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Major Link Soccer: Don Garber, Brandi Chastain, Shannon MacMillan elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

It's time to vote for Kim Little if you haven't yet. Renaming the DC/Philly rivalry. Vancouver and Portland supporters find common ground in their hatred of Seattle.

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber and former USWNT stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Garber was chosen on the Builder ballot, Chastain on the Player ballot, and MacMillan on the Veteran ballot.

That means it's the perfect time to read Susie's recent interview with Chastain, covering her life, career and legacy.


Voting for the BBC Women's Footballer of the year ends May 9th. One of the five finalists (some would say the only true finalist) is Kim Little. You know what to do.

Jess Fishlock is making quick progress in her recovery from a fractured tibia, and hopes to return to play for the Reign before Wales' Euro 2017 qualifier against Norway on June 7.

Now we know the REAL reason the Sounders pumped the brakes on signing a DP in this transfer window. Joe Roth's latest fairy tale production is tanking, costing Universal about $70 million. Quick, everyone buy tickets to see Through the Looking Glass instead!

Former Sounder Servando Carrasco draws inspiration from his mom, who has survived multiple types of cancer, but supported his play in person throughout her treatment. (Psst...Don't forget about mothers day).

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold explains her "No" vote on the street vacation measure for the SODO arena development project.

Davidson men's soccer will make a trip to Seattle this season to take on both University of Washington and Seattle University.

Major League Soccer

Eighty-Six Forever talks to Vancouver and Portland supporters about the trip up north or down south for away matches, and bonding over a shared love for soccer.

SunTrust is the new official bank and jersey sponsor of the Atlanta United academy.

Jack McBean has been lighting up the scoreboard for LA Galaxy II, but are his scoring numbers a little deceiving?

Speaking of LA Galaxy, they proudly announced the opening of their private school as the first of its kind in MLS, but the folks at the Philadelphia Union academy who started just such a school two years ago probably aren't too happy to hear that.

LAFC Originals -- or, those who have put down money towards an eventual inaugural season ticket for the new LA club -- received some swag in the mail in the form of a scarf and a pin.

Some rivalries, even if they aren't totally manufactured, don't have a good name that jumps to mind. "The I-95 Rivalry" isn't quite doing it for fans of the Philadelphia Union and DC United, so they are proposing a change to honor fans from both sides who have suffered tragedies.

An academy affiliation for Minnesota United has been announced, well, more leaked than announced, by Shattuck-St. Mary's, the boarding school with whom the Loons are -- probably -- partnering. No comment form Minnesota, though.

Women's Soccer/Refereeing

A series of documents were released relating to a summary judgement made in the ongoing case between the USWNT players association and the United States Soccer Federation. Not a lot of new information, and it may not be too interesting to anyone but a lawyer, but there it is.

This is a really cool piece about what it's like to be a female head referee in a mens match, specifically in Latin America.

US Soccer Phenoms

17-Year-old US youth international Nick Taitague is destined for Europe, not a US college, according to his coached, but for now he is available to play for the Carolina Railhawks on an amateur basis.

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