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Neymar’s move to PSG has big implications for Europe, and the front of the U.S. hype train is among them

Soccer: FIFA World Cup Qulifier-Trinidad & Tobago at USA Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

In case you missed it, Jordan Morris rode a roller-coaster of a match to Gold Cup glory, trading a missed mark for a late championship-winning game.

That ability to bounce back proved how valuable he can be to the USMNT, who fully unlocked his talents during this Gold Cup won.

MLS

Dom Dwyer’s mammoth trade to Orlando City this year represents a watershed moment for future MLS transactions, which many league coaches and GMs don’t appear supportive of.

D.C. United have been reeling through a lost MLS season, and their front office is now looking to human red card Nigel De Jong to bring some energy, bite, and violence to the Red & Black.

Despite a combined 114 years of coaching experience, the cadre of Bruce Arena, Sigi Schmid and Bob Bradley aren't too old to enjoy the coaching chase.

United States

The Fresno Football Club is eight months away from taking the field, but the USL team is already putting an emphasis on becoming a part of the broader Fresno soccer community.

There’s nothing quite like a multi-billion offer to bring the promotion-relegation debate to the forefront of MLS, with Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney going on record that the league is not ready to implement such a system.

This increased dialogue comes at a time of volatility for lower level US leagues, with a recent open letter from San Francisco Deltas CEO highlighting how close to extinction the NASL is.

After long debate and speculation in Sacramento, it’s hard to read the tea leaves of the recent $7 Million “ground-making” as anything but the MLS coming to Sacramento.

The Mexico-Jamaica upset topped the list of most-watched soccer games on US TV through July 18-23, with the Orlando City SC and Atlanta United’s fixture taking the top MLS spot.

The World

Neymar’s all-but-finalized move to PSG has massive implications across Europe, and one of the dominoes set to fall is United States wunderkind Christian Pulisic making a move to the Premier League.

The International Champions Cup may be a bit of a farce and barely even pre-season European soccer, but it’s something Charlie Stillitano, one of the most connected power brokers in world soccer, takes full advantage of from the shadows.

Many have been burned by hopping aboard soccer prodigy hype trains too early, but there is a strong argument that Alphonso Davies is well worth the hype.