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Is Brian Schmetzer's influence the key behind Seattle's latest success, Joao Havelange passes, and Goals of the Week.

Seattle

On a three-game unbeaten streak since manager Sigi Schmid departed, should the Seattle Sounders hire interim coach Brian Schmetzer as their full-time manager?

Seattle are moving up the power rankings ladder. If one player can make or break a team, it looks like Nicolas Lodeiro has that ability for the Seattle Sounders.

Kasey Keller reminisces about his 2011 Save of the Year, as (potentially) one of the all-time best MLS Goalkeepers.

How many Seattle Sounder fans are back on the bandwagon?

US Soccer

Abby Wambach spent 14 electrifying years leading the US women’s national soccer team to Olympic and World Cup victories. She talks about taking on wage inequality, the importance of her image, and why retiring is like being fired—and being reborn.

After not being named to Borussia Dortmund's German SuperCup squad, Christian Pulisic is reportedly considering a transfer or loan away from the Bundesliga powerhouse.

United States attacker Aron Johannsson is edging closer to his comeback nearly 11 months after last featuring for his club, Werder Bremen.

The USMNT will host New Zealand at RFK Stadium in an autumn friendly. This friendly will be in the Fall International window (Oct. 8th-11th). Klinnsman will have have his pick of players as European, Mexican, and the domestic leagues will all be in full swing

World Soccer

Joao Havelange took FIFA out of the dark and into light,  in the process turned soccer into a multi-billion dollar business. Havelange passed away Tuesday at 100.

Mino Raiola earned close to £20million after Paul Pogba completed his world record move to Manchester United earlier this summer - and he has wasted no time enjoying his newfound wealth with an old American favorite.

"I'd slap the head off him but he's a very nice guy with a great tan." So, just in case the absurd thought of Ronaldo legitimately squaring off against McGregor crossed your mind, you now know how it'd turn out.

Call it bravery or brazen youth. There aren't too many professional athletes who'd show up to their medical for their new team wearing a shirt professing their love for the suds.

Major League Soccer

The MLS MVP race is coming down to a two player race (Lodeiro might have something to say) according to one pundit.

Could Friday bring the news everyone in Minnesota has been waiting for?

Jeremy Ebobisse, a U.S. under-20 national team forward, has withdrawn from Duke University and signed with Major League Soccer.

Goals of the Week: Bang bang, Making the defense look silly, and Coutinho.