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Major Link Soccer: Bob Bradley wishes Swansea City tenure didn’t happen

Also: PAOK’s paper nightmare, Kante’s heart is ok, and Woodrow Wilson announces a fascinating international organization

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Seattle

With the season ticket deposits going as well as they did, NHL in Seattle appears to be inevitable. NHL Franchise Branding and Design on Behance | Seattle Metros

Learn more about the journey Seattle’s newest homegrown went through. Handwalla Bwana’s journey from Kakuma refugee camp to the Seattle Sounders | SBNation.com

MLS

Atlanta was one of a few MLS Cup contenders to lose their opener, but 4-0 to Houston led to some wondering if they should push the panic button already. Tenorio: Atlanta looking to address defensive needs, but on their timeline | MLSsoccer.com

Thought the Columbus Crew would be able to become the Austin [insert name here] without a fight? Think again. State of Ohio files lawsuit against Precourt Sports Ventures | Massive Report

10 years later, what does Chester have to show for stadium project? The Philadelphia Union have a stadium, but none of the anticipated scenarios for the waterfront around it have come to life.

One the most famous American soccer coaches got a major opportunity in coaching Swansea City in the Premier League. It could have gone better. LAFC head coach Bob Bradley admits he wishes Swansea City never called him | MLSsoccer.com

USA

The USMNT and everyone else from the Hex will skip the qualifying rounds of the League of Nations. Just a reminder, this is not Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations. Qualifying details announced for upcoming CONCACAF League of Nations | MLSsoccer.com

Las Vegas’ USL side is more than just cool jerseys and llamas. The Las Vegas Lights are Different, and That’s Exactly What They Want You to Think | Front Office Sports

World

Fun fact: don’t throw paper towels at the ref. It will cost your team points and maybe a championship. PAOK punishment threatens Greek title hopes | ProSoccerTalk

It wasn’t a heart attack, and Kante is back in training and good to go. Chelsea was smart to be cautious, though. Heart attack scare kept Kanté out from Chelsea’s match against Manchester City | We Ain't Got No History

After re-signing with OGC Nice for a sizable paycut, Mario Balotelli may leave for Italy on a free this summer. I’d like him to sign here if he doesn’t want to head to Serie A. Napoli and Juventus have held talks over signing 13-goal Mario Balotelli, says agent | Squawka Football

Before PSG tried to break the bank for dominance, Matra Racing de Paris burned brightly. Or, at least their money did. The Sensational Rise and Expensive Fall of a Paris Superclub - The New York Times

Jose Mourinho always seems to relish playing the part of the villain, and being an analyst for Russia Today likely isn’t winning him many new friends. Mourinho to join Schmeichel as Russian TV World Cup pundits – ProSoccerTalk

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