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Major Link Soccer: Bayern Munich midfield prospect to switch from Germany to U.S.

Timothy Tillman could have a promising future in red, white and blue. Also, Raheem Sterling is the poster boy for xG.

U18 Israel v U18 Germany - International Friendly Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Bongarts/Getty Images

Seattle

Seattle Reign FC acquired U.S. international midfielder Allie Long form the Portland Thorns yesterday in a somewhat complex trade that also sent Rebekah Stott and Katie Johnson to Sky Blue FC.

ProSoccerUSA.com has a 2018 season preview for the Seattle Sounders, focused on the goal of returning to MLS Cup.

Major League Soccer

Here’s a quick cheat sheet to the broadcast schedule for MLS games on TSN this year, including three matches featuring the Sounders taking on Canadian teams.

United States

Dual national (Germany and U.S.) Timothy Tillman will reportedly be making the one-time switch to represent the United States. A 19-year-old, skilled, tricky modern attacking midfielder from the Bayern Munich system? Sounds good to us.

Kyle Martino is calling for Sunil Gulati to say publicly that he supports on-leave president of Soccer United Marketing Kathy Carter for USSF president. Martino continues to urge soccer leadership to be more transparent.

World

Raheem Sterling has 14 goals sin 22 games for Manchester City, but he retains a reputation for poor finishing technique. Is he proving that shot location and frequency are all that matters, and finishing is somewhat of a mythical skill?

The world’s oldest professional player, Kazuyoshi Miura, has signed a contract extension with Yokohama FC of the Japanese second division that will extend his career for a 33rd season in 2018. He’ll be 51 in a few weeks, and he had 12 appearances and a goal last season.

Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri suggested Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku made a decision about where to play based on a pilgrimage in “Africa or somwhere” and “a voodoo.” Lukaku, a Roman Catholic, is considering legal action.

In 1999, Arsenal faced Sheffield United in a cup match, and won because an Arsenal player ignored the unwritten “return the ball to the other team if they kick it out for an injury” rule. The teams successfully petitioned to replay the game, because that, of course, was lame. This Bloomberg columnist suggests Britain follow that playbook in a redo on the Brexit vote.

You definitely need to see this crazy and brilliant move to beat a defender on the sideline, which one writer has dubbed the ‘Weeping Jesus.’ Hands up if this is just audacious enough that you can envision Nouhou trying it in a competitive match.

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