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Major Link Soccer: Motor City FC

Detroit steamrolls itself to the front of the expansion lineup, Nagbe returns for Portland, and PRO continues to be an embarrassment

Don Garber unveiling a future DP for Detroit
Don Garber unveiling a future DP for Detroit

Seattle

Not surprising, but still disappointing news is that Ivanschitz is officially doubtful for the match this weekend against the Columbus Crew.

Massive Report's podcast questions whether they really hate Seattle or not.

MLS

The big news of the day took the form of a press release from potential MLS owners in Detroit. The partnership between Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons owners is looking at $1 billion dollars of investment.

The proposal had clearly seen a substantial amount of work and included stadium renders.

Meanwhile, our weekend opponents in Columbus were celebrating the 3 year anniversary of the day that their scoreboard caught on fire.

Good news for the Portland Timbers and other fans of Darlington Nagbe. The recently capped US international was back in the starting lineup last night and went a full 90 minutes.

While the big story of the day focuses on MLS's club expansion, Howler instead is focusing on MLS's digital footprint and online expansion.

Problems with refereeing in MLS are hardly surprising news. But when PRO calls in to a live game to criticize one of their own refs, is that a positive sign of self-awareness or behavior are they just making themselves into more of a joke?

New York Red Bulls fans have seen their ticket allotment for the upcoming Hudson River Derby match cut from 1500 to just 600, reportedly due to an inability to control a large away group.

USL

The USL has announced the formation of "USL Productions". A new digital arm of the organization that will be in charge expanding match coverage and creating other short and long form content.

USA

Fox Sports has unveiled the television broadcast schedule for the Copa America Centenario

World

The FIFA Interactive World Cup took place last month in New York. This tournament centering on FIFA the video game drew players from around the world and was well attended. The players even got to have their awkward arm-crossing moment as if they were in the actual World Cup.

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