Is MLS joining the world trend away from the traditional 4-4-2? Unusual Efforts looks at the league-wide shift that's spread to Seattle in its eighth season in MLS.
The Oregonian has a nice letter to the editor lamenting the presence of the Timbers Army and a "three-ring circus" at Providence Park. Silly letter, but I won't argue with the three-ringed nature of Timbers Joey.
For better or worse, it appears that dreams of a NHL/NBA arena just a few blocks south of CenturyLink Field are dead after city council voted against street vacation for the arena project.
The Guardian gets into a lot on the NWSL following Orlando's 23k+ home opener, diving into the league's ties with MLS expansion, media exposure, and the USWNT's lawsuit against US Soccer.
The men's U19s won the Slovakia Cup 2-1 over Russia, marking the group's and head coach Brad Friedel's first tournament win.
Sixth Day Soccer breaks down the first-ever use of instant replay in the USL.
Maybe it's not as exciting as winning the championship from a game you actually played in, but Leicester City fans won't have any complaints (read: go nuts) as the seemingly-impossible dream became a reality on Monday after Tottenham and Chelsea's 2-2 draw; Tottenham had required all 3 points in order to keep their title hopes alive. Leicester City becomes just the 6th team to win the English Premier League.
James Vardy was probably feeling pretty good after being named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2015-16, taking to Twitter to zing Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Believe it or not, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri missed watching the Tottenham-Chelsea match on Monday; he was on a flight back from Italy after making the trip to have lunch with his 96-year-old mother.
Players in the Panamanian league had a moment of organized protest over the weekend, refusing the touch the ball for one minute. The protest was a statement of solidarity for Chiriqui West FC players who have not received backwages for several months.
Bayern Munich are coming to tour the US again this summer, this time with a deal to make their branded merchandise available in the US retail market for the first time.