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Major Link Soccer: USMNT falls to Colombia 2-0

A tough start for the United States hopes to progress beyond the group stage.

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Copa America:

The Copa America being hosted in the Untied States is a beautiful thing to see, but the USMNT's start has dulled the proceedings, losing 2-0 to Colombia. Despite the rough start to the tournament (and an unfortunate handball call on his part),  the USMNT Copa roster has noted an incredible amount of growth in Deandre Yedlin year over year.

Haiti's team is in the Copa, but their story is about much more than just soccer.

100 years of Copa leads to 100 years of tales, some tall all true. The tournament started with just four nations and grew into the power that it is now.


After reviewing their case, a federal judge has ruled that the USWNT has no right to strike, due to a provision found in their previous collective bargaining agreement.


With a few years under it's belt, it's time to look at the the effect that the unbalanced schedule has had in MLS club's road records.

The World:

For all the supposed reform that FIFA has tried to put out in the ether to reclaim their reputation, the federation might not be fixable at all in its current form.

Across the nation of Haiti, its people have shown incredible resilience. Now with millions watching them in the Copa America, their soccer team continues to reflect the spirit of the people they play for.

FIFA is ripping itself apart again.

Here's a soccer power-battle that involves thrown punches, not just words.

The spokesman and second staff member traded punches with one of the men who forced their way in, while other NFF staff members were pushed around and harassed, the Nigerian Football Federation said in a statement.

Eventually NFF staff members, including the spokesman, the head of competitions, and the head of security, joined arms and rushed the invaders, forcing them out of the building, the federation said. Police were called to help, it said. The NFF released a photograph which it claims shows the front door of the building after it was broken open by the group of at least nine rival officials and other "thugs."


Despite the frustrating start to the season, one Sounder at Heart member puts out a call to hit the reset button on the inter-fan anger among the Sounder at Heart community.

The Timbers are actively claiming Idaho as their own and it hurts (doesn't hurt).

Meet the most interesting Sounder in the world - Nelson Valdez.

Soccer on TV:

Costa Rica v Paraguay (Copa America) - 2 PM Fox

Haiti v Peru (Copa America here in Seattle) - 4:30 PM FoxSports2

Brazil v Ecuador (Copa America) - 7 PM FoxSports1

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