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Major Link Soccer: Messi out? International retirement on the horizon post miss

It is hard to have a bigger story than Leo Messi missing a PK in the Copa America finals and it's that he might be done with international soccer.

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Copa America

Someone won the Copa America finals in a shootout, again. This time though a certain captain missed his PK. The miss might be Messi's final with the Argentine National Team and that means his free kick against the USA might be his final international goal.

Hosting in the US was seen by many as a money grab and it was, a very successful money grab it looks like as it broke records for near every viewership metric.

One question post-Copa is, will the US ever be better than they are? I think they could get better but it'll take time, some people don't.

Why do we ask about the future? Because we didn't beat Colombia in the 3rd place match and that might have been the biggest missed opportunity of the tournament.

Major League Soccer

New England is one of the teams that makes playing in a football stadium look uncool, but that may change.

While Seattle is no stranger to a DP playing poorly, LA is asking the same question of Gio Dos Santos and that guy has some goals.

Copa America brought a lot of new fans and incredibly questionable chants and San Jose may have tried to borrow those during the California Classico.


Around the league, teams did honored and worked with the LGBTQ community for Pride Week and Seattle's Emerald City Supporters did as well.

Sounders signed and cut and resigned with S2, Jordan Schweitzer to start this season. His local paper covered his fight for playing time with the USL side this season.


More on the shocking Brexit and the potential impacts to English soccer, including the impact on youth development.

Chivas is coming to Oklahoma City to play the OKC Energy and people are getting pretty excited to see what one writer called a Pseudo-National Team.

France knocked out Robbie Keane's Ireland as the hosts move onto the quarterfinals in thrilling fashion. Germany and Belgium blew out their respective opponents and to move on into the quarters.

Ireland does have some positives with making the knockout stages in Euro 2016, five at least.

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