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Major Link Soccer: Didier Drogba wants Montreal

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The French language thing is really compelling.

He just likes making things harder for himself
He just likes making things harder for himself
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Seattle

Burgundy Wave was thrilled with Saturday's result, running a headline in all caps.

There's still a little bit of GOOD NEWS EVERYONE to be had; with the Portland-Vancouver 1-1 draw on Saturday night, the Cascadia Cup standings have become very favorable for the Seattle Sounders. With three games to play, a win over the Whitecaps (or three ties) will lock up the second-least important trophy available to the Sounders.

Meet your USASA U23 champions, South Sound FC!

MLS

Frank Lampard continues to let everyone down, a late scratch for New York City FC for the second straight week. He'll probably be fine to play in the All-Star game though.

MLS took a big pick-me-up from the World Cup in Brazil last year, but the same effect hasn't followed Vancouver's Women's World Cup. The NWSL seems to have received extra attention, but MLS TV ratings haven't taken a leg up.

Didier Drogba may be the first international superstar to realllllly want to play for the Montréal impact.

Meet the PA announcer for the LA Galaxy in a piece at CorneroftheGalaxy.

FIFA

The charges keep rolling, with treasurer for South America's CONMEBOL (who also runs Bolivia's soccer federation,) in custody for (spoiler) corruption charges.

The great Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be checking out some new surroundings, but they won't be in MLS. The best player in the French leagues is leaving to join the Italian Serie A.

The United States is in the Gold Cup semifinals, and their game in Atlanta on July 22 is sold out. Tickets are still available for the Philadelphia finale, however.

World

Athletes who appeared in the NCAA football series will finally be paid for the use of their likeness in a $60 million settlement. Previously EA Sports had been profiting from player likeness without compensation.

Rumors have had Aston Villa selling Brad Guzan for three million pounds, but it sounds like those rumors are bogus.

Freddy Montero and Sporting Portugal will be headed to South Africa for Training Camp.