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Around the Forest: Diego Chara named to MLS Team of the Week

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MLS: FC Dallas at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports


Diego Chara earns spot on MLS Team of the Week for Week 17 | Portland Timbers

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ loss to the Portland Timbers - Big D Soccer
Yes, he’s the new face of the franchise, but he’s not a one-player attack

Pamplin Media Group - Providence Park delivers great experience for fans, Timbers
Providence Park delivers great experience for fans, Timbers, Local Sports, Portland local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Portland city.

Danner once again releasing limited-edition Portland Timbers hiking boots -
Footwear company Danner is once again teaming up with the Portland Timbers to release a limited-edition Timbers-themed hiking boot called the 2019 Timbers Jag.

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United signs Emerson Hyndman from AFC Bournemouth - Dirty South Soccer
Welcome Emerson!

Atlanta United trade Romario Williams to Columbus Crew - Dirty South Soccer
Thanks for everything, Super Romario.

New York City FC academy product Gio Reyna signs with Borussia Dortmund |

As CBA talks loom, MLS players start preparing for possible work stoppage – The Athletic ($)
As part of a more organized approach, the MLSPA has been proactive in preparing players for the effects of a strike

Columbus Crew SC induct late Sigi Schmid in club's Circle of Honor |

Securing the Houston Dynamo Soccer Stadium | 2019-07-01 | Security Magazine

Sources: LA Galaxy exploring ways to fit Boca Juniors’ Cristian Pavon on roster – The Athletic ($)
With three designated players on its roster, the Galaxy will need to get creative in order to add the sought-after Argentine winger.

Dom Dwyer, international players return for Orlando City ahead of Philadelphia series | Pro Soccer USA

Are New York City FC the most in-form team in MLS right now? |

MLS Week 17 Weekend Review: Quakes, Rapids earn statement victories | Pro Soccer USA
San Jose and Colorado earned statement wins during the weekend portion of MLS Week 17, while FC Cincinnati struggled again, conceding seven times.

Report: Chinese club make $10m bid for Toronto FC star Jozy Altidore |

Sporting KC’s Best and Worst Values in 2019 - The Blue Testament
With the 2019 salary data out it would be wrong of us not to figure out who is a steal and who is being overpaid.

Andrew Carleton removed from Atlanta United first team after passport issue | Pro Soccer USA
Carleton did not make Atlanta's trip to Toronto because he forgot his passport, leaving the Five Stipes with a six-player bench against Toronto FC.

Team of the Week presented by Audi: Maxi Moralez makes it happen in Week 17 |

Warshaw: 24 takeaways on 24 teams after Week 17 |

All Mexico stars can return except Vela - 'Tata'
Gerardo "Tata" Martino said any Mexico international is welcome back to the team except for LAFC's Carlos Vela, who has declined to play for El Tri.

FIFA Women’s World Cup

Megan Rapinoe, the best player on the U.S. women’s national team, is a sports hero and a gay icon.
She’s the unabashed queer sports icon the country desperately needs.

Women's World Cup roundtable - Hedge your bets before picking the U.S. over England
The U.S. is the most complete and accomplished team in the Women's World Cup, but England poses plenty of threats of its own.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: USWNT coach Jill Ellis grew to love soccer in England, but couldn't pursue playing
Jill Ellis grew to love soccer in her native England. But she wasn't allowed to pursue a playing career there.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Alyssa Naeher is polar opposite of Hope Solo but wants to share one big achievement
The American goalkeeper isn’t a breakout personality on this team. She isn’t the big star. And she doesn’t seem to care.