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Jason Kreis has been hired to replace Adrian Heath at Orlando City SC, Seattle vs. LA in Open Cup Quarters, and Goals of the Week.

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Major League Soccer

Anyone that was hoping for a Lagerwey/Kreis reunion in Seattle will have to keep holding their breath. Jason Kries was hired Tuesday by Orlando City SC as their new head coach.

Why is Diskerud out of the Mix with NYCFC? It seems a move is in the cards for the fan favorite Diskerud, where will he end up and who is willing to pay.

Should a Redmond, WA youth club that played a role in developing U.S. international DeAndre Yedlin be able to recoup the money it spent training him, per FIFA regulations?

Seattle

In a clash of the titans, two coaches who are no strangers, Bruce Arena and Sigi Schmid, face off tonight in the quarter-final round of the US Open Cup. Even though the game is in LA, Seattle may have the edge since they will play in the 2000 seat track stadium instead of the main stadium.

It worked for Obafemi Martins and it can work for Mario Balotelli: spend a few years in Seattle to get a waning career back on track. Balotelli is on the outs at Liverpool but has the talent to be an MLS star. Remember Oba is married to Balotelli's sister and could put a good word in.

U.S. Soccer

Seven MLS teams and one from the NASL are all that remain in the U.S. Open Cup this year. All four quaterfinal games will be played tonight. All four games will be streamed live on YouTube.

The US Under-19 national team has named its 22-player roster to play at the 2016 COTIF Tournament in Spain. The US open against Venezuela on July 26.

Whenever Jurgen Klinsmann vacates his post as the head of the USMNT – whether that’s leaving for England or seeing his contract through the 2018 World Cup, who will be the next USMNT coach.

US youth getting their feet wet in European preseason. Will we see one or more of these players with the USMNT in World Cup Qualifiers this year?

World Soccer

Legends of the game hope off spring can do the same. Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Maldini, Patrick Kluivert and Hagi all have sons that hope to follow in dads foot steps.

Obafemi Martins popped in to visit team-mate Demba Ba in hospital following his horrific leg break in the Shanghai derby on Sunday.

Ronaldinho destroyed a futsal league with an absurd five-goal performance then drops the mic and his contract.

Vacation is not something professional soccer players have to use when they need to play games, but when you're from Gibraltar and soccer is your second job, vacation becomes an issue.

Goals of the Week: Cole rides into town, De Lanlay hits from distance, and Castillo delivers on a platter.