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Major Link Soccer: Expanding beyond 24

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MLS is growing, building stadiums, and causing FIFA to break rulebooks over its thigh.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

KeyArena hosted the annual We Day, and Seattle sports icons like Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins were in attendance (along with people like Pete Carroll.)

We had some spies in attendance for the derby match. See if you can spot them:

The legend of Jordan Morris is growing, and getting people all over the country excited.

See (listen to) Sidereal on The Cheeky Backheel.

MLS

Don't think MLS is done expanding: Commisioner Don Garber says the league will announce team number 24 (Miami?) as well as 25+ by the end of this seasonSome similar points are made in an interview with Sports Illustrated. That means MLS is ready to move beyond the proclaimed "24 by 2020" idea from not so long ago. Sacramento Republic seems to be a safe bet for one of those new slots.

Garber also touched on the New England Revolution stadium hunt, expressing confidence that a downtown arena will get done.

In addition, LAFC could be ready to announce their new home (expected to be the land next to Memorial Stadium in downtown Los Angeles) by the end of May.

Watch as a columnist at the Toronto Sun writes an entire article about how moving the Toronto Argonauts will reinvigorate the franchise without mentioning Toronto FC a single time.

Florida's government in Tallahassee is looking at vetoing public funding earmarked for the Orlando City soccer-specific stadium scheduled to open next year. In response, The Mane Land looks at the reasons why not playing in a football stadium can be beneficial for a soccer team.

One major city which doesn't get talked about for expansion is San Francisco proper. The US Open Cup will play host to a San Francisco team owned by the supporters.

Once a Metro played the proverbial annoying otter bothering the proverbial crocodile (sorry, Planet Earth was on) when they did their investigative series on the Hollywood starts of many LA Galaxy players. Perhaps it worked: The Galaxy only managed a 1-1 draw.

The Montreal Impact will be hosting the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Final this week. Somehow.

World

Fans of Newcastle are about done with their owner, and they have the backing of Sting in their protests.

Perhaps Minnesota United can drop some bombs like this when they join MLS.