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You won’t see the young striker in MLS this year. Hope Solo’s USSF complaint, explained. Is David Beckham wasting his money in Miami?

Dutch Eredivisie - 'FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam'

Seattle

If you want to handpick your seat for a full- or half-season ticket package, head down to the CenturyLink Field Open House Saturday, Feb 10. You can wander around and try before you buy.

Major League Soccer

This column in the Independent offers a pessimistic view of MLS’ viability in competition with other U.S. sports, and says David Beckham may be investing in “a dying duck” in Miami.

Toronto FC had an incredible 2017, as much as we might like to forget. Waking the Red asks: How do you build on a basically perfect season?

United States

The PDL has released its 2018 schedule. The Sounders U23s will play this season in the Northwest Division of the Western conference.

In 1984, Eddie Hawkins made history as the first African American soccer player to earn a cap with the USMNT. Stars and Stripes FC kicks of Black History Month with his story.

Hope Solo has filed a complaint with the US Olympic Committee against US Soccer. You’ve got questions. You won’t find a better breakdown of the situation than this.

Rubio Rubin is reportedly signed with Club Tijuana, ending the speculation that the 21-year-old would land with an MLS team this season. This led Stars and Stripes FC to ponder: Has Liga MX become a more reliable place for playing time than MLS?

Sacramento Republic FC are parting ways with their TD and coach, Paul Buckle, just in time for preseason training camp to begin.

World

After nearly $600 million went towards new players to the Premier League in the January transfer window, NBC Sports gives their take on seven good signings and seven that will probably go down as ill-conceived ‘panic buys.’

The Atlantic has done the important work of tracking down the best images of animals trying to join in on the human sports (or just getting in the way). Remind me never to go to the Kansas City Royals’ stadium.

Martin Odegaard was signed by Real Madrid at age 16 on 2015, and was supposed to be the latest soccer prodigy. Was Madrid’s B squad and a nearly impenetrable first-team lineup the best place for him to develop, though? He is now on loan in the Netherlands trying a different tack.