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Rio 2016 Olympics start today, despite the Opening Ceremonies being on Friday. Seattle University should be your focus for Academy kids on campus.

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Seattle

Allen Chapman is the CR when Seattle goes to Orlando on Sunday.

Former Sounders transfer target Jeisson Vargas signed with Bologna and was immediately loaned to Estudiantes (ARG). The Chilean teen is one of the hottest prospects in CONMEBOL.

Seattle University is ranked 14th in the preseason NCAA D-1 men's soccer rankings. They are also adding another talented Sounders Academy product to their two Hermann trophy watch list players.

IPH is an attacking left winger who can play wide right or underneath a bit. He tried out for S2 while he was crushing it at Highline CC.

Security theater is coming to Husky Football.

When Richard Farley writes about the Sounders you should read it. So read it.

MLS

Portland signed another centerback - Gbenga Arokoyo. The Steven Taylor rumor is official.

The league is the third most popular on TV in the United States.

When that guy at the pub that no one likes starts talking about MLS, you can show him this package of skill highlights from July.

NWSL

Making money in women's pro soccer is hard, but the Boston Breakers have a plan. They are pacing to turn a profit in 2018. In the past thinking about a women's league lasting six years was a dream. Now it is reality.

CONCACAF Champions League

The English language broadcaster is FacebookUnivision has Spanish language coverage.

USSDA

San Antonio is launching a full, free Academy from U12 up to U18.

Watch the Sounders U15s kick Newcastle's U16s' buttocks.

Olympics

The US Women are going to try to win the Gold after winning the World Cup. Their first game is against New Zealand. We'll have a gamethread. Here's a quality preview.