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Seattle

Calle Brown is up for Save of the Week
Fans' Choice Save of the Week - Week 6

Fans' Choice Save of the Week - Week 6
The official website of the United Soccer League (USL).

All Aboard: The Nouhou train is full speed ahead | Seattle Sounders FC

Containing Cristian: Roldan’s versatility, positional flexibility makes him nearly impossible to guard | Seattle Sounders FC

Youth: Reyna scores decider in U.S. U-17 boys' tourney win in Spain 04/24/2018
Youth: Reyna scores decider in U.S. U-17 boys' tourney win in Spain - 04/24/2018

MLS (and USL)

Hometown boys have led the way for Toronto FC during Champions League run - Waking The Red
It has made the club’s journey extra special

Union sporting director Earnie Stewart backs manager Jim Curtin after bad loss at FC Dallas - Philly
"What we're asking of players, the data that we get back and the numbers that we have, are for a lot of parts, pretty darn good," Stewart said.

Rangers to Play at Children’s Mercy Park
The official website of the United Soccer League (USL).

New York City FC unveil cutting-edge new training facility | MLSsoccer.com

Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley praises Toronto first responders - Waking The Red
Greg Vanney and Bradley both made strong statements about yesterday’s horrific attack.

US soccer (and Canada)

Canadian Premier League website starts mysterious countdown - Waking The Red
The CPL looks to be launching a new website later this week.

Could Lennard Maloney become the next USMNT Germerican? - Stars and Stripes FC
An up and coming dual national to keep and eye on

World soccer

Liverpool 5, Roma 2: First Thoughts - The Liverpool Offside
The Reds have a nearly perfect night, but two late capitulations could leave the door open for Roma on the return leg.

Champions League highlights: Salah, Liverpool run rampant over Roma - SBNation.com
The Liverpool man is making his mark on the Champions League.

Liverpool vs. Roma: Final score 5-2, Champions League semifinal not quite over - SBNation.com
Mo Salah starred against his former team, but Roma fought back late.

Liverpool Thought They Overpaid for Salah Says Roma Owner - The Liverpool Offside
At least at the start, Liverpool and owner John Henry believed they had paid over the odds to land their target.

Liverpool 5, Roma 2: Electric Reds Leave Themselves With Work to Do - The Liverpool Offside
A late Roman brace retains the intrigue of the semi-finals.

Meet NFL prospect Jester Weah, nephew of one of the greatest soccer players ever (and Liberia’s president) - SBNation.com
Jester Weah’s uncle, Georgia, is one of the best African soccer players ever

Football Association to speak with supporters about FA Cup final ticket prices
The Football Association has agreed to talk to supporters about ticket pricing after criticism of the cost of attending this season's FA Cup final.

Your SB Nation Guide to Champions League Bandwagoning - Fear The Wall
Well guys, with today’s pair of entirely predictable Champions League results, the scene is set for a captivating pair of semifinal ties. Unfortunately, Borussia Dortmund were knocked during the...

PSG pay 9 of the top 10 player salaries in Ligue 1 - report
Paris Saint-Germain pay nine of the top 10 player wages in Ligue 1, according to a study by France Football.

FIFA’s Infantino Calls for Rare Emergency Meeting Amid $25 Billion Offer - The New York Times
Soccer’s leader is seeking discussion on a $25 billion proposal from investors that would mean major changes for the sport’s club and national team calendar.

Cultural stuff I like

I Miss the Sonics | by Shawn Kemp
Basketball has taken me all over the world. But something is not right. Something’s missing. We need the Sonics back.

BattleTech raises the bar for storytelling in a turn-based strategy game - Polygon
A hefty dose of intrigue, plus classic ’Mech combat that’s true to its tabletop roots

Let's all move into this magical Hogwarts house for sale in Minnesota | Offbeat Home & Life
Want a Hogwarts house that's part Weasley house, part Hogwarts common room, part ancient old schoolroom, and part house elf kitchen?

Soccer on TV today

11:45 a.m - FS1 has Bayern Munich v Real Madrid in UEFA Champions League action

5:45 p.m. - Fox Deportes has Boca Juniors v Palmeiras in Copa Libertadores action

6:30 p.m - Univision Deportes has Chivas v Toronto FC in CONCACAF Champions League action.

FuboTV, go90 and Watch ESPN all have numerous other matches as well.