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The Sounders officially have their USL PRO team.

Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Seattle

There was a lot of chuckles leading in to the Sounders "unprecedented" announcement on Tuesday. Many people guessed correctly that the announcement involved a USL PRO team. But it was the added information that made the whole thing much more intriguing. In case you missed the past 24 hours, head here for all the details.

MLS

The Portland Timbers also announced their USL PRO team yesterday.

D.C. United took a hit after it was announced striker Luis Silva would miss anywhere from four to six weeks following a hamstring injury. At best, he will return for the MLS Cup conference finals.

Get used to a lot of Landon Donovan in the news as his career starts to come to a close. MLSSoccer.com, in association with Copper Pot Pictures, produced a mini-documentary series called "Landon Donovan: LegenD." The first episode was released on Tuesday, with new episodes each day until the Galaxy's final home game on Oct. 19.

Heineken and MLS announced a longterm partnership beginning in January 2015 to make Heineken the official beer of MLS.

Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear is set to leave Houston for the San Jose Earthquakes at the end of the season. Kinnear notched a couple MLS Cup titles for the Dynamo during his time.

USMNT

Jurgen Klinsmann will continue to use younger players to see which players can potentially help in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Here is the story of how one fan made a tifo to celebrate the last USMNT appearance of Landon Donovan.

World

The growing Ebola outbreak has hit the soccer realm as well. The Sierra Leone national team has had to play Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in neutral venues because opponents are scared the players have Ebola.

The Serbia-Albania Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned because of a brawl between players of both teams. The game, which was already a politically sensitive topic, disallowed away fans, was interrupted by a drone carrying a flag of Greater Albania. Turns out, the drone was piloted by the Albanian Prime Minister's brother.