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Major Link Soccer: The worst mascots in tournament history

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Also, the USMNT lost to Ireland.

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MLS

The Chicago Fire re-signed winger Patrick Nyarko on Tuesday. Nyarko is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL. In the process, they declined the contract options of 11 players and picked up the options on six other players.

The Kraft family is in the works of trying to build a stadium much closer to Boston for the New England Revolution. The Revolution, relative to the Boston city limits, are out in the boonies in Gillette Stadium. Supposedly, the plans are being designed by the firm Populus.

Richie Williams, head coach of the US U-17 national team, called up five players with MLS academy ties for an upcoming tournament in Chile.

Check SB Nation's mock dispersal draft from the disbanded Chivas USA, which sees the Sounders re-acquiring Nathan Sturgis.

Black and Red United took a look at how former Sounder Alex Caskey preformed for the team this season.

D.C. United's proposed new stadium might take a big hit courtesy of the new mayor.

Rest of the U.S.

Sometimes, to get a team off the ground you have to go scouting in far off places.

Cheryl Bailey will step down as the executive director of the NWSL after her replacement is found. Bailey reportedly wanted to spend more time with her family. She was the executive director for two years.

That U.S. loss to Ireland... Uh yeah, let's ignore that one.

Europe

Manchester United isn't in the Champions League this year, and the club is feeling the aftermath of that failure. They estimate an income drop of almost 10 percent in the first quarter of the financial year because of missing the tournament.

The Football Supporters' Federation in England isn't too happy with the idea of moving kickoff times in order to show more games live on TV.

Few sites do longforms as pretty as SB Nation does (not biased). Check out this one on John Terry.

Sports Illustrated is spending some time in the super clubs of the world. This time around, it is Bayern Munich's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Everything else

The mascots for the upcoming Euro 2016 and 2015 Copa America were released today. Often times, mascots aren't a good thing. Here is a breakdown on the mascots that ruined teams in tournaments throughout history.