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Seattle soccer

New Seattle Reign player Elise Kellond-Knight reflects on 100 caps for Australia
"I feel immense pride" - FTBL | The home of football in Australia - The Women's Game - For the love of the game

culture

MLS

United States Canada Mexico could form combined league after 2026 World Cup
A combined north American football league between Canada, Mexico and the United States could be the main legacy of the 2026 World Cup.

Opta is going gaga over Alphonso Davies
Maybe it's not so surprising Bayern Munich was willing to pay a record fee for the Canadian phenom.

What Miguel Almiron’s potential transfer means for MLS - Dirty South Soccer
A change in latitude for Miguel, a change in attitude from Europe

Bournemouth forward Jermain Defoe won't rule out MLS return - 'I enjoyed it'
Defoe's year in the MLS left a strong impression on the former Tottenham and West Ham striker, though, and admits he would be open-minded to return.

expansion/relocation

Columbus Crew SC’s Frankie Hejduk berates former coworker on Twitter - Massive Report
The Black & Gold Brand Ambassador painted himself in a bad light for no reason.

Another deadline passes as PSV still has not reached a deal with Austin - Massive Report
And the saga continues...

NWSL

Washington Spirit owner in talks about selling majority share of NWSL club - The Washington Post
Bill Lynch, who has owned the Spirit since the NWSL launched in 2013, is in talks with Northern Virginia tech executive Steve Baldwin, though a final agreement has not been reached.

Kansas City Royals file trademark claim vs. NWSL's Utah franchise | SI.com
A lawyer looks at whether the Kansas City Royals have any legitimacy to their case after filing a trademark lawsuit against the NWSL's Utah Royals FC.

USL and lower leagues

2018 USL 20 Under 20 – Players No. 7-4
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2018 USL 20 Under 20 – Players No. 11-8

US soccer

Waukesha: Birthplace of U.S. soccer?

USA vs. Colombia, recap: Colombia flexes their muscles on the young yanks - Stars and Stripes FC
The young USMNT got a dose of reality

USA vs. Colombia result: Final score 4-2, James Rodriguez on fire - SBNation.com
The Americans found the back of the net twice, but James was too good.

Concacaf Women’s Championship

En Luto: Mexico Fails To Qualify For 2019 World Cup - FMF State Of Mind
Mexico eliminated in group play against Panama, lose 2-0.

Reading by candlelight and steamrolling CONCACAF: The story of the USWNT’s first World Cup qualifying campaign – The Athletic ($)
The U.S. sent a group of pioneering women to Haiti for their first ever World Cup qualifying in 1991 with one aim: “kick the world’s ass in its own game”

Situation deteriorates for Trinidad & Tobago’s Soca Princesses | Soccer America
On the day the Soca Princesses were supposed to leave for the Concacaf Women’s Championship in North Carolina, they still didn’t have a coach or plane tickets, and they hadn’t been paid for last two months.

World soccer and stuff that fits nowhere

Soccer Circus: Cirque du Soleil Will Create a Lionel Messi Show - The New York Times
A show inspired by the Argentine soccer star will be the entertainment company’s first foray into soccer.

Cirque du Soleil to Create Show Based on Lionel Messi - Barca Blaugranes

How European Soccer Protects Top Players Like Ronaldo | Time
There is no European soccer league comparable to the NHL or MLB in America that could professionally punish Ronaldo, who is accused of rape.

Sevilla launch three academies in US to further American push | SportBusiness Group
Sevilla president José Castro Carmona tells SportBusiness why the club have opened two academies in New Jersey and one in Miami.

Women's soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy
FIFA has been addressing the women's side of the sport in the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity, but their new global strategy to grow the women's game is prompting both praise and skepticism.

Wambach joins COPA90 coverage of Women's World Cup in France
Abby Wambach lofted a trophy over her head at the last Women's World Cup. Now retired, her role for the 2019 World Cup will involve guiding the coverage of the event on social media for COPA90.

Mexico come back from a goal down to defeat Costa Rica - FMF State Of Mind
Down 2-1 at halftime, goals from Henry Martín and Raúl Jiménez were enough to put Los Ticos away.

Croatia v England: ‘Why are England fans going to a behind closed doors game they can’t watch?’ - BBC Sport
England's Nations League game with Croatia on Friday will be played behind closed doors, but fans are still travelling to Rijeka. Why?

Chelsea want to send racist supporters to Auschwitz - Independent.ie
Chelsea want to send racist supporters on trips to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz instead of imposing banning orders.