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Brian Fernandez ready to start for Portland Timbers if called upon -
Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernandez scored his first goal for the club in his debut last week. He could play an even bigger role in Saturday's road game against the Philadelphia Union.

Portland Timbers injury report: Cristhian Paredes out for game against Philadelphia Union -
Portland Timbers midfielder Cristhian Paredes will not be available to play Saturday when the club travels to face the Philadelphia Union.

Major League Soccer

Five NYCFC Players With Most to Gain In Shield Push - Hudson River Blue
In the wake of several absences, here are a handful of players who have a golden opportunity to increase their stock

Sporting KC’s Cameron: From MLS league office to MLS club - The Blue Testament
Excitement, a new urgency, and time dominate in new role.

Warshaw: Chad Marshall set the all-time standard for MLS center backs |

Gerard Nijkamp: PEC Zwolle technical director not yet FC Cincinnati GM
FC Cincinnati reportedly found its next general manager, but the club and the top candidate for the job haven't quite crossed the finish line.

Sterling: I want to play in MLS one day
Sterling, the Football Writers' Player of the Year, told a conference in New York he was surprised by the enthusiasm for football in the U.S.

Michael Bradley reportedly linked with move to CF Monterrey - Stars and Stripes FC
This would be a new chapter

Armchair Analyst: Contrast in styles defines Red Bulls-Vancouver draw |

Armas calls out "negative" coverage of Red Bulls: "People only attack" |

The Galaxy's form raises questions | US Soccer Players
The Galaxy fell off the pace in the Western Conference badly in May with injury issues and Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended for two games.

The real contenders in MLS? It's not that simple | US Soccer Players
Real Salt Lake's Sebastian Saucedo raised a point about his team's play that applies to more clubs in MLS and could impact the single-game playoffs.

Benny Teases Return of the Benny Feilhaber Show - The Blue Testament
AKA: The One Where Sal Zizzo Retires

The payoff from the Crew’s recent trades is this week’s one weird thing in MLS – The Athletic ($)
The Crew made a bunch of extremely MLS-y roster moves this week, but for questionable overall benefit.

Minnesota United frees up salary space with loan of Romario Ibarra to Mexican club -
The 24-year-old striker's departure, in part due to personal reasons, gives the Loons more flexibility for roster moves in advance of the next MLS transfer window in July.

Real Salt Lake provide "grace period" for Sam Johnson as striker adapts |

Orlando City defenders João Moutinho, Danilo Acosta embrace competition for minutes | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City coach James O’Connor said he wants competition among players and defenders João Moutinho and Danilo Acosta are happy to oblige him.

Atlanta United: Pity Martinez strike a sign of things to come?
Is Gonzalo Martinez's first Atlanta United goal simply a moment of fire or the true start of his life in MLS? MLS Multiplex takes a look.

Here's what your favorite MLS teams are doing for Soccer for All month |

Mentality change has Paxton Pomykal ready for U-20 World Cup | Pro Soccer USA

View from the End Line: MLS and the Current Financial Structure - The Mane Land
The financials of football are perplexing and it’s difficult to know which rules help and which ones harm.

Rumor: Plata move to Atlético San Luis coming soon - RSL Soapbox
Could a move come this week?

World Soccer

Alphonso Davies to play with Bayern II in crucial promotion playoff against Wolfsburg II - Bavarian Football Works
Davies could be the X-factor that Bayern II need to guarantee promotion to the 3. Liga.

Arsenal transfer targets seeking UCL assurance
Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi has said the club have spoken to a number of their top transfer targets.

Ranking The Five Biggest Club Rebuilds This Summer | B/R Football Ranks - YouTube

The Gareth Bale Real Madrid saga continues | La Liga - YouTube