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The NASL prepares for the loss of 2-4 teams, Landon Donovan opens himself up for a USMNT call up, and Christian Pulisic is taken out of reach.

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Seattle

First we had Christian Roldan making the 24 under 24, now we have Zach Scott in part one of The Philly Voice's 34 over 34.

Ross Fletcher made an appearance on Prost Amerika where he discussed Seattle coaching changes and Lodeiro.

Similar to our Posters by the People, the LA Galaxy have Posters Presented by Herbalife™ and have unveiled the one for this weekend's match.

Jordan Morris went across the street yesterday to throw out the first pitch for the Seattle Mariners.

NASL

The North American Soccer League is facing some rough days. Two of their teams (The Ottawa Fury and Tampa Bay Rowdies) appear to be abandoning the league in favor of the "lower tier" USL.

Additionally, the ownership group of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers have stated that they are no longer willing to fund the operations of the team.

MLS

World Soccer Talk highlights some of an interview with the head of soccer for Fox Sports which seem to show little understanding of soccer fans.

MLS has officially added Christian Pulisic to the allocation list. So I guess that means we have to wait in line then?

DC United has actual visible stadium progress! I mean, so far they are still clearing the land, but it's better than nothing.

Former MLS player and current US National Team contributor Perry Kitchen has been named as the captain of Heart of Midlothian F.C. who he now plays for in the Scottish Premier League.

USA

Dan Patrick interviewed Landon Donovan on his comeback, and of course he asked if Landon would be willing to come back to the US National team.

Soccer Wire talks about the growing phenomenon of young Europeans choosing to make the move to the NCAAbefore they risk everything as a professional.

Canada

Canadian soccer site The11.ca is worried about the prospects of the forthcoming Canadian Premier League if MLS teams are allowed to put development teams into it.