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The Seattle Sounders are on a hot streak, can they keep it going in muggy Houston. Yedlin is on the move, and Goals of the Week.

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Seattle

Houston we have a problem, the Seattle Sounders are on a roll and the bandwagon is getting bigger. The playoffs look more and more like a reality compared to a month ago when all felt lost.

The Chicago Fire won away from home for the first time in more than two years; Toronto FC, NYCFC, Seattle Sounders all net important results, and Cristian Roldan nets the rewards.

The Seattle Sounders continued their recent hot streak at the expense of the struggling Portland Timbers. Will this late season surge continue to be enough to get Seattle over the red line.

U.S. Soccer

College soccer gets a proposal change. Called the Academic Year Season Model, it would reduce the number of fall games, create a winter break, add games in the spring, reduce weekday games and bring the championship to June. The men’s Division I season kicks off on Friday. Prior to the first kick, TopDrawerSoccer hands out preseason individual awards for Best XIs and the Freshman first team.

DeAndre Yedlin is on the move, the former Seattle Sounder will move down a division and up to Newcastle.

Henry Farrell and his United States team-mates wound up making history in 1924, becoming the first American national team to play and record a win a game in a major international competition – and on foreign soil.

World Soccer

Christian Pulisic scored a goal in Borussia Dortmund's final preseason match, scoring on Tuesday against a German third division club ahead of this weekend's start to the Bundesliga season.

The recent transfer of Alejandro Bedoya is the latest deal to be drawn into the dispute over training compensation and solidarity payments for youth clubs in America.

So you think you can dance? Pogbadance has been a hit in Manchester!

Major League Soccer

LAFC have another milestone, and a new name for the expansion team’s future home. Plus Will Ferrel thinks they can run the table in their first season.

MLS clubs are willing to dig deep for the England skipper when he leaves Old Trafford and feel they can beat the megabucks Chinese league to his signature. Could we really see Wayne Rooney in the MLS?

Taylor Twellman and Peter Vermes share some knowledge with the fans of Minnesota on what it will take to create a winning team for 2017 and into the future.

Goals of the Week: Long range stunner, two volley's, and a thunder bolt.