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FIFA Presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes the United States should directly be made the 2022 World Cup host if Qatar is stripped of the tournament.

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World Soccer

It could be a ploy to get the American vote in the FIFA presidential election, but candidate Jerome Champagne went on the record Tuesday and stated that  "The United States should directly get to host the 2022 World Cup if Qatar is stripped of the tournament ".

At 34 years of age Aritz Aduriz is outscoring Lionel Messi and soon could be called into the Spanish National Team, but who is he? Take a look at the goals below and you will see.

If you're up on all the interweb soccer gossip you will already know about the boy he created his own Messi jersey out of a plastic bag. The boy and an impostor have both been found.

Louis Van Gaal is on his way out at Manchester United; when that exit takes place is up to one man only Ed Woodward. Woodward is currently trying to woo Pep Guardiola to take the reigns with Jose Mourinho in the background if he declines.

Seattle

The USL released its schedule for the 2016 season Tuesday, and S2 starts out with a strong home stretch. Here is a look at the top five games to go see during the season.

20-year-old  Seattle Sounder Cristan Roldan sees his role on the team a little differently this year.

Major League Soccer

Erick "Cubo" Torres had a lot of hype going into the 2015 MLS season, and needless to say he did not live up to that hype. 2016 is a new year and a "clean slate" for Torres.

Jordan Morris could start the future wave of "Homegrown" players signing in the MLS. Who are the next five in line and who were the top five HGP signings of all time?

The LA Galaxy sign another player, 32-year-old defender and former Standard Liege captain Jelle Van Damme.  Van Damme is not without controversy, having been sued by USMNT player Oguchi Onyewu in 2009.

The feeling is mutual when it comes to the Colorado Rapids and Tim Howard.

U.S. Soccer

The U.S. U-18 MNT finished its first camp of the year with two friendlies. Three Seattle Sounder academy players were involved and hope to be involved again come March.

U.S. Soccer is changing the landscape of girls soccer in America and an announcement is coming soon.

The U.S. U-17 national team wrapped up their first tournament together with a loss in the final to Turkey. The USA went 2-2 in the Aegean Cup defeating Greece and Belgium and losing to Romania and Turkey.

"Talks have continued among concerned parties over the role of training compensation and solidarity payments in American soccer since a meeting at U.S. Soccer headquarters on Oct. 16, 2015. As key FIFA decisions loom, several parties have commented publicly on the matter, including Major League Soccer and its players union."

Goals of the week: Flying Volley's and a backheel