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Major Link Soccer: NYCFC and Kreis part ways as club targets go unmet

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In the alternate universe where the Sounders managed to miss the playoffs or lost to the Galaxy in the first round, we probably hire him.

Kreis had been at the club since December 2013 following his succesful run at Real Salt Lake.
Kreis had been at the club since December 2013 following his succesful run at Real Salt Lake.
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Seattle

This Nutmeg News article has some funny mock rage over ECS' flags and view obstruction.

Big D Soccer broke down Sunday's game, and like FC Dallas' chances going into the second leg in Frisco.

MLS

Jason Kreis was fired by NYCFC on Monday, as the club made clear it was not happy with the lack of success in the club's inaugural season.

Remember when Kreis and his old team were good, back when we had Friberg the first time? So does RSL Soapbox, as they detail how the club got from there to second-to-last in the Western Conference.

Hudson River Blue isn't happy about Kreis' firing and fully expects it to come back to haunt the club, while also taking a look at some of the possible replacements for the NYCFC post.

MLS Goal of the Year voting started over the weekend, with Mears beating Cronin, Pineda beating Pappa, Oba over Oba, and Deuce over Oba, guaranteeing a Sounder goal in the Final Four from the 64 entry field this year. You can vote on Round 1 Part 2 now.

Univision is reporting that the LA Galaxy could be looking to bring back goalkeeper Jaime Penedo in the offseason, as he remains available since leaving the club over contract security in July.

LAFC ran itself into a bit of social media trouble recently dealing with Fremont online trolls.

Steven Gerrard has a bad taste in his mouth after the Galaxy's first round playoff exit at the hands of the Sounders, knowing full well that next season could be the last in his playing career.

Once A Metro doesn't believe the rumors that the New York Red Bulls might be sold, and neither should you.

Former Mexico manager Miguel Herrera accepted the head coaching position at Club Tijuana this week, ending speculation that he might make an MLS move to the Chicago Fire.

USA

For those of you who can't let go of the glorious idea of promotion/relegation in America, here's a remarkably detailed breakdown and application of the structure using the 2015 results across the US soccer tiers.

John Hackworth called in 60 players to his US U15s squad, including Sounders Academy defender and Everett, WA native Ben Hunyh.

World

A FIFA executive says it may reject as much as 40% of reform proposals made by their Ethics and Compliance Chief, including term limits.