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Caleb Porter in? Also, tons of World Cup news, including who Landon Donovan is rooting for (Hint, they beat the reigning champions).

MLS: Orlando City SC at Vancouver Whitecaps Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

2018 Winners | Washington Beer Awards
A heads up for when you head to the bottle shop or bar.

Seattle Sounders Academy U-19s hoping professional experience can help secure USSDA title | Seattle Sounders FC

Oddly, no mention of Svensson in the article... But, hey, Goose shout out:

World Cup

Meet Mexico’s Hirving Lozano aka ‘Chucky,’ the newest breakout star of the 2018 World Cup - SBNation.com
Lozano scored a beautiful goal to give Mexico a lead over Germany.

The sons of Brazil’s most famous superfan are carrying on their dad’s legacy in Russia - SBNation.com
Clovis will never be forgotten.

Rafa Márquez makes his fifth World Cup appearance for Mexico in thrilling 1-0 win over Germany - FMF State Of Mind
At age 39, Márquez becomes the first man to make five appearances in soccer’s grandest tournament.

World Cup 2018 odds: Mexico upset of Germany is biggest money-maker thus far - SBNation.com
Germany were, um, not expected to lose their opening match.

Landon Donovan pledges support for Mexican National team, former teammates not happy - Stars and Stripes FC
Going in on "all in for El Tri" (Sponsored by Wells Fargo)

Cristiano Ronaldo completes World Cup hat trick with unbelievable goal - SBNation.com
All because of his magic thighs.

How to really watch the World Cup - Vox
A trip inside the memory palace of the beautiful game.

A 9-1-1 call, a Father’s Day rescue and a World Cup watch party three years later - Brotherly Game
Adam Nicely plans to watch Sunday’s Brazil vs Switzerland match in the World Cup with the guy who called 9-1-1 when Nicely suffered a seizure and his car went into Cooper River near his house three years ago.

Mexico leads Germany 1-0 in the 2018 World Cup, causes minor earthquake in Mexico City - FMF State Of Mind
The earth literally shook when Chucky Lozano scored.

I'm gay, I work in football and I'm tired of being told 'not to be political' about the World Cup | The Independent
Sometimes your identity precludes you from turning a blind eye and saying, ‘What a shame but YAY FOOTBALL!’

Best reactions, memes and commentary about Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Spain - Managing Madrid
Here’s how the world reacted to Cristiano putting his stamp on the World Cup early.

“LET IRANIAN WOMEN ENTER THEIR STADIUMS” by Where Is Football - Where Is Football
Iranian women are taking full advantage of being in the stadium to cheer on their team in Russia, a right they are denied in their own country. Here are some of their stories.

A big old balloon got on the field in Brazil vs. Switzerland, you’ll never believe what happened next.

Major League Soccer

Here’s all the fallout from the announcement that Jason Kreis and Orlando City SC are parting ways:

Five Knee-jerk Reactions to Orlando City’s Knee-jerk Reaction - The Mane Land
Rapid reactions to Orlando City’s and Jason Kreis’ "parting of ways."

Our City: As Orlando City Parts Ways With Jason Kreis, are They Ready to Move Into the Future? - The Mane Land
MLS is changing. Does the mutual termination of Jason Kreis’ managerial contract mean Orlando City is ready to change with it?

Who’s Next for Orlando City? Breaking Down Potential Candidates to Replace Jason Kreis - The Mane Land
A host of names, veteran and young, will be in the mix to be Orlando City's next manager.

Orlando City owner Flávio Augusto da Silva: No room for excuses or inefficiency | Pro Soccer USA
With Orlando City searching for its third coach since joining MLS in 2015, club majority owner Flávio Augusto da Silva took to Twitter Saturday night.

Orlando City’s Wild, Record-Setting Ride - The Mane Land
2018 has been a crazy train for Orlando City with several record-setting performances.

US Open Cup

Croizet crusher and Salloi brace move Sporting KC to Open Cup Quarters - The Blue Testament
Overtime beckoned with late FC Dallas equalizer.

Union get the better of Red Bulls in U.S. Open Cup once again - Brotherly Game
The Union are through to the Open Cup quarterfinals for the fifth time in their history.

Portland Timbers advance with 1-0 U.S. Open Cup win over LA Galaxy - Stumptown Footy
The Portland Timbers beat the LA Galaxy 1-0 in Friday night’s U.S. Open Cup match, advancing to the quarterfinals on the strength of a Sebastian Blanco goal and a clean sheet.

NWSL

Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC: Final Score 3-2 as Marta Provides Spark Off the Bench - The Mane Land
Sydney Leroux’s brace and Rachel Hill’s game winner help Pride get their second home win of the season.

Utah Royals FC give North Carolina their first loss of the season - RSL Soapbox
Brittany Ratcliffe helps Utah Royals FC to take down the North Carolina Courage.

Thorns settle for a 1-1 draw at Chicago - Stumptown Footy
The Thorns drew 1-1 away in Chicago tonight on the strength of a Lindsey Horan goal to stay undefeated against the Red Stars.

World

I've Got Some Things to Say | by Romelu Lukaku
Get to know more about the Belgian striker’s rise from poverty, and his biggest regret.

Sergio Ramos On Salah Injury “I Sleep Very Well At Night” - The Liverpool Offside
The Madrid captain still believes he bears no fault for knocking the Liverpool star out of the Champions League final.