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Major Link Soccer: U.S. Soccer continues to hoard it’s $100 Million War Chest

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The Federation has raised an incredible amount of money- but where will it go?

Seattle

The Sounders - RSL rivalry has been cooking at a steady simmer over the last 5 years, with Mario Martinez’s wunder strike in the playoffs providing the kickstarter.

If you want to help erase Seattle School Lunch Debt, check out this Fundraiser by Jeff Lew.

After 125 incredible years, The News Tribune’s South Sound outdoor coverage has unfortunately ended.

Following their 1-0 loss to the Sounders (and being a 74’ substitute), Real Salt Lake designated player Yura Movsisyan openly expressed his unhappiness with his current role on the team.

Major League Soccer

This week’s power ranking average sees a new top team in Toronto FC, along with RSL hitting rock bottom.

Lagos Kunga’s U-20 World Cup call up may seem like the start to an incredible story, but his reality has always been remarkable.

Minnesota United have been trying desperately to right their capsized ship from the start of the season, but Adrian Heath’s roster is full of players with a lot left to prove to the league.

LAFC made announcements about the supporters section at Banc of California Stadium, including safe standing space.

While LAFC prepares for their move, the Los Angeles Galaxy are preparing for an extended stay by their Chargers roommates, thanks to NFL stadium delays.

Meanwhile, San Diego’s stadium negotiation has hit a bump in the road, after San Diego State ended talks on sharing a proposed stadium with a proposed MLS team.

Andrea Pirlo’s impact on the New York City FC lineup has been vastly diminished this season, leaving the blues to contemplate a potential Pirlo exit strategy.

Atlanta United fans were more than happy to fill in for the national anthem singer this weekend following a microphone malfunction.

Don Garber weighed in on Montreal’s potential readiness to host the MLS all-star game, citing their inabilty to sell out the stadium as their largest obstacle to overcome. But is this request a reasonable one for the Impact?

MLS is continuing to grow the league across the world, signified by their latest international broadcast partnerships in India, Honduras, New Zealand.

Miami’s potential MLS bid remains just potential, but Tim Leiweke is still making his pitch for a stadium in South Beach.

The Red Bulls also find themselves in an attendance struggle, following a tough crowd for Sunday’s tough result.

The highlight of RSL’s tough season might be Luke Mulholland, who has been known to create a gif-worthy moment or two.

Kaka has run into a lot of injury setbacks during his time in Orlando, but his passion has overcome all the adversity he’s faced in his MLS career.

The gesture of hosting a Pride Night is a meaningful one for MLS teams, but Chicago’s recent Pride Night provides an example of where action must follow gestures.

United States

US Soccer has been building up quite a war-chest over the years, now totaling $100 million- but now the question is what those funds will go toward?

The full 2017 U.S. Open Cup fourth round matchup list is live, highlighted by a red card wedding rematch at Starfire.

As the USL soars to previously unseen profits, President Jake Edwards has lauded their strong ownership groups as their profit bedrock.

Vicariously explore Milwaukee with Peter Wilt, thanks to this tweet storm from The Soccer Tour.

Atlanta has long been the home of the Braves, but with the growing hispanic population in Georgia, they hope to become the home of Los Bravos, too.

Mallory Pugh made her long awaited debut for Washington, but was unable to bring the Spirit back from a 1-0 deficit to FC Kansas City.

D.C. United aren’t the only DMV club on a tough run of form, with the Richmond Kickers getting upset by amateur side Christos FC in the US Open Cup. This follows PDL side Reading United AC outscoring the New York Cosmos of the NASL.

The World

Chelsea finally lifted the Premier League trophy over the weekend, providing a fitting backdrop for John Terry to say goodbye to the club after 20 years of service.

The Bundesliga’s all-male refereeing crew is finally being changed, with Bibiana Steinhaus set to become first female referee in the league.

The first leg of the Liga MX Semifinal between Toluca and Chivas ended in a 1-1 tie thanks to Fernando Uribe. The other leg of the final featured this incredible Tigres heel-turn volley.

Two Australian players have terminated their contracts with a Chinese team after their contract stipulations weren’t met.

The Canadian Premier League is still in its infancy, but they may have found their Waterloo (region).

The Khalifa Stadium has been completed ahead of the 2022 World Cup, highlighted by the most innovative cooling technology in the world.