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Major Link Soccer: NY Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso lashes out

He sees the US as a failed soccer nation. Anthony Precourt is all in on Austin. LAFC sold out their season tickets.

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Seattle

The WoSo Independent Podcast turns their attention to the Seattle Reign in their latest 2018 NWSL preview show. The WoSo Independent Podcast – Episode #38 – 2018 NWSL Team Previews – Seattle Reign | All White Kit

Major League Soccer

Without a US team making the trip, the list of MLS players who are likely to make a World Cup roster is shorter this time around. Here’s a handy recap of which MLS players will probably miss some matches this summer. MLS players in the 2018 World Cup: The MLS stars who will represent their nations in Russia | Goal.com

ESPN is preparing for a busy MLS season, with coverage of 31 regular-season matches and the return of familiar faces and voices. Herculez Gomez debuts as a match analyst on ESPN Deportes. ESPN to Feature Extensive Coverage of 2018 Major League Soccer Season - ESPN MediaZone U.S.

Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt is committed to the team’s relocation to Austin. He sat down with Austin officials and local reporters to talk about the search for a stadium site, which, as we know, can hold up team moves for years. Bohls: Crew owner Precourt remains committed to Austin move

The San Jose Earthquakes just signed a 15-year-old Homegrown Player, Gilbert Fuentes. Notably, he shares an agent with Christian Pulisic—an agent who generally has advocated that players move to Europe. Gilbert Fuentes MLS Homegrown Player signing a new move for soccer agent Rob Moore - Center Line Soccer

LAFC sold all 17,500 of their season ticket memberships for their inaugural season. Full season memberships for LAFC games sold out for inaugural season - Angels on Parade

Have you noticed something missing in your inbox? Yes, it’s the MLS Live renewal emails telling you how much the price has increased by. This is because ESPN+ will be your new home for streaming MLS games, and until that launches, MLS Live will be free. MLS Live is moving to ESPN+ - Burgundy Wave

Sometimes it seems like teams get their players green cards like clockwork, sometimes it seems to take forever. Here’s a look at the convoluted process clubs go through to gain back an international slot. Examining the process of MLS clubs acquiring green cards for their players - Dirty South Soccer

United States

New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso held a conference call with reporters to air a few grievances about the state of soccer in the US. Let’s just say he didn’t hold much back, and in his mind there is plenty of blame to go around for the collapse of the NASL. Rocco Holds Court, and then Burns the House Down – Socceresq

World

Keisuke Honda may have been linked to the Sounders by various rumors, but he landed at Liga MX’s Pachuca. Though it took him a while to adapt to his new league and gel with his teammates, he is on a roll now, with four goals and four assists in the Clausura so far. Keisuke Honda settled and enjoying a superb Clausura with Pachuca

Don’t start clearing your summer calendar in 2026 yet (OK, no one plans that far ahead). The US/Canada/Mexico bid is far from a sure thing. Report: Morocco may be leading the race to host the 2026 World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC

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