This week in "Sound Off" we dive into the origins of one of U.S. Soccer's best players, an outside perspective on DeAndre and the future of Wayne Rooney at Manchester United.
Back for yet another week. Lots of fun things happened last week in the world of soccer including Eddie's USA magic and some more juicy transfer rumors in the EPL. Go forth and take in thy bounty of goodness.
Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!
Chelsea thinks that Wayne Rooney won't ever play for Manchester United again. That'd be quite the shot to the gut of the Premier League champions if he joined the Blues. (The Mirror)
Brian Straus at SI.com has a look at the potential for expanding MLS beyond the current 20 teams in the fraternity (NYCFC is the 20th, for those who haven't been paying attention). (SI.com)
Great look at DeAndre Yedlin from an outlet outside of the U.S. (Backpage Football)
His reign at Barcelona was too short, but Tito Vilanova grateful for his time in charge of the Catalan club (ESPN FC)
The United States of Soccer put a hurting on El Salvador in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal on Sunday...with Sounders forward Eddie Johnson scoring with his FIRST TOUCH. (MLSsoccer.com)
Kyle Beckerman = the Peyton Manning of the USMNT? So if Ozzie were eligible, he'd be the Joe Montana, right? (MLSsoccer.com)
Sometimes being a goalkeeper is just no fun (FOXSoccer.com)
If you have a problem with this limited edition Brazilian kit that I have been swooning over for weeks, well, you have problems (Soccer.com)
Kobe Bryant is injured. Kobe Bryant loves soccer. Kobe Bryant rehabs his Achilles injury at AC Milan. Naturally. (TheOriginalWinger.com)
Want to know well MLS referees are being prepared for action? Check this one out. (The Sporting News)
New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho thinks that Manchester United can just give up hope of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Mind games...ENGAGE. (Goal.com)
MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer
The Galaxy came from behind to top the Whitecaps 2-1 - RECAP | It took a late, late winner by Sporting KC was able to cool down the white hot RSL, ending its 11-match unbeaten run - RECAP | Lightening in the sky but not on the field as the Union and Timbers tied 0-0 - RECAP | New England continued its tidy season with a 2-0 win over Columbus - RECAP | The pain continues for DC as it was smacked 4-1 by Chicago - RECAP
Yupulynoulhjcdkop— zk scott (@zkscott) July 18, 2013
Sounders defender Zach Scott allows his kids to have a go on Twitter. Get 'em started early...
I'm selling high fives for $120.00 all proceeds go to Kanye West.— Brad Evans (@brad_evans3) July 17, 2013
Love Brad. Always up for a charitable venture.
Sounders owner Drew Carey was all over the USMNT match yesterday. This one has particular relevance.
Instagram of the Week - Picture...video...all kinds of awesome
Another week, another awesome Instagram shot from our main man Eddie. This man is no joke.
Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed
He is U.S. Soccer right now. He was raised through MLS. Let's hope to see many more like Michael Bradley in the future.