Major League Soccer: News & Analysis

Major Link Soccer: New owners for Aston Villa

We hear from Sounders on Chivas USA ahead of this weekend's match in LA. 3 teams in the southeast means 2 of the best teams in the Eastern Conference will move to the Western Conference, making it even more competitive.

Major Link Soccer: And Then There Were 23 (22.5)

A glut of Atlanta-related information, plus the recording of Mike Gastineau's Soccer Talk and Landon Donovan's pessimism.

Major Link Soccer: NYCFC to play in Yankee Stadium

MLS and Arthur Blank will make an announcement tomorrow. Dempsey dominates the Monday MLS headlines. Portland vs. Seattle drew more TV viewers than most NHL games and half of the Premier League matches on NBCSN in the first week of April.

Major Link Soccer: Garber Diagnosed with Cancer

The Reign kick off at Memorial Stadium, Dempsey is an early leader in the MVP race, and Liverpool 25 years later.

MLS Week 6 Round-up

Seattle is now 3rd in the West and 4th overall after six games played. Here's a recap of what happened on the pitch in week six. There is snark.

MLS Gamethread: Week 6

This week, Landon Donovan goes for history.

MLS Player Compensation - For visual learners

Charting 2014 player salaries in MLS, we see the growth of the league.

Major Link Soccer: Union releases salary data

The 2016 Copa America tournament will reportedly be hosted by the United States. Opara is out for the remainder of the 2014 season. The FIFA rankings were updated. The NASL plans to expand to 18 teams. The USWNT defeated China again.

Henderson says club has cap space & allocation $

Seattle Sounders FC Sporting Director Chris Henderson tells Sounder at Heart that the club has enough cap space and allocation money to make a move in what he expects to be an active post-World Cup transfer window for all of MLS.

MLS Expansion and Talent Dilution

A common meme these days is that an expanding MLS will dilute the talent level of the league, making for an inferior product. As past evidence suggests, this is likely just a myth.

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Major Link Soccer: Oberto inks Dempsey

Details weren't made public, but I expect that Deuce gets a lifetime supply of that delicious beef jerky.

Major Link Soccer: Sermanni aftermath

Local radio host and Sounders U23/Sounders Women announcer Diego Arrioja is one of two ESPN Deportes Dream Job finalists. Bob Bradley has Stabæk at the top of the table two weeks into the season in Norway.

Major Link Soccer: MLS Atlanta, USWNT Coach Out

An announcement is expected next week. Come check out the proposed home of the New York Cosmos, the status of MLS in comparison to America's other sports leagues, and trust that I will not spoil last night's Game of Thrones.

MLS Week 5 Standings, Stats

One of the problems with traveling to an away match is trying to catch up on the week's action. Instead of that here are some fancy tables. It's about 14% of the season and things are looking decent for Sounders FC.

MLS Gamethread: Week 5

All the games that aren't the one everyone cares about.

Major Link Soccer: #AskYedlin

BMO Field's expansion plan was approved by the Toronto City Council. NASL moves its offices to New York City. More on the fallout from the Barcelona transfer ban. Watch Friberg take on Inter Milan this weekend.

Major Link Soccer: Dos a Dos, MLS Detroit

The US Men, in front of a split crowd, split the result with Mexico.

Major Link Soccer: Sounders and Seahawks in Oso

Members of the teams that call CenturyLink Field home did what they could to help lift the spirits of those affected by the mudslide.

College Basketball v MLS TV Ratings Battle

Guess what? MLS wins, both in Seattle and nationally.

Major Link Soccer: Player Saves Opponent's Life

Quick thinking may have kept a player from dying on the pitch over the weekend.

MLS Week 4 Round-Up

Seattle sits at 4th in the West and 7th in the Supporters' Shield after four weeks worth of action. That's about 11% of the season. Here's a recap of what happened on the pitch in week four. There is snark.

MLS Gamethread: Week 4

Vancouver and Houston square off in the City of Glass

Major Link Soccer: Arsenal to visit New Jersey

Some new details about Orlando's new stadium are revealed. A bike rack gave Reo-Coker a head injury. Klinsmann sets his sights on a new target in Europe. USL Pro's Riverhounds file for bankruptcy. UEFA approves plans for "Nations League".

Major Link Soccer: Ricketts Out for Seattle Match

The Jamaican International and MLS Goalkeeper of the Year will be replaced by Andrew Weber when Seattle comes to town next weekend.

Major Link Soccer: Green switch to USMNT official

Obafemi Martins and a young apprentice celebrated goals with backflips last weekend. Traore is named to a couple of Best XI lists for week 3. Frei is nominated for goal of the week. Miguel Gonzalez signed with a local team.

Major Link Soccer: "Dirty" Saborio, ZK Scott Faves

Scott checked another bullet off his list of favorite things things this weekend. What might it have been?

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