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Major Link Soccer: A sad day for Fiorentina

Also: MLS sets off, Tim Weah begins his journey, and Messi adds another achievement on his odyssey

ACF Fiorentina v AC Chievo Verona - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Seattle

Matt Doyle’s one question for the Seattle Sounders 2018 season focuses on if this is the last rodeo for this core group of players.

Long time Tacoma soccer coach and former Stars goalkeeper John Baretta has been hospitalized after being critically injured by a car.

Kids that don’t have access to mental healthcare are finding a solution in a new soccer program in South Seattle.

Chivas' focus shifts to Sounders after Clasico Nacional draw
“Liga MX's biggest game was a festival of attacking football. It wasn't the result Chivas wanted but their attention is not on the CCL.”

MLS

David Beckham says many of his former teammates and players he knows have already expressed interest in joining his Miami team.

MLS continues to grow quickly and steadily. Leander Schaerlaeckens now wonders, however, what exactly the league owes the USMNT at large.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are reportedly eyeing a 2019 entry into the NWSL.

LA Galaxy overpower Portland Timbers 2-1 in 2018 season opener - LAG Confidential
Kamara and Alessandrini goals lead LA to opening home victory

RECAP: Sporting KC 0-2 NYCFC - Hudson River Blue
The Boys in Blue escape The Blue Hell with three points, and look good doing it, too.

Post Match: Vancouver vs Montreal - Eighty Six Forever
Not perfect, but encouraging signs from the ‘Caps.

What we learned in the season opener against RSL - Big D Soccer
The Hoops may have picked up a draw, but their defense looked less than stellar.

Orlando City vs D.C. United: Five Takeaways - The Mane Land
There are lots of encouraging things to be taken from the 10-man draw against the Black and Red.

Philadelphia beats New England again, this time in a rare season opening win for the Union - Brotherly Game
The blue and gold opened the season with a 2-0 win over the Revs on Saturday, thanks to an early red card and some new faces in the lineup.

Houston Dynamo vs Atlanta United Final Score: Dynamo kick off 2018 season with 4-0 victory - Dynamo Theory
Wenger, Senderos, Manotas and Ceren all score in the Dynamos opening day win.

Columbus Crew SC used Toronto FC’s championship emotions in its favor - Massive Report
The Black & Gold weren’t backing down from the defending MLS Cup champs.

San Jose Earthquakes Ode to soccer video celebrates Never Say Die attitude - Center Line Soccer
The fine folks at COPA90 and Continental Tire put together a series of "Ode to soccer" videos, including this from Robert Jonas.

United States

18 year old USMNT midfielder Tim Weah made his Ligue 1 debut for PSG over the weekend, and expects to play much more while Neymar is sidelined.

Charlie Davies, Former USMNT number 9, has retired from professional soccer.

The World

La Liga is planning to join the future and introduce VAR for their 2018/19 season.

While FIFA president Gianni Infantino attended this weekend’s Tehhran derby, 35 Iranian women were arrested for trying to do the same, bringing FIFA to tacitly condoning Gender Apartheid.

It was a tragic day in Tuscany, with Fiorentina’s captain Davide Astori passing away at 31 years old. All Serie A fixtures were postponed after the news.

Leo Messi scored his 600th career goal in the most Messi way possible:

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