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Major Link Soccer: Roy Hodgson named new manager of Crystal Palace

It’s time to get to know Brian Nana-Sinkam, and other news around the world.

Melbourne City FC Training Session & Press Conference Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Seattle

If you don’t know who Brian Nana-Sinkam is, you might want to read up. The rookie is having a great 2017 season with S2, and he brings a wealth of versatility, experience to the USL squad.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recently opened up about an incident with the Las Vegas Police Department in August. Now, several current and former players as well as several celebrities signed a Statement of Solidarity With Michael Bennett.

MLS

Atlanta United FC must really like playing in their new stadium. After defeating FC Dallas this past Sunday 3-0, they defeated the New England Revolution 7-0 on Wednesday night and now have a goal differential of +22.

In that 7-0 defeat, the Revolution set a dubious MLS record. They became the first team in league history to not have recorded a single shot.

In case you’d like to relive the Revolution’s nightmare, here’s all seven goals scored in that game.

The Vancouver Whitecaps jumped out to an early lead over Minnesota United FC, scoring their first goal just three minutes into the game. They took a 2-0 lead into halftime and rode it on through the second half for the 3-0 win. The Whitecaps are now tied for first place in the Western Conference.

New York City FC are looking for a place of their own to play. Their president, Jon Patricof, weighed in on club's search for stadium site.

MLS has an official Wine Sponsor (yet another thing Seattle invented, in case you’re counting). The league announced a multi-year deal with Excelsior Wines, North America’s largest importer of South American wines. Trivento, Excelsior Wine’s top selling wine brand from Argentina, becomes MLS’ Official Wine of Major League Soccer.

USA

Sunil Gualti has been the President of US Soccer since 2006, and nobody has been able to unseat him. Steve Gans hopes to change that and is looking to be the next President of US Soccer.

We have seen some pretty bad MLS venues over the years. FourFourTwo takes a look at the 7 worst (and weirdest) MLS venues ever (none of them are going to beat this one, though).

If you missed it, Alexi Lalas heavily criticized the US Men’s National Team during halftime of the Sounders-Galaxy game. Toronto FC’s and USMNT Captain Michael Bradley responded to Lalas’ criticism.

World

Gianni Infantino is facing an ethics complaint over his FIFA leadership.

Two-time defending UEFA Champions League Real Madrid defeated APOEL FC 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and called the Champions League “Real Madrid’s competition”.

Crystal Palace sacked Frank De Boer as manager earlier this week. They have called on Roy Hodgson to take over the squad. Can he do with Crystal Palace what he did with Fulham in the 2007-2008 Premier League season?

Watch highlights from all of the UEFA Champions League games that took place on Wednesday.

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