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Major Link Soccer: Sounders/Timbers rank in top 50 world rivals

A full slate of games in the NWSL and justice could finally be coming for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

ECS' tifo display for the August 30, 2015 match against the Timbers in Seattle, a 2-1 Sounders win.
ECS' tifo display for the August 30, 2015 match against the Timbers in Seattle, a 2-1 Sounders win.
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Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant appears poised to declare public support for the members of the USWNT and Seattle Reign FC in their fight for equal pay.


Brian Strauss breaks down the MLS expansion landscape following commissioner Don Garber's announced intention to continue to expand the league to 28 teams.


Carli Lloyd suffered a knee injury from a challenge in the Houston Dash's 3-1 loss to Orlando on Saturday, but the USWNT look to have dodged a bullet after a prognosis of 3-6 weeks recovery time, plenty of time before the Rio Olympics.

The New York Times examines the wage gap between men and women's national team players. Ultimately, the women's game needs more than just allies, it needs butts in seats.

While increased popularity for the NWSL may be slow going in the US, worldwide fans of the women's game are taking greater notice of the league as it enters its fourth season.

Tobin Heath's rise to national stardom is chronicled through recently posted YouTube videos showing the obvious talent of an 18-year-old Heath in a battle of ball tricks with then-teammate Casey Nogueira.

The Reign check in at 2nd in this week's NWSL Power Rankings after their 3-0 victory on the road this weekend.


FourFourTwo is ranking the top 50 derbies worldwide; Sounders v Timbers makes the cut at #48.

The Hillsborough disaster of 1989 is about to hear a verdict 27 years later; jurors have reached a majority decision on whether the 96 victims were unlawfully killed.

Though Germany hasn't been one of the countries Sounders scouts have been scouring recently, eager fans can speculate on the recent availability of Nickolas Bendtner after his contract with Wolfsburg was mutually terminated.

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