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Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers feel ‘ready’ and ‘more mature’ heading into knockout rounds against FC Cincinnati -
The Portland Timbers will play FC Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

FC Cincinnati just fine with underdog role against Portland Timbers: "We have nothing to lose" |
FC Cincinnati know that pretty much no one expects them to beat the Portland Timbers in the MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage on Tuesday (10:30 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN in Canada). That's fine with them, according to midfielder Caleb Stanko.

Quick Strikes | Jeremy Ebobisse's goal-scoring skills are myriad | Portland Timbers
After winning Group F of the MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage presented by Heineken, the Portland Timbers now set their sights on the Knockout Stage presented by Audi with a Round of 16 match with FC Cincinnati on Tuesday (7:30pm, ESPN)

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United appoint Stephen Glass as interim boss after De Boer sacking
Atlanta United has appointed Stephen Glass to replace Frank De Boer as interim manager, the club announced on Monday.

How FC Cincinnati shocked MLS and advanced at MLS Is Back Tournament
Asked if he was conscious of what the club's accomplishments at MLS Is Back meant to fans, Stam said, "people make me aware of it, that the fans are happy."

Kyle Beckerman: Real Salt Lake's newest star Aaron Herrera is playing "national team level soccer" |
The 23-year-old fullback has helped RSL keep two clean sheets in their three group matches at the MLS is Back Tournament.

Four things we’d like to see when Sounders face LAFC - Sounder At Heart
Sounders need to make sure they’re still "feeling better than Bob."

Toronto FC's Greg Vanney on NYCFC loss: "They were better than us" |
Toronto FC's Greg Vanney on NYCFC loss: "They were better than us"

Orlando City's Dwyer to miss rest of MLS is Back Tournament
Orlando City SC striker Dom Dwyer will miss the remainder of the team's participation in MLS is Back to obtain an MRI on his left knee.

MLS is Back Tournament: What to know entering knockout round -
Amidst protests and a global pandemic, MLS has managed to host a tournament with plenty of compelling performances.

D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno might lose eye after golfing accident - The Washington Post
The club's all-time leading scorer, who underwent one surgery and will likely need another, said he does not have health insurance.

Chris Wondolowski opens door to MLS return next season
All-time MLS top scorer Chris Wondolowski has told ESPN there is a possibility he could continue to play soccer next season.

Five games, five defeats: Beckham-owned Inter Miami's nightmare MLS debut |
David Beckham's MLS expansion team, Inter Miami, has not lived up expectations yet on the field having set an unwanted record for the worst ever start to life in the league

Sources: D.C. United exploring stadium alternatives due to COVID-19 regulations – The Athletic ($)
The club has identified two hosting options outside of the District

Best Bets for the MLS is Back Round of 16 - Massive Report
Where should you put your money this week?

What we loved, hated and what MLS has achieved at MLS is Back so far – The Athletic
In many respects, this was MLS turned upside down

After helping Toronto FC become a contender, Jaime McMillan and Corey Wray joined Columbus Crew to do the same - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH
Tim Bezbatchenko needed help. A couple of months before the start of the 2020 season, the Crew president and general manager saw two of his key executives director of team operations Zach Crusse and academy general manager Dennis Sanchez leave the club for other opportunities.

Vermes on Sporting KC’s Gianluca Busio’s Potential Future Transfer - The Blue Testament
"If and when that happens I think we’ll all be a part of that discussion and we’ll make the best decision."

Food in the MLS is Back bubble: Consuming nearly 5,000 meals a day and still ordering Chipotle
The MLS is Back bubble has eaten 14,000 pounds of chicken. How is the Swan and Dolphin hotel keeping up with the appetites of 24 insatiable clubs?

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