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Major Link Soccer: Recent DraftKings controversy puts MLS in difficult position

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The league's affiliation with the daily fantasy sports website has MLS staying silent during legal proceedings.

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The visibility of MLS' affiliation with DraftKings has grown over the past few months.
The visibility of MLS' affiliation with DraftKings has grown over the past few months.
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Seattle

Here is ProSoccerTalk's 100 words or less snapshot of the Sounders 3-1 win over RSL on Sunday.

American Soccer Analysis came out with its MLS Cup Playoff projections, favoring the Sounders in their opening matchup with the Galaxy 57% of the time, but giving them just a 3.3% chance at winning the Cup.

MLS

Take a pass on these places while in B.C., according to Dynamo Theory.

Once A Metro has an interesting piece on MLS' affiliation with DraftKings and the league's silence in the face of recent allegations and lawsuits against the daily fantasy sports site.

MLS set a new all-time average attendance record for the second year in a row with 21,550; Empire of Soccer breaks down the record-setting year team by team.

Kenn.com has its own breakdown of the year in attendance as well.

Once A Metro has a few ideas on how to improve MLS Decision Day.

Apparently Jose Mourinho still hasn't gotten over Chelsea's 4-2 loss in July to the Red Bulls.

Chicago Fire fans are hearing familiar double-speak from new GM Nelson Rodriguez.

Red Bulls fans are basking in what certainly seem like the golden years for the franchise after winning two Supporters' Shield in three seasons.

USA

Men in Blazers on NBCSports is suffering from declining viewership numbers.

Former Real Madrid legend Raul is retiring from soccer at the end of this season with the Cosmos, leaving the NASL lacking star power.

Fan-owned club San Francisco City FC is pushing for a US Open Cup berth after a successful debut season.

Vice Soccer has another entry into the discussion on NCAA policies regarding athlete pay and compensation, partially in response to the recent New Yorker article.

SoccerWire is calling for US U17s head coach Richie Williams to lose his job after the US team was badly outplayed in the U17 World Cup Group Stage last week.

USL announced its 2015 All-League Teams this Monday; no S2 players were selected.

Merritt Paulson had a busy start to his week with the Thorns making multiple trades in addition to sending Alex Morgan to expansion side Orlando Pride.