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Major Link Soccer - Brad Guzan to Atlanta

Also, Landon Donovan may be retired, Giovinco may be leaving, and the discussion of pro/rel in America may be complete.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


According to The Seattle Times, Brian Schmetzer's key enemy of this preseason is complacency. This is, understandably, seen as a constant threat in the wake of winning the MLS Cup.


Brad Guzan is officially on the move to Atlanta. The US keeper has recently been playing primarily as a backup in the EPL, so the regular playing time will be welcomed as he tries to take over the top spot at the position for the USMNT.

Landon Donovan will not be headed to Real Salt lake, at least not according to Grant Wahl. Rimando isn't sure if we should believe that reporting.

Giovinco's agent has spoken out about the reported offer from China and has confirmed that any offers on the table will be considered.

While many MLS teams are in the rumor mill over who will sign as their 3rd DP, the San Jose Earthquakes look like they may be entering the season with only one.

Merrit Paulson has teased stadium expansion plans in Portland. No real details yet, but if his tweet is to be believed (I know that's a big "if"), renders may be coming before long.

Freshly invigorated from the news that it will continue to exist for at least one more season, the NASL is exploring two expansion sides in Southern California, but are there enough fans to go around with the upcoming entrance of LAFC?


It's great news that the NWSL is apparently doubling the minimum salary for it's players. It's not so great that this minimum is still only $15,000.


The Howler has a long form piece on Promotion and Relegation in the USA that they claim will solve the matter "once and for all". So I guess that means that we'll never have to talk about this subject again.

Tim Howard and Abby Wambach have both gotten themselves in trouble trying to express their feelings on the US Men's National Team. According to FourFourTwo, they were really just reasonably concerned about how the team reflects domestic player development.

Former Portland Timbers defender Jorge Villafana is the latest player to be called up to Bruce Arena's January camp.

What is the play style of the US Men's National Team? This is a question that Bruce Arena will have to answer after years of inconsistency.

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