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MLS: Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports


Timbers Break The Bank on Liga MX Star - YouTube

What can the Portland Timbers expect from record signing Brian Fernandez? |

Top 5 Liga MX goals of new Portland Timbers signing Brian Fernandez |

Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark earns Week 10 MLS Team of the Week honors | Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers trade international roster spot to Houston Dynamo for $175,000 in allocation money -
The Portland Timbers acquired $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2020 and $75,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2019 from the Houston Dynamo Monday in exchange for a 2019 international slot.

Major League Soccer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps owning the MLS, breaking a new record -
Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps breaking stigmas in MLS, and after NY Red Bulls game, he became the top scorer and assister since his debut in the regular season.

New England Revolution turned down offer for outcast Gabriel Somi | Pro Soccer USA
New England Revolution left back Gabriel Somi continues to take a hefty salary even though he remains on the team’s fringes.

Not in my house: The best saves of Week 10 of the 2019 MLS regular season |

Minnesota United: The fallout from the Francisco Calvo trade
Minnesota United sent former captain Francisco Calvo the Chicago Fire earlier this weekend. Here is the fallout from the trade.

Top 10 MLS Homegrown Prospects 2019 Edition | Pro Soccer USA

Ezequiel Barco in form, but Atlanta United will have to weather his absence |

Philadelphia Union dealt a blow with Burke's absence
The MLS Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia Union will apparently be without Corey Burke for the next few months as he deals with VISA issues.

Peter Vermes says these stories define Sporting KC career | The Kansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes is the longest-tenured manager in MLS.

How FC Cincinnati’s attendance ranks in MLS - Cincinnati Business Courier
FC Cincinnati has gotten off to a slow start on the field, but the club has been blazing hot at the turnstiles in its first Major League Soccer season.

MLS Power Rankings: Atlanta, NYRB and Portland get back on track
The three best MLS teams of 2018 have all made pretty dire starts to the season. Things, however, are looking up for Atlanta, Portland and NYRB.

Every MLS club's needs before the primary transfer window closes | Pro Soccer USA
The clock is ticking for Major League Soccer's 24 clubs to address their immediate needs before the league's primary transfer deadline.

All Sporting KC’s Injuries and Timetables for Return - The Blue Testament
There are a ton of SKC injuries, so we round them all up and figure out when players are expected back.

Diego Forlán weighs in on growth of MLS, calls Orlando City Stadium beautiful | Pro Soccer USA
Uruguayan soccer legend Diego Forlán gives his thoughts on the growth of MLS, Orlando City Stadium and the MLS All-Star game.

Pallotta forsees “limitations” on MLS growth | SportBusiness
Major League Soccer faces challenges that mean it is unlikely to ever rival the European leagues for international interest, according to AS Roma’s American…

The Rapids’ strange choice of caretaker is this week’s one weird thing in MLS – The Athletic ($)
MLS's worst team is now being coached by a man that might not even like soccer, plus more oddities from the last week

Ricardo Moreira brings active scouting approach to Orlando City, plays integral role in building roster | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City SC director of scouting Ricardo Moreira said he brings an active approach to scouting for the club, something OCSC didn't have in the past.

CONCACAF president skeptical over Liga MX-MLS Copa Libertadores reports
CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani isn't buying reports suggesting that MLS and Liga MX clubs could soon be competing in the Copa Libertadores.

A Real Salt Lake success story: Donny Toia, the club’s first homegrown player, has cracked the starting lineup. - The Salt Lake Tribune

Sounders linked to Ecuadorian centerback - Sounder At Heart
24-year-old Xavier Arreaga currently plays for Ecuador’s Barcelona SC.

World Football

Kompany delivering Man City the title would be a fitting farewell for the captain
Vincent Kompany might not be at Man City next season. If this was his Etihad end, scoring the goal that could win the title was quite the goodbye.

Aaron Ramsey & Petr Cech say goodbye to Arsenal & reflect on their time at the club | Super Sunday - YouTube

Paul Pogba to push for Manchester United exit this summer - sources
Paul Pogba is determined to push for a move even if Manchester United refuses to sell him, sources have told ESPN FC.

How Heung-Min Son Became Tottenham's Hero and an International Sensation | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
With its revolutionary retractable pitch, enormous LED screens, scientifically calibrated acoustics and "bottoms-up" beer-pouring system , Tottenham Hotspur 's giant 62,062-seater ...