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European transfer news, and who might be the next new MLS coach?

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Seattle

We all know how well Clint Dempsey has been playing this year for the Sounders. His playing time with the US Men’s National Team, however, is not guaranteed, and he is fighting to see the field.

MLS

Who is the best free kick taker in MLS? Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco carries that title right now, and mlssoccer.com makes a case he’s the best in the world. That man is certainly one of the best that I’ve seen in my life.

As the season winds down, seats get hot, and the coaching carousel begins to spin up, mlssoccer.com takes a look at 10 coaches who would be a good fit in MLS.

USA

Not soccer but pretty dang cool: Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo donated $3.5 million to Lurie Children’s Hospital. Rizzo, 28, overcame Hodgkins-Lymphoma in 2008.

The 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup isn’t even over yet, but it’s time to figure out which NPSL teams will qualify for 2018 US Open Cup.

The US Men’s National Team has a pair of crucial World Cup Qualifying matches coming up, starting tomorrow against Costa Rica. Take a look at the USMNT's 10 most in-form players, according to FourFourTwo.

Who likes pictures? I know I do. Take a look at photos from US Soccer showing the Men’s national team in training. You may just see three of your favorite Seattle Sounders in them.

A new league, the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), plans to start play in either 2018 or 2019. There are eight markets that have been announced for the third division soccer league.

Sounds like Men’s US international Julian Green is set for a a loan with 2.Bundesliga side Greuther Fuerth.

World

Arsenal’s season hasn’t started off so well. It got even worse for them as their club shop was robbed overnight. Must be trying to get an Alexis Sanchez kit while they can.

Speaking of Arsenal, it sounds like they are losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Reports are out that Liverpool have agreed to a deal worth $42.5 million for the England International.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018’s free demo was made available on Wednesday for XBox One and Playstation 4 (it will also be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360).

Barcelona have been trying their hardest to land Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. If that doesn’t work out, they are looking at Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez as their “plan B.

Today is the final day of the European Transfer window and there are plenty of deals that are lined up. Take a look at the moves that have already been made.