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Major Link Soccer: Totally not about Jordan Morris(?)

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A Sounders striker raises the specter of signing in Europe, a Stanford star gets a shot at the US National Team, and other news that surprisingly doesn't involve Jordan Morris.

Patrick Veiera seems pretty happy about his new position.
Patrick Veiera seems pretty happy about his new position.
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Seattle

Just kidding, the first story is still about Jordan Morris. As everyone around the world seems to have a strong opinion of whether his decision was right or wrong, the right opinion is possibly just to be less opinionated.

Obafemi Martins has said that he'll never say never to the English Premier League. It's unlikely that this is anything to worry about in the immediate future, but never say never.

MLS

Rarely have international coaches seen immediate success in MLS. The unusual nature of the league with its complex salary and player aquisition rules can be daunting even those who follow it closely. New York City FC's new French coach does not think that this will hinder his abilities.

Defensive specialist Ronald Matarrita will be another part of the effort to improve NYCFC. The Costa Rican international has been announced as a new addition to the club.

Apparently not happy with merely making it to the play-offs for the first time in their history, Toronto FC has had a busy off-season and has been making some potentially positive moves.

Now that he's officially a member of the LA Galaxy, it's worth looking at some of the highlights of Ashley Cole's recent stint at Roma.

Moving away from the most run-down stadium in MLS has been a long process for DC United, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, as shown by newly released renderings of their future home.

Orlando City SC hasn't even found their way into their new stadium, but recent moves show that they are already planning for outgrowing it. The club has agreed to pay for the land in exchange for reducing their lease from 25 to 10 years.

USA

Raising themselves to a Division 2 status may not be a good idea for USL, at least according to NASL Commissioner, Bill Peterson.

Regardless of your feelings about Jurgen Klinsmann, it can't be said that he's ignoring the college game. Brandon Vincent was Jordan Morris' teammate at Stanford just a few weeks ago, now he's being given a chance to prove himself with the National Team.

It didn't go unnoticed when Benny Feilhaber slammed Jurgen Klinsmann's player selection decisions. Klinsmann has directly responded by stating that Feilhaber simply didn't show himself to be on the international level.

World

Seeing Barcelona as his home, Lionel Messi has expressed that he will never play for another European club. Anybody have any suggestions for where he could go outside of Europe?