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Despite a merely good 2016 season, Giovinco was honored at the 2016 ESPY awards.

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After playing in 30 games last year, Devon Sandoval is loaned out by Real Salt Lake
After playing in 30 games last year, Devon Sandoval is loaned out by Real Salt Lake
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Seattle

That hackjob New York Times article on soccer culture in Seattle and America as a whole continues to spur rebuttals. An editorial at Fifty Five One points out the fundamental logical fallacies that lead to the New York Times conclusions. Another response from Midfield Press focuses on some of the hard to miss diversity that exists among supporters. Hudson River Blue has its own thoughts.

MLS

Sebastian Giovinco was among the soccer players chosen to win an ESPY, taking home the award for best MLS player.

Real Salt Lake has once again loaned out Devon Sandoval, this time he will be going to Rayo OKC of the NASL.

Toronto FC and Damien Perquis have mutually agreed to part ways. The centerback has largely been sidelined recently both to injury and to competition with former Sounder Eriq Zavaleta.

USA

Jurgen Klinsmann is officially not the favorite to take over the helm in England, but he is reportedly still in the running if their attempts to woo Sam Allardyce fall through.

World

LeBron James has told that other Jurgen that he is ready to fill in at Liverpool if needed. Although the NBA star clearly lacks the soccer skills to play at that level, he would inarguably be a presence in the box on set pieces.

Liga MX players continue to be frustrated by the recently implemented 10/8 rule which requires that at least eight members of each starting 18 must have been born in Mexico. This strict policy turns several Mexican nationals effectively into foreigners on the squad.