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Who won/lost in MLS and NWSL and new to Mondays, a weekly Seattle pro soccer planner.

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Seattle

The Rise of Ray Serrano | Washington Youth Soccer

Roman Torres: Panama's 'film star' footballer dreams of beating England at World Cup - BBC Sport
How Roman Torres achieved film-star status after his goal took Panama to the World Cup - and why Harry Kane holds no fears for him.

S2 lost. Reign won. Academy won at GA Cup, twice.

Weekend in MLS

It was a light weekend in MLS. The Crew and NYCFC both remain undefeated. Seattle, Toronto and Chicago all remain without a point, though each only played two matches. A total of seven teams have yet to win a game.

BWP & Muyl Take out MNUFC - Once A Metro
A goal and an assist for Alex Muyl along with Bradley Wright-Phillips Brace takes out Minnesota United FC

LA Galaxy draw Vancouver Whitecaps on the road - LAG Confidential
Strong individual performances helped LA shut down the Whitecaps attack

Starting XI presented by Modelo: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy | March 24, 2018 | LA Galaxy
how many keepers belong in an 18, sorry, 17

Rapid Response: SKC survives early Rapid waves and Howard heroics - The Blue Testament
Gutierrez and Rubio tally to overcome continued defensive woes

Columbus Crew SC extend unbeaten run with win against D.C. United - Massive Report
Black & Gold cruise to stay undefeated in 2018

Portland Timbers no longer pointless after 1-1 draw at FC Dallas - Stumptown Footy
The Portland Timbers put in an organized performance in today’s 1-1 draw at FC Dallas, bringing home their first point of the 2018 MLS season despite going a man down late in the match thanks to a brilliant strike from Sebastian Blanco

NE Revs 2, NYCFC 2: City grabs a point in Foxborough - Hudson River Blue
Tajouri-Shradi nets first MLS brace in tough matchup against New England

Weekend in NWSL

The Reign are currently in first, thanks to the goals for tie-breaker.

Houston Dash 1, Chicago Red Stars 1: First Thoughts - Hot Time In Old Town
Red Stars pull off a late miracle

ORL vs URFC: What We Learned - RSL Soapbox
Lots to take away from the first match in club history

Thorns Fall 1-0 to North Carolina Courage - Stumptown Footy
On a rainy day in Cary, North Carolina, the Portland Thorns played the North Carolina Courage in what was widely billed as as championship grudge match. North Carolina scored the only goal with a bending shot outside the box by Debinha.

MLS news

More questions than answers, but LA Galaxy excited for Zlatan's arrival | MLSsoccer.com

André Horta é alvo a título definitivo - Sp. Braga - Jornal Record
Pressão do Los Angeles FC continua a fazer-se sentir mas o jogador já definiu o seu plano de carreira

NWSL News

Kicking off soccer season: Starting afresh in the west | New Hampshire
Throughout the National Women's Soccer League offseason, Morgan Andrews developed her game with her team's future uncertain.

NWSL Power Rankings - RSL Soapbox
New Project Part 2!

US soccer news

Landon Donovan goal on return to San Jose gives Club Leon 1-0 win over Earthquakes - Center Line Soccer
It was a vintage strike by the MLS all-time leading goal scorer

Landon Donovan says depression sparked my LA Galaxy move upon U.S. return
Landon Donovan loved his time at San Jose but when he returned to MLS in 2005, he went for the LA Galaxy given his need to be close to family.

Landon Donovan explains why he left San Jose Earthquakes for LA Galaxy - Center Line Soccer
U.S. soccer great helped Quakes win two MLS Cup championships before switching to Galaxy

Tim Weah: Recent months 'insane' after dad's election, PSG debut, USMNT call
"It's always going to be 'George's son,'" Weah said. "But I feel like growing up, I've learned a lot. I've learned not to calculate what people say."

Freddy Adu officially registered with new USL club Las Vegas Lights
Freddy Adu has been formally added to the Las Vegas Lights' roster ahead of the club's first regular-season home game on Saturday.

World soccer news

Justin Meram talks about the upcoming match between Iraq and Syria

Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson says Mexico “outsmarted us” in 3-0 loss - Center Line Soccer
Iceland created more scoring chances, but Mexico got all the goals

Kicking off soccer season: Starting afresh in the west | New Hampshire
Throughout the National Women's Soccer League offseason, Morgan Andrews developed her game with her team's future uncertain.

2018 World Cup ball criticised by Spain and Germany goalkeepers
Spain goalkeepers David De Gea and Pepe Reina and Germany's Marc-Andre ter Stegen were critical of the ball that will be used at the World Cup.

Transfer Talk: Mourinho willing to sell Pogba to buy Varane, Kroos, Verratti
Jose Mourinho is reportedly willing to ax Paul Pogba and spend £200m this summer to turn Man Utd into title contenders. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Five Thoughts on Canada’s win over New Zealand - Waking The Red
Several positives in a winning start for John Herdman

Weekly Planner (Reign are off)

Monday: Australia WNT vs Thailand WNT (ends prior to posting). | Sounders Academy U17 v Crew U17 in GA Cup at 9:15 a.m. (next match TBD)

Tuesday: Panama at Switzerland at 10:00 a.m. (not on TV) | Sweden at Romania at 11:30 a.m (not on TV) | United States vs. Paraguay at WakeMed Soccer Park, NC on FS1/UDN.

Wednesday: S2 hosts Fresno Foxes at 7 p.m. at Cheney Stadium or on YouTube.

Thursday: Nothing Seattle pro soccer related. Take a needed day off.

Friday: Nothing Seattle pro soccer related. Watch TFC vs. RSL at 5:00 p.m. on MLS Live.

Saturday: Seattle Sounders host Montreal Impact at 7:00 p.m. at CenturyLink Field or on JOEtv/YouTubeTV (Seattle/Spokane). Japan WNT vs. Ghana WNT at 9:30 p.m. (not on TV).

Sunday: Nothing Seattle pro soccer related. Watch Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur at 8:00 a.m. on NBCSN.

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