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Major Link Soccer: The Rise of Yedlin

Orlando City sidesteps eminent domain issue. Will the Dutch have instant replay refs? Is there actually a buyer lined up for Rebrand FC at $60 million? Carlos Valdes returns to the Union.

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports


Sometimes it's easy to forget how recently Deandre Yedlin joined the Seattle soccer scene.  Here's a tweet from March 12, 2013:

Relive Yedlin's emergence through tweets and articles because it's one of those meteoric rises you hope never ends.


Waiting for that expected announcement about the future of Chivas USA?  Keep waiting.  $60 Million appears to be the asking price, but any and all takers seem to be either non-existent or very quiet.

The Blue Testament considers who was snubbed from the All Star Game roster, and I can't say i disagree with the choices, with the exception of Benny Feilhaber...what do you think?

Dynamo Theory considers the always-important question: how to put fans in seats?  Or more specifically, how to sell out BBVA Compass Stadium.

The Vancouver Whitecaps appear to be close to signing Costa Rican center back Kendall Watson.

Much more officially, Carlos Valdes has returned to the Philadelphia Union.  The move is expected to shore up the team at center back, but reportedly will not cost a DP slot.

Congratulations are in order for the Portland Thorns for breaking the NWSL attendance record at 19,123.

What happens when a church wants $15 million dollars for the last bit of property needed to build a stadium?  Move the entire stadium plan one block west!  The Orlando City stadium is back in business after the change, and the eminent domain lawsuit against Parramore church has been dropped.


The Dutch Football Association will petition FIFA for approval to use it's new video referee system after testing it last season.  For certain decisions, a referee with access to all the video angles would be allowed to correct the field ref after viewing the replay, without slowing down the game much at all.  I'm sure you're still asking yourself, "Hoe werkt de videoreferee?":

And finally, for your viewing pleasure, a hilarious goal from lower-division German side Würzburger Kickers:

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