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Five reasons to attend the Seattle Sounders match against the Portland Timbers on Sunday | Seattle Sounders FC

SEAvPOR 101: Everything you need to know when the Seattle Sounders host the Portland Timbers in Week 20 | Seattle Sounders FC

What We'll Remember | Timbers dominance undermined by the stat that matters most | Portland Timbers

Orlando City capitalizes on rare opportunity, earns 1-1 road draw with Portland Timbers | Pro Soccer USA

Major League Soccer

NBA star Harden buys stake in MLS' Dynamo
Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has purchased a minority stake in the investment group that controls the Dynamo, Dash and BBVA Stadium.

Sources: NYRB reject Prem offers for U.S.'s Long
The New York Red Bulls have rebuffed transfer offers from an unnamed Premier League side for U.S. international Aaron Long, sources say.

Josef Martínez Dribbled Two Houston Dynamo Players Into An Early Grave
Josef Martínez is Atlanta United’s do-everything striker, was the best player in MLS last year, and has been the hottest player in the league over the last two months.

Flick-and-volley from Raul Ruidiaz earns Week 19 AT&T Goal of the Week |

Can Indianapolis, Indy Eleven break into MLS expansion conversation?
MLS expansion has sights set on Las Vegas, St. Louis, Charlotte and Sacramento, but Indianapolis wants to join the party.

Leagues Cup expands to 16 teams in 2020 with new qualification format |

Sporting KC signs Cameron Duke to homegrown contract | The Kansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City has agreed to a homegrown deal with 18-year-old Cameron Duke, an academy product.

In Defense of Orlando City’s Dom Dwyer, Sacha Kljestan, and Brian Rowe - The Mane Land
Put away the pitchforks, because these guys aren’t as bad as you think.

LAFC supporters allege tickets to LA Galaxy game canceled en masse on “unjust” basis - Angels on Parade
Whatever happened, it sounds like a mess.

Bruce Arena revamps the Revs | US Soccer Players
Somehow it's still a surprise to the rest of MLS that Bruce Arena can turn a team around, which is what's happening with the Revolution.

Bheem Goyal sees Make-A-Wish dream come true with Seattle Sounders |

The MLS 22 over 32: Ranking the league’s best veterans – The Athletic ($)
Our panel selects MLS's most gracefully aging players

Rodriguez: Chicago Fire are "open for business" to improve their roster |

Warshaw: Wake up, the Quakes are good now – here's how they can be stopped |

Ezequiel Barco and George Bello resume training for Atlanta United - Dirty South Soccer
Two of Atlanta United’s key players are close to a return

Referees take blame for game-changing incident during NYCFC, Red Bulls derby | Pro Soccer USA
When New York City FC met the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, referee Alan Kelly was working his 116th MLS match. He was the man-in-the-middle for NYCFC’s inaugural game – the 1-1 draw at Orlando City against their 2015 expansion mates.