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Major Link Soccer: Yedlin is ours and someone wants to take him

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Plus the fall out from Eddie Johnson's latest social media slip up.

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Sounders

Everyone in Seattle knows the reason why DeAndre Yedlin is such a hot commodity, but the rest of the nation isn't as clued in. Grantland sat down with Yedlin for an in-depth interview going all the way back to childhood.

MLS

Ever since MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott said the league will never go to a promotion/relegation format, people have been yelling -- loudly. Mike DeCourcy with the Sporting News has a great reason why promotion/relegation shouldn't be that easy of a decision (hint: it involves money).

Eddie Johnson put his foot in his mouth again this week. MLSSoccer.com and SB Nation took a gander at how and why Johnson continually finds himself in the same situation throughout his career. D.C. United coach Ben Olsen wasn't pleased with Johnson's effort during a 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake -- both in game and after.

MLS is always looking for new cities to expand to, so why hasn't San Diego ever been considered?

World

The BBC has a club-by-club guide of the EPL. SB Nation, like it usually does, has a much more visually interesting preview to the biggest league in Europe.

Didier Drogba's ankle isn't as bad as initially thought after he was injured in a friendly with Ferencvaros.

Will the ECS follow suit next? Manchester United reportedly emailed fans banning them from bringing iPads and other tablets to Old Trafford.

Due to the conflict in Iraq, the Iraqi under-21 football team is struggling to field a full squad and is preparing with just 12 reported players.

The Belmopan Bandits were in the CONCACAF Champions League, and then they weren't -- after the tournament had already started.

World Cup

Here is a cool little video from Google about the World Cup as seen by search.