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Major Link Soccer: The All Star Game is tonight

Also: The TV ratings will be good, while MLS fans don’t care

MLS: MLS All-Star-Homegrown Game John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


Lifetime Player Spotlight: Jess Fishlock, Seattle Reign FC - YouTube
Seattle Reign FC is one of nine clubs competing in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The team is led by head coach Vlatko Andonovski

The Culture

'Dungeons & Dragons' Explains Why Eberron Went Digital and Future Plans for the Campaign Setting
Dungeons & Dragons took a bold new approach to bringing back one of their most popular new campaign settings. Earlier this month, Dungeons & Dragons released Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, a new digital publication that added new Eberron-specific rules and races to Fifth Edition play.


Crew SC: Don Garber's comments about Downtown stadium rile Alex Fischer - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Alphonso Davies is so much more than the best prospect to emerge from MLS -
Bayern Munich is never this aggressive in the transfer market, and no one pays $22 million for teenagers this unproven. Davies is truly special.

Miguel Almiron aiming to make the jump to Europe in 2019 - Dirty South Soccer
The Atlanta United midfielder has his sights set on the big time.

All Star Game

MLS eager to show off Atlanta success story at All-Star Game – ProSoccerTalk
The MLS All-Star Game is more than the league showing off its best players against Italian powerhouse Juventus.

MLS All-Star Game 2018 Preview - Dirty South Soccer
All you need to know about Wednesday’s big event

MLS Homegrown game recap: Team MLS 1-1 Tigres U20s - Stars and Stripes FC
A solid showing for the MLS youngsters

Tony Annan, Andrew Carleton reflect on relationship ahead of MLS Homegrown Game - Dirty South Soccer
The young star and one of his main mentors show mutual respect as they prepare for Tuesday’s showcase.

2nd open qualifier reaches eMLS All-Star Challenge pres. by Wells Fargo |


Heading Soccer Balls Could Harm Women's Brains : Shots - Health News : NPR
Females are more likely than males to suffer measurable impact on their brains as a result of heading the ball during soccer.


USL franchise fees: Shepard tone or sign of progress? | Soc Takes
Whether or not you’ve heard the term, you’ve experienced an example of Shepard tone. Think of the endless stairs in Super Mario 64 or even in the soundtrack of Christopher Nolan films.

US soccer

Lauletta: Draw with Australia reiterates USWNT’s relentless spirit – Equalizer Soccer

PREVIEW: USA Aims for #ToN2018 Title vs. Brazil | Thursday 8:30pm ET | FS1 - U.S. Soccer
The USA has not lost since the Tournament of Nations last summer, a 1-0 setback to Australia, and has gone 16-0-2 over the past year which includes an 8-0-2 mark in 2018.

World soccer

Andreas Heraf steps down from New Zealand women's football team role
Andreas Heraf, coach of the New Zealand women's football team, has resigned weeks after players decried coaching methods in an unprecedented mutiny.

Manchester United could do with less of Jose Mourinho's negative attitude
Jose Mourinho has found fault with everything on Man United's preseason tour and accepted responsibility for none of it, and it's wearing thin.

Managers in England subject to yellow, red cards for misconduct in technical area
Coaches in English football will be shown yellow and red cards for misconduct in the technical area during competitive games in the upcoming season.

Barack Obama gave me his view on Julen Lopetegui sacking - Spain FA chief
Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales said former U.S. President Barack Obama gave him his view on the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.

What drives the success of men’s international teams? - Stars and Stripes FC
Part 2 of a series on game-influencing metrics looks at what makes successful men’s teams

León vs. Tijuana part one: The birth of Liga MX’s next great rivalry - FMF State Of Mind
Part one in a comprehensive look at the past, present, and future of the rivalry between Club León and Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles.

League Two club Forest Green Rovers become world's first carbon neutral team
League Two's Forest Green Rovers were already a pioneering eco-friendly football club, now they are the first carbon-neutral team in the world.

The SCL is back, who will be the new champion of the second edition?
The second edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf League will be launched this Tuesday with three games in Panama, El Salvador, and Honduras. The action will continue on Wednesday and on Thursday will end the first leg of the round of 16.

Turner unveils disastrous Champions League broadcasting plans for Bayern Munich - Bavarian Football Works
This isn’t an ideal situation for anyone, but especially for fans of Bayern Munich and anyone who wants to watch club outside the chosen few.

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