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Major Link Soccer: Villa wins MVP

David Villa wins Major League Soccer MVP award, Donovan is done, and Goals of the Week.

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Soccer Bowl 1977 was the Seattle Sounders first taste of a championship, it slipped through their hands that August day when Giorgio Chinaglia tucked away a Steven Hunt pass in the 77th minute. Saturday's game the past will be present and in front of a TV in North Carolina I will be watching the game with two players who were on the field in 1977, Jimmy McAlister, Tommy Jenkins, and 20 boys from Seattle United. We will be rooting for the home town team to bring home a championship to the Emerald City.

The Seattle Sounders might have never been to an MLS Cup Final before, but clubs using the same name in other previous leagues have been to seven league championship moments. Altogether those Sounders are 4-3 in getting the job done. Don't worry the "Son of Seattle" will have a say about going 5-3!

Major League Soccer has a "Best of" video on hometown hero Jordan Morris, you should take a look and get Hyped for Saturday!

Building a winning team in Major League Soccer is no easy task. Salary Cap, DP's, Drafts, TAM, GAM, Homegrown, Trades, Loans, Free Agency, Supplemental Draft, and Tryouts. It can be mind boggling to say the least, but both Seattle and Toronto have put together rosters using all of the above.

Ever since Roman Torres has returned from injury the Seattle locker room has been a "Dance Party"!

U.S. Soccer

Nominees Set for 2016 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year. Altidore, Bradley, Cameron, Dempsey and Wood Nominated for Men's Award, Winner to be Announced Dec. 9, During MLS Cup Preview Show on FS1; Dunn, Heath, Lloyd, Morgan and Sauerbrunn Nominated for Women's Award, Winner to be Announced Dec. 11 During ESPN FC's Weekly Recap Show.

You can't see it, but there's a battle being waged almost continually underneath the visible soccer rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexico's 2-1 win over the U.S. in World Cup qualifying last month signified the rumble of the big guns, but the ground underneath is riven with struggles for the allegiances of young players.

Goals from Ayo Akinola, Josh Sargent and Timothy Weah led the U.S Under-17 Men's National Team to a 3-0 victory against Brazil, clinching the 2016 Nike International Friendlies title on Sunday night.

World Soccer

UCL Tuesday Wrap Up. Arsenal top their group, PSG draw at home, Barcelona beat up on Gladbach, and Manchester City could on draw against Celtic.

A police horse was in the firing line before Celtic went head-to-head with Manchester City in the Champions League, the horse in question did seem a little hungry.

Major League Soccer

Tuesday David Villa was announced as Major League Soccer's MVP for the 2016 Season. The Spaniard had 23 goals and 4 assists in 33 games for NYCFC.

With the NASL close to deaths door two teams announced plans to be part of the MLS expansion train. The Tampa Bay Rowdies and the former Carolina Railhawks both unveiled campaigns to push for joining Major League Soccer on Tuesday.

Mix Diskerud's future with New York City FC has been in doubt for quite some time, and it appears that the club is still looking for a solution regarding the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder.

FC Dallas announced Tuesday that they have signed Matt Hedges, the 2016 MLS Defender of the Year, to a new contract through the 2020 season.

It looks to be "one and done" for Landon Donovan. After his MVP trophy was given to David Villa on Tuesday news also broke that Donovan will not be retuning in 2017.

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