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Major Link Soccer: No American Copa America

Dreams of South American powerhouses going head-to-head in the USA are dimming.

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It's Timbers week, y'all. Go be a part of it.

Darwin Jones and Cristian Roldan are Sounders now, not Huskies, but the University of Washington Men's team are confident they have the right core personnel to replicate their strong performance last season. Coach Jamie Clark hopes the team will be perennially good enough to lose players of that caliber every year.

Jordan Morris is still with Stanford, though, and the Cardinal haven't lost many key pieces either, so that team could be poised for another great year.

Seattle Reign and Scotland defender Rachel Corsie is loving Seattle, and she feels "much fitter and sharper" after playing with the Reign.

Here is a recap of the latest (sparsely attended) Seattle Sounders Alliance Council meeting earlier this month.

Major League Soccer

Only in Toronto will you see this much excitement for being pretty sure the team will make the post-season. Of course, we're jealous of those 90 percent plus chances at this point as Sounders fans, but until proven otherwise, we will continue to make fun of Toronto.

Mostly-LA Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant is calling it quits after 13 MLS seasons during which his teams won many trophies.

Like it or not, LAFC is looking more and more permanent as the name of Major League Soccer's other Los Angeles Franchise.

In other LAFC news, some surprising stadium details have emerged from LA's bid for the 2024 Olympics. First, the bid suggests that the new team's stadium wouldn't be complete until 2020. Second, that it would be converted into an aquatic sports facility during the Olympic Games. You know, swimming pools, etc. At a cost of $100 million.

Did the New York Red Bulls cheat with their trick corner kick play this week? Maybe. Once A Metro takes issue with that idea. Also, why did MLS and PRO come out with statements during the match condemning the call made on the field?

Orlando City's Rafael Ramos will serve his red card suspension, despite the team's appeal.

US Soccer

Word on the street is that US Soccer has withdrawn its bid to host the Copa America Centenario. The good news is, the tournament should still go on, despite the craziness that is FIFA.

The process of getting tickets to the Confederations Cup playoff match between the US and Mexico at the Rose Bowl is a bit complicated, but probably necessarily so in order to accommodate two opposing fan bases that could probably each pack the stadium on their own. Here's how the system will work.

US Soccer has called a meeting with youth clubs about the disagreement over compensation for developing talent, pushed forward by CrossFire Premier after the sale of DeAndre Yedlin to Tottenham Hotspur. An LA-area youth club director sympathizes and sees the current situation as a real problem.


If you don't know the story of the murder of Colombian defender Andrés Escobar after an own goal vs. the USA, read this great piece. (Read it anyway)

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