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Major Link Soccer: How Seattle landed Magnus Wolff Eikrem

Also: US Soccer news, UEFA Champions League results and CONCACAF Champions League results.

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

Seattle

The Sounders drew about 456,000 watchers during their 1-0 loss to LAFC on Sunday, a very good rating for MLS.

The Sounders have acquired about $390,000 in allocation money vs. how much they've traded away.

Want to know how the Sounders landed Magnus Wolff Eikrem? Well, take a look and learn.

MLS

It should be no surprise in how well he played but LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller was named to MLS Team of the Week.

The Philadelphia Union have been lagging in attendance. The attendance woes mean that they could be moved away from Chester for just $10 million.

It sounds like Atlanta United FC has become the team of the LGBTQ community in the city.

Ever wonder what happened to Robbie Findley? Well, here you go. He posted on his Instagram that he is retiring from professional soccer.

New York Red Bulls got a huge 2-nil win in Tijuana. It was fueled by Luis Robles and BWP.

USA

Recently, it looks that the United States joint bid for the 2026 World Cup might have hit a bit of a bump in the road. Sunil Gulati, who was the sole chairman, has been replaced but will remain a member of the bid committee board.

I honestly hate writing what I’m about to write. Will US Soccer be forced to adopt promotion and relegation? I have nothing else to say.

Jonathan Klinsmann knew he wanted to return to his German roots when making the move to Hertha Berlin last summer and he is pleased with his return.

World

The CONCACAF Champions League isn’t the only continental tournament going on at the moment. In the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid defeated Paris Saint-Germain 5-2 on aggregate and will move on to the quarterfinals.

Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza is frustrated about the rent for the Italian soccer team, AC Reggiana, that he owns and goes on a rant.

Clue America defeated Tauro 4-0 in the first leg of their quarterfinal match up on Tuesday night.

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