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The Mighty Red are coming back; LAFC will keep fighting; Brits are snobby to Americans.

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MLS/NWSL

Crystal Dunn started her career playing at UNC and now returns to the state with the Courage. NC Courage features the reclamation of Crystal Dunn | WRALSportsFan.com

LAFC started off the season in style but collapsed against Zlatan’s LA Galaxy but it won’t set the tone for the expansion side. LAFC introspective after Galaxy comeback mars bright start to life in MLS | MLSsoccer.com

I’m starting to think Quintero did not pay attention to the Loons before joining them. Darwin Quintero says Minnesota United can 'become champions' in MLS | ESPN.com

The Champions League is returning, though without Seattle, for the semis. CCL preview: Red Bulls, TFC aim to represent MLS in final | ProSoccerTalk

USA

CONCACAF makes less money than FIFA (duh) and UEFA (also duh), but is somehow able to pay their President more. CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani paid more than FIFA's Gianni Infantino in 2017 | ESPN.com

Sofia Huerta’s story is a blend of countries and cultures. She’s the first player to play for and against the USWNT. Sofia Huerta’s Journey from Green to Red, White and Blue | USSoccer.com

The Brits created the sport and are a bit snobby towards Americans that come across the Atlantic. Tim Ream has some first hand experience with it. ‘There’s snobbery towards us American players’ | Thetimes.co.uk

The three NASL sides playing in the lower divisions earned an invite to the USOC, they will have a play in game at the PDL entrance round. 2018 U.S. Open Cup Play-In Round Opponents Determined for Jacksonville Armada, Miami FC 2 and New York Cosmos B | USSoccer.com

Indy had a club-record crowd and amazing tifo, but couldn’t get by FC Cincinnati. FCC Spoils Party for Indy’s Crowd of 17,535 | uslsoccer.com

World

Coventry City lost Andy Rose to Motherwell after last season, but he probably couldn’t have helped them in their worst home loss in almost 28 years. Coventry 2-6 Yeovil Town: 'It could have been eight' says Glovers boss Darren Way | BBC.com

Liverpool fans took the trek to Celtic to see how safe standing/rail seating works for them. Safe standing has not been allowed in England since the 1989 Hillsborough collapse. Liverpool fans 'positive' after safe standing experience | BBC.com

With a Champions League spot likely secured and the title out of reach, United can start looking towards the summer as they plan another trip across the pond. Manchester United announce two games for 2018 summer tour in U.S. | ESPN.com

James Rodriguez went from one of the biggest players in the world to afterthought at Real Madrid, and now his current club isn’t even sure if they want him permanently. Bayern Munich in no rush to add James Rodriguez on permanent deal | ESPN.com