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Major Link Soccer - Controversy in Chicago

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Reigning over the NWSL, bending the rules in Chicago, and unexpected patriotism.

This is me in Rocket League
This is me in Rocket League
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Seattle

The Reign had a great night last night besting the Boston Breakers by a score of 3-1 and secured the shield.

The Sounders on the other hand don't have any real news that I feel like sharing, so here are some pictures of players' dogs.

MLS

MLS Live just dropped price again. The remainder of the season will cost you $27.99.

The Vancouver Whitecaps defeated The Montreal Impact 2-0 to claim their first Voyageurs Cup. They may have benefited from Didier Drogba's absence from a game on turf that was installed for the Women's World Cup.

Meanwhile, the New York Red Bulls used a trick play blatantly cheated in their match last night against Chicago and earned themselves a goal with the effort. Luckily Chicago managed to come back and secure the 3 points for themselves.

In expansion news, the St. Paul City Council has unanimously voted in support of MLS in their city, even though council members are very much aware that they may be nothing but a bargaining chip the league is using against Minneapolis.

LAFC has reached out to their fans for feedback on their apparently predetermined choice of team name. The fans might have bigger concerns than the team name if LA's bid for the Olympics is successful. Their stadium is being committed to be an Olympic aquatic center which would take it out of commission for a full year.

I don't think anybody would argue that Yankee Stadium makes for a particularly good soccer stadium, but how much does the infield affect goal scoring? (spoiler: some, maybe?)

USA

Geoff Cameron scored the winning penalty for Stoke on Tuesday after as the Stoke supporters broke out into a familiar chant: