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Major Link Soccer: Robbie Keane exits the Galaxy

But will he join buddy Carl Robinson in Vancouver? Andre Blake is Spectacular Shot-Stopper of the Year. Also, St. Louis looks primed to jump ahead of Beckham FC in the battle for MLS expansion.

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Major League Soccer

That's right, Robbie Keane's reign of awkward cartwheels is over at LA Galaxy. "Mr. Pointy-Shouty" will have to practice his incredulous look and signature head shake elsewhere. No, he's not retiring. In fact, he very well may end up in Cascadia. Here's a few places you might see the aging Irishman next season. He has, of course, been a massive player for LA, and he wrote a very nice goodbye letter to fans.

Andre Blake is your MLS goalkeeper of the year. We can argue about who should have realllly won it, but there's no doubt it's impressive to win a 'keeper award as a 25 year old in his first full season with his team.

St. Louis is getting very serious about their MLS expansion bid. The large potential ownership group has money and clout in the city, and an exclusive option to purchase a big chunk of downtown land for a soccer stadium. They even have stadium renderings. St. Louis FC in MLS looks like a lock at this point, it's just a matter of when.

FC Dallas have made yet another homegrown player signing in Jesus Ferreira. Yes indeed he is the son of former MLS MVP with Dallas, David Ferreira. At 15, he is the youngest-ever signing for Dallas, and he's the 16th homegrown the team have brought on.

The San Jose Earthquakes are shaking up their front office, with President Dave Kaval to expand his role to include president of the Oakland Athletics, and Jared Shawlee getting an internal promotion to COO of the 'Quakes. They are currently in search of a general manager for the team.

Waking the Red has a detailed rundown of Greg Vanney's 3-5-2, how and why it works, and why it has brought Toronto FC so much success in the playoffs so far.


Check out Dave Clark on the Soccer Today! podcast! He talks about stuff.

Sounders Academy product Nick Hinds is tearing it up as a freshman at Akron. His brace took down Villanova as the NCAA tournament begins. That's in addition to the two goals he scored in his previous match.

US Soccer

If Klinsmann goes, it will probably be Bruce Arena to take his place. Arena reportedly has a clause in his LA Galaxy contract allowing him to take the US job if it's offered to him, and US soccer has been weighing options for replacing Klinsmann "for years," according to ESPN's sources.

And More

First of all, his name is Gordon Wild, and that's amazing. He's also comes from a family of European acrobatic circus performers, the life he was being raised for before turning to his love of soccer (he didn't like the heights). This is the great story of Wild, who is now a sophomore at Maryland.

The England and Scotland FA's are being fined after the players wore black armbands with poppies on them to commemorate Armistice Day during a World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium last week.

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