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The RSL legend is retiring. Bill Hamid starts his first match in Denmark. The Union need help coming up with a mascot.

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Seattle

Time to get your votes in for your favorite Seattle restaurants: Vote: The Seattle Magazine 2018 Best Restaurants Readers' Poll | Seattle Magazine

It’s a great week in Seattle soccer podcasts, because not only are you enjoying a new Ride of the Valkyries podcast, you’re also getting episode 8 of Steve Zakuani’s new venture, Winging it with Zakuani by Seattle Sounders FC on Apple Podcasts, featuring Jess Fishlock and Beverly Yanez.

Major League Soccer

Expected goals can be weird, and it’s interesting to look at more closely at shot attempts and the buildups that lead to them. Good thing American Soccer Analysis does just that: Lowered Expectations: Week 6 — American Soccer Analysis

LAFC are going with a variety of color voices for YouTube TV. LAFC to feature rotating cast of color commentators on YouTube TV broadcasts - Angels on Parade

This is not a happy click for Sounders fans. MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 6 - RSL Soapbox

This man has opinions. Merritt Paulson: Portland Timbers owner on Twitter, pro-rel, MLS | SI.com

Javier Morales, the centerpiece of RSL’s attack for many years, is finally calling it quits. Longtime Real Salt Lake playmaker Javier Morales announces retirement | MLSsoccer.com

Mascots are kind of a must for a Philly team. The Union want to involve their young fans in creating theirs. Wanted: Kids with ideas for a Philadelphia Union mascot - Brotherly Game

United States

The US is moving up in the world! OK, just one spot. USA climb in latest FIFA world rankings – ProSoccerTalk

The US and former DC United ‘keeper makes his first start for FC Midtjylland. Bill Hamid makes European debut - Stars and Stripes FC

Stars and Stripes FC says: “No, thanks.” Report: CONMEBOL asks FIFA to expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Barcelona is cleared to expand the legendary Camp Nou over the next few years. Barcelona's Camp Nou renovation and expansion plans get go-ahead from city

ManU aren’t so lucky. theScore - Manchester United's plans to expand Old Trafford put on hold

Bayern Munich deny ignoring human rights group advice in Qatar deal

There are goal calls, and then there are goal calls. Video Of The Day - Zampa’s Tears - Chiesa Di Totti

Here they are, the 500 ‘most important’ soccer players on the planet. World Soccer 500 - 2018 Edition Nationality List