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"We'll be more prepared next time around."

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Sounders

From the outside, the recently-agreed-upon Major League Soccer collective bargaining agreement seemed to be a win-win for players and the league. Not if you ask Brad Evans though, who in a recent interview said that the CBA "wasn't what we wanted."

Yes, Saturday's game did not make the Sounders look great, but perhaps the lens we should be seeing the game through is "wow, the Whitecaps are actually a good team!"

Not a nice team though. Pa Modou Kah had quite the retort after hearing the Sounders' comments on the Whitecaps' post-game celebrations.

SoundersFC.com sat down with longtime NASL Sounders defender Mike England to discuss the current state of North American soccer. England, who played both for the Welsh national team and Tottenham Hotspur, had some pretty positive things to say.

In case you missed it, the addition of CenturyLink Field to FIFA 16 is now official. Down with Stadion Hanguk.

With only a few days left until the MLS transfer window closes, we still know relatively little about any potential Sounders signings. In case you wanted some fuel for speculation, here is a list of the 68 best free transfers still available.

MLS

Despite this recent string of games, the Sounders still seem to be the source of a lot of envy around the league. After hearing that the Erik Friberg had returned to the rave green, Real Salt Like have apparently been trying to sign their own Mexican-food-themed player, Burrito Martinez.

Orlando City SC released some new details about their stadium project last Friday, and perhaps the biggest news was that their new arena will include a safe standing section. Safe standing was outlawed in many European countries and has never made much of a dent in North American stadiums.

The Portland Timbers have parted ways with forward Gaston Fernandezwho is allegedly heading back to Argentina to play for Estudiantes de la Plata. Fernandez scored nine goals for the Timbers, despite never being able to crack their starting lineup for a sustained period of time.

World

In another rumination piece on the Klinsmann Era of U.S. Soccer, is the German coach distracting us from some pretty mediocre results with promises of a flashy and successful future?

The NSCAA released the results of their Division I preseason poll, with the University of Washington coming in 10th in the nation, and Stanford coming in 8th.

The FIFA presidential race is off and running, and it appears we already have a front-runner. Michael Platini has received wide backing from Europe and the rest of the world, including a recent vote of confidence from Grenada FA president and Caribbean Football Union vice president Cheney Joseph. Joseph said his support for Platini has developed from the Frenchman's continued focus on issues pertaining to smaller countries.