Deandre Yedlin apparently will not end up taking his talents to Anderlecht, due to a season loan with a buy option possibly being rejected by Spurs. Yedlin's transfer options get more narrow with each passing day.
On Sounder at Heart, a poll on Singing the National Anthem at Sporting Events. What should not be in debate: how hard Dr. Stephen Newby rocks.
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From down the bridge and reporting across the pond, Liam Ridgewell gives perspective on the Cascadia Rivalry, his facial hair being Wally Pipped by Nat Borchers, and two-footed challenges at the Great Wolf Lodge in his column for the Daily Mail this week.
Already missing this weekend's clash with the Sounders, Sebastian Giovinco has left Italy's national camp and will miss their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, following a groin injury he sustained against the Impact.
FIFA is considering some sweeping changes to its understanding of leadership positions on both the global and national levels, which have some pretty big implications for the future of U.S. Soccer leadership.
An interesting read here on the proposed changes to the requirements of a soccer league in the United States to achieve Division 1 status, with some strong words of opposition from the NASL's attorney.
Despite a bevy of interest from other clubs, U.S. Under-20 captain Emerson Hyndman is reportedly staying put at Fulham.
Some A+ work here from Celtic fans, who took to social media to respond to Fernerbache fans knife pictures with their own pictures in which they are armed to the teeth with Spoons, Bananas and more. Jon Cleese approves.