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Also: La Liga isn’t coming to the US; logo wars; death of the Pumas

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew SC Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

T2 announce time change for Sunday home match against Seattle Sounders FC 2 | Portland Timbers

Logo Wars RETURN! This time ‘Beyond Borders’ with WA, OR, ID, BC – goalWA.net
LOGO WARS are a longtime tradition on goalWA.net where club crests go up against each other in public voting polls spurred on by social media campaigns until only one is left standing. Previously goalWA.net did youth crests in Washington and then focused on adult club crests. This year we are going BEYOND BORDERS

Stuff you should read that isn’t soccer related

Wealthy Parents Help Child Athletes Go Pro in Their Own Backyards - WSJ
Rich families are building gyms, soccer fields and baseball batting cages at home to develop their student-athlete skills.

The 14 best books about the Spanish Civil War - The Local
On the 82nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, The Local takes a look at the best books on the conflict.

Canada Geese often not given credit for being smart and adaptable | The Province
Canada geese have adapted to an urban setting by moving into parks near the shore in Vancouver to escape predators and to eat the grass

MLS

Toronto FC and U.S. star Jozy Altidore attracting attention from Serie A, Ligue 1

It was an emotional and successful return to Crew SC for Justin Meram - Massive Report
The winger made his second MAPFRE Stadium debut on Saturday.

Stejskal: How Orlando landed Carlos Ascues after the transfer deadline | MLSsoccer.com

HOW TO WATCH: FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United FC | 8.18.18 | FC Dallas

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 24 - RSL Soapbox
Whitecaps make a huge jump, while the Revolution drop an equal amount.

MLS Ponders Possible Chicago Move To San Antonio If Austin Attendance Mirrors Dallas And Houston — The Nutmeg News

#SaveTheCrew

Wolff: S.A. can forget MLS after Austin vote - San Antonio Express-News

'Hell is Real' derby closer to extinction after council vote in Austin
True rivalries are hard to come by, and seldom are the real ones manufactured by marketing strategists.

Columbus leaders vow to fight to keep Crew SC in Columbus | WTTE
Austin, Texas’ city council voted to approve a soccer stadium deal for Precourt Sports Ventures 7-4 Wednesday afternoon.The vote is seen as a first step in Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt moving the team to the Texas capital city.We're thrilled to move forw

Lower divisions in US/Canada

Divergence: The Death of Kitsap Pumas — Protagonist Soccer

USL D3 waits for USSF approval to kick off 2019 with minimum 10-team league - Inside World Football

US National Team

Nico Romeijn and Ryan Mooney on U.S. Soccer coaching education: the Federation's intentions and its capabilities and capacity 08/15/2018
Nico Romeijn and Ryan Mooney on U.S. Soccer coaching education: the Federation's intentions and its capabilities and capacity - 08/15/2018

ASN article: U.S U-17 standout George Bello eyeing a breakthrough with Atlanta

USMNT News: U-17 star Giovanni Reyna set to join Borussia Dortmund's academy - Sources | Goal.com
U.S. U-17 star Giovanni Reyna, son of former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, is set to join Borussia Dortmund's academy, sources tell Goal

World soccer

Mexico's Tax Administration Service to investigate Liga MX clubs, players on alleged 'double contracts'
Mexico's tax administration said on Thursday it will investigate Liga MX clubs and players on the alleged use of "double contracts."

La Liga games on United States soil? Not so fast
Despite Thursday’s joint announcement by Spain’s vaunted first division – the home to global juggernauts Barcelona and Real Madrid and perhaps the best domestic soccer league in the world – and Relevent Sports, its North American marketing partner, that La Liga “plans” to play at least one official match