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You can't wait to read about how migrant workers in Qatar weren't allowed to attend family funerals in Nepal.

Kei Kamara looks good in Blue and Green.
Kei Kamara looks good in Blue and Green.
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Seattle

Columbus Crew fans were on point with their banner game this weekend, as evidenced by this slideshow of fans from the game. Though really, it seems like the label "Ohio reject" is one an individual could wear with pride. (Ichiro approves of this message.)

Despite the loss, Saturday was another opportunity to see the growth of Dylan Remick into a Seattle Sounder Starter. (I like this SSS better.)

It wasn't such a good game for Chad Marshall, who returned to Crew Stadium (now Mapfre Stadium) for the first time since being traded to Seattle.

The Sounders U23s visited Bellingham in a pre-season friendly and came away with a draw.

Stop me if you've heard this one on Almost Live: At Kent-Meridian High School, there are more players born in Africa than in Washington State. Wait, that doesn't sound like stereotypical Kent at all!

MLS

The New England Revolution are the only MLS team to have remained steadfastly in the 1990s in every facet, including their stadium and club logo. The Kraft family insists that progress is being made on one of those fronts.

The second-oldest league crest belongs to D.C. United, but that might not be true for long. Reports indicate that the team's look will be refreshed, possibly with a new font and something that more closely draws inspiration from the city of Washington.

The two New York teams were going at it noon and night this past weekend. Supporters of the older team have been particularly salty in the lead-up, starting with proposed rivalry names (I like the "Over-Priced Liquid Darby") and ending with a simple, effective tifo.

It all turned out well for New York Red Bulls as they escaped New Jersey with a 2-1 win. Despite the deficit, NYC FC head coach Jason Kreis elected to pull David Villa from the match early, lest he risk aggravating an injury.

After a spectacular MLS career, Dwayne DeRosario is hanging up his maple leaf and ice skates.

Southern MLS fans interested in becoming part of the Atlanta soccer writing community should take a look at this 21 Peach Street page. The site is looking for writers in preparation for a potential jump to 1st Division SB Nation.

Chivas USA never had a USL Pro Affiliate, and we might now know why thanks to an interview with a member of the Orange County Blues broadcast team.

Making the MLS Schedule is supposedly pretty hard, but is there really no way to avoid three consecutive road trips?

US Soccer

It's time to get excited about the FIFA Women's Turf World Cup-Canada Edition. Reason number 6. Alex Morgan will probably play, since she's missing friendlies to rest her bum knee.

American Youth International Shaquell Moore has signed a contract with a third-division Spanish team, which surely has much higher standards of excellence than MLS.

World Soccer

The Brits don't care that their league is utterly predictable; in fact, it might be part of the league's charm.

Watch as real soccer players try to adjust to watching themselves play from above in real time.

The domestic Indonesian league has shut down, and the reasoning is complicated.

Fans of a French team said goodbye to their 80 year-old grounds in a particularly memorable way: with thousands of flares. When Centurylink Field comes of age, this will be the only worthy tribute.

AC Milan seems to think Zlatan will come running back to them, to which fans of MLS say "over our dead bodies!"

Tens of thousands of Nepalese workers migrated to Qatar to work on the World Cup stadiums and infrastructure, and virtually none of them were allowed to attend funerals after the horrific earthquake tragedy last month.

NASL

The New York Cosmos are bad at being a Division 1 soccer team, and possibly also bad at people math.

Sports

Sportsballers in San Francisco will no longer get to partake in chewing tobacco, after a city ordinance banned usage of the product at sports events. It might not be that big a change; the only professional team left in city limits is the San Francisco Giants.

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