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Major Link Soccer: What Toronto has to do to win CONCACAF Champions League

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Former Seahawk talks about second career, Luis Gil is back in MLS, and Morocco 2026 bid under scrutiny.

Soccer: Concacaf Champions League-CD Guadalajara at Toronto FC Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

The Sounders picked up their first win of the season on Sunday. One of the photographers on the sideline was former Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones. He has taken up photography as a - he’s pretty serious about it, and has shot a few Sounders matches over the last year. Matt Lorch of Q13 FOX sat down with Jones to discuss his second career.

Osvaldo Alonso received his first start since September of last year. One start, one MLS team of the week.

The Sounders will be the first away team to play at Los Angeles Football Club’s new stadium that opens this coming weekend. Get to know it now before we see it all over TV. Pool parties, secret rooms, local culture: 10 Things About LAFC's new home

MLS

Arsene Wenger announced he would be leaving Arsenal after 22 years on Friday. New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira declined to answer any questions about the Arsenal coaching vacancy after his team lost its first game.

The first Transfer Window deadline of the MLS season is fast approaching. Here are some deals to do before the MLS trade deadline according to MLSsoccer.com.

Remember Luis Gil? He played for Real Salt Lake, Orlando City SC, Colorado Rapids and then went to Queretero FC. Well, he is back in MLS. The Houston Dynamo announced the signing of Gil on Monday on loan.

Most of you are probably split on this. Some of you will probably want Toronto FC to beat Chivas de Guadalajara so an MLS team will finally win this version of the CCL. Others will want Chivas to win for obvious reasons (I’m in this boat). However, this is what needs to be done in order for Toronto to hoist the cup on Wednesday night.

NWSL

Things aren’t going so well off the field for the Orlando Pride. After coming in only behind Portland for attendance in 2017, they’re setting team-record lows so far this season, and nobody really seems to know why.

Stars and Stripes FC has the rundown on how USWNT players fared this past weekend.

RSL Soapbox also does their excellent power rankings aggregator for the NWSL, and right now the Reign are sitting a respectable 3rd (unfortunately, right behind their little sisters to the south).

World

What seemed like an open and shut case regarding the United States, Canada and Mexico hosting a joint World Cup in 2026, may no longer be the case. Morocco also submitted a bid to host the world’s biggest tournament, which received a great deal of positive attention. However, FIFA is now supposedly subjecting the 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny.

FIFA’s Infantino calls for rare emergency meeting amid $25 billion offer. That’s a lot of money, and that’s really a lot of money to be told “don’t worry about where it’s coming from”.

Arsenal fans are now free to dream of a better future after Arsene Wenger exit. "I never walk out of games early but in these circumstances, staying seemed like a form of self-harm" - Nick Hornby, on the last days of Wenger.

Joe Prince-Wright previews the UEFA Champions League semifinal clashes and selects who will meet in the final.

Citizen supporters chanted for their goalkeeper to take a penalty kick over the weekend in the team's 5-0 win over Swansea City. Keeper Ederson hopeful he can score this season for Man City

As the most dominant club in Italy fights for its record seventh straight league title, it is also fighting the forces of time. Juventus team in transition fighting for Italian soccer supremacy

Mohamed Salah's standalone image appears on the Egypt team plane, which is sponsored by mobile network WE. That isn’t going over so well with the club team he’s contracted to. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah embroiled in 'serious issue' over Egypt image rights

What is safe standing? An FAQ on rail seating and safe standing in English football