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Major Link Soccer: Real Madrid sets new kit record

Adidas gave Real Madrid 1.4 Billion (with a capital B) reasons to stick with them for their jersey-wearing needs.

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I'll be in Arizona covering Sounders Spring Training starting Wednesday! Let me know what you'd like me to cover (within reason please; If no one has found the video of Victor Mansaray sitting on Zach Scott's shoulders with a trenchcoat on to get past a bouncer, it's probably lost to time.)


Matt Miazga is officially on his way to London after the New York Red Bulls sold his rights to Chelsea. Chelsea and New York likely win in the short term, but the move may hurt Miazga's long-term development.

While Miazga gets to go to the future home of the 2022 World Cup, Sporting KC's Nemeth is stuck transferring to the current home of the 2022 World Cup.

Another piece of Jason Kreis' NYCFC coup has been jettisoned, with the termination of Chris Wingert's contract.

That weird... thing(?) the San Jose Earthquakes call a mascot got some minor plastic surgery, apparently going for something between Gordon Gecko and Ronald McDonald.

The LA Galaxy finally added Nigel De Jong.

Our brothers at Burgundy Wave tore the Colorado Rapids a new chute when their lack of clear direction to success reached a boiling point, but now are taking the time to point out that (sorely deserved) criticism isn't the same as a concession of defeat.

Servando Carrassco was among a number of MLS'ers who got together in Southern California to train for the coming season. Only problem was, they couldn't find a field that'd let them on. That's right: Members of the US Men's National Team and America's highest level of organized soccer were reduced to hopping fences to play the game they're paid for.

The Indomitable City Soccer site joined the SB Nation network last week, and now is setting the stage for what seems like an almost inevitable promotion of Sacramento Republic to MLS.

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Hold onto your butts, Nat fans: 17-year-old Christian Pulisic made his first appearance for Borussia Dortmund and looked like he belonged. The Superman is real, folks, and he's American.

John Brooks re-upped with Hertha Berlin, and should be sticking to Germany for a while yet.


As more and more migrants flee the destruction of ISIS, the dangerous trek across the Mediterranean Sea is claiming more and more lives. One of the countries with the largest influx of refugees is Greece, where two teams staged a sit-in during the opening minutes of a match, specifically calling out the "brutal indifference" of major European powers in dealing with the crisis.

The rich continue to get richer: Real Madrid just signed a new contract with Adidas (to the tune of $1.4 billion) ensuring that their jerseys will be emblazoned with the iconic three-stripe logo for the foreseeable future.

Fulham's ownership appears to believe that the secret to winning soccer can be found in Football Manager.