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Sounders wins, US Open Cup matches, and FIFA under fire

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US Attorney General Loretta Lynch lays out the case against FIFA.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch lays out the case against FIFA.
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Sounders

Spoiler Alert: The Sounders beat the Rapids last night by a score of 1-0. Sounder At Heart has a recap as usual, as does the Burgundy Wave.

S2 also beat T2 2-1 in extra time to move on in the US Open Cup. Their next USOC match will be against Real Salt Lake. SoundersFC.com has the highlights.

S2 won despite a highly unorthodox T2 lineup involving three Clint Dempseys.

Stefan Frei is once again up for Save of the Week for his work against the Sporks.

MLS

Voting has opened up for this year's All-Star game, you know what you need to do.

The Timbers edged out DC United last night, but their fans have already sstarted to lose faith in their ownership.

It's time for the semi-annual "Drogba to MLS" rumor. This time NYCFC is the supposed target.

US Open Cup

S2 vs. T2 was only one of the 15 US Open Cup matches held last night. The only other MLS-owned club that played was the Real Monarchs who lost 0-1 to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks

Future MLS hopefuls the Sacramento Republic put on a goal scoring clinic in their match beating the Chula Vista FC by a whopping score of 7-3

USA

Sydney LeRoux has been playing in the US Soccer system for 7 years now but, according to her mother, the friction with Canadian fans has not completely gone away.

Good news for the USWNT, Alex Morgan is confident that she will be fully healthy in time for the World Cup opener.

FIFA

The New York Times broke the story late Tuesday that the FBI had indicted 14 FIFA officials.

FIFA, of course, welcomed the news openly and moved to ban those individual who had been implicated by the FBI. Sepp Blatter was obviously shocked to learn about misconduct in FIFA.

The central informant for the FBI's investigation appears to have been Chuck Blazer. While this isn't a new article, it's worth remembering his own history that brought him to the FBI's attention in the first place.

So far MLS doesn't appear to be directly impacted by the investigation, but the same can't be said about the NASL. The president of Brazilian sports group "Traffic Sports" was one of those indicted. Traffic Sports has significant ties to the NASL in the form of investment and team ownership.

The NASL was forced to make management changes as a result of the indictments.

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