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What We'll Remember | Night of close calls sees winning streak snapped in Vancouver | Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps fans participate in walkout over Whitecaps’ handling of abuse allegations -
Portland Timbers fans joined Vancouver Whitecaps supporters in staging a walkout during Friday’s game between the Timbers and Whitecaps at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada.

USL MATCH RECAP | Tacoma Defiance: 1, Portland Timbers 2: 4 | Portland Timbers

NWSL MATCH RECAP | Orlando Pride 1, Portland Thorns FC 3 | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

The Zlatan Ibrahimovic Incident - YouTube

FC Cincinnati coach fired: Cincy job is best coaching vacancy in MLS
With openings in Colorado and New England, Pat Brennan says Cincinnati is the best of the three options.

Sam Johnson aims to make amends for comments with words, game-winning goal |

Nashville SC trade for Derrick Jones sparks MLS-USL debate
Nashville SC acquired MLS midfielder Derrick Jones in a trade with the Philadelphia Union Thursday. Social media

Paul Arriola honors late father celebrating his game-winner for DC United |

NYCFC's Claudio Reyna: Stadium search remains a 'top priority'
NYCFC's Claudio Reyna said finding a suitable stadium solution remains a "top priority" but wouldn't say if a permanent plan is imminent.

Chicago Fire star Nico Gaitan "going to miss some games" after injury |

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pedro Santos |

Justin Meram a ‘different kind of player’ for Atlanta United attack | Pro Soccer USA
Atlanta United acquired Justin Meram from the Columbus Crew via trade hours before Major League Soccer's primary transfer window closed.

Once among MLS’s saviors, the Krafts now hinder the Revs by refusing change – The Athletic ($)
Brad Friedel was a problem, but not the problem, for the New England Revolution

FloSports is talking to rest of MLS about obtaining local TV rights
After having local TV rights with DC United and FC Cincinnati, FloSports is discussing with the other 22 MLS teams about obtaining local TV rights.

Luciano Acosta contract with D.C. United likely won’t happen till July — if it happens - The Washington Post
Acosta’s contract expires at the end of the year, but as of July 1, he is free to begin weighing offers from clubs outside of MLS.

24 Thoughts: NYCFC's about-face, MLSers on U.S. U-20 roster, Gedion Zelalem, Erik Palmer-Brown
In his weekly MLS column, Doug McIntyre checks in on New York City FC, top prospects on the U.S. under-20 World Cup team, and U-20 alums Erik Palmer-Brown and Gedion Zelalem

Jim Curtin: First-place Philadelphia Union not afraid of any other team |

Sounders not wasting any time powering up a team that already looks among the best in MLS | The Seattle Times
And who knows, the Sounders (5-1-4) could sign another DP this summer if they choose to be that ambitious.

Beckham’s Inter Miami plans to sign players this summer
Inter Miami will join MLS in 2020, which means they need to start signing some players sooner rather than later.

Orlando City midfielder Josué Colmán 'making strides' in training | Pro Soccer USA
It’s been a bumpy road in Orlando City so far for Paraguayan midfielder Josué Colmán, but he's looking to improve in order to achieve his long-term goals.

Caleb Porter: LAFC are the Manchester City of MLS |