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Seattle

At least one Seattle team came out in the win column this weekend. While the Mariners lost two out of three, Seahawks dropped their season opener and Storm earned the highest chance at the top WNBA draft pick, the Seattle Reign earned a ticket to the NWSL Final in Portland. And they did it in style, with three unanswered second-half goals against the fourth seed Washington Spirit. The team will get about two weeks to train before traveling down the Fury Road for vengeance against FC Kansas City.

Head Coach Laura Harvey is now in her second-straight NWSL Final, playing the same team who bumped her out last year. Players credit her success in part to her unique demeanor, one that may have National Team vacancies calling soon.

Is the white kit curse a real thing? We send the Mythbuster out to take a closer look.

MLS

The league got a lot of flack for the Frank Lampard situation, and Commissioner Don Garber swears that it isn't going to happen again with Steven Gerrard.

Orlando City thinks it knows what injury problems look like, so The Mane Land compared their games missed to the rest of the Eastern Conference.

World

Some total whitehead (autocorrect) attacked St. Vincent and the Grenadines Assistant Head Coach Wesley Charles while he slept with what appears to have been something like a Molotov cocktail. Charles suffered serious burns on his arms and body.

Barcelona's academy system is under more scrutiny than ever, with another 11 youth players receiving notices of suspension from the famed soccer development program.

Swiss officials are investigating Sepp Blatter's media contracts for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. [Insert FIFA Scandal filler text here]

Jurgen Klinsmann makes waves with every sentence he utters, and not everyone thinks that his aggressive style is good for the program he's building.

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