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Major Link Soccer: Europa League Final

Liverpool and Sevilla invade Basel for the night, U.S. Open Cup second round kicks off in Kitsap, and Goals of the Week.

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Europa League Final

Basel, Switzerland was relatively quiet on Tuesday night, but tonight it will be electric as Liverpool and Sevilla battle for the Europa League trophy. Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has been in finals before, four to be exact and Klopp stresses none of that matters Wednesday night.

Sevilla play Liverpool in the Europa League final seeking their third title in a row, their fifth in a decade. Four days later they play Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. Fourteen finals in 10 years while making the profit their model demands. The architect of their unprecedented era of glory is their sporting director Monchi.

History will be made in the final and it won't be by either team. UEFA will deploy goal line technology for the first time in a European competition.

Europa League final preview: Liverpool v Sevilla

U.S. Soccer

Fresh off helping Sunderland avoid relegation, DeAndre Yedlin tells Goal USA's Ives Galarcep about his roller coaster season, and the important summer ahead.

Christian Pulisic has had a meteoric year in Germany and with the USMNT, Pulisic scored on Monday and that helped Borussia Dortmund's U19 team reach the German Youth Championship.

CONCACAF's two biggest rivals combining to host a World Cup, who could have ever imagined? But what exactly would such a scenario look like?

You won't hear Bob Bradley clamoring about respect like Rodney Dangerfield, but if your a GM in Europe you should give Bradley's CV a look.


The second round of the U.S. Open Cup kicks off tonight with two local teams. The Seattle Sounders U23 will take on the Kitsap Pumas at Silverdale Stadium.

World Soccer

Two amateur groundsmen could be in for a long wait for another job after less-than-impressive work in the seventh tier of Norwegian football.

This week World Cup organizers in Qatar are giving behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work that’s going on at five of the under-construction venues.

An estimated 240,000 people turned out to watch Leicester's players parade the Premier League trophy in an open-top bus tour through the streets of the city in central England on Monday

By finishing the Serie A season with 36 goals Gonzalo Higuain has broken a record that stood for 66 years. Many people believed that the scoring feats of Gunnar Nordahl could never be replicated in the modern Italian game,

Major League Soccer

The majority owner of Orlando City of Major League Soccer, is asking investors from Brazil, China and elsewhere to pay $500,000 each for a stake in the stadium he is building near downtown Orlando. In return, the foreign investors receive annual dividends, two season tickets and something even more valuable: a green card that allows them, their spouses and sometimes even their children to live and work in the United States.

Major League Soccer fans can consider Norma Hunt to be America's first soccer Mom. Hunt's late husband Lamar is a pioneer in the American Soccer scene and one of the reasons MLS is here today.

The Fire announced on Tuesday that they have signed Dutch forward Michael de Leeuw from FC Groningen. Chicago used Targeted Allocation Money to sign de Leeuw, and agreed to a three-year deal with him that includes a club option for 2019

Training ground plays rarely work in real games, but when they do it's like having a secret weapon in your back pocket. The New England Revolution calls their play  "The Duke", now every team in MLS is worried they will get Duke'd on!

Is Jozy Altidore damaged goods or does he have a case of the unfortunates? Altidore seems to come up lame at the most unfortunate time for the USMNT and his club team. Maybe a move to Seattle then Dave Tenney could fix it?

Soccer to Watch:


Toulon Tournament CZECH REPUBLIC-MALI (delay) 8:30 am.
Toulon Tournament MEXICO-FRANCE (live) 10:20 pm.


Europa League Final LIVERPOOL-SEVILLA (live) 11:30 am.


Europa League Final LIVERPOOL-SEVILLA (live) 11:30 pm.
Copa Libertadores ATLETICO MINEIRO-SAO PAULO (live) 5:45 pm.


Mexico Playoffs CLUB AMERICA-MONTERREY (live) 6:30 pm.


MLS TORONTO-NYC FC (live) 4 pm.

MLS NY RED BULLS-CHICAGO (live) 4:30 pm.

Goals of the Week: 10 of the best, a Sounders volley, and flying Jorge!

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