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Seattle Area Hit With Snow Storm
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Puget Sound soccer

The Miami FC Adds Center-Back Jalen Markey | Miami FC
MIAMI (January, 28, 2019) - The Miami FC contunied to buid its 2019 roster with the addition of defender Jalen Markey, the club announced Monday afternoon. Markey, a Renton, Washington native.

Waylon Francis, feliz con su regreso a Columbus: "Vuelvo a la ciudad donde hice historia como jugador"
El lateral costarricense de 28 años vuelve al Crew, tras un año no demasiado positivo en las filas de Seattle Sounders FC.

culture & news of Puget Sound

Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Update on the Friday/Saturday Snowstorm
UW Professor Cliff Mass provides up-to-date forecasts and commentary on climate or other regional topics.

Forecasts of 5-8 inches of new snow (or more!) prompts Winter Storm Watch for Seattle area | KOMO
SEATTLE -- Here we go again... It's rare that Seattle gets one snowstorm, much less two in a week, but a second around of widespread snows is still on track to pummel the region Friday night and Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch has now been issued for much of Western Washington, save for the coast, for Friday through Saturday afternoon -- earlier to the north; later to the south.

The Other World Game - Playtest Set | Andrew C on Patreon
Official Post from Andrew C: In my head has been a kind of soccer game concept for a while, and it the last few days the idea solidified into something concrete.Let me present to the world, The Other World Game Playtest Set.This is just a print-on-paper set with the first edition of the rules. One format is for A4 pages, and th

Tacoma pays tribute to Galloping Gertie with new art installation | king5.com
The legend of Gertie lives on in Tacoma with a new sculpture off Pacific Avenue near downtown.

Shaft trailer: Three generations of Shafts return to the big screen - Polygon
Jessie T. Usher joins Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree in carrying on the legendary detective’s lineage as the three join forces to solve a murder. Shaft will be released in theaters on June 14.

FIFA 19 Re-Review: How EA Broke Its Promising Game | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
FIFA 19 has had a terrible year. Whether you sink time into Ultimate Team, Career Mode or just play casually with friends, the game has failed players miserably...

MLS

Stejskal: LA Galaxy attempting to restructure Giovani dos Santos' contract | MLSsoccer.com
The only solution might be giving Gio a rather expensive extension.

Best XI bracket challenge: The Final - Dirty South Soccer
Two formations. Two XIs. Only one winner

Reinvigorated Jonathan Mensah looks forward to 2019 with Columbus Crew - Massive Report
After a busy but gratifying offseason in Ghana, the defender is keen to continue progressing with the Crew.

Team social media numbers vs. metro area populations : MLS
Sounders have the second best ratio of metro population to social media follows.

Could Fredy Montero return to Whitecaps? Dos Santos admits it's "possible" | MLSsoccer.com
His Seattle coffee shop is opening in a few months

New York Red Bulls close to signing Danish forward Mathias Jorgensen | Pro Soccer USA
The New York Red Bulls are close to signing 18-year-old Danish forward Mathias Jorgensen, who is in New Jersey ahead of a possible transfer.

Beckham and professional soccer rival face off for Fort Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium - Sun Sentinel
The city is moving toward a deal to revive the 64-acre Lockhart Stadium site in northern Fort Lauderdale, now fielding two bids offering to transform the publicly owned site into a sports destination.

Marlins Park out as Beckham’s Inter Miami temporary home | Miami Herald
Marlins Park is out as a temporary home for David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS team. Hard Rock Stadium is unlikely. A third option is in the works.

What the decision to nix Gutman loan from Celtic to Nashville reveals about MLS in 2019 – The Athletic ($)
The Gutman saga highlights some deep and unresolved issues that make MLS, as it grows into its third decade in existence, a fascinating league to follow.

Stejskal: Contract details on new Real Salt Lake signing Samuel Johnson | MLSsoccer.com

Five stars return to LA Galaxy primary and secondary jerseys in 2019 | LA Galaxy
In the emerging trend of "stars are meaningless" the Galaxy now indicate that they are the reigning champions

What it takes to win the Champions League — American Soccer Analysis
Prospects for MLS sides are still slim

NWSL and other women’s leagues

In soccer-mad Argentina, women fight sexism and inequality
Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field.

USL and other lower men’s leagues

New Mexico United soccer team unveils Meow Wolf home kits
New Mexico's newest professional soccer team has revealed their home kits for the 2019 season. New Mexico United unveiled their Meow Wolf jerseys Thursday, February 7 and also announced...

New Mexico United Partners with Meow Wolf
You've probably never heard of Meow Wolf before today, but their logo sure does spice up the New Mexico kits.

Loan lands Celtic's Andrew Gutman with Charlotte Independence

World soccer

Ander Herrera has quietly become one of Manchester United’s best players - The Busby Babe
The midfielder’s form since Solskjaer took over has been second to none

Emiliano Sala: Body identified as Cardiff City footballer - BBC News
Police say body recovered from wreckage of crashed plane is that of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala.

Emiliano Sala: Nantes demand transfer fee from Cardiff City - BBC Sport
Nantes demand payment from Cardiff City over the £15m transfer of Emiliano Sala, BBC Wales learns.

On the Constant Precipice of Greatness: Willian’s Enigmatic Chelsea Career - We Ain't Got No History
Is Willian a player who’s almost great or is he a player who’s actually great?

Briton held in UAE in Qatar football shirt row - BBC News
The holidaying fan is said to have been arrested after complaining about being attacked in Abu Dhabi.