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Major Link Soccer: Oba's World (Qualifying) Cup

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Fighting off a tough end to the season, Oba hopes bringing goals to the Super Eagles will be a proper coping mechanism.

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World:

In a 20-1 landslide, Russia has been banned from all World Athletic events following a state-sponsored doping scandal.

The locations of the Copa America Centenario have reportedly been finalized, including a New Jersey-based final.

MLS

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he'd like to retire with dignity, which doesn't allow for playing in MLS or Qatar.

The owners of DC United already have their fingers in a number of sporting pies, but now they're looking to get into basketball as well.

Seattle:

Stefan Frei offers further insight into the proverbial coin flip of penalty kicks, by explaining his PK strategy: going off a hunch.

DeAndre Yedlin offers a poignant postmortem on the Sounders season, proving #SeattleLove knows no hemispheres.

Big D Soccer does some analysis of FC Dallas' playoff victory over the Sounders.

Obafemi Martins reports back from the Nigeria National Team's camp prior to World Cup Qualifiying, and is intent on bringing one thing back to the Super Eagles: Obagoals.

United States:

Sunil Gulati faces the tough questions in this great transcript via Steven Goff from a press gathering he attended today.

Although the U.S. took a nice 6-1 cruise to victory last night in qualifying against St. Vincent and the Grenadines, S2 alum Oalex Anderson stood out on the field, particularly in giving the tinkering eagles a scare via an early goal.