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Around the Forest: USA advances to meet France in Women’s World Cup

Also: Five Thorns eliminated from the World Cup; Youth International Ricardo Pepi signs with FCD; Transfer wish list for the Loons and more!

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Spain v USA: Round Of 16 - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images


A New MLS Star in Born - YouTube

Inside PTFC | MLS finally recognizes what Portland's always known about Chara | Portland Timbers

Portland Continues Resurgance in West | Review Show Week 16 - YouTube

Five Portland Thorns eliminated at 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup -
Five Portland Thorns will be leaving France after their countries were eliminated in the Round of 16 at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup this week.

Major League Soccer

Warshaw: 24 Takeaways on 24 MLS teams after Week 16 |

MLS All-Stars -- Wondo, Pomykal join Ibra, Rooney
Major League Soccer has announced the full 26-man squad for next month's All-Star game against Atletico Madrid in Orlando.

Bash Brother revisited: How Steven Lenhart transformed from MLS supervillain to Zenned-out healer – The Athletic ($)
Growing up in a strict Christian household, Lenhart found release on the field. Then his father committed suicide, and everything changed.

US youth international Ricardo Pepi signs with FC Dallas - Stars and Stripes FC
A talented young player is moving up the ranks.

Karate kick controversy in Cincinnati and DOGSO galore | Instant Replay |

Charlotte success with Gold Cup helps MLS expansion hopes | Charlotte Observer
The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup drew another large crowd to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has said he wants a Major League Soccer team in Charlotte.

FC Cincinnati coach search: Alan Pardew, Tab Ramos named in reports
As expected, the FC Cincinnati job opening is reportedly attracting a wide array of managerial talent.

6 players on our transfer wishlist for Minnesota United - E Pluribus Loonum
As the MLS secondary window comes closer, our staff puts together a list of options for the team.

IMPACT Wrestling Partners with Major League Soccer (MLS) Team FC Dallas - IMPACT Wrestling
Brian Cage and FC Dallas will prepare for Slammiversary together on July 4th when Cage attends the FC Dallas game just a couple days before Slammiversary.

LAFC trigger Latif Blessing's contract option for 2020 |

When do all the Sounders come back? - Sounder At Heart
The Sounders are good at soccer which means the national teams they represent are continuing in the tournaments

The Evolution of the Sporting KC Academy - The Blue Testament
Academy Director Jon Parry talks about all the changes at the SKC Academy.

What to watch for in the 2019 US Open Cup quarterfinals | Matchday Central |

Colorado Rapids defender Lalas Abubakar is going places, and he doesn’t seem to mind – The Denver Post
Lalas Abubakar is going places. And he has been for quite some time, in every meaning of the term.

Philadelphia Union: Andrew Wooten signing takes Union to next level
The arrival of Andrew Wooten has taken the Philadelphia Union to new heights as they add a lethal striker and proven goal scorer.

Report: Bundesliga side eyeing swoop for FC Dallas midfielder Carlos Gruezo |

Jon Gallagher loaned to Aberdeen FC - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United sends the right back to Scotland for the rest of the season

Ezequiel Barco to miss at least two weeks with injury - Dirty South Soccer

Next big thing in American soccer? Paxton Pomykal - YouTube

FIFA Women’s World Cup

World Cup: Trump does not agree with Rapinoe's protests
President Trump does not support Megan Rapinoe's protests during the national anthem at the World Cup.

Women's World Cup: USWNT struggles weren't Jill Ellis' fault
Jill Ellis is a common culprit whenever the USWNT struggles – as it did against Spain in the World Cup Round of 16. But Ellis' bold call paid off. It was her stars who let her down.

U.S.-France is a World Cup quarterfinal with championship stakes - The Washington Post
After withstanding round-of-16 tests, Friday is the moment they’ve all been waiting for.

Target on her back, Alex Morgan must battle through and prove she’s the new leader the USWNT needs -
The star forward on kids' bedroom posters across America is about to face a crucible in Friday's Women's World cup quarterfinal against host and #2-ranked France. Her elder fellow tri-captains no longer can carry the US women through.