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Major Link Soccer: Cincinnati approves MLS stadium funding

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The big step for FC Cincinnati’s MLS bid. Also, Joey Barton is somehow now a manager.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-New York Red Bulls at FC Cincinnati Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Seattle did make the top five, and Yankee Stadium was by far the worst stadium. Ranking the best stadiums in Major League Soccer | OregonLive.com

MLS

As a reminder the Sounders visit LAFC for the home opener. LAFC hold ribbon cutting ceremony for Banc of California Stadium | Angels on Parade

The Galaxy got goals and a TV star with signing Zlatan. Watch: Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live | LAG Confidential

Tommy Mark will be honored with a moment of silence this weekend. Statement from the LA Galaxy on the passing of LA Galaxy Academy Player Tommy Mark | LA Galaxy

Jason Levien is an owner in both clubs already. D.C. United ownership group likely to include investors in Swansea of Premier League | The Washington Post

26,000 seats and a $700m price tag and they would leave Yankee Stadium. Report: “Harlem River Yards” project to include NYCFC Stadium | Hudson River Blue

USA

If Cinci wasn’t the next choice for an MLS team, this may have done it for them. Cincinnati City Council approves infrastructure funds for MLS stadium | ESPN

Despite failing to make the World Cup, the US is still buying up tickets for Russia 2018. USA second in 2018 World Cup ticket sales | ProSoccerTalk

World

The International Champions Cup will play in Europe, Asia, and the US this summer. The ICC brought legends of the sport to announce the draw. European Soccer Dazzles At Schedule Reveal For 2018 International Champions Cup | Forbes

You may remember that Joey Barton was banned from the sport for betting and has a checkered past in the sport. Fleetwood Town gives Joey Barton first shot at management | TheScore

If Iniesta leaves for China, he’ll get paid in wine to do so. FC Barcelona: El vino, factor clave en la decisión de Iniesta | Marca.com

Soccer inspired fashion to replace those Adidas Originals. The New Adidas Kamanda Is 2018's Answer to the Samba | Esquire