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Major Link Soccer: Rain Delay in Doha

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Come rain or shine, Qatar's construction remains sketchy.

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The World:

In the freshest of links, this morning Jamie Vardy broke Manchester United great Ruud van Nistlerooy's record of scoring in consecutive Premier League games — against Manchester United.

In a rare change of form, Qatar is actually looking into their construction practices, following a recent rainfall.

A massive increase in broadcast revenue has EPL clubs becoming attractive targets for US-based private equity investors, which could change the landscape of club ownership in the league.

Seattle:

If you are interested in getting an ECS TIFO from the past, be sure to sign up for a pre-order here.

The Sounders Academy teams are hoping to turn a strong fall into an impressive showing at the USSDA Winter Showcase this December.

US:

Maybe this advice comes too late, but if you happened to be sitting next to 2nd division soccer league NASL this Thanksgiving, here are some awkward topics you should have avoided.

TopDrawerSoccer's Christian Lavers has a thinkpiece on what it means to 'win' at the youth development level and how little relation it bears to actually getting three points.

MLS:

Of the 55 players in FIFPro's list of nominees for the 2015 World XI, 54 play for European clubs. The other player is NYCFC's Andrea Pirlo.

Didier Drogba made waves by saying this week that despite his running reckless over the league, MLS is more difficult to play in than the Premier League.

Bradley-Wright Phillips plays down the Premier League loan rumors with a bit of honesty.

Winners of the pre-season tease, LAFC made some rumblings around a color and crest reveal this winter.