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The rumors of a summer departure for the Mexican striker have returned.

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LAFC’s stadium debut had a lot of bright spots for the club, but offensive chants was not one of the good things. The team and supporters plan to address it. Statement From LAFC And The 3252 Independent Supporters Union | Los Angeles Football Club

The Pride Republic Supporters Group issued their own statement on the chants.

Likely the only time I will non-sarcastically congratulate Portland, Savarese getting his citizenship is pretty cool. Do coaches use intentional spots? Portland Timbers on Twitter: "The entire PTFC organization would like to congratulate Coach Gio Savarese on becoming a U.S. citizen this morning! #RCTID…

Apparently Portland and Seattle don’t get along all that well. Hmmm... Here's why Portland has been hating on Seattle for a looooong time | KUOW News and Information

Things keep getting worse for Toronto. After losing to Chivas and drawing Chicago, the Reds will be missing Drew Moor for months Jozy Altidore for weeks. TFC notebook: Drew Moor out 2-3 months with quad tear - Sportsnet.ca

Some FC Dallas homegrown players will visit German giants Bayern Munich as part of a partnership announced this season. FC Dallas Homegrown Chris Richards and Academy Midfielder Thomas Roberts to Train with FC Bayern Munich | FC Dallas

Fire defender Jonathan Campbell is doing some great things helping animals that need a humane place. I feel like making a fire pun about them needing shelter is cruel so I’ll extinguish it. Jonathan Campbell and ALIVE Rescue

USA

Gyasi Zardes is the poster child of what is wrong with our scouting. Why USMNT Scouting Fails and How To Fix It - Stars and Stripes FC

Note to fans, if your team is losing do NOT throw things on the field. Ugliness all around in Lights’ first defeat – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rocco Commisso wants to raise the money to bring clubs back. Weirdly enough if he had done this before the NASL crashed, it likely would still be alive and have financial ability to be stable and go back to D2. Rocco Commisso Wants to Inject Half a Billion Into American Soccer–With a Catch

It seems like everyday something is happening that hurts the 2026 Tri-Bid. This time it was Donald Trump vaguely threatening African nations to vote for the US. If the previous tweet wasn’t enough to bother FIFA, this might. Trump asks African nations to support U.S.-led World Cup bid

There is still a way for the USMNT to be in the World Cup this summer, but it is through a created tournament in FIFA 18. The standalone World Cup game EA Sports usually releases will instead be an update for their flagship game this year. FIFA 18 is getting a huge update just in time for the World Cup - SBNation.com

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Chicharito wants out of West Ham, and seems like the perfect number nine for this roster. Javier Hernandez eyeing West Ham exit after one season - sources

Burnley fans booed Brighton defender Gaetan Bong after he accused Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez of racial abuse during a match. The FA found no abuse occurred but it was credible to report. Gaetan Bong: Football Association says Burnley fans' booing 'unacceptable' - BBC Sport

Madrid scored some great goals in April, including Ronaldo’s golazo. Drawing Board: Real Madrid’s April Adventures - Managing Madrid

Barcelona: where winning a domestic double might still get you fired. Schaerlackens: Why Barca's double will still disappoint