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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!

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

PTFC

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 - oregonlive.com
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 | MLSsoccer.com

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 | MLSsoccer.com

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 | MLSsoccer.com

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 | MLSsoccer.com

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 | MLSsoccer.com

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
Unfortunate.

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 - pennlive.com
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.