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Expansion franchises in need of coaches, the MLS All-star game, and how to get CR7 in your bed.

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Sigi

Now that Sigi is on the market, the question is which team he will go to. An obvious possibility is LAFC in Sigi's home town.

But LAFC isn't the only upcoming expansion side that will need an experienced coach. It's impossible to rule out the possibility of Atlanta wooing him.

One of the many articles analyzing Sigi's departure came from The Guardian. While it is largely on point, I have an awfully hard time imagining Sigi taking over the US National Team.

All Star

The all-star game is this evening at 4:30. SI.com has written up what to watch for in this exhibition match.

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott says that MLS is catching up to the Premier League.

MLS

In an intercity friendly last night between Stoke and Orlando, it was the English side that won 2-1.

If you are looking for more games to watch this weekend and you don't already have MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick will be having a free preview weekend for pretty much anyone that has a cable or satellite subscription.

American Soccer Analysis has come up with a new system for judging the best passing player in MLS. Somehow, even though Ozzie has both the highest pass completion rate and most passes attempted out of all of the players on the list, he isn't even in the running.

You may remember that Fabian Espindola reportedly refused to come to Vancouver last week after being traded due to his reluctance to move to a foreign country (Canada). Vancouver has now traded him to Club Necaxa of Liga MX. In Mexico.

Just in case you haven't had enough MLS coaching news, Taylor Twellman is reporting that multiple MLS clubs are "monitoring" Pablo Mastroenii who is in his final contract year with the Colorado Rapids.

Jason Kreis has only been in Orlando for a week, but he's already introducing changes to how the team plays. Orlando City is only 3 points below the red line with a game in hand over the team above them, so it will be interesting to see how severe the changes are.

Now that he is in a seemingly stable position, Kreis has also opened up about the "irrational" behavior of NYCFC.

MLS has joined into a new partnership with SeatGeek that will apparently open up the possibility of AirBnB selling match tickets. Yay?

The latest news from LAFC includes ambitious plans to build a team headquarters and training facility in Tustin (which it turns out is not the celebrity couple name of Tucson and Austin).

USA

According to Grant Wahl, Julian Green has said that he will not play in Bayern Munich's reserves squad this year and is only aiming for the senior team. It isn't clear what his fallback position would be.

It looks like US National keeper Brad Guzan is to be signed by Middlesbrough FC who was promoted to the Premier League for the upcoming season.

The USL will hold their summer meeting today to finalize the structure of their 2017 season. This includes determining the length of the season, number of games, and playoff format.

World

The soccer matches of the Rio Olympics start next week. NBC Sports has ranked the top 20 male and female players who will participate in these games.

Cristiano Ronaldo is selling official CR7 blankets, because of course he is.