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Seattle soccer

Seattle Reign's Naho Kawasumi, Rumi Utsugi named to Japan's Tournament of Nations Roster
The tournament kicks off July 28 against Japan, Australia, Brazil, and the United States.

Reign FC's Steph Catley, Lydia Williams named to Australia's Tournament of Nations Roster
The tournament kicks off July 28 against Japan, Australia, Brazil, and the United States.

New world for Oyster: Neuqua Valley product Megan Oyster right at home as defender for Seattle Reign - Chicago Tribune
Former Neuqua Valley girls soccer standout Megan Oyster returned to the area with the Seattle Reign for a National Women’s Soccer League game.

Cultural stuff

Joe Manganiello's Death Saves Streetwear Is the Most Metal Thing You Can Buy at SDCC

Klondike Gold Rush - HistoryLink.org
On July 17, 1897, the steamship Portland arrived in Seattle from Alaska with 68 miners and a cargo of “more than a ton of solid gold” from the banks of the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory. This set off a rush to Alaska and an era of prosperity in King County that lasted for more than a decade.

Vox Media to Begin Licensing Publishing Technology Chorus - WSJ
Digital publisher Vox Media is trying out a new money-making strategy: Selling the software that it uses to produce stories.

MLS

Decision on retractable roof for Ford Field coming soon as part of Detroit MLS bid
It may be expensive, but a retractable roof for Ford Field might attract MLS franchise, and allow Lions to play outdoors.

Nashville fair board approve MLS stadium ground lease at fairgrounds
The Metro fair board Tuesday approved a ground lease that would allow property at the city's fairgrounds to be used for a new MLS stadium.

Miami co-owner says the Revs are building a stadium near Boston Garden - The Bent Musket
Stadium rumor time!

Portland Timbers acquire Tomas Conechny from San Lorenzo - Stumptown Footy
The Timbers scoop up more young attacking talent

MLS Power Rankings: DC United make big climb after opening Audi Field | MLSsoccer.com

MLS Transfer News: Montreal Impact trade Raheem Edwards to Chicago Fire - Waking The Red
The Canadian was a fan favourite with Toronto FC.

Whitecaps Add Pair of Homegrowns - Eighty Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed midfielder Michael Baldisimo and striker Thelonius Bair to homegrown contracts.

A calmer Mike Petke "not going to back down" from Minnesota rant | MLSsoccer.com

How a free soccer program in Edmonton helped Alphonso Davies launch his career - Eighty Six Forever
It isn’t just his soccer skills that make Davies special

Open Cup

Which PDL teams will qualify for 2019 US Open Cup? | TheCup.us - Full Coverage of US Open Cup Soccer
Which PDL teams will qualify for 2019 US Open Cup? on | Fans are awaiting the results of the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Quarterfinals, but it's not too...

US Open Cup: Houston Dynamo take on Sporting Kansas City - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo play one of their their MLS rivals in Open Cup.

Sporting KC v LA Galaxy: Preview, Predictions, Injuries, Suspensions & Starting XI - The Blue Testament
The defending Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Champions head on the road for the quarterfinal

LAFC confident ahead of U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal vs. Portland Timbers - Angels on Parade
Rematch leaves LAFC eager to move on in knockout competition.

Voyageur’s Cup

Voyageurs Cup a chance for Jay Chapman to get some deserved minutes - Waking The Red
This has been the best season of the Canadian’s career.

Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Montreal Impact Canadian Championships Stream - Eighty Six Forever
Previewing Leg One of the Canadian Championships Semi Final

NWSL

Sky Blue FC created untenable player conditions for years - Once A Metro
Problems with housing, travel, transportation, training facilities, and a GM who won’t listen.

Liga MX Femenil recap - 2018 Apertura Week 1 - FMF State Of Mind
A brief look back at the first week of the 2018 Apertura.

USL

Orange County SC sign forward Darwin Jones - Angels on Parade
Former Seattle Sounders Homegrown moves to SoCal.

US soccer

Community corner: Where does the USMNT go from here? - Stars and Stripes FC
We ask you to shape this discussion!

World soccer

The Player Kylian Mbappe Really Plays Like | FiveThirtyEight
Breakout performances seemed to be everywhere at the 2018 World Cup — young talents were launched to international fame, and established players had their name…

Liga MX season in a sentence: How all 18 teams look heading into Apertura
Can Santos Laguna repeat as champions in the 2018 Apertura? Cesar Hernandez sums up the expectations and offseason moves of all 18 Liga MX teams.

Mexico U-18s beats Croatia to finish second place in Niigata Youth Tournament - FMF State Of Mind
Mexico finishes with 6 points out of 9 and in second place.

Three options for Liga MX during the 2022 Qatar World Cup - FMF State Of Mind
The winter World Cup in Qatar is going to disrupt leagues all over the world. Here are some options for Liga MX to consider.

World Cup: 10 teams to keep an eye on before the 2022 tournatment - SBNation.com
Yes, we’re including the United States in this list.

The starting XI of soccer players we do not want to fight - SBNation.com
My colleagues Jon Bois and Spencer Hall wrote an article today about the 3 people each of them would never want to fight, so I’m going to do the same for soccer because the World Cup is over and...

London Living Wage Initiative | Fulham Football Club
Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan announces Club will support and comply with London Living Wage Initiative.

Zidane reportedly set to sign for Juventus - Managing Madrid
Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will sign for Juventus as a consultant for the current Director of Football this next October, according to a report from Libertad Digital.

Barcelona announce record income of €914 million for 2017/18 - Barca Blaugranes
That's a lot of money!