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The brothers return to familial roots in El Salvador, to face their first CCL away challenge.

MLS: Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Cristian and Alex Roldan are going to have somewhat of a homecoming experience on the Sounders’ upcoming CCL trip to El Salvador.

The Roldan brothers (with the help of Will Bruin) also helped set expectations for the teams upcoming trip: its a mistake to take a CCL away match lightly.

Former Sounders Academy player Paul Christensen made Atlanta’s USL roster.

Jake “with the good hair” Morris is back on the field for the Academy, and playing well.

MLS

Former Earthquakes Forward/MLS villain Steven Lenhart has resurfaced to lend his voice to the Save the Crew movement.

Promising midfielder Andre Horta may be making his way to LAFC after all, with the club renewing their pursuit of the Portuguese rising star.

MLS has long been regarded as being a league full of parity, but Pro Soccer USA took a deeper look into how the league’s parity stacks up across the world.

A CCL championship remains an elusive accomplishment for all of MLS. Waking the Red examines how the competition’s concurrent schedule affects broader MLS performance.

Vancouver Whitecaps captain/human brick wall Kendall Waston has signed a new two year contract with the club.

Dirty South Soccer recapped Atlanta United’s open training session, and how it helps further develop the optimal club-supporter relationship.

ESPN Anchor Max Bretos is officially Los Angeles FC’s lead broadcaster, doing play-by-play and other matchday content.

TFC signing to their eMLS team is a former Red Bull e-player.

United States

US Women’s Soccer legend Anson Dorrance spoke with Soccer America about the aftermath of the USSF election and the future of the women's pro game.

A dip in Pulisic’s stellar form has lead Fear The Wall to recommend that the wunderkind needs rest.

The FDA announced their approval for a blood test that can determine the severity of concussions.

In a recent interview, Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan finally shed some light on the league’s development and confirmed teams.

The World

West Brom Manager Alan Pardew has stripped the captaincy from Jonny Evans after he and 3 other players stole a taxi in Spain.

Russian doping whistle blower Grigory Rodchenkov revealed that the Russian government also protected doped Russian footballers.

Netflix has released the first three episodes of their Juventus documentary series; Black & White & Read All Over thinks you should definitely watch it.

Contrary to common pundit opinion, three at the back is not an inherently defensive formation.