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The future of the Gold Cup is up in the air, Marco Fabian is excited to get started in MLS, and lightsaber fencing is a sport now.

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Seattle

SEAvNAC 101: Everything you need to know when the Seattle Sounders host Uruguay’s Nacional on Wednesday | Seattle Sounders FC

News & Culture

Better Worlds: a science fiction project about hope - The Verge
Better Worlds is 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of science fiction authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways both large and small, fantastical and everyday.

French fencing body recognizes lightsaber dueling as a sport
France's fencing federation has recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport.

Major League Soccer

Orlando City SC Signs Four-Time Premier League Champion, UEFA Euros Champion Nani | Orlando City Soccer Club

2019 MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Part 2 – Victory Lane - Orange & Blue Press
A look at the teams that took the MLS Eastern Conference by the scruff of the neck in 2018, to see how they finished, transfers, and their playoff potential.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Season Preview — American Soccer Analysis
The decision to rebuild is painful, but it was also Vancouver's best accomplishment last year.

Marco Fabian can't wait to get started on next chapter in MLS with Philadelphia
Every MLS player will be excited and anxious for opening weekend, but Marco Fabian might be feeling it just a bit more as he lines up for the Union.

Red Bulls Re-Sign Aaron Long - Once A Metro
The New York Red Bulls have brought back Aaron Long with a multi-year deal.

Aaron Long, New York Red Bulls agree to new multiyear contract | MLSsoccer.com

How I ended up eating at Waffle House with Roger Bennett - Dirty South Soccer
An interview that almost wasn’t and then was, but with eggs.

USL and lower leagues

Midfield Press » What Does Success Look Like For The NPSL Founders Cup & Its Clubs In 2019?
A new competition has fans excited.

United States

U.S. Soccer boss Carlos Cordeiro: No decision on Gold Cup after 2021
United States Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro said that no decision has made on if the Gold Cup will continue after 2021.

World

Sophie Jones: Sheffield United Women to contest racism charge against forward - BBC Sport
Sheffield United Women are set to contest an FA charge against forward Sophie Jones for racially abusing a Tottenham opponent.

Manchester United and the Siren Song of the Quick Fix - The New York Times
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thrived since replacing José Mourinho, as have his players. But that does not mean all is right in United’s world.

A 20-0 Soccer Game in Italy Was Men Against Boys - The New York Times
Cuneo 20, Pro Piacenza 0. It didn’t help that Pro Piacenza had only seven players.