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Goalkeeper Tyler Deric reinstated by MLS - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dynamo goalkeeper reinstated after he entered Order of Deferred Adjudication following alleged domestic assault.

Chris Armas the new man in charge - Once A Metro
Now that Jesse Marsch has left for Leipzig, The Bronx native and assistant Coach Chris Armas takes over.

Stejskal: Jesse Marsch confirmed to be in discussions to join RB Leipzig |

Boehm: Midseason awards and superlatives at the halfway point of MLS 2018 |

Greg Vanney isn’t going anywhere, and nor should he - Waking The Red
Apparently there are people in Toronto who want to fire their head coach.

Chicago Fire Soccer Player Taken to Hospital After Dramatic Crash | NBC Chicago
A Chicago Fire soccer player was injured when a truck crashed into his vehicle and the driver fled the scene.

Kappelhof Survives Car Crash - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire defender escaped a dramatic crash with only minor injuries

Fire Need To Reshuffle The Backline - Hot Time In Old Town
The defense needs to improve if the Men In Red want to stay in playoff contention

‘Be proud of who you are’: A Q&A with Collin Martin on coming out as gay in a major men’s sports league – The Athletic
The Minnesota United midfielder talks about how the day went down, the response so far and the impact he hopes to see in the future.

New details of Beckham’s Miami MLS stadium plan emerge | Miami Herald

Time Change for Orlando City SC Match at LAFC | Orlando City Soccer Club


Thorns defender Meghan Klingenberg suspended one game for kick on Allie Long

Inside PTFC | Breaking down the remaining schedule for Thorns FC (and the NWSL's other playoff hopefuls) | Portland Timbers

Thursday Roundup: DisCo hand Klingenberg suspension, fine – Equalizer Soccer

US soccer

Utah’s unified soccer team show their skills on the soccer field & in sing-alongs at the Special Olymipcs
Come to learn about Utah's unified soccer team, stay to watch them sing the Backstreet Boys classic, "I Want It That Way."

LeBron James is apparently a huge Christian Pulisic fan - Stars and Stripes FC
This is neat.

The Juan Carlos Osorio-to-USMNT rumors have begun - Stars and Stripes FC
Will it actually happen?

Four Americans on the Bundesliga Wonderkids list - Stars and Stripes FC
It’s a list out of 11 players, that’s pretty decent

World soccer

The Pulisic to Tottenham rumors are exciting, but unfounded - Cartilage Free Captain
Clinical debunking go on here.

The Golden State Warriors, Lionel Messi, and the Pressure to Win Championships - Barca Blaugranes
The superteam phenomenon is created from a desire to measure players only by trophies

Klopp: Karius Had a Concussion during Champions League Final - The Liverpool Offside
Following Loris Karius’ Champions League final concussion one thing is clear—the game needs to change.

Arlo White the voice for "First Team: Juventus" on Netflix

Barcelona deny they illegally bought a liver for Eric Abidal - Barca Blaugranes
So this happened

Couple Divorce Over Lionel Messi / Cristiano Ronaldo Argument - Barca Blaugranes
What in the world...?

theScore - Champions League, Europa League will let teams use 4th sub in extra time
Champions League, Europa League will let teams use 4th sub in extra time

Loris Karius Will Reportedly Remain Liverpool’s First Choice Goalkeeper - The Liverpool Offside
Before the Champions League final, most could accept Karius as Liverpool’s number one. A concussion shouldn’t change that.

Interest In Football From Female Fans Reaches All-Time High – FC Business

Bobby Wood seeks move from Hamburg to remain in Bundesliga - Stars and Stripes FC
He seeks a fresh start with a new team

World Cup

Neymar and the Art of the Dive - The New York Times
Acting coaches evaluating the theatrical performances of players at the World Cup are finding their thespian tastes offended.

Ratings are down, but Telemundo and Fox are making the best of a U.S.-free World Cup
Audience levels for 2018 World Cup soccer are improving as the tournament progresses.

Neymar’s flopping at the World Cup is getting roasted by KFC -
Flop your way to some fried chicken, Neymar-style.

World Cup 2018: Top 5 Round of 16 Moments - Stars and Stripes FC
This World Cup just keeps getting better.

Which World Cup Team Is The Best At Wasting Time? | FiveThirtyEight
When a team is leading, every action takes a little bit longer.

FIFA Is Not Okay With Dancing In Front of the TV | Electronic Frontier Foundation
It’s World Cup time. That means goals. And goals means goal celebrations. Here’s a compilation of U.S. soccer fans celebrating a last-second goal in the 2010 World Cup. Ah, memories. Anyway, FIFA apparently doesn’t like it when fans celebrate near their television sets. It sent a takedown notice...

WATCH: Fans celebrate Eric Dier’s successful World Cup shootout goal as England beat Colombia - Cartilage Free Captain

Stuff I link because I want to link it

Pearl Jam Cover The Beatles' "Help" During Prague Show | 107.7 The End
At the top of the month, Pearl Jam played the O2 Arena in Prague. Halfway through the set, Eddie Vedder went solo for a bit, covering The Beatles’ “Help!”

Join Baseball Prospectus and LL writers, past and present, for a night at Safeco Field on July 21 - Lookout Landing
Come for the baseball nerdery, stay for the baseball nerdery

ParkwaysSeattle Parks and Recreation adds free drop-in hours at athletic fields throughout the city - Parkways

Congratulations To The 2018 ENnies Nominees!
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