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Major Link Soccer: Pareja speaks out

Oscar Pareja has addressed the tissue situation.

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Oscar Pareja has finally issued a statement on #PorterGate15. Pareja said that he did not blow his nose with the tissue, and that he was trying to send a message about Porter's whining.

The Colorado Rapids have not yet scored a goal this season (and indeed, not since last October,) and fans are starting to question whether or not Pablo Mastroeni should keep his job.

MLS's scheduling has always seemed a little bit silly, and the Crew are really feeling the brunt of it this week. Columbus had a bye during week three, a game against the Red Bulls the following week (during the international break), and then a bye last week. This week the Crew will be playing two games on opposite coasts.

Yesterday we heard about The One And Only Zlatan making a move to MLS, but could another superstar be on their way stateside? Of course that's hypothetically possible, you fool. The latest rumor has Chicharito on his way to Orlando City SC. Chicharito could be replacing one of their current Designated Players, Bryan Róchez. The Young DP has only played 35 minutes this season, which coach Adrian Heath is chalking up to fitness.

The LA Galaxy had a very poor showing against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC last Saturday. One writer has decided to blame Saturdays for the poor play.

Los Angeles's Robbie Rogers has come into the public eye in the past few years, and he's trying to use his publicity to improve LGBT rights, especially concerning FIFA. The LA defender recently said he'd like to work with FIFA to better select host countries that are safe for all athletes.

LAFC are trying to start things off right as they move into MLS, holding a round table to get acquainted with their fans.

ESPNFC's power rankings have the Sounders up a spot to sixth place, but can we really trust them if they have the Red Bulls in second?

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An Argentine referee used video evidence to (correctly) overturn a red card decision, and hence could be facing a suspension.

FIFA's president, Sepp Blatter, is not known as the most trustworthy person, so many (including presidential challenger Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein), are calling into question the fact that the 2018 World Cup's confederation allocation is occurring one day after FIFA's presidential election. Could Blatter be promising spots to confederations who vote for him?

The head of Palestine's FA, Jibril Rajoub, is submitting a bid for Israel to be banned from the 2018 World Cup for placing restrictions on Palestinian footballers. Sepp Blatter is visiting the region to meet with Rajoub.

Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini has leaked the secret of how big clubs stay big: he says a team needs to buy star players at least every two years.

The Portland Thorns came out with some new kits yesterday: take a look.

In yesterday's non-soccer news, Duke beat Wisconsin in the NCAA DI final.

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