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Major Link Soccer: John Spencer joins Colorado Rapids

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Somehow, the Rapids may have just gotten worse. Brad Evans needs a loan. Do we finally have a working US Women's soccer league?

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Seattle

Reactions to the long-awaited signing of Jordan Morris poured in quickly. Here are a few notables:

The Guardian also weighs in on Morris' decision this morning. Their conclusion: Good for club, country, and player.

Everyone's favorite MLS armchair analyst has turned to the subject of where to play Morris, and, like Sigi, doesn't see having too much attacking talent as a problem.

Cristian Roldan, meanwhile, is young, but apparently not young enough to enjoy getting the driver's seat at Disney's Cars Land:

Major League Soccer

Being a Colorado Rapids fan sucks right now. Things have gone downhill from the Oscar Pareja days, and the strategy of this offseason doesn't seem to be helping anything. Here's the Burgundy Wave's reaction to the blunt criticism from Matthew Doyle and Taylor Twellman.

Lets put it this way: The Rapids just hired former Portland Timbers coach John Spencer as an assistant. He once played with Pablo Mastroeni.

Good news from Dallas, as FCD's technical director Fernando Clavijo announced that his cancer is in remission.

So, DC United has some updated renderings of the upcoming new stadium, and things have certainly changed a bit since the original tentative plans. Like, where's the roof?

Sebastian Jaime has left Real Salt Lake. The 28-year-old forward is heading back to Chile and to CD Universidad Catolica.

Other US Leagues

Looking at the stark differences between the pre-draft activities of NBA rookie Cameron Payne and NWSL recent draft pick Brianne Reed, no one is going to mistake the young women's soccer league for a massive sports entertainment powerhouse (Yet!). But, more importantly, do we finally have a US women's league that is working?

Now, I love a logo reveal, y'all. From a design perspective, a marketing perspective -- interesting stuff. This one's special, this one's something you've got to check out. San Francisco's NASL team will be using this symbol that really looks like it should represent a company that makes very large things out of steel. Shipping containers, maybe, or industrial cranes. Just wow.

World

Chelsea have spent £13.82 million per Premier League point this season! This and other cool numbers and graphs can be found at this analysis of spending versus performance in the top five European leagues.

FIFPro (the world players' union) has developed this interactive site to make you rethink the idea that all footballers lead privileged, luxurious lives and don't need no fancy union.

And now for soccer stars doing good things. First, Lionel Messi is working to find the Iraqi child in this photograph who made a Messi jersey out of plastic bags so he can help him out in some way.

Next is Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigerian international legend for the Super Falcons (the WNT). She plays in Sweden and nears retirement, but she is using her free time to coach recently-arrived migrant Afghani boys in a project called Football for All.