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The Sounders find a way to victory, Sporting Kansas City falls apart, and cities continue to posture for MLS expansion.

The captain stands proud.
The captain stands proud.

Seattle

Anybody turning off the broadcast early last night missed us being saved by WonderBrad Evans. Olimpia was defeated by Evans and Karma.

Even in the light of the victory, the amount of flopping in the match was kind of absurd. Don't ask me why Thomás got a card here.

S2 has signed two new players this week. Forward Myron Samuel from Saint Vincent and Grenadines, and Goalkeeper Daniel Faundez from Bellevue College.

MLS

You may have read the Forbes article yesterday ranking MLS teams by value, but now we have a "leaked" document showing exactly how those values were determined.

If you were concentrating only on the Seattle match last night, that's understandable. But you may have missed the San Jose Earthquakes suprising demolition of Sporting Kansas City by a score of 5-0.

Although it's already a bit out of date due to the recent transfer window signings, it's always interesting to have the salary spending of each team visualized.

If you're a fan of statistical analysis, Americna Soccer Analysis has taken a look at the importance of shot limiting and defensive actions in MLS.

We previously covered the suspension of an Orlando City player for his violent contact, but he wasn't the only one earning the disciplinary committee. Blas Perez was also fined for embellishment. I, for one, was shocked that Perez would ever do something like that.

Judging from Bruce Arena's comments, Robbie Keane is just as charming as we have all suspected. Arena stated that he put the angry Irish striker in on Tuesday to avoid being punched in the face.

The LA Galaxy are continuing to adapt to their summer changes, but we already know that Robbie Keane ♥ Giovani dos Santos. If the rumors are to be believed, it's possible that they will be easing a bit of their cap pressure by selling Gyasi Zardes.

Rapids fans are thoroughly fed up by the team management to the point that fans are threatening a sort of boycott.

The Philadelphia Union have announced their launch of a USL team in Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania. The name of this team will be left to a vote, but apparently they have secured the legal rights to be branded as Bethlehem Steel.

Speaking of USL teams, is it time to just give Sacramento what they want already? The ownership is certainly making all of the right moves, recently announcing an architect for an MLS-level stadium.

Meanwhile in Canada, the Calgary Flames have unveiled ambitious plans for a large sports complex that would include a soccer field that would meet FIFA regulations. This certainly could be a part of yet another potential MLS bid.