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Real Salt Lake announce a USL Pro affiliate, Aurelien Collin may be on the move, and other links from today's news.

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Seattle

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new baby honey badger.

Univision Deportes just ran a feature on the Sounders and their fans, featuring interviews with Sigi Schmid and many more. If you understand Spanish, it's definitely worth your 15 minutes.

Football Manager 15 doesn't come out until November 7th, but it's already doing awesome things. It just picked the Sounders to win MLS Cup.

Sounders Academy alumnus Jesse Klug was just named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Soccer Team.

You can enter to win a signed Obafemi Martins jersey here.

The Sounders' defense was so good on Sunday that it had even Mo Edu and Jesse Marsch swooning.

MLS

Two MLS players are featured in Mexico's U-21 squad for the Central American and Caribbean Games. Erick "Cubo" Torres may not come as a surprise to you, but Real Salt Lake's Carlos Salcedo might.

After retiring mere months ago, Logan Pause is back with the Chicago Fire. This time he'll be working off-the-field as the club's Vice President.

Aurelien Collin's contract with SKC is up this year, so it's possible he has played his final game with the team. Could Montreal be the next stop in his career?

After reports of Columbus' Daniel Palladini taking part in a domestic dispute, the Crew midfielder has been suspended from all team activities.

NYCFC are to reveal at least part of their jerseys on Thursday.

ESPN and NBCSN's viewership numbers are in, and they're up from last year. ESPN saw a nine percent increase, while NBCSN jumped up 27 percent. Does this mean that soccer has become a "major American sport?"

Are the Revolution the best team in MLS? Have DC United only been covering up a deeper terribleness all year? Is the new away goals tiebreaker changing playoff games? Let SB Nation tell you.

The LA galaxy have just signed the youngest ever player to a USL Pro contract: academy goalkeeper Eric Lopez.

Real Salt Lake are the latest MLS team to add a USL Pro affiliate. Real Monarchs SLC will begin play in 2015. RSL are also apparently in the market for a NWSL team.

World

Despite being offered countless opportunities at Sunderland, Jozy Altidore has only managed to score two goals. Altidore has all but called it quits, saying he'll be looking for a transfer if he doesn't get more playing time soon. Rumor has it that said move may be to Lille, who certainly need a goal scorer.

The World Cup on Turf has been under legal fire from many of the players  (such as Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach) expected to play in it. The whole situation has been confusing for those of us who aren't so legally fluent, but luckily a kind lawyer has taken to explaining the whole situation for us.

Welp, it looks like Jurgen Klinsmann isn't happy again. This time he feels like USMNT players are all having post World Cup slumps.

The pay-to-play model of American soccer is seen by many as a barrier to producing high level youth talent. Alianza de Futbol is offering a free alternative to traditional American youth soccer, and showing us that free soccer can be successful in the US.

Red Bull is in the market for a new soccer team, this time around looking to buy Leeds United and take them "into the Champions League."

It looks like a 2022 World Cup in winter is getting more and more likely. This of course does nothing to address the numerous reported human rights violations going on in Qatar.

Are there too many red cards in soccer for needless or silly challenges? Grantland certainly thinks so.

I honestly don't know what to write about the video below. Just watch it and revel in the confusion.