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Major Link Soccer - Timbers Exit CCL

The Timbers are out along with Sporting Kansas City, the US Women defeated Switzerland, and more talk of hemispheric tournaments.

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The Portland Timbers stumbled out of the CONCACAF Champions League with a 1-1 draw at home vs. Cosa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa.

Sporting Kansas City was already mathematically eliminated from the CCL tournament, but a side comprising mostly of their reserves still pulled off a 3-1 victory over Central FC in their final appearance.


This Sunday, MLS will once again be having a "Decision Day" with real significance for a multitude of MLS clubs.

David Villa has tried to clear up some confusion over his status with the Spanish national team. He is definitely leaving himself open to potential national call-ups.

The drama surrounding Drogba's refusal to enter the 18 if he wasn't a starter is still ongoing. Four Four Two thinks that this type of problem was inevitable after the last off-season.

The Columbus Crew have reached out to their fans with a survey on the possibilities of a new stadium, possibly one closer to the heart of the city.

A recent neighborhood meeting raised some questions for DC United's planned stadium at Buzzard Point, but they don't expect there to be any delays to their current schedule.

Jermaine Jones is nearing a return and may be available to the Rapids in the playoffs to strengthen an already strong Colorado side.


America's second division league, the NASL, is reportedly readying for a limited season with only 9 teams.

The US Women tried out a new formation in their 4-0 victory over Switzerland last night.

Alejandro Bedoya really probably shouldn't have put himself in the middle of the USWMNT compensation grievances. It's too complicated of a subject for anyone to cover in a quick sound bite.

Leaders within CONCACAF and CONMEBOL are still discussing the possibility of more joint tournaments. Not only would this cover more events like the Copa America Centenario, but also a joint Champions League.


Almost every article on Bob Bradley's new job has focused at least to some extent on him being American, but clearly his job as a coach shouldn't be judged by nationality