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Major Link Soccer: Don Garber speaks on U.S. Soccer Anthem Policy

Don Garber finally makes a public comment about the recently enacted U.S. Soccer anthem policy, where he called on MLS clubs to communicate their anthem expectations directly with their players.

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Following the Sounders last gasp draw on Saturday, Montreal Impact keeper Evan Bush cited the team's second half performance as being too complacent, focusing on the ole's from the crowd rather than closing the game out.

The New York Red Bulls are coming to CenturyLink Field next week, and one Seattle-based Red Bulls fan took the liberty of providing a visitor's guide to the Emerald City (spoiler alert: he recommends flying direct).


Don Garber publicly commented on the contentious U.S. Soccer policy around the National Anthem, where he was somehow able to both agree with the USSF policy while also noting that MLS would not ask any player to behave in a specific way while the anthem is playing.

The recent MLS campaigns have been rife with expansion teams having their inaugural seasons. For next year's season Los Angeles FC will continue the trend, and finally join the party.

Columbus Crew playmaker Justin Meram has made 22 appearances for the Iraqi National team, but has withdrawn his name from the team's upcoming slate of qualifiers due concerns about his ability to travel with the team.

The Audi Player Index has marketed itself as the latest innovation in soccer analytics and intelligence, but as The Mane Land breaks down, the questions it leaves unanswered make it a murky metric at best.

The New England Revolution and Orlando City FC postponed their Saturday match until September, which left one traveling Revolution fan adrift this weekend. Once they caught wind of their predicament, however, New England President Brian Bilello offered to fly them out for a future match.

United States:

The tension of Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union's week 2 continued after 90 minutes of play, with USMNT teammates Alejandro Bedoya and Jozy Altidore exchanging words (through the media and Twitter) regarding a PK decision made in Jozy's favor during the match. Despite the call being questionable at best, and Bedoya's remarks being pretty pointed, Alejandro Bedoya "clarified" that his comments were taken out of context.

The World:

Week 10 of the Liga MX was been halted due to a strike by Liga MX referees. The strike is stemming from Liga MX officials believing that the recent suspensions for players making contact with referees were too small.

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