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Major Link Soccer: Zlatan Ibrahimović officially joins LA Galaxy

LA used TAM, no DP spot required. The USWNT will take on China at Rio Tinto. Freddy Adu joins Las Vegas Lights FC.

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Seattle

Last July, Christen Westphal suffered a nerve injury playing against Seattle Reign that kept her out of action for months. Eight months and a Boston Breakers dispersal draft later, she is set to make her return to competitive action, this time as a Reign defender. Westphal Finds New Beginning with Seattle Reign FC after Adversity

You probably already know S2’s Cheney Stadium opener in front of a packed house was a big success, and not just for the victory over Portland. Tacoma Weekly took notice as well. WHAT A CHENEY DEBUT! | Tacoma Weekly

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy have their latest aging star, and Zlatan Ibrahimović is sure to turn plenty of heads and even score plenty of wonder-goals, if he can stay healthy. The three-year pursuit of Ibra, led by LA’s technical director, Jovan Kirovski, has finally paid off. How the LA Galaxy signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic | LA Galaxy

The Zlatan and the Galaxy took out a full-page ad in the LA Times to congratulate Angelinos: Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces LA Galaxy move in typical Zlatan style

So, considering LA still need a defense, was it the right move to bring him in? LA Galaxy's move for Ibrahimovic a no-brainer, but is he up for the challenge?

What’s the best way for Atlanta United to use their USL team? They should take lessons from the clubs doing it right. How Atlanta United can get the most out of ATL UTD 2 - Dirty South Soccer

Power Ranking Averages, from RSL Soapbox, Week 3. The Sounders are on a bit of a slide. MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 3 - RSL Soapbox

What do you think of this “4-1-5” lineup Bobby Warshaw wants to see from the MLS All-Stars against Juventus? Warshaw: An MLS All-Star Game starting XI to beat Juventus | MLSsoccer.com

If you’re a subscriber to The Athletic, check out one of their first MLS features on Jesus Medina of NYCFC. To keep Jesus Medina comfortable on the field, NYCFC is going all out to get him acclimated off it – The Athletic

United States

The USWNT will take on China June 7, and they’ve settled on Rio Tinto stadium as their venue. United States women’s national team set to return to Utah - The Salt Lake Tribune

Stanford midfielder and USWNT newcomer was just getting her chance to shine on the national stage when she tore her ACL, but she’s taking her time to come back strong. 2018 NWSL season: Mature beyond her years, rising USWNT star Andi Sullivan back on track after knee injury | Goal.com

Freddy Adu has officially joined Las Vegas Lights FC, and he’s available to play in the club’s inaugural match. Lights FC Makes Adu Signing Official

World

Tottenham playing at Wembley: Advantage or disadvantage? Both, depending on when you ask. Spurs' move to Wembley has made them stronger for FA Cup and beyond

Don’t criticize Manchester United if you have a brain. You should know better. Mourinho: “People with brains” understand Man Utd in transition – ProSoccerTalk

Is German football teetering towards being fully opened up to big money ownership? The Billionaires Are Coming for German Soccer - Bloomberg

Here are some amusing things that have been explicitly banned for players by managers in England. Muffins, pizza, women - all banned by football managers - BBC News

Gerard Pique has a long and entertaining story to tell on The Players’ Tribune. A Long Story | by Gerard Piqué

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