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Vancouver Whitecaps FC took advantage of some technical difficulties to plaster a scarf with the Cascadia Cup.

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Seattle

The Seattle Reign were the first sports team to take advantage of Periscope, a service which streams video over Twitter.

But as always, everyone is still simply playing catch-up to Brad Evan's dog Coto in the social media department. Fusion notes Coto's prolific Instagram presence, and you don't want to see the Tinder profile.

Our brothers and sisters at Big D Soccer aren't sure whether to praise the FC Dallas defense or laugh at the futility of Chad Barrett and company. Might've been nice to have Darwin Jones in the 18 on Saturday.

Sad news from the Seattle Mariners, as their 11th-rated prospect Victor Sanchez died from a swimming accident at the age of 20.

MLS

The first Cascadia Cup match of the year was played in Vancouver this weekend, as the Portland Timbers lost in stoppage to the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 2-1 squeaker. But it was the cup itself capturing headlines, as the Southsiders protest their club's authorized use of the Cup's likeness on a scarf. The Southsiders wrote a letter on their site explaining their position on the scarf, which can be seen at the 8:20 mark in Vancouver's nightly news. The 'Caps eventually backed down and declared that $10 of the $30 price would go towards charity.

On the plus side, BC Place is receiving a new turf surface in six weeks in preparation for the World Cup.

New England Revolution president Brian Bilello has confirmed the team's goal of getting a stadium near Boston proper, and that it's a quest separate from Boston's Olympics bid.

The nation's capital hosted a friendly between Argentina and El Salvador, scheduled in such a way that it was almost impossible for people to see it and the the D.C. United match later in the day. Things got even worse when staff decided not to get El Salvador's national anthem right.

Once a Metro has visual evidence that Thierry Henry is still helping the New York Red Bulls score.

Europe

Barclays will not renew their sponsorship deal with the English Premier League, meaning we can go back to always calling it the English Premier League. I'm just sitting here hoping that the domestic American league is never known as McDonalds League Soccer.

The MLS development initiatives are key to the growth of the league, but creating a team's own homegrown players doesn't appear to be a recipe for success in England.

For fun, check out all the awesome mock-ups one site did of a social media football league. Unfortunately, my team (MySpace FC) is not represented.