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Major Link Soccer: Hercules Gomez comes so close to home

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After playing in Mexico, Gomez will now play for a Canadian side. JUST COME HOME ALREADY.

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Seattle

Poopgate has reached its second week, drawing the attention of National voices (as well as a few more local.) The scandalous footnote, while a somewhat accurate representation of the Cascadia rivalry, has cast the two clubs in a color that neither team treasures.

One young fan got a little too excited at the Taylor Swift concert last week, falling from the third level of Centurylink Field and sustaining relatively minor injuries.

USL's PDL website did a profile on Sounders U23 keeper Jeff Caldwell, who is preparing to participate in the U23 semifinals before going back to Virginia this fall.

Major League Soccer

The Sounders' recent signings appear to be pretty popular, but they didn't pick up Hercules Gomez. He's instead headed to Toronto FC. The outspoken former Sounder is interested in proving his worth at his new home in the country of Canadia.

With the looming threat of LAFC, the LA Galaxy have resorted to pandering to their dwindling fanbase. Giovanni Dos Santos, as they put it, is "right on schedule."

In the spirit of election season, Big D Soccer has pinned some of their 2015 attendance drop on voting demographics.

Fans of the Colorado Rapids were promised exciting, beautiful soccer when Oscar Pareja left and was replaced with Pablo Mastroeni. Two years later, it appears the dream is dead. Also, Shane O'Neill was transferred to Cyprus for some reason.

Meet AFC Bournemouth, new partners to the Philadelphia Union and the favored club of Jason Bourne.

Charlotte is adding its name to the MLS expansion pile.

On the north side of the Hudson River, NYCFC is fed up with Mix Diskerud. It's probably all those losses in New Jersey.

Roger Espinoza punched Brad Davis in their last US Open Cup match, an act of violence that earned him a two game suspension. Because that is totally way worse than ripping up an official's log book. Sporting KC made two additions to their youth coaching chain. See if you recognize the names.

World

The Scottish grounds of Ibrox won't be graced by the BBC's presence for a while after the network reciprocated some hard feelings. Glasgow Rangers banned one of their senior reporters last week taking issue with their coverage, and now BBC is giving them no coverage at all.

Oh, I guess the EPL season started or something too. Happy links!

Major Link Soccer runs Monday thru Friday and is an open thread for all things that this community loves. Sounder at Heart has a couple positions open to join the staff. Today is the final day that we will accept applications for these roles.