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Around the Forest: Giovanni Savarese and Christian Paredes named to MLS Team of the Week

Also: MLS Power Rankings; Mike Petke seems to have a problem; Don Garber defends Zlatan non-punishment; Boca Juniors make counter offer to LA Galaxy and more!

SOCCER: SEP 01 MLS - Portland Timbers at New England Revolution


Cristhian Paredes, Giovanni Savarese lead MLS Team of the Week for Week 21 | Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers Owner: MLS Fan Experience Unlike Other Pro Sports
Merritt Paulson doesn’t plan to mimic what he calls the “media and entertainment” business model of franchises in other sports leagues.

Youngster Cristhian Paredes is developing into key force in Portland Timbers’ midfield -
After losing his starting position late last season, Portland Timbers midfielder Cristhian Paredes fought his way back into the lineup this year. His ascent over the last several months has been notable.

Major League Soccer

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Ezequiel Barco sound off on changes in Atlanta |

MLS Power Rankings: LAFC top dogs at All-Star break, Arena's Revs keep rising
Welcome to the All-Star edition of ESPN's MLS Power Rankings, where LAFC continues to rule the roost and Bruce Arena's Revs sneak into contention.

Rumor: Boca Juniors reject LA Galaxy offer, propose counter offer - LAG Confidential
#PavonWatch continues

The Salt: Mike Petke — and RSL — may have a big problem - RSL Soapbox
Petke may have landed himself in deep, deep trouble.

MLS has taken over the summer heading into the 2019 All-Star Game
Zlatan and Major League Soccer have overshadowed some of Europe’s top clubs this summer. Here’s how MLS has shined so bright.

Don Garber defends MLS discipline of Zlatan Ibrahimović following LAFC controversy | Pro Soccer USA
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the MLS Discipline Committee has been scrutinzed over Ibrahimovic's elbow which caused LAFC's Mohamed El-Munir to have surgery.

To properly appreciate Jordan Morris’ goal watch this - Sounder At Heart
The reverse angle shows how much skill it took ... and no foul.

Diego Rossi, Nico Lodeiro hope LAFC complete deal for Brian Rodriguez |

Rumors and Transactions for All 24 MLS Teams [Part 2] - The Blue Testament
With the summer transfer window in full swing, we get you caught up on all the teams around MLS (and expansion clubs Miami, Nashville and Austin).

Montreal Impact newcomer Lassi Lappalainen voted MLS Player of the Week |

Firing of OCB Coach a Harsh Reminder to James O’Connor and Marc Skinner - The Mane Land
O’Connor and Skinner may be on the hot seat as Orlando teams struggle.

Bou could take the Revs to the next level - The Bent Musket
Could the impressive start to his MLS career be just the beginning for Bou and the New England Revolution?

On Fiats and Ferraris: Why MLS needs to move on from aging superstars - RSL Soapbox
MLS needs to move on from signing old, retiring superstars, and focus on the future. Here’s why.

LAFC, Shaft Brewer mutually agree to part ways |

Rumor: Sporting KC Make $6 Million Failed Bid for Argentine Midfielder - The Blue Testament
Fausto Vera played for his native Argentina in the U-20 World Cup.

Lassi Lappalainen starts Montreal Impact career with two goals |

Tim Parker is embracing the fight on and off the field - Once A Metro
In year two with the Red Bulls, the MLS veteran is accepting hard truths, mastering new skills and sick of the league’s status quo.

Diego Rossi on Uruguayan radio: “No concrete offers to leave” LAFC - Angels on Parade
But a Peñarol executive claims he’s off to England.

Carlos Vela levels Erick “Cubo” Torres as highest Mexican goalscorer in MLS history - FMF State Of Mind
Carlos Vela made history in LAFC’s 4-3 win over Atlanta United.

Report: Toronto FC in talks to acquire French midfielder Nicolas Benezet |

Power Rankings: New England Revolution rocket up to Top 10 |

Martinez: Atlanta's Pity, Barco 'special talents'
Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez says he soon hopes to play in the same starting lineup again with Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martinez.

Toronto FC mutually part ways with former US international Terrence Boyd |

Maxi Moralez speaks on Simeone reunion, NYCFC hopes, Racing return |