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Been looking for a good opportunity to watch a sporting event in virtual reality? Look no further than the Bundesliga opener this Friday.

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MLS

Fanendo Adi will almost certainly be leaving the Timbers this coming offseason for a bigger club - could the Timbers be the MLS team that ponies up the cash for English striker Wayne Rooney when he leaves Old Trafford?

Former RSL centerback Carlos Salcedo will be moving to Fiorentina on loan with an option to buy from Chivas de Guadalajara.

After finding few opportunities for playing time with both New York Red Bulls and NYRBII, 20-year-old striker Anatole Abang has been loaned to Hobro IK, a second-division Danish club.

NWSL

The NWSL offseason can be unique for players that stay in the team’s home city, as it can often mean finding a secondary job to supplement the low wages during the 6-month season. The Bent Musket followed Boston Breakers centerback Rachel Wood through such an offseason, culminating in this 8-minute mini-documentary.

NWSLsoccer.com breaks down the 38 NWSL players that competed in the Rio Olympics, by the numbers.

USA

The USL is opening a full investigation after allegations from Robbie Rogers that while playing in a rehab stint with Galaxy II he was repeatedly subjected to gay slurs by an Orange County Blues player.

The Division I Men's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) have launched an informational campaign for a proposed switch to a 2-semester season, which aims to improve issues of health, safety and time demands of student-athletes.

As relations with their current home of Hofstra University becoming strained, it looks like the Cosmos might be moving the club to Brooklyn.

While S2 will need to go on a remarkable run to stay competitive, the USL playoff race is as tight as ever with 6 games left to play.

World

FoxSports and NextVR have announced that they will be broadcasting the 2016/2017 Bundesliga opener between Bayern München vs. Werder Bremen (Friday at 11:30am) in live virtual reality.

The Telegraph profiles American sports scientiest Dr. Peter Vint, formerly the United States Olympic Committee’s Senior Director of Competitive Analysis, Research and Innovation, who has now been given a huge opportunity as Everton's Academy Director.

With just a week left to bring in new signings, Jurgen Klopp is sick of hearing about the transfer window.

There has been friction between Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic and the club's data analyst Craig Kline about the role of analytics in player recruitment - Andrew Beck breaks down how analytics is even brought into the decision-making process.

SBNation blogs Cartilage Free Captain (Tottenham) and The Short Fuse (Arsenal) challenged each other to see who could raise the most money for their selected charity. The prize? Getting to write and edit the rival's website for a day.

Soccer to Watch Today:

UEFA Champions League - Viktoria Plzeň vs Ludogorets - 11:45am (Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Soccer 2Go)

UEFA Champions League - Hapoel Be'er Sheva vs Celtic 11:45am (ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go)

UEFA Champions League - Legia Warszawa vs Dundalk -11:45am (ESPN Deportes TV, ESPN3, Fox Soccer 2Go)

UEFA Champions League - Roma vs Porto - 11:45am (Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer 2Go)

UEFA Champions League - Monaco vs Villarreal - 11:45am (ESPN3, Fox Sports 2Go)

English League Cup - Burton Albion vs Liverpool - 11:45am (beIN SPORTS, fuboTV)