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Showing a remarkable level of courage, 22 members of the fledgling Seattle Impact have left the team

Zach Scott makes all sorts of headlines
Zach Scott makes all sorts of headlines
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Even the players have had enough of Seattle Impact FC's owner: 22 players left the team last week, and the remaining guys are looking for their shoes but can't find them.

A fair bit has already been made of Omar Gonzalez being a whiny poo-pants, and Jeremiah has given the USMNT centerback all the respect he deserves already. So if you would like to know more about this incident, look from within.

Coincidentally, we have an article about how Zach Scott "clawed" his way to the pinnacle of MLS.

The UW Women's Soccer Team was somewhat overlooked this season, making it all the way to the final sixteen of the NCAA tournament to little fanfare. Their ride came to an end Sunday, at the hands of Stanford. The men are still alive after making it through a scoreless regulation and coming from behind in penalties.

MLS

If the Sounders can shrug off the 1(2) goal deficit, they'll likely go up against the surging New England RevolutionThe Revs went into a surprisingly raucous Red Bull Arena (the atmosphere was aided by over 1,000 away fans) and came away with a 2-1 win. Bradley Wright-Phillips will not play in the second leg due to yellow accumulation.

One NASL coach, fresh off of losing to the San Antonio Scorpions in the NASL Championship, is challenging the idea that the NASL is a lower level of competition than MLS. Needless to say that's not the prevailing wisdom, but I'll let other people who have seen more NASL action than I to make that distinction for themselves.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC became the latest team to field their own USL-PRO team, and they followed the popular naming conventions. They'll also be expanding their National Development Centre" (emphasis on "Centre" spelling.)

Before playing a match, Orlando City feel like they have the right guy at the helm with Adrian Heath, so they've put a ring-pop on him expecting to last until at least 2017. (Removed: controversial, possibly tasteless climate change joke)

In league stadium rankings (according to Stadium Journey), Sporting Park was given the number one spot, followed by Cascadia and Texas in that order. The most surprising things were Red Bull Arena's low finish and RFK Stadium not being dead last.

One of the great advantages the Northwest teams have over opponents from Harrison, NJ or Carson, CA, is that they all have beautiful modern buildings situated in downtown. They're close to restaurants and bars, places of business for many, and most importantly are where the 20-to-30-somethings are living these days. That demographic, according to CityLab, is the one most likely to be interested in MLS. Their point, in essence: Building stadiums downtown is important. (looking at you New England, Chicago, LAFC)

World

Spanish club Levante is being sued by Bruce Wayne DC Comics for their use of a bat on their crest, as they have for the last 100 years (and indeed, back the mid-1200s.)

Manchester United's official Twitter Account tweeted out that Daley Blind would be out of commission until May, but that now appears to be erroneous. United faithful can rest assured that he'll only miss something in the range of a dozen games at most.

If reports are accurate, it appears Pele will have his number retired at Santos with two of his most memorable career stops present.

As peaceful as things are here at home, it's easy to forget about the pain and suffering a world away. Syria's citizens are going through what some would classify as a "tough time," and many are using sports as a way to deal with the current reality.