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The USWNT opened with a win and a brace from Rapinoe.

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USWNT

The USWNT have been one of the most dominant soccer teams of the past decade, (even though the last time they won a world cup was in 1999, when Jenifer Lopez topped the billboards and American Pie sat atop the box office rankings), but a poor result in Canada this year could confirm something in the back of most fans' minds- that the USWNT is declining.

On another note, the USWNT beat Australia 3-1 yesterday!

MLS

DC United's stadium deal is apparently moving along well, as the team just announced a final stadium agreement with the District of Columbia.

The LA Galaxy currently stand in eighth place in the western conference (based on points per game), a position they are not accustomed to being in halfway through the season. A lot of their struggle this year comes from not knowing whether or not to play possession soccer.

After the whole Frank Lampard scandal, New York City FC fans are probably a bit wary of any loans to Manchester City FC. That isn't holding David Villa back though, as the player is allegedly open to going on loan to England over the MLS offseason.

Ann Rodriguez, formerly of Under Armour and the San Jose earthquakes, was recently named as the vice president of business operations for MLS Atlanta, and she will likely have a big say in deciding the club's future name and uniforms. She didn't drop any hints in a recent interview though.

Mike Magee had a phenomenal 2013 season after being traded to the Chicago Fire, but spent much of 2014 plagued with injuries. Magee is still recovering, and he made his first appearance of the year with the Fire this past weekend.

Ronaldinho appears to be done in Mexico, and his next team could be somewhere in MLS.

World

In one of the more sickening stories related to the FIFA corruption scandal, Jack Warner was apparently investigated over the disappearance of money intended to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake.

Traffic Sports USA was heavily involved in the recent US Department of Justice arrests, and because of Traffic's role in the founding of the NASL, the whole league has been painted in a bit of a shady light. More information on how the NASL relates to the arrests is available here.

After Jeffrey Webb's arrest, CONCACAF's U-15 tournament in the Cayman Islands has been postponed indefinitely.

The USMNT's friendly against the Netherlands last Friday was the third most watched cable sports program on the day, averaging 680,000 viewers.

Sounders

In case you missed it, Clint Dempsey is back in training.

MLSsoccer.com's Simon Borg has issued his opinions on Saturday's controversial calls, and surprisingly he comes out in favor of Seattle for one. (Sounders related content starts at about 6:35 below).