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Major Link Soccer: Kyle Beckerman is back with RSL

The Captain of Rio Tinto is returning for the 2018 season after exploring free agency.

MLS: Sporting KC at Real Salt Lake
Except he cut his hair
Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

The newest Reign FC member, Allie Long, came from our rivals to the south. Long was a big part of the Thorns, and Stumptown Footy put together a tribute for the new Reign midfielder. Once a Thorn: A Brief Tribute to Allie Long - Stumptown Footy

“Once A Sounder, Always A Sounder” should probably apply to coaching staff too, as the Colorado Rapids hired Chad Kolarcik, a former Sounders coach. Rapids announce Head of Sports Science & Performance - Burgundy Wave

MLS

Out of contract allocation list target Rubio Rubin is weighing MLS offers. He’s also said to have Liga MX interest, but Goal.com reports that MLS is more likely. USMNT news: Rubio Rubin weighing MLS offer, Liga MX interest - sources | Goal.com

Orlando City SC dropped their second division side for 2018, but OCB will likely return in 2019, so what options would they have? League Options for OCB’s Potential Return in 2019 - The Mane Land

OCSC appears to need them quickly too. Orlando City’s Soccer Pyramid is Out of Whack - The Mane Land

While Orlando’s in-house development has questions, their ability to attract young DPs does not. Orlando City signs midfielder Josue Colman, 19, as young DP

Philadelphia is hoping to not having the DC United problem, namely their star goalkeeper leaving for Europe. MLS transfer news: Andre Blake signs new deal with Philadelphia Union - sources | Goal.com

Under the “I’ve heard this before” category: David Beckham's Miami group expecting MLS announcement soon.

Guess who’s back? Back again? Beckerman is back, and without the dreads. Real Salt Lake on Twitter: "Cap is back!”

North America

Here’s everything you need to know about Kyle Martino’s USSF Presidential platform. Now if only you got to vote.

Is he too specific? Too detailed? Will Martino’s ideas work? Man with a plan: A quick review of Martino’s Progress Plan | Ranting Soccer Dad

Is Landon Donovan’s new number a joke? Probably not, since the USMNT didn’t make the World Cup.

Landon’s new club started the season off well, so he may not have to fit in just yet. Liga MX Clausura Week 2: Red-hot Leon welcome Landon Donovan - FMF State Of Mind

Across the pond, future USMNT CB hopeful Cameron Carter-Vickers was recalled from his loan by Tottenham. How much playing time he’ll see with the Spurs is unknown, but he is back from Sheffield United. Tottenham recall U.S.'s Cameron Carter-Vickers from loan

World

You may not remember, but Alexander Nouri spent a fabulous 1999 playing for the Sounders on loan from Werder Bremen. He’s now a candidate for Iran’s Tractor Sazi job.

Cyrille Regis, one of the first black stars in English football, passed away over the weekend. Regis blazed a trail through storm of terrace racism.

Manchester United finally played attacking and entertaining soccer and it worked. Maybe this Anthony Martial guy should play more... Man United 3-0 Stoke City: Clinical Red Devils drops Potters – ProSoccerTalk

Manchester City finally found a deal “too rich” for them, or maybe they don’t want to pay for a guy they don’t really need. Reports: United frontrunners, Chelsea in, City out in Sanchez sweepstakes – ProSoccerTalk

Things people should have been taught in ref school: “Don’t kick out at players.” Ligue 1 referee kicks out at player, proceeds to show him red card – ProSoccerTalk

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