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They eliminated England in extra time. Workers are striking over Ronaldo’s transfer.

England v Croatia: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Seattle

Burglar stuck in Vancouver escape room panics, calls 911 - KPTV - FOX 12

Reign FC's Yael Averbuch on Battling Ulcerative Colitis and Finding Balance | Right as Rain by UW Medicine
Yael Averbuch, a defender for Seattle Reign FC, has been battling a yearlong UC flare-up. Now, she’s working to get healthy again and rejoin the game. This is her story.

MLS/NWSL

Aleksandar Katai Officially Signs With Fire - Hot Time In Old Town
The Serbian winger inks a permanent deal with the Men In Red

Stejskal: New York Red Bulls' Tyler Adams close to move to RB Leipzig | MLSsoccer.com

What is a Sports Scientist? Hear from the man who keeps Atlanta United players fit - Dirty South Soccer
It’s a comprehensive, year-round strategy.

The Lowdown: The most indispensable players on all nine NWSL clubs – Equalizer Soccer

The media ignores women’s sports. Can this network change that? | Crosscut

Quantifying Successful Possession (xPG) — American Soccer Analysis
Some elements of soccer don’t present a clear and direct interaction with

the shot, such as the tactical or the formational change.

USA

Jesse Marsch: I hope to someday be the manager for the U.S. national team - Stars and Stripes FC
Jesse Marsch talks USMNT job, Tyler Adams in Europe in first interview at RB Leipzig.

Hartford Joins USL For 2019 Season at Dillon Stadium

World Cup

Croatia stun England, reach World Cup final – ProSoccerTalk
Croatia fight back from 1-0 down to beat England in extra time.

Kane: England loss hurts but World Cup ‘fantastic journey’ – ProSoccerTalk
"It's gonna hurt for a while of course but we can hold our heads up high," said the Tottenham Hotspur star.

Google Search Function Crashes As American Sports Writers Look Up Population Of Croatia — The Nutmeg News

VAR Is Making Penalties Take Longer. Is This Icing The Kickers? | FiveThirtyEight
A study of more than 17,000 in-game penalties shows that longer delays only help the keepers.

FIFA urges World Cup broadcasters to show fewer shots of attractive women
FIFA wants fewer images of attractive women in World Cup stadiums shown on future broadcasts, with sexism a bigger problem than racism in Russia.

Eden Hazard: 'I prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France'
Eden Hazard criticised France's playing style after Belgium's 1-0 defeat in a World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

World

Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus leads Fiat workers to call strike
A trade union announced that workers will strike from the evening of July 15 to the morning of July 17 in protest against their employers.

Barcelona send invite to rescued Thai cave boys - Barca Blaugranes
The Wild Boars could be set for the Camp Nou

Club Tijuana Xolos Femenil head coach Andrea Rodebaugh talks Liga MX Femenil and the past, present, and future of women’s soccer in Mexico. - FMF State Of Mind
With the new season fast approaching, we talked to Club Tijuana’s head coach Andrea Rodebaugh about what Liga MX Femenil has done for women’s soccer in Mexico.

Other Gaming and Culture

Overwatch League playoffs: schedule, livestream, and what to expect - The Verge
The playoffs for Blizzard’s Overwatch League are starting, and you can watch every match on Twitch. Check out the schedule here.