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DC United invents a new front office position while Orlando and NYCFC keep pushing towards stadium deals.

Soon to not be the home of NYC soccer?
Soon to not be the home of NYC soccer?
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

The Sounders U23s are having open tryouts on March 19th-20th in Sumner, WA.

It appears Seattle icon Bill Gates has picked a favorite club, and it isn't the Sounders.

MLS

The good guys made an appearance in ESPN's new app commercial, along with a bunch of soccer teams that play in baseball stadiums. (STARRING MIKE SLADE!)

Trouble is brewing in Columbus: Kei Kamara is reportedly in a contract dispute with the reigning MLS runner-up Crew.

One of those teams appears to be trying to fix that situation: According to new reports, the New York Yankees recently doubled their credit limit in preparation for a large non-MLB related purchase.

DC United announced on Monday the hiring of Stewart Mairs, formerly of ProZone and USWNT, as the club's Director of Soccer Strategy and Analysis.

Atlanta United officially signed their first player, 23-year-old American goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis from Greek club Panathinaikos. Tambakis will spend the 2016 season with the Charleston Battery in the USL.

Rapids fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as Everton boss Roberto Martinez shot down rumors of a bid for USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard.

A Florida citizen has filed an lawsuit to prevent the City of Orlando from selling land to Orlando City SC for the proposed purpose of building a soccer-specific stadium.

There are other MLS Homegrown players besides Jordan Morris.

The Mane Land examines the various holes in Orlando City's roster.

Center Line Soccer gets a little more in depth in their offseason evaluation, sitting down for an exclusive with Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear to discuss the team's approach to roster construction for 2016.

While we know Aaron Kovar won the Sounders' beep test fair and square, things aren't so certain at camp in Toronto.

The Brotherly Game takes a look at the top prospects for the 2017 MLS SuperDraft (in which the Sounders currently have their natural picks, as well as a third-round selection and a conditional selection from DC United (David Estrada) and New York City FC (MLS rights to Kwadwo Poku), respectively.

Former MLS player and current Louisville City forward Chandler Hoffman bravely offered himself up to the masses on Monday, venturing into the r/Soccer subreddit to discuss global perceptions of MLS and provide his own perspective.

USA

Looks like the USWNT will be without Sydney Leroux this summer for the Olympics, as Monday the FC Kansas City forward announced her pregnancy on Twitter, along with fellow KC forward and husband Dom Dwyer.

World

The Vatican announced a third global initiative on education under Pope Francis that will highlight the power of sports to bring about social change.