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Timelapse: Watch Providence Park's renovations take shape |

Thorns in France: Les Portraits | Tobin Heath: The Philosopher | Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers' Jeremy Ebobisse: 'What's going on in America now is shocking' | Football | The Guardian
The 22-year-old has established himself as one of the US’s most promising forwards. But he is equally comfortable discussing race, immigration and politics

Are the Portland Thorns the ideal template for a women's football club? | Football | The Guardian
The Thorns attracted 19,000 fans to their home opener, and that figure was no anomaly. Theirs is a success story years in the making

Women soccer stars establish gender-neutral apparel company - The Washington Post
The members of the 2015 Women's World Cup championship team are launching a brand aimed at equality and inclusivity.

Major League Soccer

Top Golazos in May - YouTube

Power Rankings: Philadelphia Union climb higher than ever |

Golden Knights owner Bill Foley eyes MLS team for Raiders stadium | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Two independent sources confirmed to the Review-Journal on Tuesday night that Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has engaged in discussions the past several months to land a Major League Soccer team that would play in the new Raiders stadium.

Barcelona star Luis Suarez linked to Beckham’s Miami team | Miami Herald
Barcelona and Uruguay star Luis Suarez has reportedly received a four-year contract offer from David Beckham’s Inter Miami team, which will join Major League Soccer in 2020.

U.S.'s Steffen nervous, excited for City move
U.S. men's goalkeeper Zack Steffen has admitted that he "has a lot of feelings" ahead of what will be an eventful summer.

I joined Toronto FC to win trophies, says new arrival Omar Gonzalez |

Ten Sounders FC Players Called into International Duty | Seattle Sounders FC

Brad Stuver anticipates a rare starting assignment for New York City FC | Pro Soccer USA
Brad Stuver is a six-year professional soccer player and has a total of four regular season appearances.

Inter Miami CF's Beckham talks about signing big-name players | Miami Herald
David Beckham, in town for family holiday and Inter Miami CF business, speaks on his discussions with potential big-name players.

Warshaw: 24 takeaways from Week 14 of the 2019 MLS season |

It’s Fine Voting For Orlando City Players for the MLS All-Star Game - The Mane Land
With MLS All-Star voting ongoing, here’s why you shouldn’t listen to those who tell you not to vote for the Lions.

For D.C. United’s Junior Moreno, tattoo of his late father ‘brings the whole story home’ - The Washington Post
An image of Carlos Horacio Moreno, a former soccer player and longtime coach who died May 13 at age 70, now graces the United midfielder's right forearm.

Group behind Austin FC MLS team to hold meeting on stadium traffic concerns | KTXS
People are expecting major traffic trouble as a new soccer stadium moves into north Austin. Tuesday night, Precourt Sports Ventures, the group behind the new stadium that will be the home of the Austin FC Major League Soccer team, is going to try and ease some concerns. Many people are worried about plans to route ride-shares onto Metric Blvd to get people in and out of the railroad line, saying the infrastructure for that still needs to be built.

Scoring Is Down In MLS: Blame It On Frank De Boer And FC Cincinnati
Does the decrease mean defenses are catching up with last year's offensive outburst? Not exactly. In fact, it’s possible it can be largely attributed to three factors that have little to do with overall quality of the league, for better or worse.

The Bruce Arena Era: How To Get Revolution Fans To Believe Again - The Bent Musket
Five season ago, the New England Revolution lost an MLS Cup Final in Los Angeles, and it’s been downhill ever since. The climb back up begins today, back where it all started.

A move to the Columbus Crew renewed Zack Steffen’s passion for soccer - Massive Report
It was a return to the U.S. and playing for the Black & Gold that turned a career around for the goalkeeper.

Orlando City announces sale of naming rights, new home to be called Exploria Stadium | Pro Soccer USA

World Football

World Cup: Bob Marley's daughter saves Jamaican women’s soccer team
Cedella Marley, the daughter of legend Bob Marley, played a key role in resurrecting the Jamaican women's soccer team and its quest to the World Cup.

How model Kinsey Wolanski, boyfriend pulled off $4 million X-rated soccer stunt
Kinsey Wolanski is the X-rated prankster who pulled off her biggest stunt so far by streaking during the Champions League final.

Sources: Klopp could take sabbatical from 2022
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could take a year's sabbatical at the end of his contract in 2022, sources have told ESPN FC.

Bayern Munich will NOT sign James Rodriguez on a permanent deal - Bavarian Football Works
This has been rumored for weeks now, and now Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez is free to return to Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the present, Joao Felix is the future for Portugal. Can they win the Nations League?
At Euro 2004, Luis Figo took Cristiano Ronaldo under his wing. Now it's the latter's turn to mentor Portugal's next great prodigy: Joao Felix.