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Puget Sound soccer

Megan Rapinoe: 'America needs to confront its issues more honestly' - CNN
USA Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks about taking the knee, fighting for equality and preparing for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.

Culture & news for the discerning reader

How to Brine a Turkey by H.P. Lovecraft - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

MLS

Columbus Crew Sale Price Said To Be $150 Million
The new owners of the MLS team would also invest some $150 million in a new stadium.

International Roundup: Quakes' Cummings nets for Panama, 8 play in PER-CRC | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL

Expanded eligibility rules might make the NWSL College Draft more relevant than ever – Equalizer Soccer

United States National Team

Dave Sarachan completes tenure as USMNT interim head coach - Stars and Stripes FC
New coach imminent?

U17 USWNT knocked out of World Cup after 4-0 loss to Germany - Stars and Stripes FC
The United States are out after losing to Germany and North Korea in Group C.

U.S. Soccer announces 2018 Male Player of the Year Award nominees - Stars and Stripes FC
All first-time nominees on this year’s list.

USA Wins Second Straight Concacaf U-20 Title with 2-0 Victory vs. Mexico - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team turned in a sterling effort in a 2-0 win against Mexico to capture a second consecutive Concacaf U-20 Championship title. Alex Mendez scored both goals to guide the U.S. to victory and cap off a Golden Ball-winning performance at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, while goalkeeper Brady Scott was recognized with the tournament Golden Glove Award.

World soccer

Gignac… Tigre forever! « Tigres UANL

Qatar 2022: £40 a week to build the World Cup stadiums | The Guardian
The workers from some of the world’s poorest countries are being paid a pittance to deliver the football dream of the world’s wealthiest per capita state.

Chelsea legend and King of Stamford Bridge Didier Drogba confirms retirement - We Ain't Got No History
An amazing 20 years, and he’s only getting started