Not specifically Sounders team related, but Brian Stern at SoundersNation.com is signing off the blog circuit.
If you need a primer on how and why the Seattle Sounders ended up such a big deal in the Emerald City, head on over to a Seattle Times' timeline that pieces together how regular guys like Cliff McCrath paved the way for the future.
Toronto FC spent a bunch of money to be one of the bigger clubs in the league. Fast forward a few months and the club fired its coach and reverted to its old ways of reveling in dysfunction and despair.
Eddie Johnson won't take the field on Wednesday against the NY Red Bulls after coach Ben Olsen confirmed the mercurial striker suffered a concussion in training last week.
The Houston Dynamo are looking into a USL Pro team in McAllen, Texas, but it is still a ways from being complete. The Dynamo would like to expand the McAllen Sports Park and would need plenty of construction to be a suitable field to host teams.
The Chicago Fire have had a rough year and it isn't getting any easier. Reigning MVP Mike Magee underwent surgery on his right hip and is expected out for 6-8 months.
We Ain't Got No History lays out how the Chelsea youth system strategy earns the club a boat load of money.
Manchester United is having a bit of uniform issues as of late.
Man Utd really need to get a hold of this whole spelling your employees' names right thing. pic.twitter.com/sti6rHK73N— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) September 9, 2014
If you aren't reading SB Nation's Bill Connelly's trips through Premier League, then you need to set aside some time and read this now.
A lot of people are up in arms about the concept of the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place in the winter. You can probably add advertisers to that list, as a shift to the winter would most likely conflict with the Winter Olympics.
Speaking of how fantastic the 2022 World Cup in Qatar sounds to be going, researchers were recently arrested after looking into reports of the horrible conditions for migrant workers.
FIFA vice-president Jeffery Webb wants to curb limits on power within the organization and announced he is in favor of limiting the president to 12 years. This comes on the heels of Sepp Blatter seeking his fifth four-year term. He also admitted that FIFA's image has "a lot of work to do" in trying to rebuild itself into a respectable and trustworthy organization.