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Major Link Soccer: Montreal Impact sign Uruguayan attacking mid Alejandro Silva

His name is not Lodeiro, but he was playing in Argentina. Dave Sarachan stays on as USMNT coach. Instant Replay can't decide if Dempsey deserved red.

Lanus v River Plate - Superliga 2017/18 Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images


Naho Kawasumi gets the surprise call from Japan for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup after a two-year absence from her national team squad. Kawasumi returns as Japan name squad for Jordan 2018

Well, we knew it was going to come up in Instant Replay, and here is the verdict on Dempsey’s straight red card from Andrew Wiebe and Bobby Warshaw. Did Clint Dempsey deserve a red card? Video review (x2) on Instant Replay |

Major Link Soccer

Ah yes, the debate over flag-waving in the supporters section during play. It’s heating up down south. It seems like just yesterday they were only an expansion team, and now Atlanta United is growing up before our eyes. Let’s talk about supporter section flags - Dirty South Soccer

There’s no groundbreaking news to report on the Crew relocation front, but here’s an update on the slowly turning gears of the legal process. A SaveTheCrew Procedural Update – Socceresq

Predictable games are boring, and huge wage-bill gaps make for predictably lopsided leagues. Why parity in MLS makes American soccer so compelling - Burgundy Wave

The Impact have brought in a 28-year-old midfielder from Argentine club CA Lanus to boost their attack. Montreal Impact sign Uruguayan attacking midfielder Alejandro Silva via TAM |

The Armchair Analyst’s take on the action from the last week focuses on the struggle of competing in two competitions simultaneously. Armchair Analyst: The CCL hangover is real and more from Week 3 |

United States

Dave Sarachan will stay in charge of the USMNT through at least June, and Steven Goff has the in-depth interview. Dave Sarachan’s job as U.S. national team’s interim coach extended through June - The Washington Post

Many of the players in the upcoming USMNT friendly will be new names and faces for some, but there are lots of interesting young players. Digging into the USMNT roster – ProSoccerTalk

As exciting as it can be for a city to host World Cup matches, the risky and expensive deal FIFA is offering is turning major cities off. Are cities starting to see World Cup hosting duties as a poisoned chalice? | Football | The Guardian

Nearly 20 percent more fans than last year attended opening-day matches across USL. USL Welcomes Record Attendance in Opening Weekend


There will reportedly be a fire sale at ManU come summertime, as the club looks to change things up. theScore - Report: Mourinho planning summer clearout at Manchester United

Fiorentina player Davide Astori died unexpectedly at 31 of cardiac arrest earlier this month, and the club is renaming its training ground after him. Davide Astori: Fiorentina rename training ground after former captain - BBC Sport

Lyon has an ‘ultras’ problem, and it could earn them a ban from European competition. Lyon threatened with European ban after recent crowd trouble |


Speaking of things born in ‘74-ish: If you want a mysterious yet familiar box and controller that plays all the classics and (probably?) more, check out what Atari is up to, for some reason. Here comes the Atari VCS | SYFY WIRE

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