Seattle's American Football team is going back to the Superb Owl, and Jeremiah has the Sounders' social reaction. It also means the culmination of a months' long dream: to have all of Seattle carpool to Arizona together.
Who's ready for a road trip?!— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) January 18, 2015
Ubiquitous on game-days, jerseys are a major part of brand identity in modern sports. It used to be that jersey replicas weren't even sold to adults, and now MLS makes a big show of unveiling all the new shirts at once. Or at least they would if they could get a handle on the annual leaks season. First up we've got the Philadelphia Union, with a clean white kit that could belong to just about anyone (like all dumb blank white kits #notbiased.)
Par for the course these days, it appears that MLS has a relatively likely chance to go into a work stoppage rather than address the myriad complaints of their players. According to a former league player, major issues like free agency are off the table.
Every successful sports team (almost exclusively) wins when is has achieved some level of consistency. A constantly revolving door of coaches or other key personnel is antithetical to having sustained success. So for the Vancouver Whitecaps, re-signing Carl Robinson is probably a step in the right direction, after treating previous head coaches like grocery bags while walking a favored pet.
Relegation and Promotion are next up on The Mane Land's series of introductions to MLS.
Boston's (Foxborough) attacking depth improved with the personnel move for Sean Okoli, who is reportedly excited about his move to the east coast.
Our favorite MLS farm team has signed a new Designated Player: Montreal Impact whipped out the checkbook for Belgium defender Laurent Ciman.
Would you like an insider view at this year's SuperDraft? Follow this link onto Hudson River Blue, with stories and twitpics for days. The content mostly focuses on interactions with and between the four supporters groups who made themselves present in Philadelphia.
Looks like Sporting CP may be losing Heldon to the New England Revolution.
By word of Football Italia, Toronto FC is making a DP offer to Sebastian Giovinco.
The Portland Thorns traded away Jessica McDonald to the Houston Dash in exchange for the 13th pick in the NWSL college draft, which happened last week.
Chelsea's Cristian Cuevas scored the best free kick of the week in this highlight.
Hell, even referees are split on the idea of the "sin bin", the addition of an orange or white card to an official's punishment arsenal.
Europe's top clubs are making kissy faces at young Martin Odegaard. The 16-year old became the youngest goal-scorer in the history of Norwegian club soccer and has the Manchesters, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich falling over each other to get to him.
So you need a reason why investing in young talent is so important? How about this Juventus 18 year-old.