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Major Link Soccer: Istanbul derby postponed for terror threats

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Seattle

One fan took their refereeing complaints to the league, where it will hopefully reach someone who has power over Mark Geiger's employment status.

MLS

The Tim Howard-Colorado Rapids thing finally became official over the weekend, prompting President Obama to "issue a message" welcoming him back to America.

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of MLS is its inconsistency, whether that be in referee quality (cough), roster rules, or enforcement of things like mass team celebrations.

Turns out Didier Drogba fled Montreal to hang out in beautiful Sacramento California, as part of his well-known hatred for artificial surfaces. Players like Drogba will need to get used to it though; the plastic stuff isn't going anywhere per Don Garber.

Seems Toronto FC has that confidence the Sounders are looking for. I say we round up the gang and take it back by force.

World

There hasn't been a first-time English top-flight champion since the 1978 Nottingham Forest team. Now five points up on Tottenham with seven games remaining, Leicester City's quest to get their first league trophy relies as much on their opponents losing as their continuing to win.

Having one of sports' largest paychecks and a crazy number of endorsement deals isn't good enough for Neymar, who hash been ordered to pay $52 million for tax evasion.

Turkey is a hot political zone, sitting right on the border of Daesh territory. Well-known as one of the best rivalries in soccer, the Galatasaray-Fenerbahce was postponed minutes before kickoff due to a potential terrorist threat.

Brad Guzan is the Joe Biden of USA keepers; he seems like he's really good at his job save for some bizarre, inexplicable mental farts.

Jose Mourinho will be staying at Manchester United for some time longer.

This is how you celebrate a Premier League goal (@ Newcastle, courtesy of Aleksandar Mitrovic.)