It's another National Team-heavy round of links today, plus some more trade news and a profile on one of Portland's newest players.
Mobi Rising: Fehr Hopes to Jumpstart Career in PDX
Mobi Fehr is coming to Portland eager to prove himself.
Solving the Centerback Conundrum: Does the USMNT Need a Leader?
Just over two weeks before the United States' first hexagonal match, questions remain about our center back pairing. Grantland looks more closely at exactly what the problem is and what might be the solution.
Megan Rapinoe Might Make Lyon the Best Soccer Team in the World (If They Aren't Already)
A look at the team Megan Rapinoe is joining in France, and how she might fit into it.
Pre-Season Underway, How does the Western Conference weigh in?
Conference previews? Already? Evidently yes.
TSG’s USA vs. Canada Preview: Klinsmann On Border Patrol
Canada has given the USMNT a surprising amount of trouble in the Klinsmann era, but their 2013 got off to a rough start.
USMNT Developments: Injuries, Goals, Rumors, Etc.
With the Hexagonal looming, a timely update on some USMNT players.
Chelis tabs Kennedy capt.: "I need him more than anybody"
Surprising news, given the rumors that Kennedy was being shopped around.
Neagle headed home after Seattle strike deal with Impact
About a year after he was traded to Montreal to bring Eddie Johnson to Seattle, Lamar Neagle rejoins the Sounders.
Red Bulls Name Petke Head Coach
After a protracted coaching search with several coaches rumored to be linked to the Red Bulls, New York has given the job to interim head coach Mike Petke.
America's Next Top Messi
An interesting article about America's youth system (and why we've never produced a Lionel Messi).