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Major Link Soccer: 2018 World Cup draw date set

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I think we're all a little sick of hearing about the Kremlin.

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Seattle

Former promoter and SuperSonics executive Bob Walsh died yesterday at age 76; he was known for being a key part of the Sonics organization during their 1979 championship season and for bringing 13 major national sporting events to Seattle.

Seattle is the crane capital of America once again, with 62 cranes taking the crown over Chicago's 56 (though Toronto is the North American champion with 81).

MLS/NWSL

New England Revolution fans have endured weeks of silence waiting for news of a signing to hear... their club has signed a mystery international center back with TAM, with the potential for a similar additional signing to follow.

According to this NWSL alignment chart (based on good-evil and lawful-chaotic categories), the Seattle Reign are the Slytherin of the league.

USA

Cristian Pulisic has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund through 2020.

Between Clint Dempsey's absence and Jozy Altidore's inconsistency at the national level, the USMNT has no clear starting strikers going into 2017. Stars and Stripes FC identifies five uncapped attackers that could become this year's Bobby Wood.

World

On Monday, FIFA announced that the 2018 World Cup Draw will be held on December 1st at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.