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The Sounders open their preseason, the Whitecaps bring on Blas Perez, and the US Women are sued by US Soccer.

Everybody loves Blas Perez
Everybody loves Blas Perez
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Seattle

The Sounders had their first preseason match yesterday, which was unfortunately only broadcast via Periscope. If you missed it or couldn't stand to watch the video quality, we have a recap up.

Cristian Roldan is set to have a Twitter Q&A today. No time has been announced, so maybe just start shooting questions now.

Major League Soccer

The Colorado Rapids have had an "interesting" off-season. Just a week ago it looked set to be nothing short of a disaster, but fans are finally seeing a light at the end of the very dark tunnel.

Hate him or hate him, Blas Perez appears to be joining Whitecaps FC. His rights were reportedly acquired in exchange for those of none other than Mauro Rosales. Whitecaps fans will surely learn to love him soon enough.

It's only been about a week since the first rumors of Matt Miazga to Chelsea started, now he is on their Champions League roster.

The Columbus Crew have signed Egyptian defender Amro Tarek on loan from Real Betis.

DC United has revealed their new kit which exemplifies their solidarity with the local community by proudly displaying the DC mantra of "Without Representation Taxation".

LA Galaxy has possibly lowered the average age of their off-season signings by officially inking a deal with 31-year-old Nigel de Jong.

When healthy, Brek Shea was an integral part of Orlando City SC's first season. He's spent the off-season resting, but it's not clear if he'll be 100% by the team's first kick.

The Philadelphia Union are the latest to have their kit leak. As with many of the new kits this year, the change is not exactly dramatic.

The Brotherly Game wants to know how much you trust the league and your team's owners, a question that they say that is raised by the nature of a single-entity league.

Canada

Details have begun to come out about the creation of a new Canadian Premier League. This league would consist only of 6-8 teams across Canada and would obviously provide a new testing ground for young Canadian talent.

USA

According to the Boca Raton Football club, the final round of US Open Cup qualifying has been canceled and all of the semi-finalists will see entry into the tournament. This presumably means that the Open Cup itself will see another round of changes.

Probably the biggest news yesterday was the lawsuit opened up by US Soccer against the US Women's National Team Players Association. Stars and Stripes FC has a bit of a primer to help you understand what is going on here.

Once a promising young talent, Stuart Holden has decided to retire at the age of 30 in the face of ongoing injury struggles.

Former US Star Abby Wambach has a new way of inspiring young girls across the country now that Mattel will be releasing a Barbie doll in her likeness.