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Big Question: Can the Sounders save their season? |

Sounders pipeline from Cameroon leads to rare teammate combination | The Seattle Times
Sounders left back Nouhou and newly-added striker Felix Chenkam both hail from the same port city in Cameroon, a rarity for Major League Soccer teammates. They are part of an ever-growing and somewhat controversial pipeline of Cameroonians to MLS that the Sounders have been active participants in.

Highlanders topple Sounders U23 to capture 2nd win | CHEK

On the Hunt: Magnus Wolff Eikrem’s journey from Manchester United’s academy to the Seattle Sounders | Seattle Sounders FC

Through injury, criticism, and guitar theft, Megan Rapinoe remains optimistic and essential to USWNT | The Athletic
From the very beginning of Rapinoe’s career, her game has always been one of infectious enthusiasm.

Doom Discussion Week 14 | Sounder At Heart
MLS referees should give yellows for dumb shit more often.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, wife Ciara invest to bring Major League Baseball to Portland | The News Tribune


Reports: Wayne Rooney has agreed in principle to a D.C. United move | Black And Red United
This has gone from 0 to 60 very quickly.

True colors: Crew's Josh Williams does 'not want the team to go anywhere’ | theScore

Stejskal: After excruciating recovery, Gaston Sauro returns for Crew SC |

Recaps and Standings

The Sounders lost. They are still 22nd of 23 teams in the standings. 538 is learning to doubt them.

Fresh Sporting KC blood puts four on Loons | The Blue Testament
Win puts Kansas City back on top in West.

Bump And Grind: Chicago Fire 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1, MLS Game Recap | Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire win it ugly at home against the Earthquakes.

FC Dallas extends unbeaten run to six following 2-1 win over LAFC | Big D Soccer
Roland Lamah picks up his sixth goal of the season.

NYCFC 3, Orlando 0: Late surge propels City past Lions | Hudson River Blue
Ismael Taouri-Shradi scores brace to keep NYCFC undefeated at home.

New England Revolution New York Red Bulls match recap 2018 Gillette | The Bent Musket
Teal Bunbury’s MLS-best 5th game-winning goal does the trick.

Recap: #IMFC vs #ForeverOrange | Mount Royal Soccer
Jeisson Vargas helps keep the historic run against Houston going and breaks the scoreless drought for the Impact in a 1-0 win.

Columbus Crew SC in Review: Trillium Cup Tie | Massive Report
The Black & Gold show some serious heart, coming back from a three-goal deficit to claim the Trillium Cup.

Atlanta United 3-1 Philadelphia Union recap: Josef Martinez’s record breaking hat-trick lifts Five Stripes | Dirty South Soccer

Medunjanin, Bedoya red cards strip the Philadelphia Union of consistent core | Brotherly Game
The midfield duo, which had played 1,710 straight minutes together, had had one career red card between them before the weekend.

LA Galaxy draw Portland Timbers 1-1 | LAG Confidential
David Bingham’s nine saves rescued a point for LA.

Whitecaps Break Draw Streak and Extend Rapids Loss Streak in 2-1 Victory | Eighty Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped their four-game draw streak with a well-earned 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids.


The Reign drew, so they are still in second.

Washington Spirit can’t overcome Chicago Red Stars in rain-soaked 2-0 loss | Black And Red United
A five hour lightning delay made for a bizarre night at the Maryland SoccerPlex


S2 lost. They fall to 15th in the West.

Chaney scores first career goal as Zorros rout Sounders 2

Match Recap: Orange County SC 0 Sacramento Republic FC 1 | Indomitable City Soccer
Quails knock off Orange County for the second time this season to get back to their winning ways.

QUIZ — Guess the USL Team

US soccer

An exclusive sneak peek at USMNT General Manager duties | Stars and Stripes FC
S&SFC has a quick look at 5 of the new GM position’s duties. They aren’t quite what you would have expected.

Soccer Hall of Fame voting: Bocanegra and Markgraf were close, Cherundolo inexplicably was not | The Washington Post
Voting data reveals goalkeeper Brad Friedel and forward Tiffeny Milbrett easily surpassed the two-thirds threshold.

U-17 MNT and U-16 BNT to Hold Concurrent Training Camps at IMG Academy in Florida U.S. Soccer

FIFA: North America World Cup bid outscores 'high risk' Morocco
The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has outscored Morocco following inspections, with FIFA on Friday labeling the North African proposal "high risk" in three areas.

World soccer

Canadian Premier League approves club for Greater Victoria, BC | Waking The Red
The club will represent Vancouver Island.

WFC 2018 Recap – Day 3 (June 3) | CONIFA

Mexico dominate but lack finishing as they defeat Scotland in farewell game | FMF State Of Mind
Mexico missed numerous opportunities but were still able to beat Scotland by a score of 1-0.

Damm, Alanis, Molina out as Mexico World Cup roster is cut down to 24 | FMF State Of Mind
Damm, Alanis and Molina axed as Mexico final World Cup roster takes shape.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 loses Borussia Dortmund | Polygon
Borussia Dortmund cancels their licensing agreement two years early.

Numbers: UEFA Ratings, F1 Monaco GP & More | Sports Media Watch
Figures for several Memorial Day weekend sporting events, including highs for the UEFA Champions League Final and F1 Monaco Grand Prix and declines for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and PGA Tour.

Football must face up to an indisputable truth: black managers do not get the same chances as white managers | The Independent
This isn’t really about individuals, so we’ll leave names out of this. When we’re talking about issues as big as race and discrimination, case studies often prove a handy distraction for those who would rather fixate on the small details than the bigger picture. Several white English ex-footballers have been given their first managerial jobs in recent weeks, including one this week, but this isn’t really about any of them either. So first of all, let’s just concentrate on the data.

WATCH: ‘Lego’ recreation of Champions League Final | ProSoccerTalk
I personally love that the title of the video includes the classic searchers' tool "All goals."

Matias Almeyda won't return as Chivas manager | ESPN
Chivas manager Matias Almeyda will not continue with the Liga MX club, the Argentine confirmed to ESPN Mexico's Jose Maria Garrido on Thursday.

World Cup

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World Cup 2018 - Inside Russia's new-school hooligan culture | ESPN
They battle in the forest, soccer gang against soccer gang. They are the underground fighters the World Cup host doesn't want you to see.

Fox Sports taking global perspective for U.S.-less World Cup | LA Times

World Cup 2018: Has Belgium squad been revealed? | BBC Sport
Has the final squad for England's World Cup Group B rivals Belgium been inadvertently revealed by some mattresses?

Cultural stuff that’s my excuse to link D&D

This section is large this week and I don’t feel bad.

E-sport events are a throwback to simpler time in spectator sports | The Verge
A report from the Dota 2 Birmingham Major, hosted by ESL One. This $1 million tournament, the first of its kind and scale in the UK, forms part of the buildup to The International, Dota 2’s annual premier event.

Dear StatsBomb: Part 2 | StatsBomb

How to Watch Live Sports Online | The New York Times
Several streaming services offer multiple channels for athletic events, games and matches — which can make ditching the monthly cable bill even easier for some fans.

Teachers, bus drivers and school staff get a free burger and fries Tuesday at Red Robin |

I listened to a song by every artist at Upstream Music Fest |
There are a lot of artists featured at the Upstream music festival this weekend — many obscure. I embarked on a mission to listen to every singe one before the festival. This is what I found.

'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Cyclist From Muggers | The Two-Way | NPR
The British actor fought off attackers attempting to steal a delivery driver's bike in London. A witness to the incident calls Cumberbatch courageous, brave and a superhero.

Rebooting Tomb of Horrors, Gary Gygax's incredibly hard D&D module for "invincible characters" | Boing Boing
In 1975, Gary Gygax revealed the Tomb of Horrors module at the first Origins convention, presenting it as a campaign that would specifically challenge overpowered characters who would have to rely on their wits to outsmart incredibly lethal, subtle traps, rather than using their almighty THACOs to fell trash-mobs of orcs or other low-level monsters.

Amazon, Microsoft, and more Seattle-area businesses donate $7M to Special Olympics ahead of the 2018 games | GeekWire
Seattle-area businesses — including Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft — have given $7 million in cash and $2 million in in-kind donations to support the 2018 Special Olympics.

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