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Major Link Soccer: Hope Solo calls out U.S. Soccer Leaderhsip

In a podcast interview, the goalkeeper/USSF presidential candidate detailed the threats Sunil Gulati and others made towards USWNT players requesting higher wages

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Seattle

The December Sounders Alliance meeting focused on voting for the 2018 executive staff.

Ten Sounders academy players have been called into United States Youth National Team January camps.

MLS

Real Salt Lake have added product of their academy, and three-time NCAA champion, Corey Baird to their active roster.

Now that the 2018 schedule is out, it’s time to determine which team will have to travel both the most and least amount in 2018 - the Sounders come in at #7.

Massive Report took a deep look into how local ownership has impacted MLS team success.

Croatian midfielder Ante Erceg is fielding at least two MLS offers (link is in Croatian), but this latest report is Seattle is not among them.

Former Sounders keeper Andrew Weber has joined UPSL side Sporting Arizona FC.

As more international prospects are drawn to the American college soccer game, the Generation Adidas program continue to evolve.

The latest MLS silly season rumors: the Colorado Rapids are reportedly interested in Ipswich defender and Wolverhampton midfielder Tommy Smith, and Sporting Kansas City are reportedly very interested in signing Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

United States

You can read the full transcript of Chicago Fire GM Peter Wilt’s town hall speech supporting Eric Wynalda’s U.S. Soccer President candidacy here.

Others contemplating an MLS move include Monterrey defender Efrain Juarez, which was confirmed by his Monterrey manager.

Hope Solo called out both Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Dan Flynn on a recent podcast appearance, noting that USSF leadership threatened to schedule fewer USWNT games if the team continued to request higher wages.

With NASL’s future up in the year, Indy Eleven is taking control of their own destiny, and is expected to join the USL for the 2018 season.

Eric Lichaj went absolutely bonkers on Sunday, scoring a brace that essentially sealed Arsenal’s FA Cup fate:

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