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Major Link Soccer: Sporting KC loses in horrific fashion

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And we aren't even talking about their love of argyle.

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Seattle

DeAndre Yedlin is making his new coach happy, as one of the few bright spots in Sunderland's 4-1 loss over the weekend.

Freddy Montero just looks good in green.

MLS

You may have thought the week has gone pretty well for Sounders FC so far, but check this: Last night Sporting KC went to Houston to face their friends the Dynamo, and left with a loss. You may know Sporting from their close proximity to us in the MLS Western Conference Standings, now with only a game in hand and a point behind. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Two of the team's best players (Benny Feilhaber and Matt Besler) drew fifth yellow cards, which will keep them out of Sunday's match against... oh huh, they're playing the Sounders on Sunday. Most of the team's other important contributors, including Dom Dwyer and Graham Zusi, went full 90s in the midweek match, potentially spelling tired legs or early subs for both players.

Looks like St. Paul is destined to be the site of the Minnesota United MLS club. Here's hoping that single freeway access location is adequate for the traffic a 20,000 seat arena brings.

See the Daily Mail's reaction to the league's highest-paid players.

Top Drawer Soccer takes a look at how far MLS has to go to meet Commissioner Don Garber's vision of the league's competitive future.

Remember a time before Sounders (MLS,) when the all-stars went up against Real Madrid and got smashed.

NWSL

Portland is hosting the NWSL final without the hometown Portland Thorns, so the club is cutting bait with head coach Paul Riley. Riley wasn't able to live up to the standard of hoisting NWSL trophies set by his predecessor. (PSST, maybe take a look at that Wilkinson guy?

Crystal Dunn, by virtue of her Golden Boot, was named NWSL MVP Wednesday over the superior choice, Kim Little.

CONCACAF

Their tournament may be all-but-over, but there's still some good that can come from Vancouver's trip to Honduras to play Olimpia. Members of the Vancouver Armada have put together an Indiegogo page to donate funds towards a Honduran orphanage.

World

Bundesliga is on the rise. An NFL double-header two weeks ago drew the most American eyeballs ever for a Bundesliga match.

Robert Lewandowski set the soccer world on fire with his five goal performance this week, installing his name next to some of the best all-time single game performances in the sport's history.

Arsenal supporters got a little worked up after beating Tottenham Hotspur in their own stadium. Perhaps they were just appalled at the way the Tottenham organization brought in Wayne Gretzky, then proceded to misspell his name.