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Seattle soccer

“El Corazón” graphic tee, tank, and pullover crewneck by #KickChildhoodCancer with Zach Scott. | Cotton Bureau
Celebrate the heart of our team while helping to #KickChildhoodCancer. All proceeds go to the Ben Town Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Hospital. Wear this shirt and YOU are making a difference for kids fighting cancer. Mahalo! - Zach

MLS

Headbutt and handballs lead to uproar in Atlanta | Instant Replay | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta United FC got away with a few as did we.

FC Cincinnati hires global firm to spearhead MLS expansion branding project | MLSsoccer.com
2019 Major League Soccer expansion team FC Cincinnati announced on Monday they have hired a global brand consulting firm to help map out the team's identity and brand strategy ahead of their first season in the league.

Master Pass: All the best feeds from Week 20 | Matchday Central | MLSsoccer.com
These are nice to watch sometimes.

NYCFC's Claudio Reyna: We offered Vieira a new deal before he left | MLSsoccer.com
New York City FC sporting director Claudio Reyna is happy with the opening weeks of the Dome Torrent era, but he wants to make it clear that the team first tried to keep Patrick Vieira stateside.

Team of the Week presented by Audi: Darwin Quintero flies in Week 20 | MLSsoccer.com
I'll save you the time, there is one Sounders player named and he is on the bench. But you can't guess who it was.

Josef Martinez ahead of pace to break single-season goalscoring record | MLSsoccer.com
We might actually see the record fall instead of just being tied.

NWSL

Seattle Reign FC remain near the top in latest Power Rankings
Going 1-1-0 last week didn't hurt Reign FC as they maintain second place in the Power Rankings.

NWSL Week 16 Rewind
Take a look a what happened in the NWSL during Week 16.

NWSL Goal of the Week
Take a look at the goals that are up for Goal of the Week.

NWSL Save of the Week
Take a look at the goals that are up for Save of the Week.

USA

After scoreless draw, LAFC and Timbers ready to "go for it" in US Open Cup | MLSsoccer.com
When the Portland Timbers become the first side to visit Banc of California Stadium for a second time in their midweek U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal tie with LAFC on Wednesday (10:30 pm ET), one of two impressive streaks will come to an end.

Houston Dynamo host Sporting Kansas City in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup action | MLSsoccer.com
It will be the fourth straight year these two will meet in the USOC.

Croatia lost the World Cup final. At a North Side club, that didn't matter much. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Before Nikola Simunovic was vice president of the Javor Croatian National Hall, he was president. Before he was president, he was a member. Mr. Simunovic ...

World

France World Cup celebration | Newsday
Well-wishers cheer the victorious French team parading aboard a bus on the famed Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after their 4-2 victory Sunday over Croatia to capture the trophy in the final of the FIFA World Cup, Monday, July 16, 2018

Ivan Rakitic shares amazing scenes in Croatia after World Cup heroics - Barca Blaugranes
Great to see Croatia fans enjoying the accomplishment of reaching a final instead of raging over losing it.

Another new coach for Lionel Messi as Jorge Sampaoli leaves Argentina - Barca Blaugranes
Former Sevilla boss has been linked to USA job.

Arsenal apparently snookered by a Chinese conman - The Short Fuse
This is truly one of the stranger stories you’ll ever see

World Cup 2018: France’s diversity was their biggest strength - SBNation.com
...But it’s naive to think this team will change anything.

Edmundo’s beef with Romário included stolen penalty kicks, toilet cartoons, and a drunk chimpanzee - SBNation.com
Romario is a Brazilian soccer legend. He also loved to party. Edmundo isn’t quite a Brazilian soccer legend, but he had some great years on successful teams. He, too, loved to party.