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Major Link Soccer: Román Torres Stadium? It could happen in Panama

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I think they like him there. Also: The Crew’s Precourt fails to clear things up in speaking to the press, and the USWNT defeat Korea.

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Seattle

A Panamanian politician has proposed naming a soccer/baseball stadium in Arraijan after Roman Torres, who has skyrocketed to hero status in his home country. Sounds like a great plan.

Major League Soccer

Nothing is very clear about what Anthony Precourt wants to do with the Columbus Crew, except that he wants to move to Austin. He said most other reports are “misrepresentations” in a teleconference that produced more confusion than answers.

The Brotherly Game explains why you, as a fan of an MLS team, should care about the Crew’s potential Austin move. MLS teams are businesses, and that won’t change, but if the fans, coaches and players make their displeasure known, the other owners could block the move.

With DC United set to move on from the aging structure, here’s Steven Goff’s ode to RFK Stadium and its history.

United States

The US women defeated Korea 3-1, in New Orleans, but a hamstring injury to Mallory Pugh in stoppage time put an unfortunate damper on the friendly win.

We won’t have to wait long to find out who will manage the USMNT on an interim basis as they take prepare to take on Portugal in an upcoming friendly. US Soccer has indicated that the decision will be announced this weekend.

Some NASL owners, if the court decides to grant a preliminary injunction temporarily maintaining the league’s D2 status, have a plan to boost their numbers. They’ll help fund some NPSL teams to help them make the jump to the pros and jumpstart the NASL expansion survival plan.

World

An Everton fan joined in an onfield confrontation between Everton and Lyon players during their Europa League group stage match. The pushing and shoving between the players was close enough to the stands that the man was able to throw some punches while holding his small child in his other arm. Yes, he has been banned.