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Major Link Soccer: MLS shows up in the CCL again

Both Toronto FC and the Red Bulls advanced over their Liga MX counterparts

Tigres UANL v Toronto FC - CONCACAF Champions League 2018 Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images

Seattle

Beer tips for the second leg against Chivas. Drink on! Major Drink Soccer - March 14th - Sounders at Chivas - Sounder At Heart

It’s easy to forget with CCL going on but Tacoma S2 starts Friday and some academy kids plan to get plenty of minutes with the USL side. Key Seattle Sounders Academy players to watch with S2 this season: Part I | Seattle Sounders FC

Great news as the Huskies extend the coach that brought Cristian Roldan, Handwalla Bwana, Henry Wingo, and more through the program. Clark Inks Extension Through 2022 - Washington Huskies | University of Washington Athletics

MLS

Red Bulls proved their win in Tijuana wasn’t a blip as they beat Xolos again to advance to the semis. Recap: New York Red Bulls vs. Club Tijuana 03/14/2018 | Matchcenter

Toronto took a lead but couldn’t hold it and lost the match but still advance on away goals. FT: Tigres 3-2 Toronto FC — Giovinco free kick sends Toronto past Mexican champions - Waking The Red

The pivotal goal for TFC was this ridiculous free kick goal from who else but Sebastian Giovinco. Just watch it on replay for about five minutes. Relive Sebastian Giovinco’s free kick golazo (with awesome Spanish commentary) - Waking The Red

Philly’s stadium solution didn’t really work and the team has not put in the money people expected. It’s not surprising they’d be a potential target in MLS movement rumors. As Columbus Crew move rumors shake MLS, Don Garber says Union aren't threatened - Philly

All’s Quiet on the #SaveTheCrew Front – Socceresq Just keep waiting, at one point the court case on Modell’s Law will go through and we’ll know if the Austin Crew are a thing or not.

Update: This was written prior to two MLS sides advancing. Baer: No victory lap yet but MLS teams have already taken big leap in CCL | MLSsoccer.com

Oh boy did stuff go wrong against LAFC. Mike Petke wastes no time in trying fix what went wrong for RSL against LAFC - The Salt Lake Tribune

MLS will get better with better facilities, they will get those when they get more media money, and they’ll get a better deal with the game improves. The Chicken and the Egg: Major League Soccer Edition - Soccer Stadium Digest

North America

Mo money and some format changes to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. 2018 US Open Cup Gets Some Upgrades – Socceresq

Politics and soccer are not supposed to mix but inevitably they do but US politics could kill the Tri-Bid. The devil you know -- Will US politics kill Canada's World Cup hosting ambition - World - Canadian Soccer News

It likely will take time before the US selects a USMNT GM but plenty of candidates have some questions. Concerns over USSF GM role, PSG over Real Madrid/Neymar - INSIDER | SI.com

USL Division III Welcomes Greenville as Founding Member The third division of US soccer got its first member.

World

No matter what Tottenham was hoping to get out of that survey but specifically they have one question that shouldn’t have been asked. Ever. Tottenham sends out USA supporter survey that includes blatantly sexist question - Cartilage Free Captain

Manchester United got knocked out of the Champions League to Sevilla and it brought out some immense anger towards Mourinho. Good news is, this quiz allows you to just laugh at him. Jose Mourinho quotes quiz: Can you match the insult to the target? - BBC Sport

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