Major Link Soccer: #AskYedlin

Christian Petersen

Fans took advantage of the opportunity to ask the Homegrown star a variety of questions. So did one teammate.

Seattle

DeAndre Yedlin took over Golazo's Twitter handle last night for #AskYedlin. Lamar Neagle took advantage of the opportunity:

At the match in Portland this weekend, the TImbers and the Timbers Army will collect donations for the Red Cross relief effort for those affected by the Oso mudslide.

Michael Harrington will be able to play in the match tomorrow, after the MLS independent review panel rescinded his red card from last weekend, in addition to the red card against Je-Vaugh Watson of FC Dallas.

Sounders assistant coach Brian Schmetzer thinks that having players who have played for both Portland and Seattle adds a bit of spice to the rivalry.

Top Drawer Soccer updated its youth soccer club rankings, and several Sounders Academy teams did well. The U16's are ranked 14th nationally, 3 spots up from last month. The U18's moved up 8 spots from last month, ranked 17th in the nation.

Lamar Neagle and Josh Ford drew on their own personal experiences as they spoke to students at West Seattle's Evergreen High School about diversity yesterday.

MLS

The proposal to expand BMO Field's capacity was approved by the Toronto city council. This is good news if you want more MLS teams to post average attendances of 30,000. It's not so great if you hate artificial playing surfaces, which is almost guaranteed to happen when the Argos move in.

Although he just retired 2 months ago, former DC United and New England Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms is in need of a kidney transplant. While he waits for a donor, Simms intends to do what he can to raise awareness about kidney disease.

The family of recently deceased former MLS player Shawn Kuykendall recently received a touching letter of support from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, offering his condolences.

Michael Bradley has been putting up some pretty crazy numbers in comparison with other top MLS players.

The San Jose Earthquakes will begin accepting Bitcoin for team merchandise and ticket sales, starting next month.

NASL

The North American Soccer League is moving its offices from Miami to New York City, with league commissioner Bill Peterson acknowledging that every American professional sports league that matters is currently based there.

US Soccer

JĂĽrgen Klinsmann's son, Jonathan Klinsmann was called up for the U18 training camp. The U20's will play friendlies against Canada and Mexico.

JĂĽrgen Klinsmann made it clear that Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler don't have the starting spots in central defense locked down after allowing Mexico to earn the draw on Wednesday night with two second half goals. Klinsmann wasn't the only one critical of the performance put in by Omar Gonzalez.

MLSsoccer.com's Greg Lalas was so impressed by Michael Parkhurst's performance in the friendly against Mexico that he thinks Parkhurst should begin making plans to travel to Brazil this June.

Maurice Edu's return to the USMNT was also the first USMNT cap earned by a current player for the Philadelphia Union.

Tendonitis kept Landon Donovan from starting in the friendly against Mexico, but he was still able to play for much of the second half.

Is Michael Bradley among the best players in North America?

Europe

Tottenham Hotspur plans to move into its new stadium by the start of the 2017/18 season.

Bayern Munich has banned The Sun and the Daily Mirror from having access in the Champions League return leg in Munich after both English tabloid newspapers posted headlines about Bastian Schweinsteiger that the club found insulting.

The transfer ban against Barcelona has left uncertain the future of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who has already agreed to a pre-contract with the club, with the transfer set to go through in the summer transfer window.

ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan goes through what the transfer ban might mean for Barcelona next season.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu's response to the transfer ban may not have exactly been helpful.

In a reversal of roles, Barca Blaugranes asks whether Barcelona is still "MĂ©s Que un Club", while Managing Madrid thinks Barcelona is right to be upset at the severity of the punishment.

Norwegian defender Erik Hagen claims that he paid a referee to fix a UEFA Cup match sometime between 2005 and 2008, when he played for Zenit St. Petersburg. Hagen also claims that paying off the referee is a fairly common practice.

2014 FIFA World Cup

Good news for Germany is bad news for Ghana, Portugal, and the United States. German striker Mario Gomez expects to be fit in time for the World Cup.

Sony and FIFA are teaming up to promote 4K Ultra HD content in Brazil this summer. The official 2014 World Cup film will be made available in 4K, in addition to 3 full matches from the tournament.

Belgium and Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will miss the World Cup and the remainder of the 2013/14 Premier League season after rupturing his ACL. He will be out for at least 6 months.

Games to watch this weekend

Friday
Ligue 1 11:30 AM Olympique Marseille vs. Ajaccio beIN Sports, beIN Play, Univision Deportes
England Championship 11:45 AM Leicester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday (Oguchi Onyewu) beIN Play, beIN Sports (3:00 PM tape delay)
La Liga 12:00 PM Almería vs. Osasuna beIN Sports en Español, beIN Play
USL Pro 4:00 PM Charlotte Eagles (Doug Herrick) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions YouTube
Liga MX 7:00 PM Morelia vs. Veracruz Azteca, ESPN Deportes
Saturday
Premier League 4:45 AM Manchester City vs. Southampton NBCSN, Mun2, Live Extra
Eredivisie 9:45 AM Heerenveen vs. PSV ESPN3
Serie A 11:45 AM Inter Milan vs. Bologna (Erik Friberg) beIN Sports, beIN Play
Liga MX 4:00 PM América vs. Cruz Azul Univision, Univision Deportes
Liga MX 7:00 PM León vs. Querétaro Telemundo
Sunday
Premier League 5:30 AM Everton vs. Arsenal NBCSN, Live Extra
Premier League 8:00 AM West Ham United vs. Liverpool CNBC, Live Extra
Liga MX 10:00 AM Pumas UNAM vs. Chiapas Univision, Univision Deportes, El Rey
MLS 12:00 PM Chvas USA vs. LA Galaxy UniMás, MLS Live
Liga MX 3:00 PM Atlante vs. Tigres UANL Univision Deportes
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