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Major Link Soccer: Nigel De Jong suspended three games

The midfielder will not appeal, and will be away from the Galaxy for almost a month.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer:

Don Garber made mention of Nigel De Jong's suspension getting announced soon when speaking to the media yesterday, and true to form, the league announced they would suspend him for three games. Despite the outside noise and pressure from social media and other avenues, MLS got Nigel De Jong's suspension right.

Toronto FC has sent former Sounders draft pick Eriq Zavaleta down to Toronto FC II, along with defender Nick Hagglund.

NWSL:

The NWSL has gone beyond any other United States soccer league, and although the growth is worth celebrating, the budgetary concerns show there's still room for development.

Seattle:

The early start to the season has lead to switch in typical roles between the Philadelphia Union and the Sounders, which is backed up by a high level analysis of MLS team performance thus far. But according to Richard Farley an opportunity for a watershed moment lies in this evening's matchup.

Jess Fishlock walked the BBC through her and the Wales National Team's recent match in Kazakhstan.

Reign Rookie Carson Pickett is a prime example of turning perceived weaknesses into unique strengths, and that scrutiny can be a blessing.

The World:

Twenty seven years later, the ninety six from Hillsborough will never be forgotten.

Despite having a lot of appreciation for the talented striker, the president of the French Football Federation called Karim Benzema's legal issues "really stupid."

Despite being sidelined for just under a month, Raheem Sterling is closing to signing a brand ambassador deal with Apple.

The Leicester City's magical season isn't quite over, but it's already in the conversation for the greatest story in sports.

A look back at the first ever Women's World Cup starts with the Nigerian Super Falcons.

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