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Is VAR the robot enslavement we've been warned of and where should Adu try next?

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Seattle

Our local butt tattoo is picking up overseas fame; UK newspaper the Mirror picked up the story because...Celine Dion?

YachtCon II was a success and because you miss it, here are the 10 best Yacht Rock albums.

Clint Dempsey looks like he'll be ready (or close to ready) by Matchday 1 and should be in full stride by the Gold Cup this summer; so what does this all mean for his role with the USMNT?

MLS

Seattle faced off against the Charleston Battery in their first CCC match but most of the second half for the home side was played by Atlanta United loanees that didn't get time in Tata's side, Dirty South Soccer breaks down their performance.

Bethlehem Steel FC, the Union's USL side, looked pretty solid last season, and a handful of players hoping to move to the next side for 2017. For at least a few standouts, Jim Curtin is giving them a shot to earn that spot.

Freddy Adu struck out again this preseason trying to get a spot with Caleb Porter's Timbers, so the question is: where next? Is a certain struggling Windy City club an option?

While most teams are still loading up on offensive talent, the role of TAM and DP money has lead to the increase of defenders signing to match up with the likes of Clint Dempsey, Nicolas Lodeiro, and Gio Dos Santos.

The use of Video Assistant Refereeing has started this preseason ahead of its rollout during the MLS regular season but is it the start of a robot enslavement? It might be when it is used against your team...

USA

Richmond may not be in the running for an MLS franchise, but they're acting like one after grabbing a TV deal for all their matches with their local CBS affiliate.

With most of the NASL in peril, it took a turn for the worst when it appeared that the NY Cosmos would shut down. Rocco Commisso stepped in and took them over, something that appears to have been in the cards for years.

World

If being relegated from the Premier League to the Championship was bad for Villa's fans, they could go down again as disaster continues to hit Villa Park.

Sutton United was unable to become the second non-league side to reach the FA Cup Quarterfinal this year, but hosting Arsenal was still pretty cool. Matches like this see what makes the FA Cup such a great tournament.

Soccer to Watch Today:

CONCACAF Champions League

6:00pm Deportivo Saprissa vs Pachuca fuboTV, Univision Deportes

UEFA Champions League

11:45am Manchester City vs Monaco fuboTV, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2Go

11:45am Bayer Leverkusen vs Atlético Madrid fuboTV, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports 2Go