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Decision on Yedlin transfer solidarity payments from Sounders to Spurs delayed
Youth club Crossfire Premier is attempting to recoup around $100,000 from Yedlin's transfer from Seattle Sounders to Tottenham.

Darren Mattocks: "Cincinnati is not to be taken for granted" | MLSsoccer.com

Jozy Altidore writes perfect script in Toronto FC return | MLSsoccer.com

MLS Latino of the Week: Ignacio Piatti turns back the clock for Montreal, Carlos Vela bags a brace
Argentine Ignacio Piatti was the star Latino in MLS this week, his brace giving him the edge over Mexicans Carlos Vela and Jonathan dos Santos.

Rarely used offside rule comes into play in Week 3 | Instant Replay | MLSsoccer.com

Jordan Morris is up for MLS goal of the week, again - Sounder At Heart
That’s twice in three weeks, for those keeping track.

Three Things about D.C. United’s Dismantling of Real Salt Lake - Black And Red United
Wayne Rooney’s hat trick was the story, but let’s also talk about Junior Moreno balling out.

MLS tactical trends: Columbus rotates; Atlanta’s structure falters; more from Week 3 – The Athletic ($)
Also, why LAFC's Latif Blessing might be the best utility man in MLS.

Minnesota United's Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN, praised for attention to detail
From politicians to dignitaries, Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire heard a string of praises for fulfilling his vision of Allianz Field with his attention to detail during the soccer stadium's official unveiling in St. Paul, MN, Monday.

MLS Expansion Update: It’s down to Sacramento and St. Louis - The Blue Testament
There is only "one" spot left according to MLS Commissioner Don Garber, though nobody believes him.

Robert Kraft’s Other Problem: Soccer - The New York Times
When Robert Kraft finishes dealing with solicitation charges in Florida, his soccer team could use some help.

Report: MLS becomes MGM’s fourth US major league betting partner - SportsPro Media
Casino operator adds North American soccer league to betting sponsorship portfolio.

Clint Dempsey just reminding y’all he’s retired for real - Sounder At Heart
Dempsey responds to a random tweet to make sure everyone knows he’s not going to play indoor soccer.

Aaron Long: "How lucky am I that I have Tim on my right and Luis behind me in goal?" | US Soccer Players
USMNT and New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long talks about a comeback in week 3 and his international call up for the March friendlies.

Should Alberth Elis have been awarded a penalty kick? | You Make the Call | MLSsoccer.com

MLS says other cities will have to wait behind St. Louis and Sacramento for teams | Soccer | stltoday.com
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, in a conversation with the Post-Dispatch on Monday, said that league owners are looking to make a decision on their 28th team before the

Warshaw: NYCFC's Ring dilemma and more thoughts from Week 3 | MLSsoccer.com

adidas x Major League Soccer 2019 Jerseys Full Look | HYPEBEAST
adidas and Major League Soccer Unveil Tech-Inspired Jerseys: From the stadium to the street.

HAT'S OFF TO HIM: Rooney (3 goals, 1 assist) named MLS player of the week - Front Row Soccer

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter: MLS has grown significantly during past 5 years | Pro Soccer USA
United States men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter has seen progress in the quality of play in Major League Soccer, which means the players coming to him from the league are better prepared.

Wiebe: FCC's home opener was uniquely Cincinnati – and it was unforgettable | MLSsoccer.com