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MLS

37-year-old man Frank Lampard finally made his debut for New York City FC, but it didn't go quite as he'd hoped. NYCFC fell 3-2 to the Montreal Impact.

Cyle Larin, the 1st pick of MLS's 2015 SuperDraft, is having himself quite a year. It's only August and he's already tied the record for the most goals scored by a rookie with 11.

For whatever reason, Saturday featured eight games with two or more goals, (and one with ten goals), and was in fact the highest scoring day in MLS history.

After putting up some good banter for the Portland Timbers a few weeks back, the Philadelphia Union seem to have gotten theirs in return, courtesy of the New York Red Bulls.

USA

Jurgen Klinsmann has been in charge of the USMNT for four years now. He promised some big changes when he was first hired, but has he delivered?

America's first soccer prodigy, like many prodigies, did not end up measuring up to the public's perception of his potential. Freddy Adu is still only 26 years old, and currently playing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Domestic soccer in America did not go untouched by the FIFA scandal, as Traffic Sports, the owners of the Carolina RailHawks, were charged with fraud. The Triangle Soccer Fanatics, the RailHawks' supporters group have issued a statement on Traffic, as well as changed their website's URL.

Preseason can be a big part of college soccer, offering players a first chance to get acclimated to the college soccer environment and their teammates.  Pacific Lutheran University is taking their preseason one step further and taking a 10-day trip to England to tour some of soccer's most historic sites.

World

Pitch invaders seem to be striking with more and more frequency nowadays, but other than delaying games for a couple of minutes, they usually don't pose too big of problems. In a recent friendly between Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia and Isreali club Ashdod, a group of 20 or so fans chased Ashdod's whole squad off the field.

Sure Cristiano Ronaldo is great, but it turns out he isn't actually the perfect man. When asked his opinions on FIFA, Ronaldo gave a pretty tepid response.

Adidas debuted Manchester United's new kits over the weekend, and while the designs were generally well received, the replica kits were not. The only women's replica kits available feature a fairly deep neckline.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the Community Shield yesterday. "Mourinho says he doesn't keep runner-up medals so he threw it to an Arsenal supporter."