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Major Link Soccer: Wayne Rooney calls it quits

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also: MLS roundup, and Manchester City being Manchester City.

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MLS

It was only a matter of time before it happened. New York City FC’s home game against the Houston Dynamo has been moved to Hartford, CT due to a stadium conflict.

Hudson River Blue says until New York City has a stadium plan, get used to traveling for home games.

Federal Way native and New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe will miss 6-8 weeks with a knee sprain.

It looks like D.C. United has finally found a way to win, by allowing their opponents to score for them.

Sigi just completed his fourth game in charge of the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy suffered their second straight 2-0 loss on Wednesday night. LA has one point in their last nine games.

The Houston Dynamo came back from two goals down to tie FC Dallas.

Major League Soccer has trademarked possible names for a potential future Austin franchise.

Former Colorado Rapids Homegrown Player Shane O’Neill signed with Dutch club Excelsior Rotterdam.

USA

The USL, the better and more organized of the two 2nd division leagues, already broke their 2016 attendance. The league reached 1.5 million in attendance for 2017 after a record setting night.

The United States has a set of World Cup qualifiers right around the corner. Already missing John Anthony Brooks, and with Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin struggling with lingering issues, there are question marks over the form and fitness of the defense.

World

Even though he is only 31, Wayne Rooney has retired from international soccer and given up any chance to play in the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA is getting involved with the Cameroonian Football Federation. They are sending in an emergency team to run the federation after the country’s governing soccer body couldn’t move past its infighting.

Manchester City has acquired another soccer team, this time Girona FC. While this doesn’t affect this part, it’s amazing to think that City Football Group now only lacks a team in Africa and Antarctica to have all continents covered.