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Major Link Soccer: Barcelona pitch invasion goes surprisingly well

Three young boys decided they needed a break from school so they visited FC Barcelona; what happened next is the stuff of dreams.

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World Soccer

Who knew that skipping school could be so much fun: For three boys in Barcelona breaking all the rules was rewarded with a hangout with legends.

For some, MSN is a website. But for the Catalan faithful MSN represents 122 goals and a partnership between three players that hasn't been seen before.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saved a penalty after coming out of retirement at the age of 45. Van Der Sar was helping his first club team out of a jam in more ways than one, after a keeper had to miss a game due to injury.

Brad and Jennifer, Justin and Britney, Puffy and J-Lo; Back in 2001, the world was enthralled by some of the great celebrity romances. Alas, none were to survive the test of time. But in that same year, Zlatan and Maxwell began a relationship or "Bromance" that is still going strong today.

Aresenal's majority owner Stan Kroenke is one of five executives nominated by the Sports Business Journal for "Sports Executive of the Year" with the winner set to be announced on May 18.

Players have been sold, traded, and canned for a whole host of reasons, but never have I heard about a player being let go over toilet paper.

What are your top 10 greatest bicycle kicks? Does Shinji Okazaki's make the list? How about Haller's down below?


Week 2 for the Seattle Sounders was another loss and now the rave green sit in the Western Conference cellar. To make matters worse, Tyler Miller was oh so close to not making the bad list.

Mark May 11 down on your calendar; that will be the opening game for the Sounders U23 team as they begin play in the US Open Cup.

The Seattle Sounders Academy team kicks off the Generation Adidas Cup March 18 against the Chicago Fire down in Texas.

Major League Soccer

Many of the teams expected to be top title contenders are off to poor starts to 2016.

The new D.C. United stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2018 Major League Soccer season, but changes may still be lurking soon as one commissioner stated "this reminds me of a prison, the facade". Yikes.

It's now official: Two Cascadia rivals made a trade. Darren Mattocks will move from Vancouver to Portland for allocation money and an international roster spot.

Before the season even began the Colorado Rapids were getting laughed at and criticized for their off season moves that coincided with their change in style of play. Two games into the season and the changes look promising.

When it comes to the first month of the season, you don't know squat.

U.S. Soccer

Juergen Klinsmann will soon be naming his squad for the World Cup qualifying games against Guatemala. Don't be surprised to see a few new names as Klinsmann likes to keep people guessing.

Forward Civana Kuhlmann scored a dramatic game-winner in the 86th minute as the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team won the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a 2-1 victory against Mexico.

Some young yanks are turning heads over in Europe; will we get to see them in a few years on the USMNT?

AC Milan have set sights on Bayern Munich and USMNT starlet Julian Green. Green's transfer fee would be in the range of $1-2 million Euro's .

Goals of the week: Amarikwa, Dwyer, Haller, and Doyle.