clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Major Link Soccer: Pacheco killed

Pacheco was one victim in at least two soccer-related shootings

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Mike Stobe/Getty Images


Stefan Frei's presence in this montage of "Angry MLS Keepers" isn't a good sign of defensive cohesion.

Diego Forlan is finally open to an MLS move, years after the prospect could excite anyone.

Longtime MLS Sounders may remember a New York Red Bulls defender by the name of Alfredo Pacheco, who played for the New York club for 14 matches in 2009 (including one against Seattle.) Pacheco's story was cut short last week after he was shot and killed outside a gas station in his home country of El Salvador. Pacheco may be best remembered for being banned from his own federation for match fixing.


We linked to Jesse Gonzalez' promotion to the USMNT on Saturday, but some FC Dallas fans have doubts that it will benefit their young star (who already has a cap for Mexico.)

Another US Youngster will continue to ply his trade overseas. Gedion Zelalem will stay with Rangers at least until the end of their current season.


YOU TOO could be a part of the Leicester City organization. The club has posted a job listing for an Academy coach. Responsibilities include coaching youth players, accessing talent, and finding the next Jamie Vardy. Benefits include full health coverage and weekly thank-you dinners with Arlo White.

Pacheco's incident was not the only world soccer shooting this week. Keron Cummings was assaulted in Trinidad and Tobago and left with non-life threatening injuries (though a bullet to the leg probably isn't good for a soccer career.)

Severe financial loss restrictions does keep the soccer business model from sinking, but it also penalizes the (relatively) poor for being (relatively) poor. So says Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

With more women like Selma Al Majidi being tasked with managing men's teams, the glass ceiling above women's contributors to soccer is cracking.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Sounder At Heart Weekly Roundup newsletter!

A twice weekly roundup of Seattle Sounders and OL Reign news from Sounder at Heart