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Alex Morgan responds to criticism, Zlatan terrifies job applicants, and the Tacoma Stars wrap up their season.

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Seattle

S2 will be the home of the final three Sounders draft picks. These three signings almost double the S2 roster for a new total of seven players.

While the Sounders were playing their first league match of the season, the Tacoma Stars were in San Diego playing what turned out to be their last. Having lost the first leg of a home and home playoff they were left needing a win in San Diego that did not come.

MLS

The opening soccer Sunday for MLS was a success in several metrics such as goals and excitement, but not so much in TV ratings which saw an 11 percent decline over first kick in 2015.

DC United continues to make progress towards a new stadium with the zoning process kicking off next week.

There is not so much obvious progress taking place on the field, although this fan post on Black And Red United argues that the ongoing small improvements are enough.

ESPN wants to know if the league has been harmed by the exit of players like Obafemi Martins.

Colorado continued on with their plans of acquiring overpriced US internationals by making their signing of Jermaine Jones official. New England fans took a bit of umbrage with how Jones described his former club.

Speaking of USMNT contributors, Philadelphia Union and USMNT midfielder Maurice Edu will be out for three months due to stress fractures in his leg.

LAFC is still two years away from playing their first match, but the LAFC Academy will start this month.

The Portland Timbers have made official their signing of winger Jack Barmby on loan from Leicester

Sporting Park is in the midst of a re-branding. The Blue Testament has some pictures of the new Children's Mercy Park.

Toronto FC's BMO field will be adding hockey to its already busy usage schedule. Luckily, this won't be taking place during the MLS season.

It seems just a little bit early to start talking about playoffs, but that hasn't stopped American Soccer Analysis from taking a look at just how important goal differential is.

USA

Stars and Stripes FC published a piece questioning whether Alex Morgan is really the elite striker that she is credited as by most USWNT fans.

Alex Morgan's response to the criticism was succinct:

That was the first of two goals that lifted the US over Germany in order to claim the trophy in the "She Believes" cup.

Zlatan

Zlatan is the face of a Swedish vitamin drink by the name of Vitamin Well. The company made use of this relationship by having Zlatan conduct job interviews for prospective employees.