Wednesday's soccer news update starts with an MLS reminder that supporting your team is the thing to do. It would also help if the American soccer community got behind MLS's Sunday broadcasting schedule because ratings are quite important. The countdown to the FIFA congress and the election of a new president continues, with lots of questions surrounding the organization's reform. Also in the soccer news, a quick update with only one USMNT player in action in Europe on Tuesday. Tim Ream subbed on in the 57th minute for Fulham, losing 3-0 at Blackburn. Emerson Hyndman was on the bench for Fulham.
Soccer America's Paul Kennedy uses Obafemi Martins potentially leaving MLS to identify a growing issue for the league. SBI Soccer's Ryan Tolmich talks to Peter Wilt about the plans for an NASL team in Chicago and competing with the city's MLS team.
Bundesliga Fanatic's Dennis Liedschulte makes the case for the Europa League. BBC Sport runs the numbers on whether or not playing a European game hurts a team in their next league game. The National's Richard Jolly on Manchester United focusing on a Europa League run. ESPN FC's Rory Smith argues that the Premier League is the Premier League because of star power rather than the potential for underdog stories. Gazzetta dello Sport's Alberto Cerutti interviews AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi once again building a club capable of making the Champions League final.
World Soccer's Brian Glanville asks a simple question about the upcoming FIFA election. SI.com's Grant Wahl wonders if the voting members of FIFA really want reform. The Guardian's Owen Gibson makes the case for the proposed reforms to England's Football Association while realizing that they're not likely to happen.
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