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Major Link Soccer: Will Bobby Wood come to MLS?

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The striker may leave Germany this summer. FC Cinci gets stadium. And the PL will not use VAR.

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Seattle

One Sounders fan took the trip to frigid Kansas City; here’s a recap from their trip. A few thoughts from my visit to KC. | Sounder At Heart

A Reign defender grabs more silverware from down under. Barnes named Melbourne City's Westfield W-League Player of the Year | Westfield W-League

MLS/NWSL

Laura Harvey’s new side is trying to set a new standard for facilities and operations. Utah Royals hope to help elevate NWSL to historic levels | The Salt Lake Tribune

He’s not scoring in Germany and isn’t on the allocation list. Seems like a perfect fit here. Is USMNT forward Bobby Wood coming to MLS this summer? | The Washington Post

The Fire reportedly hold Torres’ discovery rights (and Seattle isn’t interested in the Spaniard). Report: Fernando Torres prefers MLS move over China | ProSoccerTalk

USA

Roughly $35m in public funding is heading to the future FC Cinci stadium. City council approves FC Cincinnati stadium infrastructure funding | WCPO Cincinnati, OH

If you’re on SaH, you’ve probably paid attention to S2 at one point or another. Now it’s on ESPN+, and it’s a thrilling process according to the Brotherly Game. ESPN+ is your new USL home; here’s one man’s thrilling* tale of signing up for it | Brotherly Game

The USMNT would travel to the UK for the match. England will likely still be reeling from being knocked out of the World Cup while thinking they would win it all. Report: USMNT to face England in November | Stars and Stripes FC

Clint Dempsey isn’t on the “A” team, but Jordan Morris is. What is the USMNT “A” roster? | Stars and Stripes FC

Mexico made the World Cup and will likely be the center of attention in the US, allowing them to grow their already large fan base. Mexico national soccer team expands its huge U.S. fan base | The Washington Post

I’d also argue Jurgen Klinsmann helped set the US back by several years. Jurgen Klinsmann: World Cup failure set United States back 'by several years' | ESPN

World

You have to disclose potential risk factors and solutions with your World Cup bid, and Morocco apparently left out their anti-LGBT law from the report. AP Exclusive: Morocco World Cup bid masks homosexuality ban

While VAR continues to frustrate fans, or alternately be championed by other fans, it won’t be seen in England. The Premier League will not be joining the fun next year. Unloved VAR delayed at least another year for Premier League | We Ain't Got No History