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Sin City has never been busier when it comes to live sports but that hasn't hindered them from reiterating their interest in an MLS side.

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Seattle:

Nicolas Lodeiro mans the middle of the America's Best Eleven, according to AS (alongside the ever-present Ze Roberto, at 42 years of age).

Hope Solo was on Neil Degrasse-Tyson to talk about the science behind sports.

Seahawks Defensive End Cassius Marsh spent the last day of 2016 at a Magic The Gathering charity event, where he deployed the gatewatch versus Doug Baldwin.


United States:

On top of his rumored MLS comeback, a USMNT return for Landon Donovan is not out of the question with Bruce Arena now back as USMNT manager .

Bob Bradley reflected on his 85 days at the helm of Swansea City with ESPN FC recently, which were spent primarily juggling line-ups in an effort to find consistent on-field quality.

U.S Men's U-20 player Gedion Zelalem could be on his way to partner with Christian Pulisic at Borussia Dortmund, which would bring the USMNT midfield hype train to new heights.

Allie Long is determined to become the best player in the world and won't let the early exits of the USWNT or Portland Thorns get in her way.

The future of NASL remains tenuous, but that has not stopped people from exploring potential expansion sites for the league, specifically in Southern California.

MLS:

Las Vegas city officials have been busy fielding sports expansion and relocation inquiries for the NFL and NHL (and the occasional NBA rumor), but that has not kept them from exploring an MLS franchise based there.

Supporter's group throughout the league shared their 2017 resolutions.

The Colorado Rapids are reportedly on the verge of landing Bismark Adjei-Boateng from Manchester City to fill the Jermaine Jones-sized hole in their midfield.

With his future at Club America in flux, Colombian Midfielder Darwin Quintero may be setting his sights on MLS.

Now out of his Cardiff City contract, striker Marouane Chamakh is looking for work - with MLS heavy on his mind.

The World:

2016 was the year of Chinese soccer teams spending big money on stars, epitomized by the ginormous offer recently made to Cristiano Ronaldo.

With the club under a transfer embargo, Nottingham Forest have confirmed that a club takeover is underway.

Following a bizarre witchcraft/reverse-witchcraft incident in a league match, the Rwanda Football Federation is taking steps to ban the practice entirely.