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Major Link Soccer: Ike Opara injured

Sporting Kansas City (and your fantasy team) will be missing the defender for at least a few months.

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MLS

Sporting Kansas City's Ike Opara appears to be out for the season after suffering an Achilles injury in SKC's Saturday 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake.

Long time Chicago Fire midfielder Alex has been traded to the Houston Dynamo in exchange for Jason Johnson, who is on a Generation Adidas contract.

Jaime Penedo had a fantastic game against the Sounders on Sunday, so much so that LAG Confidential are crediting him with the win.

Creating tifos is a job usually left to supporters groups, but that isn't stopping Toronto FC from holding a contest for fans to design a "banner," which will be unveiled at the team's May 23rd game against the Portland Timbers.

Voting for week six's Goal of the Week is now up. While no Sounders were nominated, one of the goals was scored against the Timber which should bring you a similar level of happiness.

USA

The American Outlaws have released a series of measures which attempt to further prevent discrimination among US National Team supporters, called AO Watch.

The USMNT are playing a friendly against Mexico tomorrow, and MLSsoccer.com has outlined how Klinsmann and Co. might line up.

Meanwhile, the USWNT are currently getting ready for this summer's World Cup. Soccer By Ives took a stab at who Jill Ellis will call up for the tournament.

World

In a move to draw international fans, Serie A may be playing some of next season's games outside Italy, in cities like London, New York, or Shanghai. If a game is to be played in New York, the Red Bulls think it should be played at their home pitch.

After DeAndre Yedlin's debut for Tottenham this past weekend, things appear to be looking up for Seattle fans. Fusion.net looks at all the good things that can now happen thanks to Yedlin.

The UEFA Champions League is down to eight teams, all of whom are very, very, good. In fact, each remaining team has something that they're the best in the world at.

In some heartbreaking news, Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano passed away yesterday. While Galeano was best known for his book "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," he wrote widely on topics ranging from soccer to politics.

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