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Major Link Soccer: TV ratings and paid attendance are up

Also: We’re still hyped for Cascadian Gamers; where will Kelyn Rowe go?; more

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Seattle soccer

How Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe Are Redefining What It Means to Be a Seattle ‘Power Couple’ – Adweek

Puget Sound culture

Rogue: Propagandist | GM Binder
This is an early concept I’m currently looking to playtest. It’s a class about leading uprisings.

218 Town of Fierallin | Elven Tower
Elven Tower presents a small RPG town full of awesome adventures.

First startups, then goblins! Tech CEOs unite around Dungeons & Dragons, embrace their inner geek – GeekWire
Intriguing and quirky characters flock to the tech industry. But how many of them would happily classify themselves as a barbarian or a sorcerer, a druid or cleric? Turns out, in Seattle, a group of longtime and well-known tech executives and some of their family members are part of an increasingly…

Dungeons, dragons and diversity: How the world’s most influential RPG turned the tables on inclusion – GeekWire
At GeekGirlCon this weekend in Seattle, six members of the Dungeons and Dragons team from Wizards of the Coast, the company behind D&D, described efforts to go beyond the stereotypes and appeal to more players, including women, people of color and even middle-schoolers.

MLS

Armchair Analyst: What you need to know about all 8 Knockout Round teams | MLSsoccer.com
Find out a bit about the teams the Sounders could face.

What role will Andre Horta have for LAFC in the playoffs? - Angels on Parade
The Designated Player remains very much an enigma in MLS.

Fagundez, Agudelo, and Rowe speak about their future with the Revs - The Bent Musket
Kelyn Rowe isn't quite openly courting the Sounders, but he definitely wants out of New England.

Fallout - LAG Confidential
The club has tough decisions to make

BumpElo: MLS Standings

MLS scores in key metrics in 2018
TV ratings and paid attendance both on the rise

expansion/relocation

Stan Kroenke Tries To Buy MLS Team After Forgetting He Owns The Colorado Rapids — The Nutmeg News

World soccer

ROKER RAPPORT PODCAST: Chewing the fat with Sunderland AFC owner Stewart Donald! - Roker Report
HE’S BACK! Sunderland owner Stewart Donald sat down with Roker Report for two hours today to chew the fat and honestly and brutally answer YOUR questions on current goings on at Sunderland AFC. You can listen, for free as usual, on Acast, iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and YouTube.

Wembley pitch in sorry shape for Tottenham vs. Manchester City - Cartilage Free Captain
ReAl ClUbS PlaY oN GraSS

Cristiano Ronaldo: “I left Real Madrid because of Florentino Perez” - Managing Madrid
If it wasn’t clear enough.

Niko Kovac confirms that Alphonso Davies will join Bayern Munich immediately - Bavarian Football Works
This is the best news ever!

Hertha Berlin Ultras Cross Line into Hooliganism Versus Borussia Dortmund - Fear The Wall
And what the DFB investigation might mean for ultra groups going forward

Gareth Bale's agent criticises ex-Real chief for criticism of Madrid star
Gareth Bale was criticised by Jorge Valdano for his lack of tactical discipline; and his agent has hit back.

Lyon's Memphis Depay: I still don't feel like a respected player
Memphis Depay was introduced from the bench as Lyon were drawing 0-0 with Angers, and changed the game around with an assist and a goal.