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Seattle soccer

Amazon.com: Sounders Together, Friends Forever (9781794567238): Tony Chursky, Adrian Webster: Books
Former Sounders release book that stretches from the NASL to present day

Culture

YouTube TV finally goes nationwide almost two years after launch - The Verge
YouTube’s $40-per-month streaming TV service is adding 95 new markets today, and it’s now available in 98 percent of US households — with the rest of them coming soon.

Farming Simulator 19 is getting its own e-sports league - The Verge
Farming Simulator 19 developer Giants Software is taking on the likes of Fortnite and Overwatch with a new e-sports competition, the Farming Simulator League, which will pit the best players against each other in a series of tournaments across Europe.

Dungeons & Dragons: The 20 Most Effective Tricks To Beat Dragons
Most parties are going to need all of the help they can get when facing a dragon in Dungeons & Dragons. Thankfully, we've got some tricks to help.

MLS

Landon Donovan returns to professional soccer with San Diego Sockers in arena league
MASL commissioner Joshua Schaub announced the news on Wednesday that Donovan is signing a one-year deal to finish the season with the Sockers.

Landon Donovan unretires for third time, joins San Diego Sockers - LAG Confidential
Donovan's Sockers are scheduled to visit the Tacoma Stars on Feb. 17.

Landon Donovan: San Diego Sockers of MASL sign USMNT great | SI.com

Red Bulls ask América for $ 12 million for Gamarra
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Toronto FC trade Nick Hagglund to FC Cincinnati - Waking The Red
Fare thee well, Aerial Ace.

Report: Toronto FC actively shopping Gregory van der Wiel after altercation - Waking The Red
Van der Wiel is on his way home after an incident with Greg Vanney in training.

USL

Foxes add Nigerian forward Qudus Lawal to roster

USA

U.S. Soccer Launches New YNT U-14 Talent Identification Program - U.S. Soccer
With the objective to expand and improve the Youth National Team player pool, U.S. Soccer will launch a new Youth National Teams Under-14 Talent Identification Program this month. This new scouting model will function as a collaboration between the U.S. Soccer Talent Identification department (TID) and the Youth National Teams Program.

Christian Pulisic’s future in U.S. soccer in 3 case studies - SBNation.com
Pulisic — the record Chelsea signee and purported savior of American soccer — is at a crossroads on the path to greatness. To find his ceiling, we need to look at the past.

The American player pool is developing in Europe...again - Stars and Stripes FC
The trend to an MLS-centric senior player pool has officially reversed.

Armchair Analyst: Justen Glad, Kellyn Acosta cut from USMNT roster | MLSsoccer.com
Cristian Roldan is apparently the preferred option over the likes of Kellyn Acosta at this point.

Women’s Soccer

Women’s pro soccer team can’t guarantee working toilets, so its top draft picks are bailing – ThinkProgress
Things haven't gotten any better this offseason at Sky Blue FC, owned by New Jersey's Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.

The myth of the leg-up for women's sports | Eureka Street
When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. Sometimes, it's worse than that: when you're accustomed to privilege, even meager attempts towards equality can be interpreted as unfair. This attitude is evident not only in conversations about affirmative action and quotas, but in the way we talk about sport.

World

Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven contemplates bite of Big Apple as New York City interest looms | Press and Journal

Timothy Weah scores again for Celtic - Stars and Stripes FC
He makes it 2 in 2!