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Major Link Soccer: Manchester match postponed for "practice bomb"

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Also, Zlatan

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Local boy Bennett Lehner was named as one of Gatorade's Players of the Spring for his time with the University of Washington.

Through three home matches, the Seattle Reign are averaging over 4,000 per home match, good for fourth in the league.

Landon Donovan was in town for Steve Zakuani's charity match Sunday, and when asked about Copa America Donovan praised the soccer culture of Seattle in terms of setting a bar.

The Sounders really need better service, and one of our fanposters knows just the guy to give it.

MLS

Zlatan has been strongly linked to the LA Galaxy, but they don't have any DP slots to sign him in. That's okay though; Sevilla and Espanyol are lining up to sign away Giovani dos Santos.

MLS continues to MLS; sources say that even though the Philadelphia Union own Zlatan's rights, the club would receive no compensation were he to sign with another team.

Maybe Columbus Crew's widely reported demise wasn't quite set in stone yet; days after losing Kei Kamara, the Crew managed a 1-1 draw against the Supporter's Shield-leading (wait what?) Colorado Rapids.

Atlanta is hoping that their new United club helps alleviate what has been a rough sports market for years now. Hey ATL, we know that feel, bro.

FC Cincy is drawing some eyeballs with big attendance numbers (including over 23,000 for their last home match.) Numbers like those will make an MLS proposal an easy sell. Sean Okoli's doing good work for the USL club.

World

We finally had our example of lax security failing to stop a bomb getting into a stadium, as Manchester United's game against Bournemouth was abruptly postponed. Except it turns out that the potential IED was just a clock practice device left over from a practice exercise for bomb-sniffing dogs earlier in the week. Phew, that sure could have made someone who wrote an article about security theater last week look very foolish.

Even Brazil's Rivaldo thinks that going to the Rio Olympics is a bad idea. He's urging people to stay away from his home country mainly for concerns over the Zika virus.

Zlatan played his final game for Paris Saint-Germain, and fans were so broken up about his departure that the game was stopped ten minutes in for a farewell.

Microsoft is expanding its sponsorship footprint; after putting ink on Real Madrid and the Seattle Reign, their next target is the newly minted Women's PGA Championship.

Turkish fans lighting a stadium on fire in protest of their club's poor season performance is a great argument against promotion and relegation.

Sounds like Bobby Wood may be headed to Hamburg.

Club America downed Chivas for the chance to go to the Clausura's semifinals.

Sam Allardyce managed to keep Sunderland in the Premier League, but really wishes that the door to running England's National Team wasn't closed to him.