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Major Link Soccer - Villa Still Available for NYCFC

Despite committing an ejection-worthy event, the MVP candidate will not be suspended for the team's second leg.

Seen here: David Villa practicing future kick outs.
Seen here: David Villa practicing future kick outs.
Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports


The general consensus is that removing the Interim modifier from Coach Schmetzer's title was the right move.

Judging from the commentary at Big D Soccer, FC Dallas may be counting on Mauro Rosales to give them a chance in the second leg.


NYCFC has a hill to climb in the second leg of their series with Toronto FC, so it's bad news for them that Andrea Pirlo's calf injury continues to keep him out of practice.

On the other hand, they have had the good fortune of keeping David Villa available despite the MLS Disciplinary Committee agreeing that he had committed a red card-worthy offense.

Chicago had some success last night, so naturally it's time for the Fire to cling to that success as tightly as possible. (satire)

With Beckham FC continuing to see endless delays, it seems that LAFC will likely be the only MLS side joining in 2018.

Atlanta reportedly wants Rimando. Given his high price in his final contract year, might they get what they want?

Caleb Porter promises changes to 3-4 "core" players that will guarantee that the Timbers make it to the playoffs next season.

MLS television ratings in Canada are slowly starting to pick up. They even beat out the majority of televised curling this past weekend. (Canada is weird)


In a big trade, the Washington Spirit traded Ali Krieger to the Orlando Pride in exchange for a higher spot in the NWSL allocation ranking.


After a very successful season for NYRB II, head coach John Wolyniec has earned the USL award for coach of the year.


Broadcast details for the USA-Mexico game have been released. The match is scheduled to start at 4:45 Pacific on FS1.

Grant Wahl has coverage on just how Borussia  Dortmund stumbled across Christian Pulisic.

Jill Ellis has added Jessica McDonald and Emily Menges to the roster for their first appearances on the US Women's National Team.

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