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Seattle’s best burger is in South Park, while LAG and LAFC have a tagging war.

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

Seattle

If you want a good burger Seattle has a few, with one South Park spot ranking 4th on this list of Best Burgers, though a Portland restaurant ranks number one so not sure if I believe them.

Seattle Reign’s Rachel Corsie will likely be with the Scottish National side for the UEFA Women’s EUROs this summer but before that, she’ll join the side for the Women’s International Challenge.

MLS

Complaints about artificial turf plenty of times seem like they are from old biases, but with the state of the turf in Minnesota and the injuries the LA Galaxy picked up during the game, they may have a legitimate gripe about turf.

With MLS growing across the country so are the youth initiatives to drive development at all stages, starting with the Generation Adidas Cup in Frisco, TX.

Officiating in MLS isn’t pretty and often times seems worse than rolling a 20-sided die every two minutes, but four PRO refs are being selected to work at the FIFA Confederations Cup this summer because... they’re ok I guess?

Toronto FC will have to go into the second leg of their match with second division side Ottawa Fury looking for goals after a one goal lead became a two-one deficit by game ending for the MLS Cup finalists, who if they aren’t careful will just be afterthoughts in the Amway Canadian Championship.

Good rivalries start from a place of mutual respect and some level of sports hate to each other. LAFC and LA Galaxy may one day have that, but in the interim they’ll stick with just tagging each other’s billboards.

David Villa grabs another Team of the Week honor because unless he’s hurt, he’s probably making team of the week.

USA

As MLS becomes less “American” when it comes to percentage of US players on rosters, one question that raises is the impact on the USMNT. It appears that, currently, it is non-existent.

Germany is quickly becoming the home for American youth standouts as another will head over in Josh Sargent, who will sign with Werder Bremen officially when he’s 18.

World

There may be no player more sought after this summer than Antoine Griezmann, and the French forward is admitting he’s leaving Atletico Madrid. Likely for Manchester United, but maybe MLS or China (according to him).

Across the Spanish capital, Real Madrid is making a massive move of their own, getting a deal in place for Brazilian Vinicus Junior though it won’t be till July of 2018. He won’t be Neymar expensive, but almost.

“Big Sam” Allardyce saved Crystal Palace from relegation and now will likely leave the side after not getting the transfer kitty he’d like for the summer window. The club hopes to convince him to stick around, but it appears he is out.

Players that make major moves usually have some trouble adapting, but Gabriel Jesus expected it to be harder as he settled into Manchester City.

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was detained by police as they investigate him and others for money laundering in connection with Brazilian National Team TV rights.

Soccer to Watch

Europa League Final

Manchester United vs Ajax - 11:45am FS1, ESPN Deportes, fuboTV

USL

Rochester Rhinos vs Tampa Bay Rowdies - 4:05pm ESPN3