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Major Link Soccer: Jason Kreis in talks with Orlando City

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Fresh off of one expansion team, Kreis may be the new name with their 2015 twin.

I'll take "awkward" for 100 Alex.
I'll take "awkward" for 100 Alex.
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MLS

The patron saint of the Church of #Sigiout is Jason Kreis, former Head Coach of the MLS Cup winning Real Salt Lake and 1-year Manager of expansion side New York City FC. But Kreis may not be on the market much longer, as multiple outlets are spreading the news that he's in late talks with Orlando City, looking to fill their head coaching vacancy.

Continuing in a recent pattern of "media" bashing, Real Salt Lake have revoked the credentials for a Salt Lake Tribune owner over claims that they lacked "reportage or journalistic integrity." The paper in turn pulled their coverage in support of their controversial column writer, who happens to also host a radio show with family of a former RSL owner.

FC Dallas mercifully only gave Fabian Castillo a bench role in their loss to the Sounders Wednesday, because a player like that can flip any game on its head. See exhibit A, a rabona pass that resulted in a goal. Dallas' Academy team repeated as U-17/U-18 champions, setting them up for a pipeline of potential future Castillos.

The Sounders' first crop of signings ended up playing valuable roles for a club that has made every playoff campaign to date. As Atlanta United constructs their inaugural roster, Dirty South Soccer takes a closer look at new signing Kenwyne Jones.

USA

Several MLS coaches chimed in about the United States' Men's soccer development, and the idea that it just isn't living up to expectations. Meanwhile, there's some thought that the country's talent has peaked, and its best days are behind it.

18-year old Mallory Pugh has already accomplished far more than this writer has in an additional eight, now looking to feature in a meaningful capacity when the US Women's National Team take the field in Rio, Brazil.

Julian Green notched for Bayern Munich.