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Soccer: International Friendly Men’s Soccer-Bolivia at USA
United States head coach Dave Sarachan before an international friendly men’s soccer match against Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium. 
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Seattle soccer

‘Where am I destined to go?’: Sounders’ Schmetzer reflects on lessons learned, lingering questions – The Athletic
Having netted his dream job and already accomplished more than he ever thought possible, what ambitions remain for Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer?

What a battle in Seattle | Vault
IT WAS THE SOUNDERS AGAINST THE PORTLAND TIMBERS IN THE DIVISION RACE, BUT IT WAS INTERSTATE WARFARE AS WELL AND, BY GEORGE, WASHINGTON WON

Seattle is still in position in the Western Conference | US Soccer Players
The Seattle Sounders will pick up games in July with an opportunity to make up ground in the Western Conference, but that require winning in the soccer news.

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Portland Thorns injury report: Emily Menges likely out, Tobin Heath questionable for game at Seattle | OregonLive.com
Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath and center back Emily Menges were both late scratches from the lineup Wednesday when the Thorns took on Sky Blue and both players could miss Saturday's rivalry game in Seattle Saturday.

Verizon Officially Shutting Down Go90 Mobile Video Service in July – Variety
Verizon's Go90 free, ad-supported mobile video service -- after failing to gain a sizable viewing audience -- will cease on July 31.

MLS

MLS to Austin: Council to vote Thursday night on soccer future
One of the beauties of soccer matches is they move quickly and are over in under two hours.

Stejskal: Chicago Fire weigh options to keep Aleksandar Katai beyond loan | MLSsoccer.com

Stejskal: Carlos Salcedo a window into what could've been for RSL, MLS | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL

Portland Thorns injury report: Emily Menges likely out, Tobin Heath questionable for game at Seattle | OregonLive.com
Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath and center back Emily Menges were both late scratches from the lineup Wednesday when the Thorns took on Sky Blue and both players could miss Saturday's rivalry game in Seattle Saturday.

Verizon Officially Shutting Down Go90 Mobile Video Service in July – Variety
Verizon's Go90 free, ad-supported mobile video service -- after failing to gain a sizable viewing audience -- will cease on July 31.

USL

FC Cincinnati fans traveling to Nashville are in for a rude awakening
FC Cincinnati plays Nashville SC on July 7 at Nissan Stadium. This is the first meeting between the clubs.

Could World Cup momentum translate to a Major League Soccer franchise for Phoenix? - Story | KSAZ

US soccer

United Premier Soccer League Announces Cal FC as UPSL Western Conference Expansion Team | United Premier Soccer League
Thousand Oaks (Calif.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL

Report: Dave Sarachan to stay on as USMNT interim manager through end of year - Stars and Stripes FC
The contract extension will not preclude U.S. Soccer from hiring another coach

World soccer

US military joins search for boys' soccer team missing in Thailand cave - ABC News
Rising waters have hampered rescue efforts.

NO DEAL: Reports: Owner turns down Commisso's offer to buy A.C. Milan - Front Row Soccer

theScore - AC Milan handed 2-year European ban over Financial Fair Play fiasco
AC Milan handed 2-year European ban over Financial Fair Play fiasco

A Nightmare for Mexico’s Soccer Opponents: More Chuckys On the Way - The New York Times
The soccer academy that produced Hirving Lozano, a star known as Chucky who scored a critical goal for Mexico at the World Cup, aims to ramp up the development of young players like him.

2026 World Cup Venues (Part 3): BMO Field, Toronto - Waking The Red
This one should be even more familiar...

World Cup

Germany’s World Cup exit may spell the end of possession-focused soccer - Bavarian Football Works
Stout defense and counter-attacking seems to be the new tiki-taka, as Germany’s possession and build-up system failed them in all of their matches.

WATCH: Lionel Messi Makes Journalist’s Day With Heartwarming Gesture - Barca Blaugranes
Rama Pantorotto was caught by surprise

Özil in clash with Germany fans after World Cup exit versus South Korea - Bavarian Football Works
An ugly scene at the end of an ugly match. Mesut Özil exchanged words with hostile Germany fans and had to be restrained by a member of the coaching staff.

Japan's 'fair play' yellow card victory leaves a sour taste for Senegal

World Cup 2018: Japan is stupid, cowardly, and deserved to be eliminated - SBNation.com
I’m mad online.

World Cup 2018: Senegal deserved more than going out on fair play rules - SBNation.com
Through two games, Senegal was the best and most entertaining team in Group H. Now they’ve been eliminated from the World Cup in the most un-Senegal of ways.

World Cup 2018: ‘Football’s coming home,’ explained - SBNation.com
The England World Cup rallying cry has plenty people asking: "What is it? And what does it mean?"

La Celeste: First Kings of the World Game – Engrossed in Football

World Cup 2018: Germany are done, and have to ask themselves: What now? - SBNation.com
Germany were always going to come back, until they weren’t.

Not much to celebrate but Mexicans still celebrate at El Angel - FMF State Of Mind
South Korea’s victory qualified a Mexico team that lost badly against Sweden.

Maradona insists he's 'fine' after health scare | FourFourTwo
Amid concerns over his health, Argentina great Diego Maradona insisted he was "fine".

Panama’s performance is good for them but bad for Mexico and CONCACAF - FMF State Of Mind
Panama played proudly but their results aren’t good for CONCACAF.