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Major Link Soccer: The birth of MLS Free Agency

Justin Mapp made a reported $199,225 in 2015, making him eligible for up to a 20% increase in salary ($239,070) in 2016.

Injured for most of 2015, Mapp had spent the last four of his 14 MLS seasons with the Montreal Impact.
Injured for most of 2015, Mapp had spent the last four of his 14 MLS seasons with the Montreal Impact.
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MLS

Justin Mapp made MLS history on Monday, signing with Sporting KC and becoming the first player to go through the free agency mechanism agreed to in the newest CBA negotiated last offseason.

Vote for the French MLS Player of the Year; some big names didn't make the ballot.

American Soccer Analysis has an article challenging the greatness of the 2011 Galaxy team that won the double.

The Whitecaps made Deybi Flores' loan from Honduran side Motagua permanent, signing the youngster to a reported 5-year deal.

USA

University of South Florida centerback Brendan Hines-Ike has signed a 4-year contract with Swedish side Örebro SK, who finished ninth in the Swedish first division this season.

World

Former Honduran President Rafael Callejas is the latest to be accused of bribery and money laundering in connection with FIFA.

Chelsea fans will feel particularly aggrieved after Jamie Vardy injured Eden Hazard off the ball and then proceeded to score the opening goal in what would become a 2-1 win for table-topping Leicester City.

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