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Honduras v French Guiana: Group A - 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Seattle

Seattle Sounders right back Jordy Delem is currently with Martinique for the Gold Cup. ESPN FC did a story about how Delem is a success story for Martinique.

Both Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan started and played all 90 minutes in the United States 3-2 win over Martinique. Morris finished with two goals, including the game winner.

MLS

Massive Report has refuted reports that the Columbus Crew SC are looking to trade Kekuta Manneh, one of the players reportedly on the move in an article posted on Tuesday by Metro.

Take a look at other possible MLS players that could be on the move during the summer transfer window.

The Jose Ortiz experience with D.C. United has come to an end. First reported by Steven Goff of the Washington Post, the Costa Rican forward has been sent back to Herediano. Ortiz joined United at the end of last year.

Who is the MLS Newcomer of the Year so far? Several names have been mentioned, but Bastian Schweinsteiger received the most mentions.

Minnesota United FC officially announced the signing of Michael Boxall. The New Zealand international previously played for SuperSport United F.C. of the Premier Soccer League in South Africa. This will be his second stint in MLS after previously playing with the Vancouver Whitecaps from 2011-2012.

Sporting Kansas City’s Ike Opara was released from the hospital after sustaining a concussion after being kicked in the head. The injury occurred when Maxi Urruti attempted a bicycle kick in the penalty area during their quarterfinal match off the US Open Cup on Tuesday night.

Urruti ended up getting a yellow card for unsporting behavior, which was his second of the night, and he was sent off. But did Urruti deserve a yellow card?

USA

French Guiana head coach Jair Karam said that it was worth the risk to play Florent Malouda against Honduras. Even though the match ended 0-0, it could become a 3-0 defeat via forfeit.

Who doesn’t like seeing a new kit pretty much every year for their favorite team? Stars and Stripes FC took a look at the top 10 USMNT kits of all time. My favorites are the 1994 Denim and the 2013 Centennial. How about you?

Ten years ago, US Soccer began their Development Academy. FourFourTwo explores if it is working.

Prior to the Gold Cup, tournament organizers did all they could to eliminate offensive chants, but so far the pleas have fallen on deaf ears in the stands.

World

Former CONCACAF Secretary General Chuck Blazer has passed.

Teams across the world generally have to work hard to earn promotion to the next level in their respective leagues. South Africa's AmaZulu FC won promotion by buying the league champions, Thanda Royal Zulu FC, and renamed them and moved them to their stadium. Apparently the LigaMX model is spreading.

The 2017 International Champions Cup will begin at the end of the month and ESPN will be in Miami for Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. ESPN networks will provide unprecedented English and Spanish-language coverage leading up to kickoff.