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Major Link Soccer: Catalonia movement to potentially break up La Liga

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El Classico has two major teams, but one of them might be forced out if a major secession movement succeeds.

This isn't Cascadia...
This isn't Cascadia...
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Seattle

Opponents are getting a little salty over the pure numbers of Sounders fans again, objecting to voters for Pineda's Goal of the Week nomination.

The CenturyLink Field northbound view will be changing a lot over the next few years, as plans are set in motion for a new downtown tower reaching 102 stories (the largest on the West Coast.)

The NWSL Final is on Thursday, and the Seattle Reign FC Medium page has a bunch of new content leading up to the championship match. Read about how former Portland Thorns (and current Reign players) react to coming back and playing for such an important game, as well as the rematch with old foes FC Kansas City.

MLS

It is true, what many of you have heard. The US Open Cup Final WILL be broadcast on ESPN2. I imagine most of us are pulling for Philadelphia Union?

The Fort has produced yet another tifo based on another Steven Spielberg movie (this time Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.) Now that we've established a theme, all fanbases should avoid creating banners featuring The Blues Brothers, ET, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Casper, The Lost World, Goldmember, and most importantly Gremlins 2. (The tifo was actually pretty cool.)

New York Red Bulls has suddenly realized just how much it values and appreciates their new little brothers.

Future fans of LAFC can future step into their future stadium with future renderings of their future home.

We're not sure yet how much the 2022 Qatar World Cup will effect that year's MLS season; The Brotherly Game thinks it will bring some good and bad along with it.

MLS Rookies may be getting the short shaft with MLS contract offers.

There's some talk that LA Galaxy might loan Giovani dos Santos to Club America for the Club World Cup. It seems unlikely today. They won't be loaning out the struggling Omar González, who LAGConfidential speculate may have been broken by Jurgen Klinsmann.

World

Michel Platini (and Sepp Blatter) are directly under the eye of the FIFA guard dogs.

Learn about a few of the intricacies to operating a sports camera.

Neymar is bad at taxes, and Brazil has noticed.

Catalan secessionists have gained a lot of power in recent elections, and that could have massive implications for one of the world's top soccer leagues. La Liga officials have threatened to kick out all clubs in Catalonia (including Barcelona!) but there's also an MLS-like solution.

Oh, and Messi is down for a while.