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Major Link Soccer: St Vincent striker inbound

It appears Ezra Hendrickson has been out recruiting.

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Seattle

There was a new face with S2 in the team's 2-1 victory over Timbers 2. Oalex Anderson is a Vincent and the Grenadines National teamer and 19-year-old striker. The youngster was discovered by Ezra Hendrickson years ago according to this article from The Vincentian. He has not been officially signed yet.

The reason for Lamar Neagle's bizarre absence in the first leg of the Western Conference Finals last year has now been explained in a story by Matt Pentz at The Seattle Times. Suffice to say he had a good reason.

LAG Confidential spent some time last weekend theorizing why it is that the Sounders seem to come up short against Bruce Arena and the LA Galaxy so often.

Seattle United became the first Washington-based team in nearly four decades to win the Dallas Cup.

US Club Soccer

The Champions League Final 2015 will be one of the best-attended home and home series in tournament history, as the Montreal Impact organization has already sold over 45,000 tickets. The Canadian team doesn't have much to play for in the regular season, making the April 29 fixture vital.

One of the worst days in Centurylink Field history was when Jones Soda was replaced with Coca Cola, removing one of the most fun, unique, and tasty aspects of Sounders/Seahawks gameday. Don't expect that to change any time soon now that Coca Cola has signed a sponsorship deal with the league.

Fans in Philadelphia are feeling the fun of having a local hero on their club.

DC United General Manager Dave Kasper has been given a multi-year extension, a reward for turning around a team that not so long ago was among the worst in MLS. Now if he can just do something about that attendance before the new stadium opens...

The Portland Thorns received the 8by8 treatment in the most recent issue of the online magazine.

Flying isn't safe for NASL players: A member of the Ottawa Fury was choked from behind with a cord during a flight into Atlanta by another passenger, who believed the other passengers were there to kill him.

Saint Louis FC played their first home game since rejoining the soccer community, and they continued the recent trend of new soccer teams bringing in lots of people. Over 5,000 saw their 1-1 draw with Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

World

Don't expect to see #Zlatan for a while: he has been suspended four games for going off on the referee.

After that debacle last night, it might be a good time to review the idea of "expected goals."

Iran now allows women to enter soccer stadiums featuring male players, in a move that flies in the face of any since the Iranian Revolution.

In Australia, the Perth Glory Football Club has been booted from the "A-League Finals Series" for paying their players an extra $400,000 Australian above the salary cap, which is roughly equal to an extra Brad Evans.

Viola Inside and Out managed a unique interview with a Fiorentina legend, Mr. Giancarlo Antognoni.

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