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Seattle

King County Metro named the best large transit system in North America - King County

MLS

Official: LAFC acquire Christian Ramirez in trade with Minnesota United - Angels on Parade
The black-and-gold forward corps gets even stronger.

Breaking news: Christian Ramirez isbeing traded to expansion side, Los Angeles FC - E Pluribus Loonum
Minnesota United’s longtime #9 is being traded to LAFC.

Sporting Kansas City acquires old friend Krisztian Nemeth - The Blue Testament
Sporting KC officially reunites with an old friend for the price of $350,000 in allocation money and a first round 2020 SuperDraft pick

MLS Trades 2018: Revolution Trade Nemeth To Sporting KC - The Bent Musket
The Hungarian striker returns to the MLS club where he broke out in 2015 with ten goals and six assists.

Trading Nemeth was good business by the Revolution - The Bent Musket
Not bad for a Monday night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants Keylor Navas at LA Galaxy - AS USA
La estrella del LA Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic contactó telefónicamente al 'tico' Keylor Navas durante la pretemporada del Real Madrid en Estados Unidos.

Somebody made a Zlatan Office intro and it’s hilarious - LAG Confidential
"The Lion’s Office"

Breaking: 90 day Toll Extended; Oral Argument for Motion to Dismiss Scheduled – SOCCERESQ
Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: We've got a big procedural update. The 90-day toll has been extended and the Oral Argument for the Motion to Dismiss has been schedule. First, Judge…

Save The Crew has their own stadium proposal and it looks pretty good.

Loophole means ‘free agency’ could prove costly for highly-paid MLS players – The Athletic
The conversation between Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza, and Matt Besler started last offseason as the...

Could MLS add another team to Bay Area? - by dan-bernstein - August 5, 2018 - The San Francisco Examiner
On Nov. 12, 2017, the San Francisco Deltas faced the New York Cosmos for the North American Soccer League championship. The usually-empty bleachers at Keza

Armchair Analyst: Josef's binge, NYCFC's Free 8s & more from Week 23 | MLSsoccer.com

USA

Big 5 Sports' Only Out Athlete Wants #MeToo for Homophobia
Inspired by Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy, soccer player Collin Martin wants to change American athletics.

American Defender Matt Miazga Heads To Nantes On Loan
Matt Miazga has left Chelsea on loan again, signing for Nantes in Ligue 1 for the 2018-19 season.

World

Danny Rose interview: 'So many have thanked me for opening up on depression fight — I wish I'd done it sooner' - Mirror Online
EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham and England defender on being touched by the huge amount of positive feedback he got — and is STILL getting — and his close bond with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois tells Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave - sources
Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for Courtois and are reported to have had several offers knocked back by Chelsea this summer.

Culture

Dead Cells review: the best Castlevania game in years - The Verge
Indie game Dead Cells combines the gothic horror of Castlevania with a permadeath structure in what is one of the best 2D action games in years. It’s available on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Nerf is turning Overwatch guns into foam-shooting blasters - The Verge
Blizzard Entertainment is teaming up with the toy experts at Nerf to fulfill our dreams of being an Overwatch-style gunslinger.

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