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Big pockets may make San Diego an expansion frontrunner

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Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Don Ruiz, in perhaps his final practice session, talked to Sigi Schmid about that first Seattle Sounders MLS season in 2009 where the Rave Green did things that scarcely seemed possible.

Sitting down with Sky Sports, Tyrone Mears answered some questions about MLS for the British viewer.

MLS

A source of potential cash has helped San Diego rocket to the top of future MLS expansion lists. And by top, we mean top three or something. They aren't Sacramento or anything.

Fabian Castillo may be getting shipped out to Turkey according to the latest rumors.

Honduran left back Ever Alvarado has finally arrived in MLS, and not with the team we wanted.

Adidas has revealed their designs for the 2016 MLS All-Star game, and they're a doozy.

Foxboro officials are preparing for an inevitable future without the New England Revolution.

US Soccer

Barring an event where another World Cup is moved, US Soccer is positioning a very positive Copa America Centenario as a stepping stone to WC 2026.

There's a job listing up for "Manager of Refereeing" for USSF. If you're one of the people who likes letting the officials know how you feel about the job they're doing, now's your chance to do something about it.

Jordan Morris is named as one of the best upcoming US Soccer players.

Try as they might, the New York Cosmos still struggle to pick up the talent they'd say befits their extra-NASL status.

Miguel Ibarra is struggling to make things work at Mexico's Club Leon, but maybe some time back in Minnesota (for a friendly with United) will help get the young USMNT contributor back on track.

World

Even Argentina isn't immune to the widespread corruption of world soccer, having now had their sport's governing body taken over by an emergency FIFA panel in the wake of charges against their former Federation president.

The Brexit situation could end up doing real damage to the EPL, though on that same note it could also be a real boon for leagues like MLS.

Soccerwire wonders whether poor kids have innate advantages when it comes to producing talented soccer players.

Most countries don't "believe they will win," with the decades of experience against bigger nations and the realities of large knock-out tournaments. So reveling in the little victories becomes as important as the big ones, like when Albania came home from Euro 2016.

Iceland has been the most fun story in the European tournament this year, and now the upstarts are throwing shade at coming opponents England.