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Portland

Portland Timbers head coach Gio Savarese: We are dreaming of the MLS is Back Tournament final | MLSsoccer.com
In 2018, Gio Savarese and the Portland Timbers made a run to MLS Cup behind the heroics of Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco.

Jaroslaw Niezgoda making an impact quickly for Portland Timbers - oregonlive.com
Niezgoda has scored two goals in four games with Portland, as well as finishing the game-winning penalty kick to help the Timbers advance to the quarterfinals. The Timbers will play NYCFC at 7:30 p.m. PDT Saturday.

Portland Timbers' Jeremy Ebobisse on the importance of having more Black coaches | MLSsoccer.com
Jeremy Ebobisse has become known as one of the most outspoken players in MLS when it comes to racial injustice, and the 23-year-old Portland Timbers forward continued to speak out on the latest episode of the Futbol with Grant Wahl podcast.

Major League Soccer

Four of the best young players in MLS - YouTube
Four of the best young players in MLS

Atlanta United signs Erick 'Cubo' Torres with Josef Martinez out for season
Atlanta made a pair of moves on Friday in signing Erick "Cubo" Torres and placing Josef Martinez on the season-ending injury list.

Should Inter Miami CF sign Luis Suarez? | Extratime | MLSsoccer.com
Should Inter Miami CF sign Luis Suarez?

Why Philadelphia Union's Raymon Gaddis was key to MLS is Back Tournament Quarterfinal win | Top Tier | MLSsoccer.com
MLSsoccer.com's Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle breaks down how right-back Raymon Gaddis was key to Philadelphia Union's 3-1 MLS is Back Tournament Quarterfinal victory over Sporting KC on Thursday night.

Atlanta United’s next manager: Dream, realistic and wildcard options - Dirty South Soccer
The search for the Five Stripes’ next head coach is underway following the departure of Frank de Boer

Charlie Lyon's life as MLS pool goalkeeper has him swimming in the deep end of the Orlando bubble
At the start of 2020, Charlie Lyon nearly gave up on professional soccer. Now he's back in the sport, serving as the pool goalkeeper at MLS is Back.

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman an additional game | MLSsoccer.com
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued one suspension and an accompanying fine following Round of 16 games at the MLS is Back Tournament.

LA Galaxy II San Diego clash postponed due to positive coronavirus tests
A number of positive coronavirus tests forced the postponement of the clash between LA Galaxy II and San Diego Loyal SC on Wednesday.

Is Ronny Deila's message to NYCFC players finally starting to come across? | MLSsoccer.com
NYCFC's last two victories suggest Ronny Deila's message is starting to get across.

Why MLS deserves credit for its bubble, skepticism for its regular season plans – The Athletic ($)
The league built a safe environment in Orlando, but mistakes were made along the way

Former NYCFC coach Dome Torrent lands at Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo | MLSsoccer.com
Former NYCFC coach Dome Torrent lands at Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo

MLS: Here come the St. Louis Lazer Snakes
Fans and keen graphic designers got involved with the branding for future MLS club, St. Louis. The results were enjoyable, to say the least.

Injury Report: Khiry Shelton questionable ahead of MLS is Back Quarterfinals | Sporting Kansas City

Five reasons why Orlando City can beat LAFC at the MLS is Back Tournament | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
Just when Orlando City were enjoying a thrilling, if not transformative MLS is Back Tournament run, fate placed MLS Goliath LAFC in their path.

Inside Sounders’ plan to restart the MLS season - Sounder At Heart
While Sounders are writing off season tickets, MLS is reportedly preparing for 18 more regular season games.

Tournament exit forces Columbus Crew to diagnose issues - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH