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Major Link Soccer: Stoke City reportedly bid €20 million for Christian Pulisic

The 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker is in high demand, but that's quite a number. FOX is putting MLS head-to-head with NFL for the first time. Lots of Seattle news.

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Will Sigi Schmid land at LAFC? While it seems the obvious fit, John Thorrington deflected questions about it after the groundbreaking of Banc of California stadium. On the other hand, he had praise for Sigi and left little doubt he'd be on a list of candidates (without actually saying it).

Heading from Seattle to Timbers territory to watch the match this Sunday in person? You may want to give yourself plenty of extra driving time, or figure out an alternative.

Hope Solo may never see the field for the US national team again, and it's unclear how her terminated contract with US Soccer will effect her playing for the Reign. The story is far from over, but one thing is clear: Laura Harvey doesn't have the answers yet, either. This piece from says the move by US Soccer to punish Solo the way they did was "inelegant" and "poorly-conceived," and that they should have just let her contract expire at the end of the year.

Here's your guide to the new stars and returning legends in the CenturyLink Field dining and drinking scene as the stadium adds new, more varied options.

The Sounders site has a preview of academy players to watch this fall as they take to the pitch for their various college programs. With players at UW and Seattle U, you won't have to travel far to get a live glimpse of #TheFuture.

The greatest "villains" in MLS rivalries are being tallied up for rivalry week, and they saved the best for last, as Roger Levesque and 48 seconds (along with he other goals and general "IDGAF what you think about me, i'm having an awesome time," demeanor) round out the list.

In SBI's view, DeAndre Yedlin's move to Newcastle United may be seen as a step back, but it's actually a great move for the defender, and his time in the Premier League served him well.

In June, 2017, 60 Acre Soccer Complex will host more than 4,000 young players at the US Youth Soccer western regional championships.

The Seattle Sports Tech Meetup is hosting it's first ever Hackathon, September 10 and 11 at The Ninety, where you can write code and watch the Seahawks and the Sounders all at once.

Djimijones wrote something beautiful, and you should read it: Poseidon, Tupã, Sobek, Chaak.

Major League Soccer

The FOX network will air MLS games "adjacent" with regional NFL games on September 18, marking the first time a network has aired games from the two leagues simultaneously.

Pa-Modou Kah has joined Vancouver Whitecaps 2 as a player coach for the remainder of the season, ending his MLS contract. The experienced player will also work with the academy teams.

The Portland Timbers have done a fashion apparel collaboration with Publish Brand. Now you can own a Timbers shirt that makes you look like an actual piece of wood.

One longtime fan's essay on her complicated relationship with DC United -- the team, the fans, and the community -- and how it could be truly "United".

FC Dallas has been a consistently very-good-to-excellent MLS team for a few years, yet the potential fans in the DFW region seem to continue to ignore the team. Big D Soccer says they don't deserve an MLS franchise.

Americans Abroad

Christian Pulisic has been linked with moves all over the world, but Stoke City are apparently so impressed they want to drop cash in the multiple tens of millions of euros region. It could potentially be a good move for the youngster in terms of first team playing time. Partly because Dortmund have brought in 8 new players at a total cost of $110 million this summer.

After the Champion's League group stage draw, how did the teams of American soccer stars abroad fare? Check out the rundown here (Fabian Johnson landed in the Group of Death™).

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