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Major Link Soccer: Leicester City players film racist orgy

*writes headline* *lights cigar* *waits*

Someone is having the wrong kind of sleepless night tonight.
Someone is having the wrong kind of sleepless night tonight.
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Seattle

This game recap from Once a Metro initially indicated that Jose Carlos Rivero's refereeing gig had a hint of favoritism, before a revision chalked the result up to mere incompetence.

The stoppage-time heroics weren't limited to CURRENT Seattle Sounders this weekend. In the Portugese Cup Final, Sporting Portugal was down 2-1 and two minutes into stoppage time when Fredy Montero collected a mortar shot and slipped it past the keeper to tie the game. The match went to penalties, where Sporting clinched the title. Well done Fredy.

Support is growing for Marco Pappa as an MLS All-Star candidate:

MLS

Ever know a person who likes being withholding? Well that person is the state legislature of Florida, who have been sitting on money that was supposed to go towards funding the new Orlando City stadium and buying themselves the land. So the club decided to cut out the middleman, now saying they'll fund the whole project themselves (with the city and state getting nothing) as well as upping the capacity of the building to 28,000 from an originally planned 19,000. Looks like the 20,000 seat MLS barrier is coming down.

New England's Robert Kraft is taking the exact opposite approach, asking the city of Boston to build a soccer stadium for the Revolution to play in.

Emboldened Revolution supporters put together a movie-themed tifo titled "The Revengers" for their match with the LA Galaxy, but only managed a 2-2 draw while losing Jermaine Jones to a groin injury.

Our Oregonian neighbors have made it back into a playoff position with two wins in the last week, and now rumors are flying about a potential Portland Timbers DP signing this summer. Will it be more Diego Valeri, or more Kris Boyd? Oh, and this Seattle PI blog gives five reasons to see a Portland Timbers game in person.

While Seattle didn't have an entry in the MLS Mascot Power Rankings, Sammy Sounder would have moped the floor of these losers back in his day. Cosmo takes the win, which I suspect was solely because riding around New York with Timber Joey would be a touch creepy and a lot lot dangerous.

There were plenty of seats to be had for the San Jose Earthquakes' Levi Stadium match against Orlando last week.

FIFA

FIFA gets their own section now because there's simply too much craziness going on.

The Onion has been on point since the bribing scandal "broke," with stories like how Qatar's migrant workers are working "18 hours per day on FIFA's legal defense." But former FIFA vice president Jack Warner indicated that The Onion might be doing its job too well, taking an article titled "FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup In United States" entirely seriously. This is the same guy who allegedly received $10 million to vote for a South African 2010 World Cupalso allegedly authorized by FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

The repeated accusations have Sepp Blatter seeing enemies wherever he goes, now accusing the United States Department of Justice and the British press of scheming to overthrow him (presumably not together?)

Here are some highlights from the FIFA indictment.

World

In what is easily the most Not Safe For Work post we have ever featured on Major Link Soccer (seriously, do not click on front of the link around people who have respect in you and your life choices,) Deadspin has video of Leicester City players spending "extracurricular" time with local women during a recent trip to Thailand and otherwise being total twats. And they were apparently sharing this video with their friends!* The players have been suspended from the team indefinitely, and likely won't be brought back by Leicesters Thai owners. I can't imagine what Arlo White is going through right now.

*Seriously, is this a thing people do that I haven't been informed of?

The new boss is the same as the old boss: With Arsenal's latest FA Cup championship, they have effectively become the Sounders of the EPL.

Let's just say that these Mad Max My Little Ponies are soccer-related somehow.

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