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Major Link Soccer: Jess Fishlock to settle in Seattle after playing days are over

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Also: Manuel Pellegrini robbed at gunpoint, soccer for all, and Sporting Kansas City are becoming an offensive juggernaut?!

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Seattle

For you Seattle Reign fans, here is an interesting story. It really shouldn’t be a shock if you know Jess Fishlock. The Wales star says she plans to "settle down" in Seattle after her football days. Jess Fishlock: Wales star to 'settle' in Seattle after football | BBC Sport

We here in Seattle love Portland.....Portland, Maine that is. Seattle Loves Portland, Maine | Seattle Sounders FC

Sounders FC is putting their money where their mouth is and has announced the establishment of the Sounders FC GSBA Scholarship. The scholarship will “...provide $10,000 per year to a selected GSBA Scholar as part of the club’s strong, continuing commitment to supporting the LGBTQ and allied community in the Puget Sound region”. Sounders FC announces establishment of club-sponsored GSBA scholarship through 2020 | Seattle Sounders FC

Things are not going well in Seattle (duh). The back-to-back Western Conference champions and 2016 MLS champions have won just two of their first 11 matches and currently sit in 11th place in the West. Seattle Sounders off to worst MLS start in club history | MLSsoccer.com

They’re tied with Colorado for last place in the Western Conference and have racked up as many losses (seven) as they have goals in their first 11 games of the year. Cristian Roldan: "Lackluster" Seattle Sounders aren't showing up to games | MLSsoccer.com

MLS

MLS will be celebrating Soccer For All throughout the month of June, and the Portland Timbers coordinated with their Week 14 opponent, the LA Galaxy, in an effort to support Special Olympics Oregon, with 300-plus traveling fans holding a soccer ball and cash drive for the June 2nd match. Timbers Army, NYCFC acknowledge Pride, Soccer For All with displays | MLSsoccer.com

Peter Vermes' Sporting Kansas City have been known as a defensive juggernaut (or at least, good at hacking opponents hard enough and often enough they can’t score). But the label of attacking juggernaut? It may not be ready to be awarded just yet, but they’re well on their way. Sporting KC sharing the scoring load, to considerable success | MLSsoccer.com

USA

Wealthy, mostly white soccer clubs in the US have long snatched up the best pitches – but in liberal Seattle, one official is taking a stand. 'White soccer teams don't pay upfront': how race unlevelled US playing fields | Cities | The Guardian

World

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has thanked the police for its "prompt and brave response" after he and his wife were reportedly mugged at gunpoint. West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint in Chile

Let’s check in on all 32 teams, and then some. 2018 World Cup teams as college football teams | SBNation.com