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The 2017 MLS All Star Game will be in Chicago, Maradona is going to Harvard, and Goals of the Week.

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The USL announced the 2017 schedule yesterday. S2 kicks off their 2017 season at home March 26th.

U.S. Soccer

Deadline day in Europe snagged one American. Rubio Rubin will now be plying his trade in the Danish Superliga.

The road to the U20 World Cup begins in earnest for the United States this week, as Tab Ramos has called in 24 players to a January training camp.

Graham Zusi may have found a new position at the international level. The Sporting Kansas City midfielder started at right back for the USA and earned some plaudits.

Emerson Hyndman's move from Bournemath in the EPL to Rangers in the Scottish PL paid off in his first appearance. Hyndman netted a very nice goal in the 87th minute.

World Soccer

Diego Maradona has been banned from the United States for 22 years, but it looks like that is about to change in a big way. Maradona is going to Harvard in early 2017, and no, it's not for schooling.

Could Arsene Wenger be replaced this summer, and who would be willing to step into his shoes?

"He isn't the nicest guy, and we could never be friends". Tough words from Jurgen Klopp after Tuesdays game between Liverpool and Chelsea.

Although no groundbreaking moves took place during the flurry at the end of the winter European transfer window, there were some that raised some eyebrows.

Major League Soccer

Eleven clubs in seven countries, one historic fight with Zlatan, and 69 caps for the USA. Oguchi Onyewu has been there and done that, but can he still do it in the MLS?

Fafa Picault is coming home, Picault will eventually sign for the Philadelphia Union, but for now he has terminated his contract with St Pauli.

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that the 2017 MLS All Star Game will be played August  2 at Chicago's Soldier Field. Chicago Fire will also provide a coach for the game.

The LA Galaxy have signed Frenchman Romain Alessandrini as a Designated Player. Alessandrini spent the last three season with Olympic Marseille in Ligue 1.

The expansion application deadline was yesterday and it was met by the Indy Eleven. Now with four MLS expansion openings available, the Indy Eleven actually make it twelve teams that have applied for the expansion spots.

For the Seattle Sounders the 2017 season is all about getting younger. What if the whole of Major League Soccer thought that way?

Goals of the Week: A Lefty, a Lob, and Goals of the Month

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