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Obafemi Martins receives some much deserved praise for his play Sunday, backlash from the Jermaine Jones deal, and Howard comes out with a book

Susan Ragan-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

The Sounders reserves defeated Arizona United 5-1 yesterday, with Sean Okoli notching two goals and one assist. Damion Lowe played his first competitive match since undergoing hip surgery in April.

In being cut from the US's 2012 Olympic Team, Reign defender Stephanie Cox felt she had been given an opportunity to start a family. Two years on from having her daughter, Cox is feeling ever so grateful that she did.

DeAndre Yedlin will be at the George & Dragon tonight. You should also be there.

Obafemi Martins is up for Goal of the Week. Vote for him here. Oh and he also won Player of the Week.

MLS

Remember that time a few weeks ago when Bruce Arena cried on camera discussing Landon Donovan? Well he's back to doing whatever he wants, this time firing more than a few shots at MLS, both for blocking the transfer of Sacha Kljestan to LA and for deciding Jermaine Jones's future by blind draw.

Jermaine Jones's blind draw has brought heat from more than just Bruce Arena. Apparently Jones went to blind draw first because he was of "a certain threshold" meaning he couldn't go to allocation order, and second because there was more than one team that met his demands. BREAKING: MLS Roster Rules are confusing.

New England Revolution President Brian Bilello sat down to discuss what Jermaine Jones's signing will mean to the Revolution, among other things. But the question remains, where will Jones fit into the Revolution lineup? Fear not, the Bent Musket has it all sorted out for you.

And with all this Jones hullabaloo going on, the Revolution were able to sneak in the signing of former Netherlands youth international Geoffrey Castillion under the radar. Playing at center forward, Castillion will give the Revolution another option in the box.

Despite scoring nine goals last season, Darlington Nagbe has yet to hit the back of the net for Portland this season. Will Parchman from Top Drawer Soccer takes a look at what's going wrong.

Real Salt Lake's newest Designated Player, Sebastian Jaime, is in training with the team, and could feature as soon as this weekend. Jaime was signed from Chilean club Unión Española on August 6th.

Thierry Henry has still not made up his mind on whether he'll retire at the end of this season, saying "Right now, like you saw, that fire is still in me." In comments he hinted that he won't make a decision until the end of the season.

World

Well it looks like another politician has come out with another boring book. Oh wait no by Secretary of Defense they meant Tim Howard, my bad. Howard plans on detailing the highs and lows of his career as well as how he's dealt with his Tourette's Syndrome.

Geoff Cameron is apparently coming closer to a move away from Stoke City. Multiple Premier League teams (including Jozy Altidore's Sunderland) are reported to be in the running for his services, as well as Italian giant Lazio. If Cameron does indeed transfer it's likely he'll play at center back or defensive midfield.

Despite excelling at the world cup, Colombia has a national league not performing as well as some of its South American rivals. This has been a familiar story for Colombia in recent years, especially as less money from cartels is being poured into the league.