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Major Link Soccer: FIFA to approve bigger World Cup Tuesday

The larger format will bring more teams into the World Cup revenue stream, which was crucial to Gianni Infantino's presidential platform.

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Kasey Keller and Sigi Schmid weighed in on Deandre Yedlin's decision to head to Europe, with both noting inconsistent performances as the reason he is not a regular on the team sheet.

The Seattle Times is feeling the same pressures as the rest of the media industry, which unfortunately are leading to 23 jobs being cut from the newsroom.


With the SuperDraft coming up on Friday, get to know the top prospects via Soccer by Ives' big board, including Miles Robinson, who has shot up projections following this week's combine.

Among those hoping to hear their name called is former Portland midfielder (and lifelong Tigres fan) Eddie Sanchez.

Celtic playmaker Kris Commons is receiving a heavy amount of interest from MLS as his Celtic contract reaches its end.

San Jose made a move to bolster their backfield, signing Panamanian center back Harold Cummings.

Liam Ridgewell had his drunk driving charge dropped by Oregon court.

United States

The rumors of NASL expanding in Southern California appear to be gaining legitimacy, with ESPN's Jeff Carlisle reporting the league will get two teams in the area. This comes on the heels of the league announcing they were taking over ownership of the Jacksonville Armada, in hopes of solving their financial struggles.

The World:

FIFA is expected to approve an expansion to the World Cup on Tuesday, bringing 48 nations into competitionThis expansion will be a financial windfall for all tournament participants, in exchange for potentially diluting the game's biggest stage.

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