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Major Link Soccer: Jermaine Jones stokes MLS conspiracy theories

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Also: Asad’s adventure, USSF uh-ohs, and the Conte conundrum

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Seattle

The Reign are handing over ticket sales management for the season to focus on the rest of the business. Force 10 is the parent company of the owner of the Seattle Storm. Seattle Reign FC partners with Force 10 Sports Management to manage ticket sales and service

MLS

The Sounders released their new jersey yesterday and plenty of teams have released their new jerseys as well. Check them all out here: 2018 MLS Jerseys

The Columbus Crew aren’t moving yet; Anthony Precourt and the City of Austin agreed to delay voting three months. Columbus Crew owner pushes back Austin stadium site decision three more months

It’s been a weird ride where Atlanta United did but didn’t buy Yamil Asad, and then he was rumored to be going to Minnesota, and then staying at Velez, and now his MLS rights officially are the property of DC United. United will need to get a contract signed, though one might be in place. D.C. United agrees deals to sign ex-Atlanta midfielder Yamil Asad

Maurice Edu can sign with LAFC even though they’ve reached the limit of free agents for a year because while he’s a free agent, apparently he’s not a “free agent”. The difference between out of contract free agent (can sign on a free anywhere) and MLS free agent is a fun one. Though not a free agent, Maurice Edu free to sign where he wants

A former USMNT player seems to think that MLS wasn’t going to let him go to Chicago and decided he had to play in New England. He even fought with the Revs President on Twitter about it. Jermaine Jones claims MLS rigged his 2014 allocation draw

USA

The NASL vs USSF fight is going to get worse before it gets better. The NASL is getting all the board meeting minutes and financials to prove they’ve been slighted. North American Soccer League vs U.S. Soccer Federation legal battle escalates

Three USYNT players all signed at once for St. Louis, with one coming from the USL side’s academy. STLFC Adds U.S. Youth Internationals to Squad

World

If you’ve ever been slighted by someone and used it as motivation for the rest of your life, then you get what Harry Kane is doing. Tottenham striker Harry Kane: Arsenal rejection still motivates me

The Premier League is finally getting it in their head that doing a winter break like everyone else is worth it. Premier League in talks to introduce winter break with next TV deal

Arsenal tries to make deals where they get something out of it if a player wants to leave but letting Mathieu Debuchy leave on a free was preferable to a loan to Manchester United. Debuchy blasts Wenger for failed Man United move

Liverpool feels beat up by their draw against Tottenham and now it’ll have another problem with Adam Lallana likely getting a suspension at the U23 level. He saw a red card for putting an arm around a player’s neck and pushing his head down with the other. Adam Lallana grabs opponent, gets sent off with Liverpool under-23s

Chelsea saw a red card and got blown out 4-1 by cellar-dwelling Watford. Watford upset Chelsea to pile pressure on beleaguered Antonio Conte

Conte claims he’ll move on if he gets canned, and getting canned after that Watford loss seems more and more likely by the hour. Antonio Conte says 'life goes on' if Chelsea decide to sack him

Matt Miazga went from NY Red Bulls future star to Chelsea prospect to Vietesse loanee and now Vitesse goal-scorer. How’s Matt Miazga doing in the Netherlands? Well, he scored this weekend