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Major Link Soccer: Las Vegas dead, Chivas purchase rumors

LA2 may be headed north.

Running away from Stubhub Center
Running away from Stubhub Center
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Pretty cool times right now for us Seattle folks on SB Nation: I'm not usually one to talk up internet ads, but we've got Richard Sherman in front of the Seattle skyline, as well as the occasional Clint Dempsey on FIFA 15 plastered in the peripheries. Perhaps right now. Maybe even IN YOUR COMPUTER INSIDES!


It wasn't even a contest: Our own Lamar Neagle was the winner of MLS' Goal of the Week for his Salt Lake Stunner.

Jordan Morris continues to be the subject of a ton of hype and attention. His play for Stanford has been noticed, but locals in the Bay Area are worried he won't be playing at the collegiate level for much longer.

Local blogger Frank MacDonald looks at MLS' history with both the double and the treble, and wonders whether going for it all is too much to ask.


As predicted, Las Vegas' attempt to bring MLS to their unfair city is falling apart like a retirement plan in front of a slot machine. As it is, building the stadium they'd need simply isn't feasible.

There's a rumor that a group exists interested in buying Chivas USA and moving them to the San Fernando Valley. Such a move would almost certainly involve a rebrand to "LA Universal." (In all seriousness, Chivas USA's future offspring team would suddenly be plastered all over the bedrooms of every fictional cinematic kid from 2015 until EVER.)

We've had some good times with the LA Galaxy, and we've had lots of bad times with the LA Galaxy. By now we've already broken up with the LA Galaxy. But they just keep on popping up, now more than ever, and will not leave us alone. The Galaxy are just a really bad ex, and more than anything I want them to go away and never come back. Oh and by the way LA? That was always OUR Supporter's Shield. You have no business taking it with you.

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, he of 13 goals this season, knows it can be tough to be popular. Described as "Vietnam's David Beckham" in this MLSsoccer piece, Nguyen has thrived under less pressure in Massachusetts, a borderline All-Star caliber player.


Some strange folks end up getting managing jobs in soccer, few stranger than Felix Magath and his tenure with Fulham. Maybe Clint Dempsey left because he had a cheese allergy?

Alan Hinton talks to the Derby Telegraph about the old English manager Brian Clough and his ability to adapt.

In case you're wondering, I'm still working my way through the MLS logo Reddit. So many great creations...

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