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Major Link Soccer: Theo Walcott moves to Everton

Also: Kasey Keller gets a cake, Eric Wynalda talks himself into trouble, and everything’s great in Qatar. Really. Seriously.

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Seattle

Who are the best friends in MLS? Yes, it is our very own bromance. Nikolic, Martinez, Roldan, Morris, and Besler win #MLSSoshies | MLSsoccer.com

ICYMI, the City of Seattle wants to host World Cup games. Seattle wants to host the FIFA World Cup - Curbed Seattle

Issah Agyeman founded the Seattle Ghana Black Stars in 2010. From Ghana to Seattle: Love of soccer and people continues to motivate Issah Agyeman – goalWA.net

Kasey Keller went down to Costa Rica and got a great cake.

MLS

The Fire brought back one of their biggest acquisitions in team history as a certain German midfielder signed a new DP contract in search of a World Cup. Chicago Fire re-sign midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger for 2018 season - MLSsoccer.com

If you want to move a sports team, just find the stadium and start building and it’ll eventually happen. Ask the Raiders and Rams. MLS Crew owners narrow Austin stadium search

The half-season Sounder taken in the re-entry draft has agreed to a new contract. LAFC signs midfielder Calum Mallace - Angels on Parade

Juventus stars moving to MLS is starting to become a common occurrence as Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo’s former midfield partner, is considering a move in the summer. Report: Italian star Claudio Marchisio mulling summer move to MLS - MLSsoccer.com

USA

Kathy Carter likely has the support of MLS as pretty much the only candidate with actual, functional leadership experience. Carter has sights set on wide-ranging commission for U.S. Soccer - USAToday.com

Eric Wynalda is not likely to win, and questions arising regarding his financial history underscore issues he may have running USSF. Wynalda Discusses His Financial Problems - and Everything Else - NYTimes.com

Coaching problems, financial issues, and a deaf ear to the fanbases concerns has US Soccer failing to connect with fans. US Soccer has fractured its relationship to the fans - Stars and Stripes FC

Jonathan Gonzalez isn’t the only example of US Soccer’s shortcomings. How U.S. Soccer ignores talented Hispanic players like Jonathan Gonzalez - SBNation.com

World

Morocco likely won’t get the World Cup since the United States/Mexico/Canada tri-bid is going after the 2026 year as well. Morocco Wants to Host the World Cup. Just Don’t Ask for Any Details. - The New York Times

If you thought there were going to be hosting problems with Qatar, pssht. Nothing to see here.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a star at Dortmund, but it hasn’t always been the prettiest relationship. Arsenal-linked Aubameyang's divorce from Dortmund is a shame - ESPN.com

Arsenal has failed to live up to the standards they set for themselves, and part of that is because Theo Walcott was injured. Departing Walcott a symbol of Arsenal's failed British core - theScore.com

Turns out you were right, actually! Qatar are in need of a lot of help, and Iran may answer the call. Qatar may ask Iran for help in hosting the World Cup - Economist.com

The owner of Newcastle wants to sell, but their deal is on thin ice now. Report: Newcastle sale talks between Ashley, Staveley collapse – ProSoccerTalk

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