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Major Link Soccer: Seattle-Dallas controversies, Eddie Johnson retires

Simon Borg found two potential PK calls in his weekly Instant Replay recap

It was fun to watch your comeback Eddie. Well wishes.
It was fun to watch your comeback Eddie. Well wishes.
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


We'll start off in Seattle, where analyst Simon Borg found TWO potential penalty calls which could have changed the outlook of the second leg. The first, a Tyrone Mears handball in the box which could have put FC Dallas up 2-0 with a pair of away goals. Then later, Andreas Ivanschitz gets taken down right in front of goal. In my book, those are BOTH penalties.
(for added entertainment, read at Simon Borg's excitement level)

Those two plays were just some of the issues that spectators had with Sunday's officiating performance. Police kept an eye on Kevin Stott and his crew as they left the field at halftime, to be sure no one decided to recycle their plastic bottles. But as hard done as some Seattle Sounders Supporters felt by missed calls after the match, FC Dallas appears to agree!

Before the winning goal was struck, Seattle had to decide who would take that fated free kick. Ari Liljenwall has the scoop.


The tumultuous career of Eddie Johnson came to an end this weekend as the former Sounder officially announced his retirement from the Beautiful Game. Johnson had been sidelined with DC United since late last year, after it was discovered that he had a heart problem. On the field though, heart was one thing Johnson never lacked. His departure from Seattle was sudden and plagued with rumor and scandal, but his contributions to the team were important and appreciated. Many of those accomplishments are captured in a highlight reel here (though my personal favorite, a half-volley against the Timbers in Seattle, is not included.)

See any names you recognize on this Men's Soccer NCAA Seniors voting ballot?

You may have already been added to LAFC's Troll list and not even know it.


The Alex Morgan trade craziness continues today, as Orlando Pride is expected to pick up and trade players to finish off that blockbuster deal. Here are some predicted Expansion Draft moves.


Some people aren't meant to be in charge of a Twitter account. Like the guy in charge of the Merseyside Police handle, after Everton's 6-2 smashing of DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland.

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