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2019 FIFA Women's World Cup - Unconventional blueprint paved the way for U.S. star Lindsey Horan
Lindsey Horan followed a unique path to get to where she is today, and it's paying off for the U.S. team at this year's Women's World Cup.

#StatMan Three | Brian Fernandez continues goalscoring streak | Portland Timbers

Thorns in France | Le Journal: 6.12.19 | The day Australia decided to reclaim their course | Portland Timbers

LISTEN | Paulson along with Thorns FC's Parsons, Angerer and Klingenberg all part of Men in Blazers live Portland show | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

FIFA panel releases detailed ruling in Yedlin case
A FIFA panel has released details to why it rejected a U.S. youth club's claim for solidarity payments as it related to DeAndre Yedlin's transfer.

Austin FC break record, receive 30,000 season-ticket deposits |

MLS: Ranking all 24 Major League Soccer stadiums
MLS has a vast array of stadium and facilities, some of the brilliant, others less so. Here are all 24 MLS stadiums ranked, from worst to best.

A Look At The Fire Through Grant Wahl’s MLS Ambition Rankings. - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire rank 15th for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.

MLS Ambition Rankings 2019: Atlanta, LAFC class of 24-team league |
MLS has changed more in the past three years than it did in the previous 10 years before that, which makes’s annual MLS Ambition Rankings more relevant than ever, a measuring stick of who’s keeping pace in the arms race and who’s not.

Minnesota United: First 18-man MLS squad, where are they now?
It has been nearly two-and-a-half years since Minnesota United made their MLS bow against the Portland Timbers. But where are those 18 players now?

From scoring to spirits: Former MLS MVP Mike Magee starts vodka venture – The Athletic ($)
The former Galaxy, Fire, and Red Bulls forward has turned his attention to the business of hard liquor

Report: Dos Santos Finalizing Monterrey Move
Ex-LA Galaxy and Barcelona forward Giovani dos Santos is closing in on a LigaMX move to Monterrey, according to reports in Mexico

Ezequiel Barco already drawing transfer interest from a top European club - Dirty South Soccer
A great U-20 World Cup has the rumor mill spinning.

The problems with the US Open Cup format | US Soccer Players
MLS teams play with the advantage anyway in the US Open Cup, so why do they also end up normally getting the benefit of home field as well?

Colorado, Philadelphia, Sporting KC, and Seattle exit Open Cup | US Soccer Players
The Colorado Rapids lost on penalties to USL club New Mexico United and Philadelphia, Sporting KC, and Seattle exited to MLS teams in the Open Cup.

FIFA Women’s World Cup

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Deserves to Celebrate - The Atlantic
After a lopsided World Cup game, the focus was once again on how female athletes behave, not on what they’ve achieved.

Fox's Rob Stone risked TV treason by not pandering to USWNT
Tuesday, Rob Stone, host of Fox’s Women’s World Cup studio sessions, committed modern TV treason. He gave his impolitic opinion of what he wasn’t supposed to recognize, let alone speak, as indisputably ugly.

Why USWNT star Megan Rapinoe doesn't sing the national anthem - AOL News
The USWNT veteran hasn’t belted out the "Star Spangled Banner" since 2016 – and she says she probably never will again.

Sam Kerr gave Australia a World Cup rallying cry: ‘Suck on that one’ -
The Matildas have issues, but also a new rallying cry.