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MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-New York City at Columbus Crew Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Exclusive Interview: Seattle Sounders Kelvin Leerdam - Football Oranje

There’s not a lot related to the Sounders in here, but you can learn more about Seattle’s RB, Kelvin Leerdam.

Time is running out for Clint Dempsey to make his mark in MLS Cup playoffs - ESPN FC

David Beckham got his championship sendoff. So did Landon Donovan. It's now up to Clint Dempsey to create his own iconic MLS playoff moment.

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew SC dominated their home leg of the playoffs while their owner continues to bumble through his attempts to damage the team enough to move it.

Crew hammer NYCFC in first leg of MLS Playoff series - Massive Report

A dazzling offensive outburst give Black & Gold a commanding lead

RECAP: Columbus 4, New York City 1 - Hudson River Blue

Mistakes on offense and defense leave the Pigeons flightless.

What you see is half of the gates closed for the Crew Game. Precourt getting that empty stadium shot he wants so bad for kickoff. : MLS
Sometimes reddit is good.

Precourt Sports Venture e-mail hoax reveals information on relocation - Massive Report
A hoaxer sent Massive Report an e-mail exchange with PSV President Dave Greeley discussing #SaveTheCrew.

Playoffs reminder: Sounders play Vancouver Thursday night and have a 0-0 heading into their home leg. The rest of the playoffs are on Sunday with Timbers holding a 0-0 and TFC has a 2-1 lead.

MLS playoffs: Simple steps for fixing the faulty format | SI.com

The MLS playoff format is, and has been, broken. Here's a way to overhaul the system while keeping everyone happy and properly rewarding the regular season's best teams.

When it comes to crowd behavior at Toyota Park, the Fire’s priorities are out of alignment - Hot Time In Old Town

Popping smoke gets you ejected while homophobic chants are ignored. What gives?

The offseason started for some teams. Watch for cut lists, option declines and player movement.

Official: Roland Alberg signs with CSKA Sofia - Brotherly Game

The Dutch midfielder has joined the Bulgarian club on a two-year deal.

US Soccer

Rumor: USMNT to play the kids in November friendly - Stars and Stripes FC

It’s a good sign for the future, but don’t get too excited

Las Vegas Lights owner wants team to be ‘fast, fun, soccer party’ – Las Vegas Review-Journal

The owner of Las Vegas Lights FC wants to field a fast team that plays aggressively and tries to score whenever possible.

Midfield Press » NASL vs USSF October 31, 2017 Hearing Notes

S2 and the Tacoma Rainiers are hosting an event at Doyle’s Public House tonight. Wonder what that could be about?

World Game

In Football Manager 2018, players will come out as gay - Polygon

Immersive news feature meant to normalize gay players

Soccer Book Author Simon Critchley on Ronaldo, Luis Suarez - Rolling Stone

Author Simon Critchley's new book, 'What We Think About When We Think About Soccer,' examines the power and myth of the world's most popular sport.

FIFA mulling expansion, calendar shift for Club World Cup | MLSsoccer.com

NFL Commissioner Goodell visits Tottenham stadium site - Cartilage Free Captain

Goodell stopped by to see how construction of the future home of American football in London is going.