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Major Link Soccer: Goodbye NBC

This space will have no mention of the LA Galaxy or Landon Donovan... Damnit...

See you in my dreams, Mr. Martino
See you in my dreams, Mr. Martino
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I fully expect that this will be the least-read article I do this year, so let's just go ahead and get it over with. Oh, and if you have some venting to do, please do it in one of our many other comments sections.

Seattle

The other RBP tenants were in action in Santa Clara on Thanksgiving Day, and were greeted with something possibly familiar to the players:

An update on the Elite Washington Huskies and their star locals.

Jessica Fishlock has spent a lot of time in planes. Now she learns to fly.

MLS

Saturday's Eastern Conference Final was the last game on NBC's broadcasting contract with MLS. I'll be sad to see them go after they lifted the production standards associated with the league by orders of magnitude. Perhaps when FOX's current deal is up in 2022, the Comcast Network will see fit to purchase the single sports contract they don't own by then. In honor of this end of an era, they put together some of their favorite moments on NBC and NBCSN.

In that game, the New England Revolution finished off the New York Red Bulls (though it was not as easy as it may have seemed). Before the match, the team's supporters revealed yet another Field Goal-netting tifo, this one with a GOT twist. Damn, the ECS tifo would have been so sweet...

Suddenly, everyone wants the Revolution. Providence, Rhode Island is actively courting the team out of the Boston area.

CNBC has refreshed details on NYCFC's stadium hunt.

Aurelien Collin appears to be on his way out of Sporting KC, and rumors have his destination as Toronto, Ontario, CA. Kansas City may lose another defender if Erik Palmer-Brown is transferred to Juventus.

Toronto is looking for a new club president, and they are looking at Real Salt Lake GM Garth Lagerway. If he accepts the job, he would presumably also become the president of Canada.

World

How to stop Pitch Invaders (both short term and long term)

Minnesota United has elected to be a force for progression in the Twin-Cities community, supporting a local high school initiative to open up school sports to transgendered students. In doing so, they actively rebuked an ad that appeared in the Star Tribune.

Don't make the mistake I did and get into sports journalism.

Four names have been leaked in the investigation by FIFA's Ethics Committee. Hopefully they have no way of skewing FIFA's Goal of the Year vote.

Want to see former Tottenham coach Ted Lasso (played by Jason Sudeikis) get his own series? Ted does.

David Beckham and his son Brooklyn Beckham were reportedly in a car crash on Saturday. He was busy not getting a stadium deal in Miami.

Every two year-old's birthday party should involve a bear.

India's Super League is doing MLS a favor, becoming the retirement stop we never wanted to be.

Not Even Soccer, Just Because

Surely every woman in a serious relationship who happened to be watching Southern University's halftime show flipped their lid when the band spelled out "Marry Me". School alumni Calvin Mills was able to pull in the favor and got the yes he was looking for, setting the bar high for us non-football star guys. It isn't as effective when your friends from MouseRat play "5000 Candles in the Wind".

There is a short trailer for the new Star Wars, and it features a new droid: Meet Jablua2-D2.

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