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Major Link Soccer: New York Red Bulls rout Chicago Fire

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Also: Fredy Montero scores in the playoffs, and tattoos!

MLS: Eastern Conference Knockout Round-New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

With the playoffs officially under way, a poll was conducted on “Who would you like to see host MLS Cup”. So far, Seattle is leading the way.

Love them or hate them, tattoos are a big thing. Take a look at some Seattle Sounders and their tattoos.

Danielle Foxhoven, most recently of the Seattle Reign FC, has some horror stories from the Russian Premier League.

MLS

The New York Red Bulls may have entered the playoffs as the sixth seed in the East, but they didn’t play like it last night. They routed the Chicago Fire 4-0, scoring twice inside the first 11 minutes.

It took him 11 games, but Fredy Montero final scored a playoff goal. The Vancouver Whitecaps destroyed the San Jose Earthquakes last night, 5-0.

The Earthquakes may have just snuck into the playoffs, but they didn’t care how they got there (and apparently didn’t care enough to stick around).

The Columbus Crew have announced that they will allow a full refund to any supporters that don’t want 2018 season tickets.

Orlando City SC’s Cyle Larin says it is time to go play in Europe. He says “he is at the right place and that it’s time”.

USA

A lot of people want pay-to-play out of US Soccer. It won’t be that easy and will take a ton of work to get rid of it.

Take a look at a 41-player roster for the USMNT that was put together over at Stars and Stripes FC.

Maryland Terrapins soccer coach Sasho Cirovski believes he should be considered for the U.S. Soccer head coach job.

World

Recently deposed Everton manager Ronald Koeman was very, very close to getting Olivier Giroud this off-season. How close? Apparently, he was in the building to sign.

A potentially game-changing wondergoal by Mali against Spain in the semifinals of the U17 World Cup was controversially disallowed.