Major Link Soccer: Klopas 'Fired'

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It's a punny Wednesday. That it is.

Sounders

The hope is that at this time tomorrow we're scheming victory scenarios for the weekend. There's no denying that this season has been less than what many of us expected eight months ago (much less eight WEEKS ago). Game previews are up. Now all we can do is wait and support.

With everything else going on in Sounders-land, there hasn't been that much talk of yet another Sounders attendance record. Of course we covered here. But there hasn't been any mention on the league website. Pro Soccer Talk is still impressed, and talks about the pros and cons of the expected success.

MLS

As we linked yesterday, Martin Rennie became the third ex-head coach in the Vancouver Whitecaps MLS era yesterday, and now it appears that Frank Klopas is out in Chicago. Joshua Mayers did the math, and has found 46 head coaches in MLS since the Sounders joined the league in 2009. The only coaches still on the same job since that day: Sigi Schmid, Bruce Arena, Jason Kreis, and Dominic Kinnear. Between those four teams in the last five years, there has only been one missed playoff appearance: Houston, 2010. That group also represents 6 MLS Cup Finals appearances.

The New York Red Bulls are pointing to their draw in Seattle as the tipping point which allowed them to win the Supporter's Shield.

These expansion updates are beginning to get a little silly. It looks like the targeted date for Miami is in 2016, but NBC speculates that David Beckham may be prepared to take his train elsewhere if things don't go perfectly in Florida.

RSLsoapbox likes the dollar figures behind the recently announced kit sponsorship deal, even if the new client isn't much more reputable than the last. They're looking forward to an expected windfall.

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