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Pre-draft excitement is in the air. Or at least mild interest. Also, DC United reportedly re-sign Ben Olson for several years.

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Seattle

Seattle Sounders Left Back Ibrahim Usman Called Up To Flying Eagles Squad For Africa U20 Cup of NationsOwnGoal Nigeria | OwnGoal Nigeria
19 year old Seattle Sounders left full back Ibrahim Usman has been handed a call up to the U20 team of Nigeria who will resume training for the Africa U20 Cup

Afeez Aremu leads 7 foreign pros to Flying Eagles U20 AFCON camp | SCORE NIGERIA
Here is the full Nigeria U20 roster, for those curious.

Seattle Reign's Yael Averbuch to Deliver Keynote Address at 2019 New Jersey Youth Soccer Awards Dinner

#KnowYourHistory Just got Easier | The Frank MacDonald Blog

News & Culture

Wenatchee incorporates as a fourth-class city on January 7, 1893. - HistoryLink.org

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park - City of Renton

Upcoming 'Dungeons & Dragons' Publications Will Explore More Areas Influenced by Non-European Cultures
Dungeons & Dragons plans to explore parts of the Forgotten Realms influenced by non-European cultures.

Visit the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Inside a converted theater, travelers discover a temple of books.

Minneapolis to get major league Quidditch team
Minneapolis will soon be home to a major league Quidditch team. The team will hold tryouts in April and go on to compete in the league's north division, which includes Indianapolis and Detroit.

The Most-Over-the-Top Grilled Cheese in America | Restaurants : Food Network | Food Network
Make sure you’re not hungry when you click.

Major League Soccer

Serenity now: Angst-ridden Whitecaps fans need to remain patient – Vancouver Sun
No signings? No problem. At least, that's what Whitecaps fans have to tell themselves.

How a group of fans in a bar saved Columbus Crew from extinction | Football | The Guardian
The Crew story gets coverage in the Guardian.

Miguel Almirón and the wait for the next MLS mega-deal | Pro Soccer USA

FC Cincinnati: Ozzie Alonso needed for what's not on pitch
FC Cincinnati have reportedly offer Ozzie Alonso a two-year contract. The former Seattle Sounders midfielder is needed for what happens away from the pitch.

The SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 2.0)
The 2019 MLS Combine is underway, and the first set of matches on Saturday already went a long way toward giving teams more to consider as they put together their player evaluations.

MLS announces 2019 Generation adidas class ahead of Combine | MLSsoccer.com

Combine Performance Tests: Michigan State forward DeJuan Jones dominates | MLSsoccer.com
Jacob Hauser-Ramsey, former Sounders Academy player, comes in 4th in vertical.

Wiebe: Five questions heading into the 2019 MLS SuperDraft | MLSsoccer.com

Maryland goalie Dayne St. Clair to enter MLS Draft - Testudo Times

Report: D.C. United extends Ben Olsen’s contract through 2021 | SBI Soccer
Ben Olsen looks to be staying with D.C. United into the foreseeable future. The 41-year-old has agreed to an extension with the club through 2021.

Stejskal: FC Dallas complete transfer of Chris Richards to Bayern Munich | MLSsoccer.com

South American success now a path to MLS as much as to Europe's elite

FC Cincinnati expand operations staff, add Pa-Modou Kah as assistant | MLSsoccer.com

Neue Spieler - Aktuelles - SC Paderborn 07
[German] Khiry Shelton signs in Germany.

Lower leagues

Austin FC announce 15 additions to front office, including academy GM | MLSsoccer.com

United States

Andrew Gutman and Catarina Macario Receive College Soccer’s Top Honor — MAC Hermann Trophy
Meet your newest Hermann trophy recipients.

How MAC Hermann Trophy Winners Fared Professionally
A look back at how the last decade of MAC Hermann Trophy winners have gotten on once stepping into the professional game. Yeah, how is that Jordan Morris kid doing?

Pulisic Sarri style of play at Chelsea a factor in Premier League move
Sarri has implemented his possession-based style since arriving from Napoli, with Chelsea completing more passes than any other Premier League side.

Josh Wolff to be named USMNT assistant coach - sources
Two time World Cup striker Josh Wolff will become Gregg Berhalter’s top assistant with the U.S. national team, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.

World

Police investigating threats made to Old Firm referee – ProSoccerTalk
A complaint has been made "regarding texts and calls" to John Beaton after his contact details were leaked online.

2019 Liga MX Clausura match recap: Chivas de Guadalajara 2, Tijuana Xolos 0 - FMF State Of Mind
Chivas capitalizes on the few mistakes Xolos make to start the Apertura off with the 2-0 win.

Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid: Manchester City insert anti Manchester United clause
Brahim Diaz has a clause in his contract that means Manchester City will receive more money if Real Madrid sell him to Manchester United.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona to extend Dorados stay agent
Argentina legend Diego Maradona is to continue as coach of Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa for a second season, his agent Matias Morla said.

Diego Maradona hospitalized due to bleeding in stomach | SI.com
However, it’s not all good news for Maradona. He is reportedly it is nothing major.