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MLS: Atlanta United FC at Orlando City SC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports


Sounders U23s travel to Tennessee, lose 2-1
Chattanooga FC vs Seattle Sounders U23 | Schedule | Chattanooga FC

South Sound soccer is keeping a legend around for a couple more years.

A perfect pump? This high-tech sports ball inflator finds early traction with MLS teams – GeekWire
TAYLOR’S TAKE ON THE WEEK IN SPORTS TECH: Inflating a soccer ball or football with the exact amount of air doesn’t seem like a huge deal. But whether it was the controversy that arose from “Deflategate” or the damage an overinflated soccer ball can have on a teenager’s head, accurate gauge pressure…

Big Sam Rogers is going to Honduras.
U-20 MNT Heads to Honduras for Two Matches vs. Los Catrachos - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will embark on a 12-day training camp that will start in Florida and end with two matches against Honduras in San Pedro Sula.

ConIFA World Football Cup 2018: Who are Cascadia? – The National Student


Sounders are 12th in the West and 21st in the Shield, but math still likes their chances. Sagarin rates Seattle as the 12th best team overall after having the sixth most difficult schedule to this point. 538 is even higher on Seattle with their system rating the Sounders as the 9th best team.

Let’s hit the recaps

Red Bulls on a three match win streak - Once A Metro
Another big road win at the Colorado Rapids and it becomes a three match win streak.

Orlando City SC Statement on Fan Behavior During Sunday’s Match | Orlando City Soccer Club

RSL downs DC 3-2, wins fourth straight at home - RSL Soapbox
RSL notched their fourth consecutive home win against a last-placed DC United who played with 10 men for the majority of the game.

Revolution 3, Toronto 2: Welcome to the Penilla Show - The Bent Musket
The Revs put on a show versus the defending champs.

Zardes, Higuain, squad rotation propell Crew SC to 3-0 over the Fire - Massive Report
Crew SC go to five straight unbeaten with a win over the East rivals.

Ten-man FC Dallas holds on to beat the LA Galaxy 3-2 - Big D Soccer
Roland Lamah picks up two more goals in the win.

Philadelphia Union finally score a win on the road - Brotherly Game
Cory Burke and Haris Medunjanin led the Union to their first road victory in 364 days

Recap: MNUFC knocked flat by San Jose, 3-1 - E Pluribus Loonum
A now-typical series of missed chances and defensive lapses cost the Loons.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo - Eighty Six Forever
It was a could have been, would have been, should have been sort of night at BC Place as a last minute equaliser rescued a point on home soil for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

RECAP: Atlanta United 2-1 Orlando City - Dirty South Soccer
sweet, sweet victory.

Orlando City SC Statement on Fan Behavior During Sunday’s Match | Orlando City Soccer Club

Well, some things never change

Urban Stalemate: LAFC 2, NYCFC 2 - Angels on Parade
Entertaining game shows quality as Villa, Vela tally goals.

It’s not all recaps

Stejskal: When MLS players will depart for World Cup duty |

LA Galaxy's high payroll isn't yet translating to on-field success | Pro Soccer USA
Big names have become the standard for the LA Galaxy over their history, and, of course, with a big name comes a big price tag. As the MLS Players Union released their annual salary guide, that number on that price tag becomes publicly available.


Your Seattle Reign are the second best team in the league, by any measure. They dominated Sky Blue on Sunday.


Chicago Red Stars 2, Houston Dash 2: Woman Of The Match - Hot Time In Old Town
Not the best night for this team, but they managed to fight back for a point. That’s what the #ScamGang is all about, right?

Washington Spirit come close, but can’t quite hold off North Carolina Courage - Black And Red United
Abby Erceg’s 63rd minute goal undid an otherwise solid Spirit defensive effort

Orlando Pride finally beat Portland, 2-1 - The Mane Land
Goals from Alex Morgan and Christine Nairn keep Orlando unbeaten in its last five matches.


S2 lost to T2. Which sucks. They are 14th in the West. Their next match is at Reno May 19 at 7:30 p.m..

A couple interesting games from around the league.

Reno Records Remarkable Rally in Sacramento

Moloto Leads Nashville Past Louisville

US soccer

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 1-6, 2018 - World Soccer Talk
Club América’s 4-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the first leg of the Liga MX Quarter-finals drew 1.543 million viewers to Univision and Univision Deportes, the network's largest viewership since March’s SuperClásico. Tuesday’s UEFA Champion’s League Semi-Final second leg match on FOX Sports 1 was t

World soccer

Club América manager Miguel Herrera should be back in the 2018 Apertura regardless of how the current season ends. - FMF State Of Mind
Even if Las Águilas don’t get past Santos Laguna, Herrera should return in the 2018 Apertura.

theScore - Most disappointing player from every Premier League team this season
Most disappointing player from every Premier League team this season

theScore - The MVP for every Premier League team this season
The MVP for every Premier League team this season

FIFA Pitches Multibillion-Dollar ‘Project Trophy’ to Seven Top Clubs - The New York Times
Seven of Europe’s richest clubs met with FIFA to discuss proposals for an expanded world club championship, but a well-circulated $25 billion windfall might not be accurate.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski unhappy with lack of game time - source
A source close to Robert Lewandowski has told ESPN FC that the striker is not playing enough at Bayern Munich amid talk of a possible summer move.

England's golden generation were killed by club rivalries Rio Ferdinand
Ferdinand says his drive to win trophies with United prevented him from bonding with players from rival clubs while on international duty.

Cultural stuff people put up with me mentioning

Academy | Current Origins Awards Nominees

Two Beers Brewing, Seattle Cider Co, and now what? – Washington Beer Blog
The same people who launched Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Co. are now delving into a new market: hard seltzer. Introducing Sound Craft Seltzer.

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