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Win free guacamole for a year, also not all turf is the same; who knew?

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

MLS

Love guacamole? Love the Sounders? Then here is a contest for you. Win a limo ride, tickets to a game, and a year’s supply of official Sounders guacamole. Don’t like guacamole? Then you’re like me and you probably know people who want it for things like avocado toast and will trade you things for it.

Want to win your MLS Fantasy League? Expected goals may help you get the right players, but you need to know more than just their xG in order to get a winner.

Sacramento Republic hit a major snag in their MLS bid - namely, that the bidding side was not the USL team that owned the rights to the Sacramento Republic. An agreement was finally reached as the team pushes towards MLS status.

Referee Terry Vaughn retired after his fight with Huntington’s disease grew, and now the soccer community is rallying around the former ref to raise awareness.

I would suggest a different name than Schweini-Mania - hey, whatever works to get people rooting for the Fire and going to games - but the German midfielder has sparked wide public interest in Chicago.

You probably aren’t shocked, but not all turf is the same, just like all grass isn’t. But remember grass has to be better even when it is destroyed and not kept up because... anyway not all of the artificial stuff is the same.

USA

If you don’t know much about Meghann Burke and what she’s doing with rights for women’s soccer players in the US, then here’s a great interview detailing her work and what she’s doing with FIFPro.

Mallory Pugh may not have wanted to go to the Washington Spirit, we don’t know, but now that she is there she’s stepping into big expectations and a potential star status.

The USL will launch a DIII league in the coming years and they plan to use it as a showcase for talent and time its season to get top players on to rosters in higher leagues as it ends.

World

The Sounders may not have started the season the best, but at least they have positive points. A USL-PDL side to the north, TSS FC Rovers in Vancouver, have negative two points currently after earning a draw and moving them up from three under.

According to German prosecutors, the attack on Borussia Dortmund’s bus was not driven by terrorism but by greed. The bomber planned to manipulate the clubs stock and make potential millions off the incident.

Caribbean Club Championship matches are underway as clubs try to earn a bid to the CONCACAF Champions League in 2017-2018. One game is left in each group before they advance through the first stage, and both will decide who wins the group.

What to Watch

Premier League

Southampton vs Manchester United - 11:45am - NBCSN, NBC Sports Live

La Liga

Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid - 12:00pm - fuboTV, beIN Sports

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union vs Houston Dynamo - 4:30pm - MLS Live

Chicago Fire vs Colorado Rapids - 5:30pm - MLS Live

Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders - 5:30pm - JoeTVMLS Live

Real Salt Lake vs New York City - 6:00pm - MLS Live, KMYU Utah

SJ Earthquakes vs Orlando City - 7:30pm - MLS Live