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Major Link Soccer: Will Ferrell wants Chicharito for LAFC

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The celebrity publicly campaigned for the Mexican striker.

MLS: LAFC Groundbreaking Ceremony Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Microsoft has unveiled a “Sports Performance Platform” for teams to develop data patterns and make decisions. Some teams, such as the Seattle Reign, already are using it.

With two draws, the Sounders don’t move, but with a loss and a draw Portland somehow moved up in the Power Rankings.

MLS

LAFC is beating the Sounders at at least one thing already: celebrities making public pleas for signing players. Will Ferrell pleaded in Spanish and English for Chicharito to join LAFC.

Quakes GM Jesse Fioranelli discussed why and why now he let Dominic Kinnear go. In a not surprising note, players were shocked by the decision to fire Kinnear.

Timbers are crashing late in games; great for us and bad for them. Stumptown Footy dives into it.

Orlando City’s Cyle Larin is cleared for MLS play again after his DUI suspension.

If you loved the USMNT denim jerseys, you’ll love the MLS All-Star game’s.

DC United is getting $25m in funding for green energy in their new stadium.

Since Miami is one of the future MLS sides, Florida will already have two clubs. With Tampa Bay’s stock rising, though, it could be a third team in the Sunshine State.

Dilly Duka appeared to be unhappy with the Columbus Crew but he’s trying to smooth it over about how it was just competitive practice.

USA

The women’s game is growing, but the quantity of, and level they’re hired to, isn’t for female coaches. Institutionalized sexism is resulting in barriers to entry that are far higher, and far more difficult to break through once in.

On the list of things that would improve the game, bringing Jake the Diamond Dog over to the MLS pitch for hydration breaks certainly ranks high.

Meet one of the newest players into the USMNT fold, Kenny Saief. The midfielder made the one time switch from Israel.

As they gear up for their club’s summer tour, US-based Club America fans prove just how dedicated they are to their club.

World

After the Garcia report was leaked, FIFA decided to release the full report regarding corruption. That report maybe isn’t as clean as FIFA tried to make you believe.

Good news regarding watching soccer online! Fox is going to broadcast the UEFA Champions League on Facebook.

Bad news regarding watching soccer online! all Premier League matches that aren’t on TV NBC are now going to cost money to watch, even if you have cable.

Chicharito is the one player Germany has to stop in order to have a chance at the Confederations Cup final, according to defender Benjamin Heinrichs.

Mexico has made some progress in stopping their controversial chant, but there are bigger tests remaining as the tournament continues.