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Major Link Soccer: Bruce Arena resigns as USMNT coach

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It was a good run, except when it wasn’t. Robert Kraft kicks around the idea of buying a Premier League team. NYCFC have to move a home game -- again.

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Seattle

The UW Men and Women are hosting a double header against the respective NCAA champions October 19, and it’s also a Sounders and Reign themed event. The MLS Cup will be in attendance.

Big D Soccer takes a look at what lineup Oscar Pareja and FC Dallas should run out against Seattle, as FCD struggles to stay in the playoff picture.

With the Sounders inconsistency this year and players returning from injury (fingers crossed) for the postseason, are the Sounders an under-the-radar pick to repeat as champions?

Major League Soccer

The success of the 2017 Yankees is coming at a cost to NYCFC, as the MLS team is forced to relocate its last regular-season match (Columbus Crew) to Citi Field in Queens.

The Power Ranking Averages are out at RSL Soapbox, and once again there is little movement, although a certain team is continuing its slow crawl upward.

NWSL

The NWSL is not likely to expand in 2018, Amanda Duffy revealed in a wide-ranging interview on the state of the league at their website.

FourFourTwo covers how Portland Thorns coach Mark Parsons’ bold changes to lineups and formations midyear pushed the Thorns into the NWSL final.

United States

Yesterday Bruce Arena hinted pretty strongly that he would not be continuing in his role with the US Mens National Team, and lamented the ‘bizarre goals’ scored on them by T&T (although he still put the blame on the US for not being able to pull level).

Today, it’s official. He stepped down, saying he’s not sure what’s next for him, but he appreciated every moment coaching for the US.

Everyone has their take on the harsh reality of the USMNT’s failure to qualify. MLSSoccer.com’s Matt Doyle is ready for some serious change.

Phillip Quinn at Black and Red United says: Why not host our own “Rejects Cup” in the US next summer?

The US U17s qualified for the knockout round in the U17 World Cup, although they lost 3-1 to Colombia.

World

Aged bajillionaire Robert Kraft is “intrigued” with the idea of buying a Premier League team, but he’s concerned at the lack of a salary cap.