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Major Link Soccer: Blatter Under Pressure

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Between home teams hoping to vanquish I-5 rivals and FIFA figureheads, the heat of the moment can still be felt in November rain.

Even the pun writers are feeling the pressure to perform.
Even the pun writers are feeling the pressure to perform.
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World:

Sepp Blatter has canceled all of his appointments for the next ten days, due to the strains of his corruption now affecting his physical health.

There are people in this world who love soccer but hate watching it. Barcelona's Neymar is one of those individuals.

Europe's version of Football is widely considered the most beautiful the sport has to offer, but it wasn't enough to keep this Chinese soccer commentator awake.

Chelsea Head Coach José Mourinho will serve a one-match stadium ban after giving officials a piece of his mind. "Wenger is right about you." Damning indeed.


MLS:

Dynamo stalwart Brad Davis is rumored to be taking his left foot to fellow West Conference transplant Sporting Kansas City.

Eighty Six Forever looks into the Whitecaps taking down the tarps in hopes of taking down the Timbers at BC place.

The New Mercedes Benz stadium/Borg Structure in Atlanta will be adaptable to future stadium technologies and experiences.

Guillermo Schelotto is back in MLS after a few star years with the Crew, come to interview for Chicago Fire's head coaching vacancy.

The Portland Timbers made a list of the most Portlandy soccer clubs in the world.

The Brotherly Game provides a counterpoint to the decision made by the U.S. Soccer Federation to pull USL teams with MLS ties out of the U.S. Open Cup.

NWSL:

Following the blockbuster (albeit, not shocking) trade of Alex Morgan to Orlando, Merritt Paulson tweets out that the dust hasn't fully cleared from their exchange.

While the NWSL is reaching unprecedented heights for Women's soccer leagues in America, a crucial developmental league has closed its doors after twenty years. We hardly knew ye, W-League.

One Bloomberg writer argues that the free market (as we have it in the United Statessimply won't do what Women's Soccer needs it to do.