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By now everyone knows Jordan Morris has spurned Werder Bremen for his hometown club, but what everyone really wants to know is when will we see Morris in Rave Green.

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Seattle

For Jordan Morris the Seattle Sounders are (literally) family.  Morris' next step in his meteoric rise will be in his home town with family and friends close by. Could we see Morris link up with the Seattle Sounders in the desert? Or at the Mt San Antonio training camp?

U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team head coach Omid Namazi named his first roster for 2016 and three Sounders Academy players are on the list. All three currently play for the U16 Academy team, following fellow Seattle academy player Ben Huynh who was invited to the 2016 Spring Semester of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida

Normally we see Cuban baseball players attract the most attention after they defect, but a growing number of soccer players are hoping to improve their skills in a new country led by current Seattle Sounder Osvaldo Alonso.

Major League Soccer

35 year-old ex-England defender Ashley Cole agreed to terms with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy after having his contract terminated at Roma.

Ethan Finlay is considered one of the best wingers in Major League Soccer, and the Columbus Crew star is now tasked with taking that reputation and replicating it on the international level.

Reality is slowly sinking in for Jermaine Jones. Jones has offers overseas but prefers to stay in the MLS, but in order to do so understands that a significant pay cut will have to be accepted.

Bruce Arena wants MLS expansion to slow as he feels it is causing development issues with players, which shouldn't really affect LA since their current trend is to sign players at the end of their development/career.

U.S. Soccer

The U17 US Youth National Team is in Turkey playing in the Aegean Cup, starting the tourney off with a 1-0 loss to Romania on Monday. Tuesday the boys righted the ship with a 2-1 victory over Greece. If you watch the highlights you will notice team talks should not take place during the game.

U.S. national team star Clint Dempsey doesn't worry he just shows up and plays. Dempsey has been left out of recent U.S. squads, but insists he isn't worried about his national team future.

World Soccer

Sampdoria forward Antonio Cassano has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world during his career, but only now is  the 33-year-old enjoying a return to form at Sampdoria under Vincenzo Montella. Cassano readily admits laziness was part of his problem.

The standard of goalkeeping this season in the Premier League has been exceptional and arguably boasts as many as five of the top 10 keepers in the world.

Nothing gets in the way of grandma getting to the grocery store. During a youth game over in Greece, Granny decided to take a short cut through the field while the game was in session.

Goals of the week: Volleys Galore