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Major Link Soccer: Jurgen Klinnsman might have a new job soon

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The former Germany and United States manager may be headed to South America real soon.

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MLS playoffs start this weekend, Ike Opara named MLS Defender of the year, five of the toughest places to play during the playoffs, Megan Rapinoe named Sportswoman of the Year and more!

Seattle

Not really Seattle related but it’s in our state so I’m putting it here! Watch Washington State soccer player Brianna Alger decimate a defender - SBNation.com. We don’t talk enough about the beauty of sports bodies in motion, and it really doesn’t get much better than this.

MLS

MLS Playoffs start this weekend. Take a look at SI’s predictions. MLS Playoffs: Predictions, preview, cup picks - Sports Illustrated. Who will win MLS Cup and survive the new single elimination format? We make our picks.

If Chad Marshall would have played the full year, he probably would have been in the top three. Ike Opara named MLS Defender of the Year for 2019 - E Pluribus Loonum
MNUFC’s Ike Opara won the MLS’ Defender of the Year award.

The Whitecaps are bringing back some players from their awful 2019 season for 2020. Vancouver Whitecaps exercise 2020 options on Reyna, Nerwinski and Ricketts | MLSsoccer.com. Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced their initial roster decisions for the 2020 season

Do you know the top five toughest places to play during the MLS Playoffs? Seltzer: The 5 toughest stadiums to play in during the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs | MLSsoccer.com
We've arrived at the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, the most urgent of all MLS situations, and let's face it: there's simply some stadiums across the league map that you don't want to tread when the title chase is afoot.

How will you remember Wayne Rooney? Before possible final DC United match, how will Wayne Rooney be remembered? | MLSsoccer.com. If he and D.C. United do go quietly in the postseason, it will be in stark opposition to the outsized fanfare that greeted Wayne Rooney’s arrival.

The winner coming out of the East or the West? Here’s why each team in the East can win MLS Cup. Why each Eastern Conference team can win MLS Cup | Dirty South Soccer
We go in depth with experts from every team in the MLS Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

No surprise here! USWNT star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year – ProSoccerTalk. Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.

The league may finally get back to ten teams and that’s a good thing. Sacramento in advanced talks to acquire 2020 NWSL expansion team – Equalizer Soccer. Two other ownership groups remain in the running for expansion teams in 2021.

USA

It wasn’t pretty, I can tell you that much. USA vs. Canada, CONCACAF Nations League group stage: What we learned - Stars and Stripes FC
The USMNT lost to Canada in Toronto on Tuesday in miserable fashion. Here are some takeaways.

World

Not sure I agree with this reasoning. England vs. Bulgaria: Player protests would not ‘let the racists win’ - SBNation.com. Critics claim England walking off the field against Bulgaria would have been "letting the racists win." OK then. Let’s imagine that world.

Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexually assaulting woman on train | Football | The Guardian. Ex-footballer acquitted of sexual assault and alternative charge of assault by beating

Looks like someone wants him after all. Report: Ecuador Set To Appoint Klinsmann. Former Germany and United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann is reportedly set to take over Ecuador's national team