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Major League Soccer put on a show over the weekend by eclipsing a record. 36 goals were scored in ten games, with some real beauties in "Goals of the Week".

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Major League Soccer

MLS First Kick weekend was a big hit for everyone that watched. 36 goals were scored in all the games over the weekend, setting an opening day record.

Major League Soccer is a physically demanding league that puts a toll on players bodies. Steven Gerrard found this out last year, and now Didier Drogba is doing the same. Is the difference in their successes down to the positions they play?

Giovani dos Santos and Steven Gerrard struggled mightily again. When Bruce Arena set about retooled the LA Galaxy in the offseason, the questions began almost immediately about the new players ability to perform in MLS.

Another former MLS player lands in Scotland. Chris Konopka is hoping his international clearance goes through in time to play in the Cup Final Sunday. In case you didn't catch it Perry Kitchen is there too.

Kaka is out, that's the word coming out of the Orlando City camp on Tuesday. No to worry if your a OC fan because Antonio Nocerino should be ready to play against Chicago.

Sporting Kansas City aquire 22 year old Chilean striker DIego Rubio, Rubio will be on a season long loan as a Young Designated Player.

U.S. Soccer

Professional soccer player Alejandro Bedoya and his girlfriend Professional athletic trainer Beatrice Hilland have some stories to tell.

The USMNT will warm up for Copa America with two friendlies against Ecuador and Bolivia May 25 & 28.

Seattle

The Seattle Sounders signed one draft pick, loaned out one veteran, and aquired an International roster spot from Toronto FC. Could the Sounders be prepping for a bigger move later? Or sooner ?

World Soccer

Champions League sends two to the quarterfinals in Wolfsburg and Real Madrid.

As in life, so it is in Soccer. There have been lots of brilliant soccer players down the years, but none has been as significant or important as Johan Cruyff.

Englishman Wayne Rooney the Manchester United captain, was offered a three-year deal worth nine figures after tax to play in China. He did turn down the offer, but for all who want to see what nine figures look like here you go 100,000,000

Former South American soccer chief was handed over to U.S. authorities and extradited to the United States on Monday to face corruption charges as part of a broader scandal shaking world soccer body FIFA.

Goals of the week: MLS Opening weekend produced some beauties