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Major Link Soccer: NASL close to collapse

A former Sounders Academy product found his way back to MLS and it wouldn't be TFC without a ticketing snafu.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports


NYCFC has added another young attacker to their squad for next season in signing USL MVP Sean Okoli, and Sounders fans everywhere gulped.

FourFourTwo breaks down the talking points for MLS Cup, highlighting the surely entertaining battle of difference-makers of Giovinco vs. Lodeiro.

Meanwhile in Toronto, the week ahead of the Final has been slightly marred by the ticketing realities of hosting MLS Cup, and many TFC season ticket holders were unable to purchase their usual seats for the game.

ESPNFC has a feature up on Cristian Roldan, tracking his career's beginnings as a 5-year-old ballboy in El Salvador on a family visit, to the draft day drama that saw the Sounders snag him, to lynchpin in the midfield of a team playing in its first MLS Cup.


Prior to yesterday's announcement from Atlanta Unitednew signing Miguel Almiron was spotted with the club's president and technical director at Sunday's Atlanta Falcons home game.

MLS announced their 2016 MLS Best XI, featuring exactly no Sounders.


With the New York Cosmos ceasing operations, what dominoes will fall next for the failing NASL? Richard Farley assesses a league on the brink. Twice a Cosmos faces the sad reality for a team in purgatory: wait it out or move on?

With the USWNT's filing with the EEOC still under review, the team has started CBA negotiations with US Soccer but the two sides are "far apart" ahead of a series of sessions in mid-December.

Sports Business Daily released its list of 50 Most Influential People in Sports, including a few names with MLS ties.


Club America beat Necaxa 2-0 in their semifinal second leg on Sunday to set up a Christmas Day final against Tigres.

Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua claim to have had a breakthrough in talks with Boca Juniors to sign forward Carlos Tevez; reports have suggested they are offering an absurd €40 million/year contract.

Soccer to Watch Today:

UEFA Champions League

11:45am PSG vs Ludogorets ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go, WatchESPN

11:45am Basel vs Arsenal ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go, WatchESPN

11:45am Dynamo Kyiv vs Beşiktaş ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go, WatchESPN

11:45am Benfica vs Napoli ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go, WatchESPN

11:45am Barcelona vs Borussia M'gladbach Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer 2Go

11:45am Manchester City vs Celtic ESPN3, Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer 2Go

11:45am Bayern München vs Atlético Madrid ESPN2 USA TV, ESPN Deportes

11:45am PSV vs Rostov ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go, WatchESPN

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