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Major Link Soccer: Timbers not selling Nagbe

SB Nation's Dynamo Theory weighs in on the Sounders' trade for Will Bruin.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


The Sounders U23s are continuing their record of developing young players in the PDL, with 55 former players signing professional contracts over the last five years.


Will Bruin's acquisition was generally greeted as a shrewd move in Seattle, but Dynamo Theory isn't too worried about losing the club's 2nd all-time leading scorer.

The Portland Timbers have reportedly rejected Celtic's transfer bid for Darlington Nagbe, for multiple reasons.


There's a new team in the NPSL, the United States' 4th tier of the soccer pyramid, City of Angels FC, which is in part founded by the son of pop star Sting.

Wingate University defender Alex Nelson was named the National Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


In case it wasn't obvious FIFA president Gianni Infantino's proposal for a 48-team World Cup is a cash grab, FIFA's own research informing the decision acknowledges that while sacrificing quality of play, increasing the pool of teams would be more profitable.

The oldest joke of the Sounders fan base might be about to die: Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to end his career at Old Trafford, despite advances from MLS and the Chinese Super League.

The plane crash that killed most of the players of Brazil's Chapecoense was caused by human error, according to Colombian aviation authorities.

Ever feel extreme disdain for the jerks that bring laser pointers to sporting events? This guy at the Liga MX Final had his moment of fame captured online for all to see as #LordLaserTigres ended up beating Club America 3-0 in penalties after playing to 2-2 in regulation and extra time to become Liga MX champions for the fifth time.

Soccer to Watch Today:

English Premier League

9:15am Liverpool vs Stoke City NBCSN, NBC Sports Live

Australian A-League

12:50am Melbourne City vs Perth Glory ESPN3, WatchESPN

English Championship

7:00am Derby County vs Birmingham City beIN SPORTS USA, fuboTV

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