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Major Link Soccer: 20 years of MLS

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Much like many of us, the MLS hasn't quite everything figured out at the age of twenty.

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Seattle:

Here is a friendly reminder that Clint Dempsey's rap single was released almost 10 years ago.

Megan Rapinoe is not afraid to speak up, and she did with gusto this week: first on the USWNT and her injury recovery, and then on LGBT and Gender Issues within sports.


MLS:

Two Sounders headline this list of players set to have their breakout MLS seasons.

While looking at how Jermaine Jones might line up for the Rapids after his suspension, try to imagine where Marcelo of Real Madrid might fit, if MLS Online Store listings are to be believed.

In order to be close to his family on the west coast, Andrew Jacobson requested a trade- being sent to Vancouver Whitecaps for TAM. In another TAM move, RSL has traded former academy player Ben Spencer to Toronto.

Major League Soccer has come very far in its 20 years, but not without some initial limitations left intact.

A guide to the largest storylines heading in to week two, where many teams are looking to right their ships from incredibly early stumbles.

Reading between the trademark lines, Atlanta still appears be retaining the United name over Minnesota.


United States:

The USWNT are improving on their ability to find a way to win any match, in any tournament.

The World:

In an effort to not feed into the sneaker brand spokesperson eco system, Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes to finding his boots online.

The oldest ultra in Italy is still traveling the country to watch his club play.

Edwin Van Der Saar has popped out of the stands to assist his former club in an injury crisis.

Death, Taxes, and Arsenal performing well in the FA Cup amidst an underwhelming run of Premier League fixtures.

Juventus has taken a clean sheet from ten consecutive Serie A matches, a league record.