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Major Link Soccer: Pogba breaks transfer record

Esports or Futsal, which is going to make it in America first?

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FourFourTwo looks at the Sounders resounding win against Orlando over the weekend, and the paths ahead for both clubs amid a midseason coaching change.


They're officially ready to make it official: Minnesota United will hold a conference on August 19th with Commissioner Don Garber and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to announce the franchise's entrance to MLS in 2017.

Blue Testament has a great breakdown of the next round of MLS expansion, giving St. Louis and Cincinnati the inside edge.

Most Sounders fans would love to be in Vancouver's position in the standings, but they don't seem too optimistic about their playoff chances.

David Villa appeared on Sesame Street on Monday, completing a juggling challenge and then challenging Cookie Monster to a cookie eating contest.


As young as he is, DeAndre Yedlin is already somewhat of a face in American soccer these days, and that's worth considering in his value as Tottenham deliberates over his immediate future.

As the Esports industry grows, EA sees competitive gaming forming its own tiered pyramid - and the company views its 60-70 million base of gamers as aspiring Esports players.

Meanwhile, Mark Cuban sees futsal as the future with the Professional Futsal League launching in 2017. With impressive ownership groups from soccer giants in Europe and teams in the NBA, investors see the sport as massively marketable in the US as a soccer-basketball hybrid.

The Nutmeg News is already ahead of the promotion/relegation haters that are sure to plague futsal discussions.

The Chicago Fire have historically had a lot of success in the US Open Cup - they're tied with the Sounders for most championships in the modern era with 4.  But that success has largely eluded them for the last ten years and the club hopes to return to the Final at New England's expense.

Do you want to get nostalgic and read about the Cal FC team that beat Portland again? Yeah, you do - Eric Wynalda either wants to form a new iteration of the amateur side or coach in Germany:.


It's official: Paul Pogba to Manchester United, for a reported €105 million ($116.4 million).

British rapper Stormzy managed to leak the record-breaking transfer a few hours early yesterday by posting a video of the two in snazzy Man U apparel. The post was soon deleted and then rereleased by Adidas after the transfer was announced officially.

Poor preseason results have pushed Inter Milan's ownership to mutually part ways with head coach Roberto Mancini, and have hired former Ajax coach Frank de Boer as his replacement.

While the Chinese Super League has grabbed headlines lately with high-priced transfer, J-League executives feel confident that their new $2 billion media deal in England will be a turning point for the league.

Soccer to Watch Today:

Friendly - Borussia Dortmund vs Athletic Club - 9:45am (ESPN Deportes)

UEFA Super Cup - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - 11:45am (Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer2Go)

Olympics Women - Germany vs Canada - 12:00pm (NBCSN, NBC Sports Live)

Olympics Women -  Australia vs Zimbabwe - 12:00pm (NBC Sports Live)

Olympics Women -  Colombia vs USA - 3:00pm (NBCSN, NBC Sports Live)

Olympics Women - New Zealand vs France - 3:00pm (NBC Sports Live)

Copa MX - Celaya vs Atlante - 4:50pm (ESPN Deportes)

Copa MX - Lobos BUAP vs Toluca - 4:55pm (Univision Deportes)

Olympics Women - South Africa vs Brazil - 6:00pm (NBC Sports Live)

Olympics Women -  China vs Sweden - 6:00pm (NBC Sports Live)

Copa MX - Murciélagos vs Morelia - 6:55pm (ESPN Deportes)

Copa MX - Coras de Tepic vs Universidad Guadalajara - 7:00pm (Univision Deportes)

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