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Washington State Legislature pays tribute to Paul Allen on what would have been his 66th birthday – GeekWire
Just a few days after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan proclaimed Friday, Jan. 18, “Paul G. Allen Day,” the Washington State Legislature took time out to honor the late Microsoft co-founder on Monday, on what would have been Allen’s 66th birthday.

Four Seattle girls score top prize in national Girls Make Games competition with game about bullying – GeekWire
When Gracie Clauson, Isadora Tiffe, Keira Munko, and Crystal Nelson decided to attend Seattle’s Girls Make Games day camp last summer, they expected to get the chance to make a game and just have fun.


Martín Vasquez Named Fourth Head Coach in Monarchs History | Real Salt Lake

Matias Almeyda gets rock-star reception at rainy Earthquakes fan event
The San Jose Earthquakes turned heads across the Americas with their selection of Matias Almeyda as their new head coach in October, and on Sunday the club’s official introduction of the new boss to fans gave all parties a thrilling glimpse of the charm and charisma of “El Pelado.

Atlanta United fans greet Pity Martinez’s arrival in Atlanta
When Pity Martinez landed in Atlanta, fans just wanted to show him a little southern hospitality.

One big question for each MLS team as preseason begins
The offseason gets shorter and shorter in MLS – so short, in fact, that preseason snuck right up on me this week. It opened on Monday for a bunch of teams, and everyone will be officially kicking the rust off by the 21st.

D.C. United sign midfielder Antonio Bustamante to Homegrown deal
D.C. United have signed midfielder Antonio Bustamante to a Homegrown contract, the club announced Monday. Bustamante joined the club’s academy in 2012 and is the 10th Homegrown signing in club history.

Once Cascadia foes, Fanendo Adi and Kendall Waston are happy to battle together
New FC Cincinnati teammates Fanendo Adi and Kendall Waston agree on (at least) one thing: They’re ecstatic to be playing together rather than lining up on opposite sides, rife with shoulder barges, jersey tugs and powerful aerial duels.


Bill Hamid frustrated to not be in January camp, still wants USMNT future
For Bill Hamid, the 2019 MLS season and a chance to prove his worth to new US national team coach Gregg Berhalter can’t come soon enough.

Familiar Faces: Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris Stop by January Camp - U.S. Soccer
As the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team January Camp progresses, the group welcomed two familiar faces to Chula Vista during the weekend. Veteran forwards Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris were invited to visit the Elite Athlete Training Center to get their first taste of this new era of the National Team.

Gregg Berhalter gives the USMNT a vision, but not quite a solution -
The new U.S. men’s soccer head coach brings his tight philosophy from the Columbus Crew to the USMNT. Just one big problem: America doesn’t have a Federico Higuaín.

Women’s Soccer

Jill Ellis on U.S. women’s soccer team’s loss to France: ‘We will improve’
"I think we can be disappointed in the result, but not be discouraged,” Jill Ellis said after the 3-1 defeat ended the Americans' 28-game unbeaten run.

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