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Where the Colombian will go is unclear, but I recommend Seattle.

Granada CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Seattle

We brought you the winners of the WA beer festival before, but now the arguably more important US Open Beer Championships have been held, and - of course - some Puget Sound brewers picked up awards.

MLS

It’s now officially MLS’s summer silly season, so what does that mean?

Most teams the are in playoff position right now make the playoffs, the Sounders are one of the few that have made the push from being below the red line.

If rumors are to be believed, Seattle isn’t the only club grabbing an Eredivisie RB - the LA Galaxy have decided to bite on our style.

USA

Sam Kerr is one player you likely haven’t heard of ,but the NWSL winger likely will win FIFA Female Player of the Year.

Before she does that, though, she may win the NWSL MVP with the season she’s having at Sky Blue FC.

Making a living as a pro soccer player is tough; it’s much tougher if you are playing in the NWSL and in an expensive city like Seattle.

For a player to go up the ranks from league to league is tough. Doing it as a president and owner is even tougher, but Jordan Gardner is pushing for success in the next league on his list.

The Home Run Derby was exciting and Miguel Sano’s home run with lightning going on behind it was one of the best parts. Well, next to watching Aaron Judge just cruise through it.

World

The UEFA 2017 Women’s Euros kick off later this month. You can catch every match on ESPN3, and the family of networks.

Real Madrid is one of the best, if not the best, club in the world right now, and as they build their squad for next season with new players come departures, like James Rodriguez. If they need a club to take him, I recommend the Sounders.

Off the continent, Manchester United got better by dishing out about $100m for Romelu Lukaku (and giving away Wayne Rooney’s soccer corpse at the same time), who is fitting in great with Paul Pogba.

Champions League rival Bayern Munich are putting together their transfer plan, which may include a loan for a player that just joined them on a pre-contract.

This has nothing to do with soccer, but it was an absolutely amazing feat of sports: Gilles Muller defeated Rafael Nadal in a fifth set that went 28 games.