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Herculez Gomez in action for Toronto FC

Here are the top soccer stories everyone’s talking about this morning:

A (Champions) League Of Their Own

With plenty of experience playing in both leagues, Toronto FC forward Herculez Gomez believes this could be the year an MLS team snaps Liga MX's 10-year streak winning CONCACAF's showcase club tournament. However, our Armchair Analyst says it won't be an easy feat.

Eye on MLS

Now drawn into a Copa America group with the United States, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has admitted he follows MLS to keep track of his international players in the league.

Building From The Back

Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle takes a preseason look at the Philadelphia Union, who are still figuring out their young back line.

Fantasy Land

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Process Of Elimination

An English report says Chelsea star John Terry has rejected a huge offer from China, meaning he will likely pick from either MLS or Qatar for his next move if not re-signed by the Blues.

Online Education, Comfort Food and Cap Ties

Our latest edition of "10 Things" features FC Dallas defensive handyman Kellyn Acosta, a recently capped US international who remains eligible – for now – to turn out for Japan.

International Relation

Columbus winger Justin Meram says he's living his dream by suiting up for the Iraq national team.

New Kids In Town

New York City FC have added two players to their audition list, US youth international Romain Gall and Trinidad & Tobago U-20 defender Shannon Gomez.

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper

Sporting KC have taken veteran forward Kenny Cooper on trial.

Now And Then

Seattle exec Garth Lagerway announced the club have signed a former Sounder that helped the team to two US Open Cup titles, Nathan Sturgis.


ESPN FC's Noah Davis identified 10 MLS stories for US national team fans to watch in 2016.

Group Therapy

Top Drawer Soccer's Will Parchman says US fans shouldn't get caught up in "Group of Death" worries over the USMNT's Copa America draw.

Tim Howard Talk

According to UK tabloid The Sun, Everton netminder Tim Howard has very pricey contract demands for a move to Colorado.

In Due Time

Teen Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic may be making sudden Bundesliga strides, but US boss Jurgen Klinsmann won't rush him into the national team frame.

Gone Hollywood

Galaxy star Steven Gerrard makes a cameo in James Corden's Late Late Show "Smithy for FIFA president" video. Musts

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