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Miami FC is getting serious about it. The Sounders U16s won the Youdan Trophy! Meanwhile, Zach Scott gets snubbed.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-FC Cincinnati  at Miami FC Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

The Seattle Sounders academy is scooping up trophies across the pond:

The dispute from Crossfire Premier about solidarity payments they feel they deserve from DeAndre Yedlin’s transfer to Tottenham from the Sounders is a step closer to being taken up by FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber.

Hey, no question Edgar Martinez deserves the top spot in the list of long-serving Seattle sports icons, but we think a certain Mr. Sounder is missing from this list of Seattle pro athletes with the longest careers in the Emerald City.

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Major Link Soccer

It’s Power Ranking Averages time again from RSL Soapbox, and you’ll see the usuals at the top. Meanwhile, the Sounders are actually in a dead heat with another team for their spot.

Sacramento Republic FC have broken ground on a new stadium designed to get them across the finish line as the next MLS expansion club, and Don Garber gave no reason to doubt that if things continue as they are, Sacramento will be named at the end of the year.

USA

Miami FC and Kingston Stockade FC are taking their case that soccer in the US should be forced to have promotion and relegation to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This of course comes on the heels of news that MLS rejected a $4 billion media rights deal that would effectively force Pro/Rel.

Brianna Scurry has been inducted into the US Soccer Federation Hall of Fame. The USWNT goalkeeping great is the first black female and first female goalkeeper to be inducted.

World

Newly promoted League Two team Forest Green Rovers are the most eco-friendly team in England, with players eating a vegan diet, vegan pies in the stadium, and a battery powered grass cutting robot for their organic pitch.

ESPNU is actually going to become “ESPN8, the Ocho” for a day, complete with the most unusual sports they could find.

If you think the patterns groundskeeping crews make in Premier League pitches are cool, too bad. New rules are in place to crush the creative spirits of these grass whisperers this season.

In a sudden change, BAMTech and ESPN will have the broadcast and streaming rights to English Championship matches this year and not beIN Sports.