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Bobby Wood moves up a division and it turns out the Old Trafford bomb hoax was super avoidable.

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 DeAndre Yedlin and Patrick van Aanholt celebrate staying in the Premier League.
DeAndre Yedlin and Patrick van Aanholt celebrate staying in the Premier League.
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Seattle

Microsoft will be the founding sponsor of the Women's PGA Championship, taking place at Sahalee Country Club just down the road from Microsoft’s headquarters.

DeAndre Yedlin has reportedly done enough to convince Sunderland to offer a permanent move for the young right back; the offer would be for a similar amount that Tottenham paid the Sounders at the end of 2014.

Seattle made it onto national TV last night, with Samantha Bee skewering the sexist treatment of the Seattle city councilmembers that voted no on the Sonics' SODO arena.

MLS

Jozy Altidore is hurt again with Toronto FC, putting pressure on newcomer Tsubasa Endoh to pick up the scoring slack.

The Portland Timbers have signed former Philadelphia and Orlando City holding midfielder Amobi Okugo.

Another top MLS rivalries list. How do you know it's a good list? Seattle-Portland is #1. How do you know it's a bad list? The California Clasico is #4.

Apparently some people are complaining that DC United had a Star Wars Night promotion this weekend; shunning casuals seems like something that DC United can't afford to do.

USA

The absence of Jozy Altidore from the USMNT roster opens up a big opportunity for Bobby Wood, who's also completed a move up to Hamburg in the Bundesliga after a 17-goal season with second-division Union Berlin.

Atlanta hasn't had such great sports luck the last decade, and Atlanta United hopes to fill the winning void in the city.

They'll certainly endear themselves to fans quickly, revealing on Monday a lower-tiered pricing system that includes five dollars for a 12-oz domestic beer and two dollars for a hot dog.

World

Calls are coming for an inquiry into the bomb hoax that forced Old Trafford to evacuate for the Manchester United-Bournemouth match (rescheduled for today). Turns out the hoax bomb was a dummy training device left behind from a training drill.

New FIFA President Gianni Infantino is dealing with his first crisis, and is facing new criticism from election opponent Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, which resulted in audit and compliance chief Domenico Scala's resignation.

Secondary continental competitions make for strange bedfellows, as the lovefest that was the Europa quarterfinal between Dortmund and Liverpool shows.

Argentine soccer is facing a huge debt crisis; of Argentina's 170 clubs, just 30 are in the black, and only five of those are in the top division.

Near the opening of the Amazon river, a soccer field in Macapá, Brazil straddles the Equator on its centerline.

Soccer to Watch:

11:45am - Championship - Hull City vs Derby County (beIN Sports)

12:00pm - EPL - Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth (NBCSports)

5:45pm - Copa Libertadores QF - Independiente del Valle vs Pumas UNAM - (Fox Soccer 2Go, Fox Deportes)

Also a couple soccer-related podcasts for the rest of your day:

The Icosahedron Podcast

The Post-match Podcast, with Richard Farley and Susie Rantz