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Major Link Soccer: Vancouver Whitecaps Players Lose their Footing

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Brad Evans returns to training, the Vancouver Whitecaps are punished for diving, and everybody has an opinion about the US national teams.

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Seattle

It's been nearly 20 hours since the latest episode of Nos Audietis was published, but there is surprisingly still no word on any major moves by the team.

Good news for Sounders fans is that Brad Evans is back in full training. Unfortunately his status for this weekend is definitely still in question.

MLS

A Vancouver Whitecaps player has been fined and suspended in reaction to a dive that led to a game-winning penalty kick. No, it wasn't that dive.

The Whitecaps have had their boots stolen (again). I say that they make lemons out of lemonade and take the opportunity to get new and improved cleats that help them keep their footing in the box.

The New York Red Bulls will be without fullback Kemar Lawrence who left the game early due to injury while playing for Jamaica.

New York City FC fans are concerned as to whether or not their stadium provides them a home field advantage this season. Given that they have played 3 of only 4 games at home, it seems that the sample size is too small to really say much.

NASL

The NASL has announced a new broadcast partnership with beIN sports. This is in addition to the existing partnership with One World Sports.

USA

First with the good news. The USA U17 squad defeated France yesterday by a score of 3-2!

The news for the U23s obviously isn't as rosy. SI.com is asking if we have another "lost generation" of players after they failed to qualify for the second Olympic cycle in a row.

Howler Magazine has published a long form piece by the Sounders' own Will Parchman going into the challenges and failings of the US Soccer youth development system.

The senior USMNT would seemingly be able to relax a little after their 4-0 defeat of Guatemala, but there are still lingering problems that have yet to be solved.

One of those problems may be that Jurgen Klinsmann is delusional, at least if you agree with Slate's opinion on the matter.

World

Not so much news but an unpleasant reminder, workers are still suffering and being abused as they work to prepare Qatar for the World Cup according to Amnesty International.