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Are you there, God? It's me, Jürgen.

USMNT coach Jurgan Klinnsman looks on as his team battles to 0-0 draw in Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying.
USMNT coach Jurgan Klinnsman looks on as his team battles to 0-0 draw in Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying.
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Seattle

The Sounders have added a new piece of technology to their fan interaction, releasing "Sounders FC DeskSite", a desktop app that lets fans watch team videos both online and off. DeskSite, the application's developer, touts their product as a "DVR for the Internet", and have developed similar interfaces for over 20 other NFL, NHL, and MLS teams.

You have questions about Sounders 2; Spenser Davis has answers.

When S2 takes on San Antonio FC at Starfire this coming Sunday, former Sounders GK Josh Ford will return to Seattle where his professional career began. After injuries derailed his MLS career, Ford is now a veteran with a fresh start in the USL.

Play Like a Girl's #MemberMonday profile this week is on the Reign's Carson Pickett.

MLS

Dirty South Soccer is prepping the Atlanta fanbase for the struggles of an expansion season, hoping to learn lessons from the mistakes of previous expansion teams.

USA

As frightening as it is to see the USMNT so precariously positioned in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, it's all very reminiscent of 2012 when they did the exact same thing and then proceeded to win three straight to close out the group.

However, if Jurgen Klinsmann continues to put players in positions where they aren't comfortable, the USMNT are probably going to be sweating 36-year-old forward Carlos Ruiz joining Guatemala in Columbus for tonight's WCQ.

Alright, you're definitely fantasizing wondering about Klinsmann being fired - the shortlist of replacements is heavily populated with current MLS coaching studs (and Caleb Porter).

Meanwhile, the US U23s are poised to put the disastrous Olympic qualifying campaign of 2012 behind them after their draw in Columbia, bringing a crucial away goal with them into the second leg in Frisco tonight at 6:30pm.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has said he will veto the controversial HB 757, which would allow religious groups the right to refuse service and make hiring decisions based on "sincerely held religious belief." The NFL stated last week that the law would adversely affect the state's ability to host a Super Bowl; MLS may want to hold an MLS All-Star game in Atlanta soon with the introduction of the city's MLS franchise in 2017.

You know when you're at the stadium and you look up, and there's a roof above you? A human actually was up there to build it, and you can see the view as they build Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

World

Rafael Callejas, president of Honduras from 1990-94, plead guilty to bribery and conspiracy charges in the wide-ranging FIFA scandal on Monday.

Want a point-of-view angle of Cristiano Ronaldo PK coming at your face? This woman incredibly caught it all from her cell phone on this missed penalty over the weekend. (editor's note: Of course, Ronaldo saw Messi hurt someone with a shot and just HAD to prove he could do it too.)

Those of you that made the trip down to Mexico City for the Club America series might appreciate the imagery of this essay from Waking the Red, as James Hutton describes his journey ahead of the Canada-Mexico match on Thursday.