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Eric Wynalda calls out Klinnsman's MLS bias, the Copa América gets more corporate, and US Soccer gets a new crest.

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The Huskies announced their 2016 spring schedule, highlighted by hosting S2 at Husky Soccer Field.
The Huskies announced their 2016 spring schedule, highlighted by hosting S2 at Husky Soccer Field.
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Seattle

The UW men announced their spring schedule with an immediate highlight: hosting S2 this Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field.

While Seattle and DC United both start their 2016 early in the Champions' League, cup-tied Lamar Neagle is itching for the MLS season to start.

If you'd like to see which members of the Seattle sports media are slightly less unathletic than the others, you can check out the results of their own NFL combine.

Former Sounders favorite Mauro Rosales sat down for a lengthy exclusive interview with MLS Fútbol Club, speaking positively of his time across MLS and in Cascadia, and his latest move to FC Dallas.

MLS

The latest video in SI's series of interviews with league executives and coaches (including Sigi Schmid) asks the question of if and how instant replay should work in MLS.

Multiple DC United players and staff had their smartphones stolen from the team locker room in their recent trip to Mexico for their first leg match against Queretaro.

ESPN FC released their initial MLS Power Rankings for 2016; you'll have to scroll down a bit to find the Sounders, who may have been dinged for the loss of Obafemi Martins.

The San Jose Earthquakes have sold out of 2016 season tickets, after increasing the number available to 13,000 for 2016 from 12,000 in Avaya Stadium's inaugural 2015 season.

The Crew fan that flipped off the camera at MLS Cup last year? Yeah, she's going to the game in Portland this weekend thanks to a remarkable story of publicity and crowdfunding (thanks Timbers Army).

(Week 1) Referee assignments in MLS is a bit like Russian roulette - Alan Kelly is a blank, I guess?

The Galaxy announced that they've waived defender Dan Gargan, one of the weaker pieces of the 2014 Galaxy team that won MLS Cup.

While you've already heard about De Jong, Nocerino, and now Tim Howard, Goal.com has a solid list of the Newcomers to Watch in MLS in 2016.

Dallas has high hopes and expectations for Oscar Pareja's third season with FC Dallas. With a core of Fabian Castillo, Mauro Diaz, and Matt Hedgessigning their 2016 SuperDraft picks, and a handful of exciting free agent pickups, the team has hope for its first trophy in 19 years.

The Montreal Impact may be the most enigmatic team in MLS and this year seems no different: here's what to watch for in 2016 (Drogba!).

What could happen for NYCFC this season? Literally almost anything, but here are 16 things.

We're just five days from MLS First Kick, and the Mane Land is wondering: What happened to all the excitement in Orlando?

USA

The new crest unveiled by US Soccer via VR yesterday isn't going to wow in the creativity category, but it's undoubtedly an improvement on the previous 22-year-old logo.

Former USMNT forward Eric Wynalda had some harsh words for Jurgen Klinnsman over the weekend, saying that the US head coach hasn't shown enough respect to MLS, echoing similar sentiments that Benny Feilhaber spoke about in January.

Gilt Edge interviewed American Outlaws co-founder Justin Brunken to discuss AO's plans in a big year for US supporters, including their 2nd ever AO rally in Austin this May.

World

7500 to Holte has a great piece examining the heavily male-dominated profession of sports journalism, and asks for support of a new site called Unusual Efforts and its mission for diversity.

This summer's Copa América will announce a trio of major sponsors with Coca-Cola, Sprint, and State Farm joining Nike as official partners.

Following his election win, new FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that he is looking outside of Europe for his secretary general, the organization's chief executive.