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Some links about the garbage fire that is Toronto FC and a flock of seagulls get in the action in an Australian game.

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Seattle

Seattle native Seyi Adekoya was named the Pac-12 Men's Soccer Player of the Week after scoring a game-winning goal over the Washington Huskies. Adekoya is a freshman at UCLA.

According to the Seattle Times, Hope Solo will face a January trial date for her misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

Got an idea of what the supporters group of the S2 should be called (in a purely hypothetical and fun poll)?

MLS

There was a lot of madness surrounding Toronto FC when Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe arrived. One thing that is finally settled is the Vancouver Whitecaps won't be giving up Matias Laba any time soon. Defoe meanwhile is rumored to be locking down a deal to play at QPR. Despite the costly push into MLS relevance, Toronto FC still missed the playoffs. The result of that failure might mean the team keeps season tickets at the same price for next season.

LAGConfidential takes a look a the LA Galaxy's academy system after the LA Galaxy II signed Academy prospect Eric Lopez.

Orlando City SC reveals their kits tomorrow. Here is the final preview.

The Portland Timbers announced Diego Valeri underwent successful ACL surgery at the Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center. He is expected to be out for approximately five months.

The expansion draft is coming up, and only a few people are truly save. The Brotherly Game takes a look at who will be held onto by the Philadelphia Union.

D.C. United's new stadium plans are taking a slightly shady turn as politicians start to get involved.

Europe

You'll be quite surprised by the winner of Aston Villa's Goal of the Month for October.

Life on the Twittersphere is a dangerous game, and West Ham co-owner David Gold found out the hard way (again).

An Englishman put up the loyalty of his new born baby for auction in order to raise money for charity. Ian Chaters expected that the bidding would be between Manchester United and Manchester City fans. Turns out his new kid will be a Stockport fan.

Grantland breaks down how Europe's 'hipster darlings" (the teams good enough to qualify for the Champions League but not good enough to compete consistenly) are faring at the beginning of the year.

Everything else

Click this link to watch one of the worst shots you'll ever see.

Even a flock of seagulls couldn't keep Melbourne Victory from scoring in a 2-0 win over Wellington Phoenix.

Soccer By Ives is now SBIsoccer.com if you need to update your bookmarks.