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Australia v Peru: Group C - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Seattle soccer

Player Ratings: NC Courage 4 - 1 Seattle Reign FC - Dirty South Soccer
A major comeback after their first loss

Seattle Sounders coaches teach soccer skills to Yakima youth - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |
Several kids in Yakima got the opportunity to learn new soccer skills from the pros: Seattle Sounders coaches!

Exclusive: In first in-depth interview since injury, Jordan Morris opens up about expectations, World Cup dreams – The Athletic
Four months ago, Jordan Morris' 2018 season ended before it started. In his first in-depth interview since, he discusses injuries, the weight of expectations and his goals for the future.

GET YOUR LEGACY MEMBERSHIPS TODAY! - Tacoma Stars

Match Preview: Utah Royals vs Seattle Reign FC - RSL Soapbox
URFC celebrates Pride Night as Laura Harvey faces her former team for the first time.

Sounders FC 2's John Hutchinson on promoting American teen talent and the USL bridge from academy ball to MLS 06/26/2018
Sounders FC 2's John Hutchinson on promoting American teen talent and the USL bridge from academy ball to MLS

Ride of the Valkyries “Finish like a girl” design
available for $19.99 + S&H

MLS

A non-factor in Vegas, does Major League Soccer need to hit the books to have a shot? - The San Diego Union-Tribune
In Nevada, where sports betting is legal, the MLS is a non-factor relative to other American sports leagues, including the NHL, said longtime oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro.

MLSinSA: Just When We Thought We’d Seen It All – Major League Soccer in San Antonio
As the city of San Antonio stands on the sidelines patiently waiting for its MLS-mandated bid to be considered for one of the remaining expansion slots, chaos ensues around it in an escalating guerilla war involving three other cities. And that was just last week. This week - and apparently now for months to come...

Atlanta United acquires Remedi

NWSL

Christen Press: Beyond the Pitch | Real Salt Lake

Christen Press meets the media, Harvey & Johnson post-training thoughts - RSL Soapbox
Christen Press and Sam Johnson share their stories on coming to Utah and the gaffer speaks to what she’s expecting of her new signings.

The Lowdown: How Brooke Elby helped Laura Harvey land Christen Press – Equalizer Soccer

USWNT players in NWSL: week 13 belonged to Crystal Dunn - Stars and Stripes FC
It’s Crystal Dunn’s world and we’re just living in it.

Thorns acquire international spot from Washington Spirit in trade - Stumptown Footy
Caitlin Foord, returning from injury, is expected to fill it.

Utah Royals FW Christen Press meets the local media - YouTube

USL

Indy Eleven should focus on stability, not MLS - Indiana Sports Coverage
Indy Eleven wants to join Major League Soccer. Major League Soccer wants Indy Eleven to join their league. Indy Eleven needs help. A lot of help. And it starts by assuming the team will never join Major League and making the league regret it.

COWLISHAW STEPS ASIDE AFTER 19 SEASONS
Longest Tenured USL Coach Will Focus Full-Time on Director of Soccer Duties for Richmond Kickers organization

Las Vegas Lights tried a trick play on a potential game-tying penalty
It didn't go well.

World soccer

Missing Thai boys: Heavy rains frustrate search for teen soccer team trapped in cave - CNN
Families are nervously awaiting news of 12 missing boys and their soccer coach Tuesday as rescuers search a partially flooded cave complex in northern Thailand where the group is thought to have been trapped since the weekend.

World Cup

Kroos and Kimmich question German support, as the DFB laments low fan numbers in Russia - Bavarian Football Works
The relentless criticism of the German national team in the news has not been lost on the players, who also have precious little support from fans in Russia itself.

World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah and Egypt had the worst World Cup - SBNation.com
The team lost all its games, alienated its star, and tried to rehabilitate the image of Ramzan Kadyrov.

Diego Maradona flipped off the world when Argentina scored their game-winning goal - SBNation.com
Birds!

World Cup 2018: 4 thoughts on Lionel Messi goal in Argentina vs. Nigeria - SBNation.com
Messi is one of the few people alive who could have done what he just did.

World Cup 2018: Peru, playing for nothing but pride, remind us why we love soccer - SBNation.com
Peru couldn’t advance from Group C, yet gave us one of the performances of the World Cup.

Cultural stuff that’s really an excuse to link D&D

Pyramid Brewing introduces new Innovation Brewer at Seattle brewery – Washington Beer Blog
Pyramid Brewing recently announced the introduction of Josh Riggs as Innovation Brewer, working in the Brewery and Alehouse in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood.

The Board Game at the Heart of Viking Culture - Atlas Obscura

Why I’m leaving my dream job with the National Football League
Back in 2012, I was an overworked, underpaid Hollywood assistant still adjusting to life in Los Angeles and the entertainment industry.

24. Twitter, Cyberbulling, and the Media Stories of the Month ft. David Rudin by The Scrum Podcast
Stream 24. Twitter, Cyberbulling, and the Media Stories of the Month ft. David Rudin by The Scrum Podcast from desktop or your mobile device

king5.com | Shaquem Griffin named co-Grand Marshal for Special Olympics
Seattle Seahawks rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin has already made quite an impression in his new city. His legacy continues to grow, as he has been named a co-Grand Marshal for the Special Olympics USA Games. The Opening Ceremony will be taking place on July 1 at University of Washington's Husky Stadium.