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Major Link Soccer: Don Garber has a hot take

The commissioner weighs on where MLS fits in U.S. player development, and spoiler alert: he's all for it.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

MLS

Don Garber has not been afraid to insert himself into the debate around US player development in the past, and continued that trend yesterday, saying that the value of a young player consistently playing in MLS is much more than being on the bench abroad.

This Sounder at Heart Fanpost provides further context to the future of MLS from the expansion perspective, through a nifty visual of where these teams match up with the current slate of MLS sides.

The prospective ownership group lead by DC United managing general partner Jason Levien is getting closer and closer to acquiring Swansea City.

Although Atlanta United's on-field product remains non-quantifiable, the side is looking to be on the cutting edge of quantifiable data here and now through the work of Lucy Rushton, one of the only women to be heading a data program in all of professional soccer.

NWSL

In comparison with the immense success of the Women's national team, the NWSL successes may seem small. But historically the league has already cleared many hurdles.

United States

The United States U18 National Team is preparing for their first team camp of the year, calling in twenty-three players.

The World

Arsenal's rough stretch in form is beginning to have larger repercussions, with the club putting tickets up for general sale this week for the first time in five years. This slip in form is further supported by analytics, where their recent play can show the danger in taking expected goal formulas as law.

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