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Zlatan single-handedly sends one of Sweden's teams to it's world cup, NYCFC signs a sixth player and more

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Seattle

OK just one more link about how much we missed Chad Marshall I promise. Matt Pentz from the Seattle Times takes a look at the effect Marshall had on the game Sunday.

Both DeAndre Yedlin and Obafemi Martins could feature in the Sounders' US Open Cup game on Wednesday.

Clint Dempsey traded his jersey at the Houston game for some popcorn. The recipient of the jersey just so happened to be the son of Reign owner Bill Predmore.

USA

Eddie Johnson had a rough time on Twitter after DC's 3-0 loss to RSL. Mainly because EJ made himself have a rough time on twitter, by e-yelling back at some angry DC fans. EJ told one fan to go support another team and another "I'm not here to please your town buddy."

The Gold Cup has not featured a third-place game since 2003, but that appears likely to change. The management company in charge of the gold cup has just released an information packet for advertisers.

Hope Solo's attorney has filed for her misdemeanor assault charges to be dismissed.

Things are not looking good for the Chicago Fire, sitting in eighth place in the east on a particularly bad run of form. Hot Time in Old Town takes a look at how everyone should feel about the Fire's current situation, as well as what's been going wrong.

Chase has reached a special agreement with FC Dallas, where the bank will subsidize much of FC Dallas's youth system, in particular focusing on supporting children who wouldn't otherwise be able to play competitively.

Check out the home and away goal differentials for each conference. This implies that Eastern Conference teams tend to get scored on by greater margins both at home and on the road, and you can extrapolate from that whatever you'd like.

The USMNT are set to play Ireland in November, announced the Irish FA today.

NYCFC signed their sixth player today, former RSL defender Watson-Siriboe. No word on where he'll be playing until NYCFC is integrated into MLS.

Lars Ritchers is the coach of the Crew's U15 and U16 academy teams. He has some interesting thoughts on what makes a good coach.

World

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not have been able to send Sweden to the FIFA World Cup, but he was able to send them tothe INAS World Cup. When Sweden's learning disabled team asked celebrity footballers to help them pay for their trip to the World Cup, Zlatan went ahead and paid for the whole trip himself.