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Other teams add Lee Nguyen and Eric Miller while Sounders just wait.

MLS: Atlanta United FC at New England Revolution David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Garth Lagerwey keeps talking. The message does not change.

Around the league they’re wondering what’s going on. I try to explain.

Q13 FOX/JOEtv and Seattle Storm announce partnership extension: Watch 16 games live | Q13 FOX News
The Storm unveiled their 2018 local broadcast schedule in partnership with Q13 and JOEtv. Seattle will welcome the Phoenix Mercury for their home opener on May 20.

Eastside FC announces partnership with The Jordan Morris Foundation

MLS

Nashville Metro Council to vote on proposal to move MLS Stadium | WZTV
On Tuesday night, a push to change the deal that landed Nashville an MLS team goes before Metro Council. Some are concerned changing the location from the from the Fairgrounds to Metro Center could kill the deal.

Deadline Day

Seriously, the primary transfer window ending in May is dumb. This is it... everything that happened:

S2 signed two dudes.

Minnesota United acquires Woodbury native Eric Miller in trade with Colorado – Twin Cities

LAFC acquire Lee Nguyen in trade from New England Revolution - Angels on Parade
The expansion team pried the playmaker from purgatory.

New England Revolution agree to trade with Los Angeles FC | New England Revolution

The p* chant must end

Homophobic chant mars opening of LAFC soccer stadium - Outsports
Team and fan group urge others to stop chanting the slur.

LAFC and The 3252 issue statement condemning offensive chant - Angels on Parade
LAFC has officially taken a stand against THAT chant on goal-kicks, so people can go ahead and cut that out.

Injuries suck

LAFC forward Marcos Ureña to undergo surgery for facial injury - Angels on Parade
As yet it is unclear when he’ll be back in the lineup.

Sporting KC’s Felipe Gutierrez has sports hernia injury | The Kansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Felipe Gutierrez will miss time after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia. He is tied for the team lead with five goals this season.

World soccer

Let’s hammer you with some UEFA Champions League recaps. But first, let’s watch the play that defined the day:

Immediate Reaction: Real Madrid *2 - 2 Bayern Munich - Managing Madrid
Real Madrid’s disappointing match at the Bernabeu was masked by brilliant, last second defensive stops, and a gift from Ulreich. Zidane’s men march on to the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Match analysis of Bayern Munich’s 2-2 (3-4) Champions League knockout by Real Madrid - Bavarian Football Works
Mistakes and poor finishing defined this tie for Bayern, as they made one mistake too many against an efficient Madrid side.

Bayern Munich’s Sven Ulreich makes horror mistake against Real Madrid - SBNation.com
This is a howler of the first order, and we’re sick watching it.

Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid live results: Score updates and highlights - SBNation.com
See all the highlights from the match.

Cultural stuff I like

May cable coverage estimates show big drops for sports networks
The May Nielsen coverage estimates were bad news for sports networks across the board. League networks were hit particularly hard, and there were significant losses for ESPN, FS1 and NBCSN too. They'll be hoping that this month's trend is an anomaly, not a sign of things to come.

Man Spends Weekend Enjoying Soccer Unaware That He Should Be Miserable — The Nutmeg News

Soccer on TV

11:45 AM: Roma vs Liverpool in UEFA Champions League action on FS1/ESPND.

4:30 PM: Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride on go90.

7:00 PM: Portland Timbers II vs Sacramento Republic (the next two S2 opponents) on ESPN+.