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Major Link Soccer: Kwarasey is excited for Cascadia Cup action

Plus reading for you from the professor of soccernomics, the greatness of Zach Scott: Man Marker, FC United of Manchester and the lesser Ronaldo.

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"I've heard it's the biggest one in the MLS. I've heard it's intense," Kwarasey said. "I'm just excited." - Adam Kwarasey to Portland's media prior to Sunday's Cascadia Cup match. Adam, we're excited too.

Zach Scott reflects on his long career as a Sounder. The senior leader has 71 appearances in Cascadia Cup matches. That means he's played more against Portland and Vancouver than all but 13 MLS era Sounders have played games in the league with the team.

Will Johnson will likely play for T2 this week while Diego Valeri will be a second half sub.

Reign winger Megan Rapinoe is "Made of Awesome." A headline like that is cool when true. It's true.

Major League Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play in LA when his contract is done. Good news LAFC might actually be a team by then.

Cuauhtemoc Blanco was one of the best DP signings in MLS history. The former Fire great called it quits earlier this week. Longtime rival Twellman told a story about his rivalry on the pitch with club and country.

Ever feel like the Philadelphia Union give up a lot of late goals? Your feeling is correct.

Stefan Szymanski is a brilliant economist who makes it rather clear that he doesn't pay any attention to the economics of MLS. His numbers operate under assumptions that have little basis in reality, ignore massive revenue streams for the league, repeat a Western European truism as if it is a global truism (more money in salary means higher quality, see Qatari Stars League etc) and miss shallow on several other expenses. Peter Wilt, former Fire GM, went on a tweet storm as relates to the issues with Szymanski's article.

United States

Jordan Morris is going to let his game do the talking. Since he scored another goal against Mexico he's talking with a loud voice. The US U23s won 3-0. Poor Mexico.

The USWNT revealed their new kits. They have nothing to do with America. Bad job, bad effort Nike. It's the United States of America.

World Game

FC United of Manchester is the anti-Manchester United. The tiny club will now play in the Conference North after achieving promotion. They will be in the 6th level of English soccer.

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