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Major Link Soccer: Final home game not quite sold out yet

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The Sounders have sold out games before, but the game against the LA Galaxy has plenty of tickets available for purchase.

Otto Greule Jr

Seattle

The Sounders have pulled better crowds before. The home finale and Supporters Shield grudge match against the LA Galaxy has sold just 54,000. The sellout number is 62,841. Make it happen, because it is the sixth time the shield will be decided on the final game of the season.

MLS

A lot of times, the news throughout the world isn't that uplifting. Here is a great story about the Houston Dynamo's Giles Barnes and a young child diagnosed with brain cancer.

Antonio Cué, a former owner of Chivas USA, finally spoke about his old investment in a rather interesting way. Cué called the club a learning experience and doesn't see it as a failure - a nice take on a team in the dumps. Meanwhile, the Internet got together and imagined what Chivas USA last game would be like if it were a TV show.

It is never too early to think ahead to the MLS SuperDraft, especially if your team doesn't exist yet. The Orlando Sentinel takes a gander at the players to keep track of when January rolls around.

The Guardian took a look at the star power of the New York Cosmos of old and the New York Cosmos of new.

Not yet tired of reading about promotion/relegation? Read this!

Go figure, the Sounders are the most traveled team in MLS this season.

Europe

It was a crazy record breaking day in Champions League on Tuesday.

Speaking of blowouts, Sunderland supporters will receive a ticket refund after watching their team get demolished 8-0 by Southampton.

In a rather genius move, Rochdale AFC are using cannabis lamps seized by police in drug raids to help the grass at their home field. The head groundsman for the field said the lights would have cost anywhere from £20,000 to £30,000.

Here is an interesting article about the time when England tried to mandate that anyone attending a soccer game would need a registered card issued by their club.