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The Vancouver perspective on taking on the Champions. Drew Moor will sit out while his irregular heartbeat is analyzed. People are (still) saying the US will win a World Cup in 10 years.

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Major League Soccer

Toronto FC defender Drew Moor got some bad news: An irregular heartbeat was detected after a training session, and he'll need to take time off for further testing. He'll miss at least the upcoming Columbus Crew match as he's evaluated.

Seattle

The Sounders have swept the votes this week, with Stefan Frei joining Nicolas Lodeiro's goal with his Save of the Week win. The dive to his left to push out Marco Ureña's impressive volley was a tough save that Frei made look pretty easy.

The Cascadia Cup champions take on the MLS Cup champions when Seattle visits the Vancouver Whitecaps. Eighty-Six forever has the preview of the first Cascadia match of the year.

The Sounders FC live broadcast has been nominated for a Northwest Emmy. It's their fifth nomination, and they won in 2010.

A Sounder will join Whitworth Pirates this coming fall as a freshman. DeVonte Gorman played with the Spokane Sounders.

In case you missed it, we have the Seattle Reign season preview to get to ready for the NWSL campaign. How will Laura Harvey adapt to Kim Little's departure?

The Sounders had a very respectable showing in the Generation Adidas Cup, finishing second in their group after going undefeated, though they missed out on the top bracket, instead going into a 4 team competition for fifth place.

Other North American Soccer

Bruce Arena thinks it's time to "start talking about" the United States winning a World Cup, but he's a little late. Various people have predicted that the US would be winning the tournament soon for 20 years or more.

The tri-country World Cup bid would be huge for the countries involved, and all the major cities will be vying for some of the action. Eighty Six Forever has the perspective on what it might mean for Vancouver.

For the Chelsea fan perspective on Didier Drogba's move to USL ownership (and player), we turn to We Ain't Got no History.

Hoffenheim is coached by 29-year-old. They're also undefeated.