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Major Link Soccer: Remembering Schoenfeld

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Few people have been as important to the Seattle sports scene.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

This city owes a great debt to Walter Schoenfeld, co-founder of three of our professional sports franchises (Sounders NASL, Sonics, Mariners,) and started businesses that put big bucks in our economy. Schoenfeld died last week at the age of 84, after a two year fight with cancer.

When the Seattle ballots come out next year, it will likely include a measure to keep the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct up and intact even after the Waterfront tunnel is (hopefully) completed. Taking inspiration from the New York Highline, Seattle's concrete wall would be transformed into an elevated garden complete with earthquake risks and unhappy property owners. The plan would keep the Viaduct up from Centurylink Field to Pike Place Market.

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MLS

Gyasi Zardes is a polarizing figure in American soccer, and a recent rumor of interest from a Belgian club will only fan the flames.

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Indoor

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