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Lampard in NYC. Beasley in Houston. Demerit in retirement. Adu in Serbia. Vedder in Chicago.

Beasley makes his return.
Beasley makes his return.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Notable Seattleite Eddie Vedder not only threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field for the Cubs/Padres game yesterday evening, apparently he also led the fans in a rendition of "Take me out the the ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch.

At SoundersFC.com, Kasey Keller shared his thoughts (and heaped praise) on DaMarcus Beasley and Jay Demerit as they each take significant steps in their careers.  (More on that ahead)

Black and Red United relive a significant Seattle memory -- no, not a loss to the Sounders.  In 2006, DC played none other that Real Madrid to a 1-1 tie here in the Emerald City.  Watch the highlights here.

As far as Lampard to NYCFC (which is now official), there's really only one relevant question we should be asking as Sounders fans: But can he conjure fire?

MLS, NASL, PDL

Damarcus Beasley's long and interesting career has taken a new turn as he puts on the Orange of the Houston DynamoA recap of that career and what Beasley might mean for a Houston team needing a push.

In other Dynamo Theory linkage, Warren Creavalle is headed to Toronto FC, but more importantly, he once got stuck in a bathroom and it was quite a situation.  #FreeWarren, indeed.

As hinted at above, 34-year-old Jay Demerit is hanging up the boots, as they say, but looks forward to a job with Major League Soccer.  An amazing roller coaster of a career on the field comes to an end.

Now that Frank Lampard is officially a New York City....FC, where does his signing rank in the history of big transfers to MLS?  You may disagree with the top ten over at Pro Soccer Talk.

Speaking of the NYC, you may have heard of a team called the Cosmos.  Well, you might want to phone your friends in the Big Apple and let them know the Cosmos are still around.

Chicago Fire are set to sign homegrown player and U.S. U18 Men’s National Team midfielder Collin Fernandez.

In case you didn't know, Des Moines Menace are the PDL team that put the most butts in seats this season.  That and much more here with a breakdown of attendance for the minor league.

World

This intrepid World Cup fan managed something pretty cool: he took a photo with fans from all 32 countries represented at the finals.  Gallery at Big D Soccer.

25-year-old Freddy Adu has played for 9 different clubs, and seems to be ready to make it ten, in Serbia.  He is visiting FK Jagodina apparently with the intent to sign with the team.

Lil Wayne is launching a sports agency, and the first client is already lined up: Cristiano Ronaldo.