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Major Link Soccer: Brek Shea Suspended

Brek Shea sees red, UEFA gets raided, and Zlatan can't help but score goals

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Chris Henderson may have accidentally leaked something on twitter yesterday, or he's trolling us. Your call.

It's time again for men in kilts. Roger Levesque, Brad Evans, and Erik Friberg are all participating in the Ronald McDonald House charity this year.

MLS

Brek Shea had his yellow card for a two-footed studs-up tackle upgraded to a red by the MLS disciplinary committee and will miss this weekend's match.

DC United is in the middle of a confrontation with the DC Ultra after the team banned one of their most prominent supporters from the stadium for a year.

Real Salt Lake is looking to build out a massive 42-acre academy and training facility with an estimated price tag of $45-50 million.

The Howler's latest piece takes a look at David Villa's current place with New York City FC and his future after playing.

His teammate Andrea Pirlo is focused much more explicitly on the present and the challenge of finding good shampoo in the United States.

Atlanta United FC is focusing on the use of analytics/moneyball to build out their roster for their first season.

LAG Confidential is certain that only some form of voter fraud could explain how their weird alien thing mascot lost to Orlando City's kind of awesome lion mascot in a popularity contest.

US Soccer

The US women obliterated Colombia with a score of 7-0, including this awesome goal by Christen Press:

Speaking of the US Women, their lawsuit against US Soccer was covered by none other than The Daily Show on Tuesday night.

This kind of mainstream coverage goes to show that US Soccer faces a significant perception problem.

World Soccer Talk has published a book on the history of soccer leagues in America titled "Soccer Warz [sic]".

World/Zlatan

In some early fallout from the release of the Panama Papers, Swiss police have raided UEFA headquarters.

Zlatan tried to steal the ball and accidentally scored a this humiliating goal against Manchester City:

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