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Major Link Soccer: Young USMNT squad faces Bolivia tonight

Also: the godfather of Sounder at Heart needs help; Real Madrid are among the greatest dynasties of all time; FIFA gonna FIFA

Panama v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Christian Pulisic #10 of the United States attempts a shot on goal during the final round qualifying match against Panama for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Orlando City Stadium on October 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images



Dynamo recognize Santa Fe shooting victims, survivors in Friday's game |

Wages demands are stumbling block for keeper's move to MLS
William Yarborough's wage demands are proving to be a stumbling block as the Leon keeper looks to secure a move north of the border to San Jose Earthquakes.

Let’s hit the recaps and standings. Seattle Sounders are now 11th/22nd behind Sporting KC in the West (25 points, 1.92 ppg) and Atlanta United for the Shield (25 points, 2.08 ppg). Losing sucks.

The same problems keep plaguing Toronto FC, and they can’t seem to find solutions - Waking The Red
It was the same old, same old against FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo get first club victory over New York City FC - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo defeat NYCFC 3-1 in Friday night game.

FC Dallas vs Toronto FC: Dallas take all the points! FCD defeat TOR 1-0 - Big D Soccer
Here is your match thread for today’s game.

Columbus Crew SC battle to 0-0 tie with Sporting Kansas City - Massive Report
The Black & Gold play down a man for more than 45 minutes, but still earn a point.

Recap: D.C. United comes back to snag a draw at LAFC amid controversy - Black And Red United
Ismail Elfath left both teams furious as Paul Arriola sparked D.C. in their first-ever game against LAFC

This wasn’t a penalty?

With an Armenteros brace, Timbers avoid the Rapids - Stumptown Footy
After scoring his first MLS goal a week ago, Samuel Armenteros can’t stop.

Recap: Superheroes lead the way as Loons shutout Impact - E Pluribus Loonum
A stunning finish from Miguel Ibarra put a cap on Minnesota’s 2-0 win over Montreal.

Keep The Car Running: Orlando City 1, Chicago Fire 2, MLS Game Recap - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire pull off a heist in the Magic Kingdom and grab all three points against a depleted Orlando team

Revs Draw in Vancouver After Wild Second Half - The Bent Musket
After 45 minutes of first half play with barely a shot on goal, the Revs and Caps went off in the second half for 5 combined goals


The Reign are second in the league, behind North Carolina Courage (26 points, 2.60 ppg). Winning is awesome.

Orlando Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars: Final Score 5-2 as Leroux’s Brace Breaks a Second-Half Deadlock - The Mane Land
The Pride bounce back from the North Carolina loss with an offensive explosion.

Rachel Daly’s brace leads Dash to second straight victory - Dynamo Theory
Daly sparks Houston’s winnning streak.

A loss to Portland almost made Laura Harvey quit coaching. Now she’s facing the team again, as leader of the Utah Royals. - The Salt Lake Tribune

US Soccer

USA vs. Bolivia, 2018 friendly: What to watch for - Stars and Stripes FC
Who’s going to make their mark?

Sarachan tags center backs as most stable ahead of friendlies - Stars and Stripes FC
It’s been a while since the center backs have been called out as ahead of other areas of the team

Four things about Bolivia - Stars and Stripes FC
Get to know the USMNT’s upcoming opponent

In Hershey and his former youth club, Christian Pulisic is more than USMNT wunderkind - Brotherly Game
Christian Pulisic returns home to Pennsylvania with the USMNT an even bigger name on the world stage

Hope Personified: The Pulisic-McKennie Era has arrived - Stars and Stripes FC
The teenage stars are a beacon of hope in troubling times

South Jersey coach Mike Otto calls for limitations on youth soccer tryouts - Brotherly Game
Mike Otto calls growing practice of teams inviting players to try out during the season "a circus"

World Soccer

Lot’s of UEFA Champions League stuff to read

WATCH: Gareth Bale’s first touch is possibly the greatest goal in Champions League history - Managing Madrid

Real Madrid 3, Liverpool 1: We Are Unable To Explain - The Liverpool Offside
Bad luck and catastrophic errors conspired to deprive a worthy Liverpool side of a chance at their sixth European Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo hints at potential departure from Real Madrid after Champions League Final - Managing Madrid
Real Madrid conquered their 13th Champions League title and right after the game Cristiano Ronaldo delivered some enigmatic quotes to BeIN Sports Spain.

"It's been beautiful to play for Real...

Immediate Reaction: Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool - Managing Madrid

And also, FIFA is being FIFA

In Fine Print of $25 Billion Offer, a Bid for a Stake in FIFA’s Business - The New York Times
Under a proposal FIFA won’t discuss, SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son would oversee a $25 billion investment to create two new tournaments.

World Cup

Nizhny Novogorod, a 'closed' city, is ready for a World Cup party
Nizhny Novogorod was 'closed' to foreigners for much of its existence but since the Soviet Union fell, it has been warming to outside culture.

Mohamed Salah Injury Update: Egyptian Forward’s Status Unclear for World Cup - The Liverpool Offside
Liverpool and Madrid both suffer first half injury blows but it’s the Reds’ loss of Salah that’s the headline.

2026 World Cup: FIFA Task Force Assessment Release Date Postponed
The release date of the FIFA task force assessments, which evaluates Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid and North American joint bid, has been delayed.

Cultural stuff that you probably will ignore

ESPN+ subscription service will broadcast League of Legends competitions starting this summer - The Verge
ESPN’s recently launched ESPN+ streaming service is adding e-sports to its repertoire. The company has announced that it will broadcast live coverage of several League of Legends competitions beginning in the summer.

Port Welcomes Thomas Cook Nonstop Service to Manchester | Port of Seattle
SEATTLE – There’s no taking a holiday for new international airlines as the Port of Seattle welcomed the inaugural flight of Thomas Cook Airlines nonstop service to Manchester on Sunday. This seasonal service provides opportunities for Puget Sound travelers with twice a week flights on Thursdays and Sundays to one of the United Kingdom’s most-visited cities, behind London and Edinburgh.

Watch "Sloth art class: The public school inside a zoo" on YouTube
Imagine walking through a zoo to get to your next high school class. In Tacoma, Washington, the public school SAMI-- the Science and Math Institute-- has one...

Soccer on TV today

3:30 p.m. United States vs Bolivia in friendly action at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania on FS1

6:00 p.m. Mexico vs Wales in friendly action at the Rose Bowl in Pasedena, California on FS1

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