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Major Link Soccer: Silly Season in full effect

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The English press have identified Osvaldo Alonso as a possible short term fix in the January transfer window.

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Seattle

With seven picks in the 2016 SuperDraft, the Seattle Sounders are surely going to get younger. But will they do better than their 2015 haul?

We knew that Sounders academy alumnus Jordan Schweitzer dropped out of the MLS Combine, but did you know that academy coach Junior Gonzalez will be part of the coaching staff at the combine?

The English press identify Osvaldo Alonso as a possible short term fix in the January transfer window.

USA

Could we see another Colombian tear up the MLS? If we are to believe a report coming out of Spain we could soon see Radamel Falcao playing for the Columbus Crew.

2015 USL Champions Rochester Rhinos are now owned by the USL. The United Soccer League terminated Rochester's franchise agreement after owner Rob Clark told the league he did not plan on operating the team next season.

Free agent forward Mike Magee is reportedly set for a return to the LA Galaxy, after fielding interest from the likes of Sporting KC and Vancouver Whitecaps. Perhaps Magee felt time on the beach and a reunion with the Bruce would be a better fit in 2016.

What does it mean when a league keeps telling its fans that the best is yet to come, something MLS has on repeat these days.

After being pursued by Bundesliga side Schalke for the past couple of seasons, United States youth international Haji Wright appears to finally be headed to Europe. Another US youth international that has been in Germany for a while is being promoted to the first team in Dortmund.

World Soccer

Now that Zinedine Zidane is the coach of Real Madrid the Spanish press felt it the perfect opportunity to get the gang back together. One writer is calling Zidane a novice lacking the skills to handle all the Real egos.

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says he is leaving the German champions to manage in England - but has yet to choose a club. Manchester United, Man City, and Chelsea could all be lining up to hire the Spaniard.

.Goals of the week: Futsal, Beach, and a Volley!