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Dempsey prepares for national team duty, more Brazilian attacking in Orlando, LA sees more trademarks.

Seattle

Clint Dempsey will be with the USMNT in their match against Guatemala tomorrow hoping for a good performance to prepare himself and the team for Copa America.

The Seattle Sounders have released episode 1 of "Cascadia Uncovered":

MLS

Empire of Soccer uncovered two new trademark applications from MLS for the names "LAFC Wings" and "The Wings". It's unknown how these will be applied, but it's nice to have something other than just City Name FC.

Orlando City SC has announced the signing of Brazilian forward Julio (The Beast) Baptista to add to their squad.

With the off-season changes to Toronto FC's lineup, Michael Bradley has been pushed back to the position of holding midfielder. The question being asked now is if he is really fits this role.

Brandi Chastain's announcement that she would be donating her brain for research into CTE has served to reignite the discussion of concussions in the world of soccer. Dynamo Theory talks about this and asks how you think MLS should move to deal with the issue.

FourFourTwo takes to World of Warcraft analogies to explain why they think that forced parity is hurting MLS, although the premise that MLS is growing more slowly than world soccer rather than slowly catching up is a hard one to swallow.

This security guard at last weekend's Dallas-Montreal matchup showed surprisingly little reaction to what looked like a fairly solidly struck ball to the head.

USL

Sounder at Heart's Dave Clark went on USL Radio's preview show.

You can read all of SB Nation's previews for the 2016 USL season here.

USA

In a rare moment for the US Men's National Team, the starting goalkeeper spot is up for grabs. Tim Howard is no longer the lock for starting that he used to be and Brad Guzan has been struggling in club play. Jurgen will make us wait until tomorrow to see who is between the posts.

So the new National Team kits may be ugly and derivative, but just maybe they are hiding a little bit of something up their sleeves.

World

As the nation works its way through an unthinkable tragedy, the Belgian national team is hoping it can do at least a little bit to help with the healing.

FourFourTwo has released part 3 of it's multi-part series covering the best chants in world soccer.