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Sebastián Blanco named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 9) | Portland Timbers

Inside PTFC | How the Timbers stopped MLS' hottest new star | Portland Timbers

Have the Portland Timbers righted the ship? |

In back-to-back wins, the Timbers found tactical comfort after a slow start – The Athletic ($)
A detailed look at how the Timbers earned their first two wins of the season

Major League Soccer

Warshaw: DC United's Lucho question and 23 more thoughts from Week 9 |

MLS Power Rankings: LAFC remains up top, Colorado Rapids anchored to the floor
The MLS schedule is getting hot and heavy. LAFC doesn't appear perturbed, but Tim Howard's Colorado Rapids look lost at sea.

Stock Up, Stock Down: Who's on the rise after Week 9? |

When will Atlanta United see the best of Pity Martinez? - Dirty South Soccer
Diagnosing the Argentine’s struggles in MLS thus far.

Columbus Crew needs to spend money offensively to fix scoring issues - Massive Report
As MLS evolves, offensive production gets strongly connected to financial investment.

'Human connection' brought Nani to Orlando City | Pro Soccer USA
It took an in-person visit from Orlando City EVP of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi, a dinner and a gut feeling from Nani to get the star winger to Central Florida.

Gerardo Martino unsurprised by Carlos Vela's 'extraordinary start to the season'
Mexico head coach Gerardo Martino is not surprised that Carlos Vela has hit some scintillating form with LAFC this season.

City of stars: Los Angeles becoming epicenter of the 2019 MLS season |

Blocked! The best saves from Week 9 of the 2019 MLS regular season |

5 things to know about Atlanta United this week
Five things to know about Atlanta United this week:

MLS Streaming Blackouts are Bad News for Everyone - The Mane Land
The MLS blackout rules hurt all parties involved in the broadcast and viewing of matches.

World Football

Which club needs UCL next season most - Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Spurs? | The Debate - YouTube

Man City's Otamendi and Danilo could leave in summer - sources
Manchester City defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Danilo could leave in the summer in search of more playing time, sources have told ESPN FC.

Man United's Pogba would need to take pay cut at Real Madrid - sources
Paul Pogba will be forced to take a pay cut if he leaves Manchester United for Real Madrid this summer, sources have told ESPN FC.

Squads announced for charity friendly between Chelsea and New England Revolution - We Ain't Got No History
The ‘Final Whistle on Hate’