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Major Link Soccer: Colorado Rapids add Ivory Coast striker Yannick Boli

Why is the Red Bulls’ USL partnership is going so well? MLS might hate the Whitecaps. Local James Beard Award nominees!

FC Lokomotiv Moscow v FC Anzhi Makhachkala - Russian Premier League Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images

Seattle

Bad soccer things happened in the Sounders’ loss to Chivas. Sounder at Heart community member jupett went quite a bit further in this Fanpost, complete with plenty of diagrams that will make you sadder but also smarter. Tactical Breakdown Of Chivas Loss - Sounder At Heart

Do you eat food? Then check this out: the 2018 James Beard Award nominations include JuneBaby, Joule, and their chefs, among other Northwest nods. James Beard Award Nominations Are Out. And Congrats Are In Order. | Seattle Met

Someone recently uncovered a very well preserved legendary Seattle speakeasy, known as the Hong Kong Chinese Society aka the Bucket of Blood. Check out the photos. I helped discover a legendary Seattle speakeasy, sealed up since Prohibition, and recently uncovered during a renovation. These are the incredible murals found inside! - Album on Imgur

Former Sounders Academy player, Seattle University Redhawk, and Sounders draft pick Kyle Bjornethun has made the move from Portland Timbers 2 to Toronto FC II. Toronto FC II sign four players | Toronto FC

Major League Soccer

Everyone loves the New York Red Bulls kids right now. Here’s a great overview of the MLS team/USL team partnerships across MLS and their varying success rate. Stejskal: New York Red Bulls leading the charge in MLS-USL partnerships | MLSsoccer.com

The Colorado Rapids have signed 30-year-old Ivory Coast international Yannick Boli to a one-year TAM deal.

It’s time to put ourselves in the shoes of Vancouver Whitecaps fans, put on our tin foil hats, and consider whether MLS is just out to get the ‘Caps. Conspiracy theory time: Does MLS hate Vancouver? - Eighty Six Forever

Stadium Renderings! Hazy computerized visions of what may one day be (minus all the stuff they take out to save money). The Phoenix MLS group has some for their $250 million open-air design, and they also have a new billionaire investor. Phoenix's MLS Expansion Bid Unveils New Stadium Renderings

But wait! Another billionaire was seen sitting next to Sacramento Republic top brass and a former mayor at a Sacramento Kings game. Can they pull ahead in the billionaire game?

United States

The NY Cosmos sent a letter to the US Soccer board requesting they be allowed to play in the 2018 US Open Cup. NY Cosmos Open Cup Letter to the U.S. Soccer Board | New York Cosmos

Rocco Commisso also says the Cosmos won’t get any money from Emirates, their biggest sponsor, because of the 2018 NASL season being cancelled. Cosmos owner counts cost of NASL demise, slams USSF | SportBusiness Group

World

Here’s your primer for the weekend of European soccer. What to watch in main competitions | The Washington Post

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