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Victory in Germany, Scandal in NYC, and the World Cup continues in Canada

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Seattle

Today is a game day for S2. LA Galaxy II is in town to test their chances in the fortress we call Starfire.

Time for your weekly Sounders introductions. This week we have interviews with two up and coming players.

First, we have the CR7 who doesn't owe Brad Evans a favor, Christian Roldan.

Next we have Andy Rose. Already in his fourth season as a sounder, but only 25 years old and really just starting to see some consistent minutes.

MLS

RSL Soapbox has once again published their weekly power rankings average. SKC's "win" helped them move up the ladder, but the right team is still at the top.

First, they came for the Village People and no one spoke out.
Emboldened by their success, the iconic yellow kits of the Columbus Crew are next on the chopping block.

The LA Galaxy aren't just doing nothing and waiting for Gerrard to save their season. They took action this week by signing Robbie Keane to a contract extension for an undisclosed dollar amount and undisclosed amount of time.

Speaking of Gerrard, he's signed a new contract for himself with BT Sport. He will provide commentary on the Europa league, which rather inconveniently overlaps the MLS season.

Kansas City fans are raising the specter of tampering in a response to Orlando City coach Adrian Heath's comments on Dom Dwyer. Heath insinuated that Dwyer wants to make the move to Orlando and is only being blocked by his current club.

Elsewhere in Florida, there are hints of progress in the plans to build a joint MLS and University of Miami stadium. Miami-Dade county is planning to extend their light rail system to facilitate the potential stadium.

In the wake of snapping their 11 game winless streak, NYCFC finds itself embroiled in another scandal that I hereby dub "hatgate."

World Cup

The US Women have took an early jump to the top of their group with their victory over Australia. Tomorrow they will face Sweden led by their former coach Pia Sundhage. Pia didn't hold back when asked about her former players.

The victory over Australia was relatively smooth, but not reflective of the dominance that many have come to expect of the US National Team. This opens the question of if the US Women are failing to maintain their talent gap over other world teams.

She only played about 10 minutes in the victory on Monday, but Alex Morgan insists that she is fit and ready to go 90 if called on.

Distracting from the US victory are recently released details about Hope Solo's arrest last year. The New York Times takes a very subdued tone in their article on the controversial player and merely asks you to remember that she is only a hero on the field.

Keith Olbermann has, as usual, a more boisterous opinion.

USMNT

We already have a recap of the US-Germany match if you missed it.

The first goal was scored by Mix Diskarud (assisted by Michael Bradley). The second by Bobby Wood (assisted by Brad Evans!) with a special guest appearance from Jordan Morris. Both goals are embedded below.

And Now This

John Oliver aired an infomercial during prime time an Trinidad and Tobago's most popular television station in order to address Jack Warner. Unfortunately embedding of this video is disabled, but you can watch it in full on youtube.