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Despite being on the cusp of the playoffs, the recently dysfunctional organization let go of their manager of eight years.

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Seattle

Adrian Hanauer, Kasey Keller, and Don Garber will be among the the speakers at the "GeekWire Sports Tech Summit" taking place later next week at Safeco.

Jordan Morris has retaken his place back at the top of the MLSsoccer.com rookie rankings.

MLS

The biggest MLS news yesterday was the firing of both Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath and assistant coach Mark Watson. Despite being below the playoff line only on the first tie-break, it seems evident that the team's results are not good enough for the ownership.

The only MLS match yesterday saw the New England Revolution lose at home to a streaking NYCFC.

With the MLS transfer window underway, it's time for changes and rumors. The first rumor of the day is that former Montreal Impact impact player Maxim Tissot may be on trial with DC United.

The New York Red Bulls are reportedly shopping Lloyd Sam around MLS in the hopes of allocation money.

The Houston Dynamo are clearly freeing themselves up for significant changes of their own. They have set loose both Leonel Miranda and David Rocha to open two roster spots.

The Vancouver Whitecaps have also opened up a spot by shipping Octavio Rivero to "Colo-Colo" of Chile.

USA

Could the discord in the Argentinian Football Association result in an opening for the US at the Olympics? Don't get your hopes up.

Megan Rapinoe is still in recovery from ACL surgery and is looking more and more unlikely to be ready for the Olympics.

World

Messi's bad summer continues. He and his father have both received 21 month jail sentences for their tax fraud. Of course, it's unlikely that he'll see any time.

Wales' unlikely run in the Euros is over after falling to Portugal by a score of 2-0.