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Major Link Soccer: NYCFC Supporter Trouble

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Also, new Zlatan rumors, a massive Barca comeback, and Pulisic carries Dortmund.

New York City FC v Chicago Fire Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Seattle

Harry Shipp is really hoping for his first chance to play with Seattle against his previous team in Montreal this weekend.

DeAndre Yedlin has suffered a thigh injury and will be out for a couple of weeks. His availability for the upcoming World Cup qualifier is definitely in question.

MLS

New York City FC supporters group The Third Rail are sending a letter to protest/blame the security protocols and limited police presence at this weekend’s away match in Orlando. The group is “issuing the letter on behalf of all NYCFC supporters who traveled to Orlando in and around the Orlando City Stadium”.

The judgement behind this move would seem to be in question after 3 NYCFC supporters were arrested for reportedly assaulting one of the police officers that was present.

The LA Galaxy may have to find a way to open a Designated Zlatan slot if they are successful in their reported bidding war against Manchester United.

While MLS fans long for a day that MLS teams are consistently competitive with Liga MX, Liga MX is equally driven to prevent this from happening. This could force the league to solve some of it's glaring problems, such as occasional nonpayment of players.

The Nutmeg news has a round-up of opening week action, with a particular focus on the success/failure of “United”.

The Chicago Fire got a result in their first match, but lost a key player. Midfielder John Goossens will be out for 5 to 6 months.

The LA Galaxy lost their opening match and will lose two players for their next one. Both Jermaine Jones (bad tackle) and Dave Romney (diving) have received one-game suspensions from the disciplinary committee.

Undoubtedly the most shocking link I will provide today covers the news that Kei Kamara ran into Vanilla Ice and is apparently a fanboy.

World

This probably isn't news to most MLS fans, but Fox Sports just keeps finding new ways to be bad at broadcasting soccer. Their latest shenanigans have them pretending to be at matches that they aren't.

Barcelona successfully staged the biggest comeback in Champions league history with a massive 6-1 scoreline which brought the final aggregate score to 6-5.

Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic scored a beautiful goal for Dortmund to help keep them in the tournament as well. It really was pretty: