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Around the Forest: D.C. United to began talks with Mesut Ozil

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Minnesota United Vs Portland Timbers: 3 things we learned - Minnesota the real deal?
On Sunday, Minnesota United squeezed past the Portland Timbers thanks to a late Ethan Finlay penalty. Here are three things we learned from the 1-0 win.

Atlanta United to host Minnesota United or Portland Timbers in USOC final |

USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC | Aug. 7, 2019 - 6 PM PT | Portland Timbers

Matchday | Timbers take on Minnesota in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup Semifinals | Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer

Report: New York Red Bulls to sign Southampton winger Josh Sims on loan |

Why Wayne Rooney swapped D.C. for Derby and how it limits his MLS legacy
While he could yet depart a champion and leaves with D.C. United's blessing, the feeling lingers that Rooney's MLS legacy might have been greater.

Bogert: Making sense of Tuesday's transfer moves around MLS |

Sources: D.C. United set for talks with Ozil
D.C. United will hold talks this week with representatives of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Reports: LA Galaxy send Emmanuel Boateng to D.C. United - LAG Confidential
With the transfer deadline quickly approaching and the LA Galaxy organization in need of cash to complete the Cristian Pavón transfer, we compiled a short list of tradable assets and Emmanuel...

Gordon Monson: What the hell’s wrong with Mike Petke? Something. Something that must change. - The Salt Lake Tribune

In 20 years at the helm, Don Garber has overseen the transformation of MLS – The Athletic ($)
How the MLS commissioner took the league from the edge of survival to constant growth

Vancouver Whitecaps trade veteran midfielder Felipe to DC United |

Inter Miami seals third signing, Venezuelan teenager Christian Makoun |

Chicago Fire Academy will not field U-18/19 team this season | Pro Soccer USA
Bucking a trend around Major League Soccer, the Chicago Fire will not be fielding a U-18/19 team in the upcoming academy season.

Atlanta United “won’t rush” George Bello into first team after rehab appearance in USL - Dirty South Soccer
The 17-year-old started and played 45 minutes in ATL UTD 2’s win over Loudoun United on Friday.

Agent frustrated by Red Bulls' Long valuation
The New York Red Bulls are determined to hang on to U.S. international defender Aaron Long, despite an improved offer from a French club.

PRO Breaks Down Roger Espinoza Red Card - The Blue Testament
PRO spends a couple minutes breaking down Espinoza’s red against New York City FC.

For the first-place Union and the rest of MLS, the playoff race kicks into high gear
October might feel far away in a sweltering summer, but in Major League Soccer, it isn’t.

Rumor: Fiorentina interested in LAFC’s Diego Rossi - Angels on Parade
Could Serie A club pony up for young attacker?

MLS Best XI: Deserving Martinez, Gil among those snubbed in MLS fan vote
The MLS All-Star fan vote results were mixed, as they got some dead on but missed on others. Here's the true "Best XI" from the season's first half.

Team of the Week presented by Audi: Marco Fabian unleashed in Week 22 |

Three thoughts on Orlando City losing to Atlanta United in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals - Dirty South Soccer
Against all odds, Orlando found a way to lose to their daddies once again.

Reports: LA Galaxy to exchange allocation funds with Orlando City - LAG Confidential
Inching closer to signing Pavón

Time’s running out for Sounders to show who they are - Sounder At Heart
The roller-coaster of the past few weeks has forced us to ask some serious questions.

Referees Association, Equality Utah condemn RSL coach Mike Petke’s use of homophobic slurs toward officials after Leagues Cup match - The Salt Lake Tribune

Terms of Emanuel Cecchini’s potential loan revealed - Sounder At Heart
Loan would be through next season and is only awaiting the signature of Malaga’s owner.

Loons clear way to sign 18-year-old Uruguayan star in biggest move to date -
The Loons will pay a $4 million transfer fee for rights to midfielder Thomas Chacon and made room for him by trading for an international-player roster spot.

Houston Dynamo waive veteran defender Chris Duvall |