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Major Link Soccer: Preparing for U.S. vs. Mexico

The U.S. and Mexico continue their rivalry, the USWNT name their World Cup Roster, and Goals of the Week.

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Seattle

For S2 leading the pack has become the norm. Keeping that lead is up for a vote. With their first road trip this weekend S2 will play against some familiar faces in Oklahoma, starting with Tulsa Roughnecks Thursday (Sammy Ochoa, Zac Lubin, Jake Feener, Brady Ballew, Oscar Jimenez.) Next will be the Oklahoma City Energy (Michael Harris) on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin made his debut with Tottenham last weekend, but with that debut the Seattle sports world will be changing.

Kenny Cooper has gone from being frozen out of Seattle to a warm and possible starting reception in Montreal. Montreal Impact head coach Frank Klopas stated Cooper's status will depend on his fitness level.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Gonzalo Pineda will be part of the broadcast team tonight on Fox Sports 1 when the US plays Mexico.

Major League Soccer

The North is raising their own stadium, that is the word coming out of Minnesota United. The stadium will be privately financed by the ownership group (what else will billionaires do with their money) and should be ready when United enters MLS.

When the move was made to fire Mike Petke it was not a popular one, but it was all part of a plan. A plan that was formulated by a former Herman Trophy and MAC Award winner Ali Curtis and his plan could be a game changer for the New York Red Bulls.

The MLS season is only six weeks in, but already showing signs of strong growth. Attendances for games are up 16% compared to last year and Seattle is not leading the charge.

U.S. Soccer

The USWNT named their roster for the 2015 World Cup in Canada. The 23 player roster is packed with veterans and one surprise in Shannon Boxx. Until March Boxx, the 37-year-old veteran, hadn't played with the U.S. for two years.

U.S. Soccer in the 2000's was growing fast and strong, led by MLS and the new-found passion Americans had for soccer. "If one thing most defined the decade, and the ascent of the U.S. as a soccer country, it was their rivalry with Mexico that could best be described with three words".  Dos. A. Cero.

Knowing the game is a big deal on both sides of the border now, let's look at who is more prepared from both American and Mexican points of view.

The U.S.-Mexico rivalry is heated, passionate, and downright dirty at times. This "Border War" of now CONCACAF powers started across the pond in Rome, Italy during the 1934 World Cup. The U.S. won that day lead by an Italian named "Buff", but the Americans wouldn't get another victory for 46 years.

Call it an experiment or not, an audition or not. Tonight's game against Mexico is mainly an opportunity, an opportunity to show Jurgen Klinsmann what they can do under bright lights and the pressure of a good opponent. Someone please step up and show us you're worthy!!

World Soccer

In the UCL, Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid fought to a 0-0 draw, and the Old Lady had the last laugh in Turin as Juventus beat Monaco 1-0.

Some young players can do it some can't, some peak too soon, while for some soon isn't fast enough. Here is a look at the English Premier League's 10 youngest players.

Real Madrid training grounds only supply the best for the best: personalized rooms for players, club crested pillows, and biometric entries are included.

When he played Zinedine Zidane was part of the Galaticos at Real Madrid. Now he could be Real's next coach. One thing that Zidane brings that no other coach could bring is four sons following in his footsteps.

Goal of the week Nominees: Volleys

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