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Major Link Soccer: MLS free agency begins

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Puget Sounder Soccer

NPR roasts Jeremiah about his awful Atlanta United take from five years ago
Yes, NPR.

News & culture you can use

We played Die, the Jumanji-like game fueling Kieron Gillen’s new comic - Polygon
Die is a new comic from a co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine, Kieron Gillen, about six kids who get sucked into a Dungeons & Dragons-like world. It’s also a game where you play six people who get sucked into a D&D world.

MLS

General news

Atlanta United’s championship was soccer’s final triumph over the city - SBNation.com
From the grassroots up, Atlanta loved soccer almost immediately, and soccer loved it back.

Atlanta MLS Cup winners Larentowicz Parkhurst exposed ahead of expansion draft
The MLS expansion draft takes place on Tuesday ahead of Cincinnati joining the league, and clubs submitted lists of protected players on Monday.

El nombre de Jorge Sampaoli comienza a sonar como posible reemplazo de 'Tata' Martino en Atlanta - Univision
(Spanish)

Six Degrees: Nothing To Be Ashamed Of - Stumptown Footy
Atlanta 2, Portland 0

The complete list of MLS free agents for the 2019 season | MLSsoccer.com

Expansion/relocation

City of Columbus approves funding for new Crew stadium, facility - Massive Report
Columbus to provide $50 million as part of deal to keep team in town.

USL and other lower men’s leagues

Las Vegas Lights FC goes its own way in Sin City
Eric Wynalda and Las Vegas Lights FC are running a job search unlike any other on the Strip at the moment. Not that you would expect anything less from the United Soccer League team that partnered with a marijuana dispensary, dropped $5,000 from a helicopter as part of a halftime promotion and embraced gambling like no American sports franchise ever before. Las Vegas has dubbed its upcoming open tryout as its search for the "most interesting player in the world."

United States national teams

Julie Foudy wants to hold US Soccer “to the fire” on the USWNT GM hiring process - Stars and Stripes FC
Julie Foudy has thoughts on the state of US youth soccer, the USWNT GM hiring process, and getting more women in the commentating game.

Anticipating USMNT Tactics with Berhalter - Stars and Stripes FC
With Berhalter set to take over as the head coach for the USMNT, why don’t we go ahead and make an educated guess for how he will play with the player pool?

Analyzing Dave Sarachan’s tenure by the numbers - Stars and Stripes FC
A look at how Sarachan’s results compared to Klinsmann’s and Arena’s

World soccer

OFFICIAL: FC Barcelona abandons plans to play in Miami - Barca Blaugranes
The club feels it cannot proceed with the fixture

Paul Pogba actually makes Man United worse and is incompatible with Jose Mourinho's team
Paul Pogba has the ability to be world-class but in a poor team, such as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side, he is a liability.

Marco Silva to be taunted with SNAKES when Everton host former club Watford - Irish Mirror Online
Watford fans heading for Goodison are still angry over how Silva left them last season and ended up with Everton

Chelsea suspend four fans after Sterling racial abuse, investigation continues - We Ain't Got No History
A good first step.

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