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Let's all just enjoy a nice civil discussion about the future of the Seattle Sounders.

Seattle

Things are starting to pick up in our annual fight polite conversation over the future of one Siegfried Schmid. To kick off today's conversation, I start with the completely predictable news. Sigi has himself expressed to reporters that he would like to stay where he is.

Of course, the decision won't really be up to Sigi. It's a reasonable to question to ask if reliably getting to the playoffs is enough, or if Sigi's days are numbered.

Simon Moyse of the Seattle PI has gone so far as to have declared Sigi's successor. In his opinion, Seattle's 'brand' is Jason Kreis.

Despite the controversy, FourFourTwo has listed Century Link Field as one of the top 100 football (soccer) stadiums in the world.

In other news, French media outlet L'Equipe has released a documentary on Sounders FC which is embedded here. Maybe somebody can add some English subtitles?

MLS

On the bright side, at least Seattle hasn't made the list of the worst 10 teams in MLS history.

The Colombus Crew appears to be going all in on #BadPlayoffKarma. They are already selling tickets to the MLS Cup.

The MLS 2016 apparel collection appears to have leaked just a bit early, if this document is deemed to be accurate.

The Miami FC news of the week features David Beckham in a proxy battle with a local daycare owner who is demanding approximately 100 times the face value for their property.

USA

The USA lost to Brazil yesterday evening in a U23 friendly. The match was not a brilliant showing for the US, who didn't really show much life until Brazil lost it's captain to a second yellow.

The senior team will be playing it's first qualifier for the 2018 World Cup cycle tomorrow against St. Vincent.

Of course, even a reeling US National Team should be able to defeat the tiny nation. But if they don't, Jurgen could be in trouble.

World

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in the hospital after what is being described as a minor nervous breakdown.