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LAFC are hoping to get their MLS team on the right foot, and that means building an academy and USL team prior to their debut.

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Seattle

The Sounders brutal start further amplifies one of their larger pain points: the reality that even in bye weeks, they won't be fully rested.

The Seattle Sounders Women rounded out their technical staff, in an effort to reaffirm the growth of the women's game and their goal of continuing to be a launching pad for players to the highest levels of the game.

MLS

Charlie Davies was very excited to be a father; his twins, sensing this, came into the world three months early.

Similar to many other American professional sports leagues, a controversial bill is putting Atlanta's All-Star hosting bid in a very tenuous position.

LAFC are still a ways away from taking an MLS field, but if ownership has their way they will have fielded a full academy and USL team by the year 2017.


The World

The trophy ceremony for a local soccer league in Iraq was the location of immense tragedy, as a suicide bomber ran onto the pitch as the team's lined up for the presentation.

Johann Cruyff was an innovator all across the pitch, but here is a deeper dive into how his ideologies have impacted the acceleration of analytics across the professional soccer world.