week (Week 7) | Portland Timbers

Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair named NWSL Player of the Week | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

MLS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Vela MVP battle best in history
A single city, Los Angeles, holds two of the MLS' biggest stars, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Vela. Is this the best MVP battle in league history?

Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Roger Espinoza, Wallace injured | The Kansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City’s injury list has grown in recent days, with Matt Besler, Roger Espinoza and Rodney Wallce to miss time.

What expanding to 30 teams means for MLS | Extratime | MLSsoccer.com

Colorado Rapids are on pace for the worst season in MLS history, but coach isn't concerned about job security
Rapids coach Anthony Hudson couldn't help but poke fun at the obvious during his media session Tuesday.

The Big Question: Are the LA Galaxy legit? | Matchday Central | MLSsoccer.com

What Luciano Acosta's Looming Transfer Means for MLS

Carlos Vela flying for LAFC, but his success grounded by team performance | MLSsoccer.com

There’s a booming market for retro LA Galaxy gear - LAG Confidential
Since 96 is a thing

Ibrahimovic vs. Minnesota's defense and more to watch Wednesday in MLS | MLSsoccer.com

So much went wrong for Sounders it’s hard not to imagine it getting better - Sounder At Heart
Normally reliable midfield trio of Lodeiro, Roldan and Svensson collectively had an awful performance.

'I'm the one responsible': Anthony Hudson, Colorado Rapids reflect on tough start | Pro Soccer USA
Colorado Rapids coach Anthony Hudson took responsibility for his team's tough start to the 2019 season, which the Rapids the lone winless team left in MLS.

Hot Takes: Tactical versatility pays off for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Atlanta hasn’t lost at home in 10 months...until now.

World Football

Almiron a Copa America doubt with season-ending injury
Newcastle midfielder Miguel Almiron will miss the last three games of the season due to a hamstring injury, the Premier League club announced.

Shane Long scores quickest goal in Premier League history
It took just seven seconds for Shane Long to score against Watford, a Premier League record.

Manchester derby offers a nightmare scenario for United: beat City and hand Liverpool the Premier League?
Manchester United don't really consider City their biggest rivals but will be eager to get a win for pride's sake, even if it helps Liverpool.