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Another American teenager debuts in Europe and the Galaxy are already taking steps to replace Bruce Arena.

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Seattle

It would be a sweet piece of poetic justice for the Sounders to finally win MLS Cup the year after the Timbers; that irony is not lost on the Nutmeg News.

It's a long wait until MLS Cup on December 10th, so here's a FanPost full of heartful hype to tide us over till then.

MLS/NWSL

One-time Sounder and 12-year MLS veteran Peter Vanegas has been promoted to General Manager for the LA Galaxy, filling one of the vacancies left by Bruce Arena.

Orlando City may not have found success in MLS yet, but fans can be proud of their club for raising the standard for inclusion in sports.

For those of you that like intertwining your sports and political narratives, here's the lesson that Toronto FC can take from Barack Obama ahead of tomorrow's Eastern Conference Final second leg.

USA

The NASL is already facing an uncertain future this offseason with various clubs, but now the New York Cosmos are having financial problems of their own, with reports of late pay and staff being put on furlough in the face of a budget crisis. Things are not looking good.

18-year-old American forward Josh Perez made his debut for Fiorentina yesterday, subbing on in the 75th minute down a goal and a man, ultimately losing 4-2 to Inter Milan.

In case you weren't aware of how much gaming has entered the mainstream: Welcome to FUT Nation, SB Nation's new site for all things football/soccer gaming.

USL President Jake Edwards has been giving a series of interviews over the last few weeks on the state of the league; Blue Testament unpacks the details.

USL club Arizona United has filed a trademark for the name "Phoenix Rising FC", hinting at the organization's second rebrand in three years, complete with plans for a new 16-acre soccer complex near Scottsdale.

Meanwhile, the soccer boom in Nashville is hitting its crescendo as the club moves forward with their awarded USL franchise set to play in 2018, with long-term ambitions set on MLS.

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