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Major Link Soccer: Salary Cap system versus Luxury Tax system

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MLB is the only major sports league in the US to not use a salary cap; a similar system could potentially work in the future to aid the growth of MLS while maintaining parity.

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Seattle

Sounders FC is hosting a coaches summit at The Ninety on Friday with speakers Sigi Schmid, Laura Harvey, and Dave Tenney; the price of admission includes lectures on sports science and performance, as well as two tickets to the CCL quarterfinal against Club America on February 23rd.

Philip Lund never had much of a chance to make an impression in Seattle but he's still fighting for a soccer career, this time in the League of Ireland on trial with Derry City, following time in the USL, Faroe Islands, and Singapore.

MLS

The Mane Land looks at the future of the MLS salary cap system, and weighs the possibility of implementing MLB's luxury tax system in MLS.

Toronto FC traded for goalkeeper Clint Irwin as rumors continue in Colorado about the Rapids pursuing USMNT keeper Tim Howard.

...and this Rapids fan sees Irwin's trade as the straw that broke the camel's back in the Rapid's history of mediocrity.

Top Drawer Soccer breaks down its winners and losers for the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Assuming LAFC, Atlanta United, Minnesota United, and Miami are next, who else gets in on MLS expansion? Here's what r/MLS readers voted on Reddit.

After Montreal became the first MLS team to lose a player to free agency in Justin Mapp moving to SKC this year, the Impact have brought in Argentine winger Lucas Ontivero on loan from Galatasaray.

In possibly the best move so far of the MLS offseason, RSL fans should be excited to see Yura Movsisyan back.

The Fire added a couple depth pieces Monday, signing former Sporting KC and Portland Timbers fullback Michael Harrington and former Sacremento Republic goalkeeper Patrick McLain.

USA

Atlanta Silverbacks fans wondering if their team will still exist next season got some hope, as their front office pursues a move from the NASL to the USL in 2016 amid financial concerns.

SXSW has a couple of soccer related presentations this year: Taking British Sports Brands Abroad and Do Great Athletes Have to Be Good People?

San Antonio's unnamed new USL team is having open tryouts.

World

Despite being unable to fulfill his duties as FIFA President for the last five months due to his suspension and ban by the FIFA Ethics Committee, Sepp Blatter is still being paid his salary.

Still holding your breath over when Cristiano Ronaldo might come to MLS? Here's a timeline of every quote and hint CR7 has given the media about MLS.

Since MLS doesn't have promotion/relegation, enjoying knowing that these all-time epic soccer club collapses can never happen to the Sounders.

Soccer isn't the only sport that struggles with match fixing, as allegations rise over last year's Australian Open.