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Major Link Soccer: Clint Dempsey ranked as No. 2 American soccer player

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But in bigger news, we are Open Cup champions and the Union are not!

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Sounders

We are the Open Cup champs again. Duh.

American Soccer Now released their list of the top 100 best American soccer players right now. Clint Dempsey comes in at No. 2, followed by DeAndre Yedlin at No. 14, Brad Evans at No. 43, Lamar Neagle at No. 76, Jordan Morris at No. 91 and Kenny Cooper at No. 97.

MLS

NYC FC are still looking for a place to build a soccer stadium after talks to build one near Yankee Stadium fell apart. Now, developers are turning to land near the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.

Toronto FC's season hasn't gone quite according to plan, but general manager Tim Bezbatchenko has a plan for the future and it relies on advanced analytics.

Orlando City SC announced its current list of signed players for the 2015 season, a bit small at the moment but also featuring Kaká.

We Seattlities find the U.S. Open Cup as something worth fighting for. But a lot of the country doesn't even take the time to watch the final. If the tournament wants to succeed in the long run, it'll take a bit of retooling to get everyone on board - and this blog has a few ideas.

Europe

The Telegraph breaks down Anderson's tumultuous career with Manchester United.

Reto Felder, a goalkeeper for FC Muri, is considering legal action against supporters who peed in his water bottle during a recent match in a Swiss first division game.

Not sure what to do after your soccer career begins to wind down. You can follow in former German goalkeeper Tim Wiese's footsteps and potentially join the WWE.

Liverpool hasn't been in the Champions League since 2009. They've spent 400 million Euros to get back in.

FIFA Corruption

For your daily dose of shady FIFA goings, look to Canover Watson, a member of the organization's financial watchdog, who was suspended pending a corruption and money-laundering inquiry.