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Major Link Soccer: In Search of America's Champion

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A club tournament across the entire America's has been gathering enough steam to grease the hype trains engines.

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Seattle:

Much like putting the ball in the back of the net, Josh Heard got on the Washington Huskies radar by being in the right place, at the right time.

World:

Perpetual finger-avoider Sepp Blatter has now found his own fingers to point, in this case right in the direction of the Spanish Football President.

An opportunity for one club to claim the title of Champions of the Americas is in works, and could be just two years away.

MLS:

After a heartbreaking loss to Montreal in their long awaited entry to the playoffs, Toronto FC and it's fans are forced into the mirror on their performance, ending in an unfortunate scene outside of the stadium between Montreal and Toronto fans, with Sebastian Giovinco the unwilling centerpiece. Perhaps Toronto FC's success will reflect the path of fellow Toronto resident Drake- always at their best when a tinge of sadness is involved.

Bruce Arena brings any prospects of offseason loans for Steven Gerrard or Robbie Keane crashing to a halt, in an effort to reflect their final five matches of their season.

Is the solution to NYCFC's woes a high profile manager change? Hudson River Blue shoots down at least one candidate: Fabio Cappello.

and finally, with ESPN ending the publication of Grantland, take a look at Neymar's rise of superstardom,  along with the meteoric rise of Deandre Yedlin following his blistering 2014 World Cup Performance. On the non-soccer side of things, their Oral Histories are worth a read while they're still online.