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Around the Forest: USMNT sneaks past Curacao into the semi-finals of the Gold Cup

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Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup-USA at Curacao Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


"Whole new level" has Thorns top of the NWSL | Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas - Football Match Report - June 30, 2019 - ESPN
Get a report of the Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas 2019 Major League Soccer, Regular Season football match.

What We'll Remember | A goal, a suit, and two new entries into the record books | Portland Timbers

Pamplin Media Group - Phoenix rises up to defeat Timbers 2
Phoenix rises up to defeat Timbers 2, Local Sports, Portland local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Portland city.

Brian Fernandez's hot start continues as Timbers star makes history |

Major League Soccer

MLS Power Rankings: LAFC clings to top spot as Rapids, San Jose rise
LAFC lost to Colorado but keeps its place atop the MLS Power Rankings this week, while San Jose's thrashing of the Galaxy sees it jump seven spots.

MLS to debut new skills challenge during 2019 all-star week in Orlando | Pro Soccer USA

Matias Almeyda takes San Jose Earthquakes' statement victory in stride |

Window or aisle, Zlatan? Why MLS teams still fly commercial | Football | The Guardian
MLS players have complained about flying cross country with little legroom and plenty of layovers. Others says the league has more pressing problems

MLS stars — and Peyton Manning — bid Chad Marshall farewell - Sounder At Heart
Video included 22 current and former players, a former U.S. national team coach and a NFL legend.

For FC Dallas' 16-year-old Ricardo Pepi, a big sacrifice pays off quickly |

I have more titles than the entire MLS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic -
The LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes is taking shape with Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the Los Angeles side, and the Swede says he wants to score more goals.

Minnesota United become 7th team to score at least seven goals in MLS game |

MLS Wrap: What We Learned – ProSoccerTalk
Here's some of the biggest takeaways from MLS Week 17.

WATCH: Justin Meram’s first Atlanta United goal is an absolute banger - Dirty South Soccer

Tommy McCabe shined on one of FC Cincinnati's darkest days
Tommy McCabe could have been mistaken for a grizzled veteran of Major League Soccer after FC Cincinnati's 7-1 loss to Minnesota United FC.

The possibility of Major League Soccer in Charlotte
Major League Soccer has been a constant topic in conversations with David Tepper since his opening press conference as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers.

With a limited roster and points at a premium, ‘summer soccer’ is here for D.C. United - The Washington Post
Ben Olsen wants to see improvement, and that starts against Toronto FC on Saturday night at Audi Field.

North Carolina and MLS | US Soccer Players
Charlotte is emerging as a surprise MLS expansion contender while in Raleigh a proposed stadium project could change the scope of the sport.

2019 Sporting KC Midseason Awards - The Blue Testament
The season is officially half over.

Bruce Arena: Revs will be “fighting off” talent once Boston stadium is built - The Bent Musket
Coach promises influx of talent within the next five years when the team has a stadium built in downtown Boston.

Servando Carrasco, Alex Morgan’s Husband: 5 Fast Facts |
Alex Morgan's husband, Servando Carrasco, is an MLS player for the L.A. Galaxy. Learn more about their happy marriage and long-distance relationship.

Three thoughts on Atlanta United’s depth proving itself against Montreal Impact - Dirty South Soccer
A Justin Meram Appreciation Post

Concacaf Gold Cup

Underwhelming USMNT win over Curacao feels like a step back
Tournaments are about "survive and advance," which the U.S. did against lowly Curacao, but it was an underwhelming performance riddled with issues.

2019 Gold Cup Recap - USA 1-0 Curaçao: The A? Team gets a laborious win - Stars and Stripes FC
I for one am exhausted from watching it

"Full of confidence," Mattocks insists on taking PK, puts Jamaica in semis |

Mexico 1 (5), Costa Rica 1 (4) | 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Match Recap |

Gold Cup: Mexico to play Haiti, which rallies to reach semifinals for first time