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Major Link Soccer: West Brom is running out of cash

In addition to West Brom not being able to pay players, Ronaldo was meet by pitch invaders after leaving a match against NED.

AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images

MLS

It took months but in the post-Justin Meram world, the Portuguese winger bagged his first MLS goal. The wait is over for Pedro Santos - Massive Report

Don’t go flood their voting (this is not sarcasm), that said El Trafico is the best name. Poll: What should we call the LAFC-LA Galaxy rivalry? - Angels on Parade

Former CCL nightmare is finally coming to MLS, it appears Carlos Darwin Quintero is heading to Minnesota United. Quintero has previously been tied with roughly half the league. Report: Quintero to Loons could be announced as early as this week | MLSsoccer.com

USA

While the USMNT does not have the World Cup this summer, they still have matches to play. Paraguay is led by Atlanta United star, Miguel Almiron. USMNT v. Paraguay, 2018 friendly: Scouting Paraguay - Stars and Stripes FC

Darlington Nagbe is no longer the only Liberia connection that should see USMNT time as their president’s son should get call-ups soon. ASN article: Weah and Nagbe's Liberian roots unite with the USMNT

Christian Lerma had a hard time breathing and then was unresponsive, an AED saved his life. His scare is helping promote awareness and preparedness at Dallas schools. Heart Scare Changes Soccer Star’s Life | Park Cities People

Speaking of Tim Weah, he’s going all Philadelphia 76ers on us and “trusting the process.” Related note, the 76ers made the NBA playoffs. Tim Weah is trusting the process and ready to star for the USMNT at 18 years old - SBNation.com

Should the US-Mexico-Canada bid win out for 2026, the host of the Copa America Centenario Final would host the World Cup Final. MetLife Stadium would host 2026 World Cup final; semis in Atlanta, Dallas – ProSoccerTalk

World

West Brom CEO shocked by club's finances: 'There is no more money for wages' Maybe it’s because I went to business school for accounting but I do believe that that player wages are a crucial thing to pay to keep a soccer team afloat.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans run on field to touch, snap pics | SI.com Ronaldo subbed off while losing 3-0 to the Netherlands and leaving got him a couple visitors.

Foreign policy and the US standing globally has been floated as issues with the 2026 World Cup Tri-Bid and now Morocco is promoting their gun laws. Morocco highlights gun safety in its 2026 World Cup bid

If you were concerned about the bidding process for 2026, don’t worry FIFA’s President says it will be monitored. Infantino pledges unmatched monitoring of 2026 World Cup bidding – ProSoccerTalk

Iceland announce diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia · The42 It just means that government officials won’t travel, the players will still play. The US took the boycott one step farther and decided to not send a team at all (that’s why we aren’t playing in 2018, right?)

Russia, at least for some Western nations, is proving to be a harder World Cup to visit. Russia Proves a Challenging Destination for Some World Cup Fans - The New York Times

In a friendly that had no impact, there may have been match-fixing. I guess if the result doesn’t impact anything directly, the betting should. Match-fixing fears raised over Iran-Sierra Leone friendly - BBC Sport

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hits out as 50+1 rule retained, Bayern is one of the few clubs who have benefited from corporate money and they feel that everyone else should as well.

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