Major League Soccer
Aurelien Collin has been deemed expendable at Orlando City -- it appears he's on the move to New York Red Bulls for a fourth round pick. Orlando is still on the hook for a major chunk of his $525,000 bill, though.
One player Orlando City fans would be significantly sadder to see go is Cyle Larin. In his sophomore season, he is seeing continued interest from abroad. The Mane Land points out that the club would net more of his transfer fee if they waited to sell the youngster until the end of the year.
David Beckham and Tim Leiweke are talking MLS expansion, as usual, but why are they doing it in/about Las Vegas? The two were on hand to argue in favor of an Oakland Raiders relocation to Sin City (with accompanying beautiful stadium and MLS team, of course).
As can be expected, some fans of lower division American clubs are unhappy when MLS moves to their area and sucks up many fans, eclipsing the former main club of the city. Dirty South Soccer points out that in the case of Atlanta United FC, the club it is eclipsing (the Atlanta Silverbacks) suffered more from years of bad management than from a new MLS franchise moving in.
It was a complicated deal with a lot to consider, but the parties involved in the two existing and the one potential SoDo stadium have agreed on terms for a schedule agreement. Seattle City Council members brokered the deal, but the entire council has yet to approve the terms.
NWSL (and all women's soccer)
Young US National Team keeper Cody Cropper suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder during a match with MK Dons against Brenford FC.
Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC ran a $147 million deficit in 2015, but it's safe to say the owners have deep pockets and like to win.
All the cool leagues have drafts, right? Why shouldn't the Premier League have one? Ever wondered how that would go? Well, here you go.
Like an old hardware store being renovated into a Michelin Star restaurant, this $62 million yacht will have some serious authenticity and hipster cred, since it's starting as a really ugly shipping boat.