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Portland Timbers rout LA Galaxy 4-0: 5 takeaways |
The Portland Timbers beat the LA Galaxy 4-0 Sunday. Here are the Oregonian/OregonLive's five takeaways from the game.

Portland Timbers Vs LA Galaxy: 3 things we learned - Wonderful Diego Valeri
The Portland Timbers dismantled the LA Galaxy in a 4-0 win at Providence Park on Saturday night. Here are three things we learned.

LA Galaxy drop lopsided result to Portland Timbers - LAG Confidential

On star-studded night, Cristhian Paredes the unlikely hero in Timbers rout |

Portland Timbers hail "united performance" in rout of LA Galaxy |

Portland's Steve Clark breaks out scary mask once again to celebrate win |

Jones: When LA-Timbers set a new standard for the MLS social media clapback |

#StatMan Three | Blanco adds another assist, now fourth in MLS | Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers are on the cutting edge of sports science and analytics
The innovative MLS club is using athlete performance data to monitor load management, adjust training regimens and combat injuries

Major League Soccer

Armchair Analyst: All 24 MLS teams in review | Week 21 analysis |

Sounders close to finalizing loan for Argentine midfielder - Sounder At Heart
Emanuel Cecchini, 22, would likely be a TAM player.

Winners and Losers: Jordan Morris shines - Sounder At Heart
Nouhou looked perfectly capable at left back.

MLS suspends Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke | Deseret News
Petke will not be on the sidelines for RSL's game at FC Dallas on Saturday.

Analysis: How community benefits agreement between FCC, West End compares to other MLS teams
FC Cincinnati made at least $16 million in promises to the West End. WIll they be kept?

All-Star: Your ultimate guide to the city of Orlando |

LAFC And Shaft Brewer Jr. Mutually Agree To Part Ways | Los Angeles Football Club

Dynamo's Wilmer Cabrera sounds off on Sounders' winner, lack of "respect" |

Atlanta United season-ticket holders' opinions on rising 2020 prices
Atlanta United’s season ticket prices for the 2020 MLS season are generally slight increases &...

St. Louis Fans Still Waiting for Major League Soccer Expansion Decision | St. Louis Public Radio
Soccer supporters in the region need to wait a bit longer before finding out if the top professional league in the country will award an expansion team to

Inter Miami: Following the MLS trend
Inter Miami is getting closer to its first season and announced two South American signings. They are following the MLS trend.

Wayne Rooney returns to D.C. United for Chicago Fire match - The Washington Post
The MLS team's captain and leading scorer is expected to start Saturday at Chicago, while the Hungarian midfielder reached an agreement with the club to terminate his contract.

MLS Wrap: What we learned – ProSoccerTalk
Here's our biggest takeaways from this weekend's MLS action.

David Beckham’s Inter Miami signs Pellegrini, Carranza | Miami Herald
David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, Inter Miami, signed its first two players — Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza. Both are 19-year-olds from Argentina.

Nick Rimando earns 150th career shutout in Real Salt Lake's draw at FC Dallas | Deseret News
RSL was without head coach Mike Petke, who was suspended "pending an investigation into his conduct directed at the match officials following the Leagues Cup match against Tigres UANL on Wednesday night," according to Major League Soccer.

San Jose Earthquakes roll into MLS playoff contention
The San Jose Earthquakes are rolling behind new coach Matias Almeyda after losing the first four of the season.

MLS to host second Innovation Showcase at 2019 All-Star Game in Orlando |

In opening games, Leagues Cup proves to be an ill-conceived experiment for the MLS sides involved – The Athletic ($)
A combined MLS-Liga MX competition could be on the horizon. But as a first step toward that goal, the Leagues Cup accomplishes little.

Sources: FC Cincinnati to hire Ron Jans as next head coach – The Athletic ($)
The former PEC Zwolle manager and FC Groningen director of football has a history with new FCC GM Gerard NIjkamp.

Sources: LAFC nearing deal for Penarol's Rodriguez
LAFC is closing in on the signing of Peñarol midfielder Brian Rodriguez, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Sporting KC signs Portuguese left back Luis Martins | The Kansas City Star
Two-plus weeks after the MLS transfer window opened, Sporting Kansas City is making its first addition, signing left back Luis Martins of Portugal to a contract.

Reports: LAFC to sign Uruguayan attacker Brian Rodriguez - Angels on Parade
MLS side set to break bank for another Peñarol star.

Player Playlist: From country to Disney, Walker Zimmerman's go-to tunes |