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Major Link Soccer - Roster Rules Explained

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Also in the news: the inevitable disappointment of Atlanta fans, a bold new strategy for Chicago, and a Portland man with the munchies.

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MLS roster rules as explained by SI.com

Newcastle is back at the top of the standings for the championship and DeAndre Yedlin is being recognized as a major contributing force to the campaign.

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Sometimes it seems that the rules surrounding MLS roster building are particularly complex, but SI.com has broken the process down to a simple flowchart.

Are Atlanta fans expectations for the season so high that they are setting themselves up for a disappointing season?

The success of Canadian MLS teams in 2016 has prodded Don Garber and MLS to expand marketing efforts in the great white north. The league is also being open about its willingness to invest in Canadian stars.

Nearly four years into official efforts to bring MLS to Miami via David Beckham, it may be past time to ask if the league still needs Beckham.

It doesn't appear that any changes are imminent for the MLS policy limiting teams to only four charter flights per season.

Dax McCarty has taken his leadership from New York to Chicago and has made the staggering declaration that maybe Chicago should try to actually care about winning. It's certainly a bold stance.

The LA Galaxy have officially unveiled their new alternate jersey. Surprise, it's blue.

A Portland man desperate for some tater tots was not fast enough to outrun a Providence Park security guard. To be fair to him, a backpack full of stadium snacks is likely to slow you down.

Speaking of Portland, it appears that Freddy Adu's latest bid to make it back to MLS has ended.

A proposed law in Illinois would place strict limits on workers' compensation for athletes. If it passes, MLS and NFL player associations will have yet another reason to warn players about moving to the state.

Have you been wondering what ever happened to Steven Lenhart? Me neither, but it turns out that he's now active in the Japanese fourth division.