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Also: MLS enters Open Cup in full tonight; amateur sides joining Voyageurs Cup; more

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-New England Revolution vs Louisville City
Louisville City FC midfielder Niall McCabe (11) celebrates the win against the New England Revolution following the second half at Lynn Stadium. Louisville City defeated New England 3-2
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Gorilla FC are going all in on #HatePortlandTwice day when both the Reign and Sounders host teams from the wrong Portland. Reign tickets are just $10.40 for their members.

Sacramento Republic FC to face Seattle Sounders after MLS snub | The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento lost its expansion bid to join Major League Soccer last week, but the nation’s top professional soccer league will still be on the way to the state capital come Wednesday, June 6, 2018.


Analysis: PSV/MLS File Response to Plaintiffs’ Motion to Dismiss Appeal | SOCCERESQ
I know this can all get a bit confusing, so I'll try to keep things procedurally simple. Where we're at: The lower-court Order which (among other things) requires PSV/MLS to provide certain financial information to the Court (along with non-disclosure agreements), tolled the six-month waiting period for 90 days, and held off on ruling on the…

Poll of Austin voters finds they want soccer stadium to pay property taxes and rent and share revenue; poll of Crew owner finds he don’t wanna pay none of that | Field of Schemes

Soccer: 20 Years: FC Dallas in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup | SportsDay
FC Dallas has almost always taken the US Open Cup very seriously, entering the completion in every year of the club's existence. The tournament was...

Mon, 6/4 - MLS Rewind | WatchESPN
Watch Mon, 6/4 - MLS Rewind on WatchESPN.


StatsBomb Announces Free Data for Women's Football | StatsBomb


USL Productions Broadens League's Visibility to Unprecedented Scale

US soccer

Own Goal: The Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the 2018 World Cup | The Ringer

Soccer in America: why aren't more black kids playing the world's game? | The Guardian
Despite a US soccer boom, the sport has made barely a ripple in African American communities. Could unlocking this talent base revive the failing national team?

US Open Cup

D.C. United escape North Carolina FC in penalties in U.S. Open Cup | Black And Red United
The Black-and-Red couldn’t hold onto a late lead, but finished the job in the penalty shootout.

Philadelphia Union score five goals in route to a dramatic win over USL Richmond Kickers in the US Open Cup | Brotherly Game
Union see off USL opposition in their first US Open Cup match of the season.

Louisville City FC upsets MLS's New England Revolution in Open Cup
Louisville City FC took down the major-league club on Tuesday at Lynn Stadium to advance to the tournament's round of 16.

World soccer

Argentina cancels friendly with Israel in Jerusalem | Al Jazeera
The friendly was expected to be played at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem which was once home to a Palestinian village.

UEFA president Ceferin on mission to end gap between football's have and have nots
Tired of the big clubs — Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern, the Prem's Big 6 — winning over and over, UEFA president Ceferin has a plan to close the gap.

Keith Wyness: Aston Villa chief executive suspended by Championship club | BBC Sport

Oakville Blue Devils look to impress in first Canadian Championship appearance | National Post
The Oakville Blue Devils started work early this season, looking to make the most of a berth in the newly expanded Canadian Championship.

Cultural stuff I’m forcing you to read

Man begins to swim across Pacific Ocean, garbage patch and all
Ben Lecomte, born in France and now living in Texas, has begun a swim estimated at 5,500 miles. He hopes to bring attention to pollution from plastics.

Soccer on TV

Streaming for every Open Cup match
Fourth Round - 2018 U.S. Open Cup - U.S. Soccer

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