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Major Link Soccer: Pro/Rel isn't for America

Sunil Gulati shares his feeling on promotion relegation in America, remember the name Timothy Tillman, and watch Goals of the Week.

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Major League Soccer

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati offered his explanation for why promotion/relegation is not implemented in the United States–and isn't likely to be anytime soon.

Major League Soccer wants Canadian teams to have Canadian Stars, Designated Players, and is willing to pay to make that happen.

Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures has offered to build Wayne County a new criminal justice center and a new criminal courthouse in exchange for the site of the unfinished jail on Gratiot Avenue in downtown Detroit "Rock City" so they can build a new soccer stadium on the spot.

Video replay is coming to Major League Soccer! MLS has hired a prominent retired English referee to lead the charge on video replay. Whether it will help or hinder the game is a question that will be explored in the first half of the season, and found out in the second half when it's implemented.

Put simply: there is a widespread belief that it's inherently impossible for elite American soccer players to be developed in America. Can MLS academies turn that belief around?

U.S. Soccer

Bayern Munich have rejected an offer from Barcelona for teenager Timothy Tillman. The Spanish champions made an approach to sign the American 18-year-old for next season with a view to integrating him into the first team within the next three years, according to his agent. In case you need some info on Tillman, here is an old article that will shed some light.

Benny Feilhaber has been an important part of the USMNT when he is on the field, and that leads to the question: does Feilhaber need to be starting for the USA?

Julian Green hasn't had that breakout year USMNT fans have hoped for, but now with his move to Stuttgart and regular playing time we could be seeing more of this.

The U.S. Women’s National Team announced the launch of the SheBelieves Hero contest ahead of the SheBelieves Cup. The contest, which runs from Feb. 7-10, aims to find a girl between the ages of 13-17 who embodies the SheBelieves spirit.

World Soccer

Christian Bassogog is a world traveler and his story is incredible. 18 months ago Bassogog was playing in the USL, 3 days ago he scored the winner in the African Cup of Nations Final.

Former Liverpool and Marseille striker Djibril Cisse will swap finals for vinyls after announcing his retirement from football, revealing plans to focus on a burgeoning DJ career.

Luciano Spalletti wants his players to use the Super Bowl for inspiration, as Roma look to overtake Serie A leaders Juventus.

At 35 years old Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the oldest player in English Premier League history to score 15 goals in a season, and he's not even close to done. Another oldie-but-goodie Philipp Lahm is retiring at the age of 33.

From worst (ok 14th) to first and now this season it could be from first to worst, and - even worse - relegated. Leicester City could match 1938 Manchester City in winning the league one year and being relegated the next.

Goals of the Week are next, but watching a goalkeeper score from his box on a punt will always leave you asking "How"?

Goals of the Week:Volley's and an assist that has it all.

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