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Major Link Soccer: Point Earned

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The USMNT earned a point on the road drawing with Trinidad & Tobago in Port of Spain Tuesday night.

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U.S. Soccer

Looking for a win the United States settled for a draw Tuesday night in Trinidad and Tobago. The USMNT looked outplayed and uninterested for most of the first half, however the U.S. did come alive in the second half with a handful of scoring opportunities.

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Seattle

The Seattle Sounders name local youth club Seattle United their first official youth club affiliate. The agreement will allow Seattle United players opportunities within the Sounders FC Academy system.

Obafemi Martins earned his 41st cap for Nigeria Tuesday with a 15 minute cameo in Nigeria's 2-0 victory over Swaziland.

It's playoff time for college soccer and three local universities are still in contention for a cup. Seattle University host a second round game Sunday against the winner of UCLA/Cal Poly. The Trinity Lutheran College women's team have advanced to the NCCAA National Championship Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida at the end of the month.Thursday night the Western Washington Women’s Soccer team will meet Azusa Pacific in the West Region final

Major League Soccer

Kekuta Manneh is a 20 year old speedster for the Vancouver Whitecaps, in a few months he will also be an American. Kekuta Manneh has lived in Point Roberts in Washington State while pursuing his US citizenship.

Costa Rican International Alvaro Saborio put pen to paper Tuesday. Sabario signed a contract extension with DC United extending his stay in the capitol after his trade from Real Salt Lake in July.

World Soccer

Tuesday night saw Sweden and Ukraine qualify for Euro 2016 in France. The Swedes were lead by Zlatan Ibrahimavic's two goals, and Ukraine struck late in the game against Slovenia to equalize and send the Ukrainians to their first European Championship.

It was celebrations and jubilation for the Irish on Monday night. They also had a 60 year old Superman on their side!!

The hype train is in full swing for Dele Alli, Alli has gone from a relative unknown teenage prospect to a starter with Tottenham then topped all that off Tuesday night with his first start and goal for England.

Usually going a man down means someone has been injured or red carded, but in Belgium recently an amateur team went a man down to natures calling.

Rain turned to flooding in Carlisle, England, and unfortunately the flooding left the soccer field looking more like a swimming pool.

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