Big news came from across the pond Wednesday morning, as Manchester United announced its legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, will be retiring after this Premier League season.
I wrote a larger feature on Manchester United before their 2011 friendly against the Sounders, and Ferguson, of course, featured heavily.
Let’s get to some links:
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— Around MLS, New England made a big trade with Chivas USA for forward Juan Agudelo, Portland’s whole team was named Humanitarian of the Month for making Atticus‘s wish come true, and Houston has been dealing with a homophobic tweet from a supporters group.
— The Utah soccer community is coming out in strong support of a referee who died after being punched by a 17 year old.
— The first round of the U.S. Open Cup was settled following Tuesday’s play-in round games.
— Lastly, Jay-Z wants Neymar as a client at his sports agency?