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Major Link Soccer: New York Red Bulls No. 99 retired for Bradley Wright-Phillips

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Conveniently, it’s not a very popular number. Also, Bill Hamid might return, and USA wins the Tournament of Nations.

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Seattle

Sounders Academy players travel to Japan for U-18s Toyama World International Challenge Youth Tournament | Seattle Sounders FC

In rescuing his legacy, Sigi Schmid has brought the Galaxy back, too - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history has found his groove again with playoff-bound Galaxy.

Watch: Blue Angels Seafair Air Show above Lake Washington | king5.com

Former Liverpool man to make surprise move to America? | Vital Bournemouth
The Australian fullback rumored to be on the Sounders radar.

With Reports of Multiple Incoming Foreign Players, Sounders Aren’t Concerned About International Slots – SOCCERESQ

Seattle Sounders: MLS, B-teams and a search for identity
You should read this essay on S2, fandom, and the Pacific Northwest.

Major League Soccer

Bradley Wright-Phillips: The Last to Wear No. 99 for RBNY | New York Red Bulls
After hitting a century of goals, BWP has his number retired.

Bill Hamid left D.C. United last winter. Could he return this summer? - The Washington Post
United is exploring the possibility of bringing back its former goalkeeper, who now plays in Denmark.

LAFC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye out for rest of 2018 season - Angels on Parade
Recovery expected to last 4-6 months.

Ezequiel Barco to miss third straight match after breaking a team rule - Dirty South Soccer
The benching continues.

NWSL

Janine Beckie reportedly to leave Sky Blue FC - Once A Metro
The Canadian international is rumored to be headed to Europe after an unsatisfying first season in New Jersey.

USL

Jonesing for a Win: Orange County SC 2, Swope Park Rangers 1 - Angels on Parade
Darwin Jones comes up big as OC continue unbeaten run.

Launch of Austin Bold FC allows 15-year-old Julian Gaines to stay home
Professional soccer almost couldn’t get to Austin fast enough for Julian Gaines.

United States

USA wins the Tournament of Nations: four things we learned - Stars and Stripes FC
After a long time in the wilderness, the US is finally starting to play like the best team in the world.

WATCH: Tim Weah scores first competitive goal for PSG - Stars and Stripes FC
The U.S. international struck in the French Super Cup.

WATCH: Lynden Gooch scores game winner for Sunderland - Stars and Stripes FC
The American is off to a fast start in League One.

Tab Ramos: Hiring freeze has made for 'difficult year' on men's side 08/06/2018
Tab Ramos: Hiring freeze has made for 'difficult year' on men's side - 08/06/2018

The list of where more than 100 U.S. soccer players abroad are competing this season - The Washington Post
The focus is on teenagers Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tim Weah, but dozens of others are in Europe and Mexico.

Where to find soccer leagues and competitions on US TV and streaming - World Soccer Talk
A handy cheat sheet.

Univision uses Liga MX for fight with Dish Network at cost of their fans - FMF State Of Mind
As fight with Dish Network continues, Univision switches their top games away from Univision Deportes Network.

Detroit City FC itches to go pro, maybe this fall | Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit City FC's CEO says the club will try to form a new league this fall for 2019 season in bid to add more regular-season matches to boost revenue.

World

Chelsea vs. Manchester City: No one knows what the Blues will be this season - SBNation.com
Maurizio Sarri isn’t a typical Roman Abramovich appointment, and it’s not clear what’s going to change at Stamford Bridge.

Champions Manchester City Continue Their Winning Ways In Community Shield Victory - Bitter and Blue
Blues Take Home First Silverware Of The Season.

OFFICIAL: Barcelona agree Arturo Vidal deal - Barca Blaugranes
The midfielder will join on a three-year deal.

Keisuke Honda signs for Melbourne Victory in Aussie A-League
Japan star Keisuke Honda has signed for Melbourne Victory as a marquee player for the club in the 2018-19 Australian A-League season.

Planning Unit's prints show European football stadiums from above
London design studio Planning Unit has spent over a decade creating graphic representations of football stadiums from above - a side project that has led to a Tumblr site, a collection of prints and a commission from Nike.

More

AMC is developing a sci-fi show based on Ken Liu’s short stories - The Verge
AMC is developing series about uploaded intelligence based on the short stories by celebrated sci-fi author Ken Liu. The network has set up a writer’s room for the project.

Group Finally Schedules Conversation about How Much Fun It Would Be to Play D&D Some Time
After months of scheduling conflicts and last-minute dropouts Zach Bornman and friends set aside time to talk about setting aside time to play D&D one day.

New kids on the block: 118 hungry goats descend on Boise neighborhood | ktvb.com
"They kind of just like took over this neighborhood this morning."