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Major Link Soccer: It’s Rivalry Week in MLS

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NWSL won’t cancel game due to weather, New York ties New Jersey and more.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at New York City FC Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Chad being Chad: Sounders marvel as rock-steady Marshall keeps trucking | MLSsoccer.com
Chad has been really good, again.

Jasmyne Spencer brings more power to the Seattle Reign FC | The Seattle Times
Power buns are starting to pop up around Memorial Stadium. At least that’s what Jasmyne Spencer calls the signature style where she wraps her hair in dual knots.

MLS

MLS to Austin: City’s MLS franchise to be dubbed Austin FC
Major League Soccer in Austin took another step toward reality Wednesday night.

Don’t ever bet against Lee Nguyen (because he can’t stop winning) – The Athletic
The odds of the 31-year-old Lee Nguyen excelling in a new challenge always seem to be in his favor.

Guide to Heineken Rivalry Week, Part 1

Only one game really matters this week

More at Stake in LAFC va Galaxy 3rd Meeting

Its about playoff positioning

Absent big names, hype, FC Dallas explains why they’re MLS Cup Contenders

Keep telling yourself that.

USA

Rochester Approved for USL Division III

Portland Thorns game against Sky Blue FC will go on despite unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke | OregonLive.com
The Portland Thorns and Sky Blue FC will have to deal with poor air quality when they face off at Providence Park Wednesday night as the NWSL has no current plans to cancel the game.

World

theScore - Hoeness: Ozil's 'well-marketed' image better than his actual ability
Hoeness: Ozil's 'well-marketed' image better than his actual ability

La Liga players unanimously against game in U.S. and can't rule out strike
La Liga players are unanimously against playing a league game outside of Spain and have not ruled out going on strike.

Fans in Germany break off talks with DFL and DFB, promise more protests - Bavarian Football Works
The fans are frustrated that talks with the DFB and DFL fizzled out too quickly and aren’t ready to be quiet.