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Major Link Soccer: USA-Mexico set for Columbus

The USMNT will look at to start the Hex on the right foot in November.

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

For USMNT fans that have only seen Jordan Morris in a handful of international appearances, it might be hard to see past all the hype and expectations to understand the incredible growth the young forward has made in his short time as a pro. It's time for everyone to forget about the unreachable player Morris was hyped to be and get excited about the great player that he is today, and will be soon.

With two homes victories over the weekend, the UW men's soccer team has cracked the DI National Poll, debuting at #25 with a 5-2 record. They'll face Peter Fewing's Seattle U team on Sunday before beginning Pac-12 play against UCLA next week.

MLS/NWSL

With their draw (and SKC-LAG drawing) over the weekend, FC Dallas became the first team to clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

MLS has expanded its relationship with SeatGeek, an event ticket marketplace company, which will now sponsor the league’s National Sales Center in Blaine, Minnesota.

USA

We've got our date and location of the USMNT showdown with Mexico to start the Hex - November 11 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus (broadcast on FS1 and Univision).

The PDL has announced a new expansion team, the Lakeland Tropics, who will begin play in 2017.

On September 26, ESPN will launch Nación ESPN, an hourlong weekly show geared toward Latino sports fans, continuing the network's efforts to diversify its programming to broaden its audience.

World

In an interview with ESPN, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said he is open to sharing a stadium and training facilities with a potential NFL expansion team in the UK. The NFL has not made its expansion intentions fully known yet, but a shared facility hosting EPL and NFL gamedays would be massively lucrative.

Both of the dos Santos brothers have been at the top of their game recently, however, neither has made a single appearance for El Tri in 2016. After Mexico's 7-0 loss to Chile in the Copa final in June, maybe it's time to bury the hatchet and call up Gio and Jonathan in October.

Canada Soccer announced two friendlies in October against Mauritania and Morocco. Staff coach Michael Findlay will lead the team in the interim for the camp and matches, which will all take place in Marrakech, Morocco.

Soccer to Watch Today:

NCAA

Gardner-Webb vs Clemson - 4:00pm (WatchESPN)

Florida International vs Wake Forest - 4:00pm (WatchESPN)

Loyola vs Pittsburgh - 4:00pm (WatchESPN)

Quinnipiac vs St. John's - 4:00pm (ESPN3, WatchESPN)

Georgia Southern vs Duke - 4:00pm (WatchESPN)

Liberty vs NC State - 4:00pm (WatchESPN)

UMKC vs Missouri State - 5:00pm (ESPN3, WatchESPN)

Bundesliga

Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund -11:00am (Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer 2Go)

Ingolstadt vs Eintracht Frankfurt - 11:00am (Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Soccer 2Go)

Darmstadt 98 vs Hoffenheim - 11:00am (Fox Soccer 2Go)

Freiburg vs Hamburger SV - 11:00am (Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer 2Go)

Liga MX

Cruz Azul vs Toluca -  4:55pm (Univision Deportes)

Guadalajara vs Tigres UANL - 5:00pm (UniMás)

Necaxa vs América - 6:55pm (Univision Deportes, UniMás)

English League Cup

Leicester City vs Chelsea - 11:45am (beIN SPORTS, fuboTV)

FIFA Futsal World Cup - Round of 16

Russia vs Vietnam - 3:30pm (Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports GO)

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