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Would a dream season at the top for Leicester City be tainted by Financial Fair Play violations?

Leicester City has some serious Financial Fair Play problems to worry about.
Leicester City has some serious Financial Fair Play problems to worry about.
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DeAndre Yedlin's growth with Sunderland has been remarkable in the last year, thriving in a situation few thought he would.

As proud as we are of our Sound of Soccer, we rarely hear about the rest of the state and the beautiful game. You can fix that by reading Footy Americano's interview with President and head coach of Yakima United FC Hector Vega.


Nigel de Jong is known worldwide for his physical play, but he's never had to face the MLS Disciplinary Committee before - time for the Mullan treatment?

Stumptown Footy and Timbers fans are as annoyed at PRO as anyone, as refs give out reds at a record pace while some truly dangerous tackles escape ejection.

Meanwhile, this inconsistency is making players unsure of what's acceptable play.


In case the name of the US Open Cup didn't tip you off, Lamar Hunt was a crucial part of soccer in the United States. His son, Dan, has been President of FC Dallas since 2014 and recently revealed how close MLS was to folding in 2001, and how it was his father who saved it. You can hear more from his interview on the Soccer Today podcast.

If you're one of those people that keeps track of soccer TV viewership, then you'll be interested in Univision Deportes releasing their schedule for the Copa America, including their first simultaneous broadcast on all three networks for the opener.

Arizona United has quite the celebrity ownership group building, with first Diplo and now Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz investing in the USL club.


With five games remaining, Leicester City is topping the Premier League by seven points. But currently headlines are concerned with whether the club violated Financial Fair Play rules in their rise from the Championship as the Football League investigates a 2013 sponsorship deal that helped balance their books with Trestellar Ltd., a company with no phone number or website.

VICE is the latest publication to take notice of China's massive spending in the last transfer window: "Things in China are built quickly. Rather than wait for a domestic soccer scene to mature, the Chinese bought a foreign one."

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