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Major Link Soccer: ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce keen to coach USMNT

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Meanwhile, Brad Friedel will coach the Revs, Neymar is unhappy in Paris, and the paper airplane finally gets the recognition it deserves.

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Seattle

Longtime Tacoma-based sports writer and columnist for the News Tribune Larry LaRue has passed away in California at age 68.

After nine years in Seattle, Kurt Schmid made the move to LA Galaxy, joining his father Sigi. The new Director of Player Personnel and Scouting is looking to make immediate improvements to the LAG roster after a terrible year of results.

The Tacoma Stars are on the road for the first time this season, heading down to Turlock, California and then San Diego, with games on Friday and Sunday.

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Major League Soccer

Goal.com breaks down the top 10 MLS players at each position. Although it’s hard to organize players this way when roles at each position can be so different, it’s an interesting read. The Sounders have top ten players in most spots.

The New England Revolution have a new coach in former United States goalkeeper and current TV commentator and US U19s coach Brad Friedel.

United States

Sam Allardyce is interested in being considered for the empty USMNT head coach position. The 63-year-old briefly coached England, and has experience at several Premier League clubs. He also once played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Is Big Sam who the US needs?

You may have heard that the NASL’s day in court didn’t go well for them, and the federal district court ruled in favor of the USSF. Stars and Stripes FC breaks down the legalese and explains why the court ruled the way it did.

The National Toy Hall of Fame has three new esteemed members: Clue, Wiffle Ball, and the paper airplane.

World

Marcelo Bechler is the journalist who broke the story that Neymar would move to Paris Saint-Germain, so when he has more Neymar news, it holds some weight. He says the Brazilian star is unhappy after the move, and is considering Real Madrid as an alternative.