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Major Link Soccer: United States wins 2017 Gold Cup

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More transfer news, and is Clint Dempsey the greatest men’s national team player that has ever suited up for the United States?

United States v Jamaica: Final - 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Seattle

Kurt Larson feels that Clint Dempsey is on the verge of being the greatest of all-time for the United States Men’s national team. Who am I to argue?

Seattle Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe is having a heck of a last few days. After scoring a hat-trick against Sky Blue FC, she was named NWSL Player of the Week and was also named NWSL Player of the Month.

MLS

Krisztián Németh wants to return to MLS and Sporting Kansas City. It almost happened Tuesday during the Dom Dwyer trade, but there was a snag in the process.

Speaking of Dwyer, take a “behind the scenes” looks as he comes home to Orlando City SC.

As if the LA Galaxy aren’t having enough issues on the field right now. Losers of five straight, they learned on Wednesday that Jack McBean has been suspended one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play.

Sporting KC will be without Gerso Fernandes for their game against Real Salt Lake. He was also suspended one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play.

His teammate Ilie Sanchez was fined an undisclosed amount for violating league policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent.

The Colorado Rapids confirmed the signing of Stefan Aigner from 1860 Munich. The club recently was relegated from the 2nd to the 3rd Bundesliga division. The 29-year-old signed a 3.5 year deal.

The Portland Timbers have signed some defensive help. They announced the signing of New Zealand international Bill Tuiloma. In keeping with tradition, we should expect to hear about his season-ending injury tomorrow.

Minnesota United FC declined the loan option of goalkeeper John Alvbage. He made three appearances — two starts. His loan expired on July 23.

Everyone’s favorite All-Star game takes place next week, as the MLS All-Stars host Real Madrid and the fans have spoken! Bastian Schweinsteiger has been name the captain.

The Vancouver Whitecaps have loaned midfielder Ben McKendry to NASL side FC Edmonton. The loan will last until the end of 2017 with an option to recall him.

USA

The Gold Cup has come to an end with the United States beating Jamaica 2-1. The game-winning goal was scored by Jordan Morris in the 88’.

Everyone knows that the United States, Mexico and Canada all plan on putting up a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup. It looks like Atlanta was contacted about being a host city in 2026.

The State of California will have another soccer team in 2018. No, I’m not talking about LAFC. I’m talking about Fresno Football Club. They are set to join the USL in 2018.

World

Derlis Gonzalez‘ current club, Dynamo Kiev, played Young Boys in UEFA Champions League preliminary round action and won the first leg 3-1. Gonzalez played 81 minutes in what could be his final game.

Here are the rest of latest results from UEFA Champions League action as well. The clubs currently playing are trying to get into the playoff round.

Earlier this week, reports came out that Real Madrid reached a principle agreement with AS Monaco for Kylian Mbappé for a record €180 million. However, Monaco are denying these reports.

It was mentioned in yesterday’s links that Barcelona wants to replace Neymar with Coutinho. Liverpool doesn’t want to sell him, but Barcelona is confident they can get a deal done to bring the Brazilian to Camp Nou.

Turkey’s soccer federation has stated that national team manager Fatih Terim has stepped down. Terim stepped down after he and two of his son-in-laws were involved in a fight with a restaurant owner.

FIFA has approved a change of nationality for Jozo Simunovic. The Croatian-born defender is now allowed to represent Bosnia-Herzegovina as they try to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Never to be one to hold anything back, Jose Mourinho took a page from his favorite fellow coach’s book and slammed the amount of money being spent on this summer’s transfer window.