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Also: NWSL Final Sunday; Seattle Derby Sunday; lots of stuff Sunday

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Seattle

Dempsey Returns | Fulham Football Club

Huskies Host Seattle U Sunday In Seattle Derby - Washington Huskies | University of Washington Athletics

Men’s Soccer Scores in 86th Minute to Win 2-1 - Gonzaga University

You Will Hear Us (Sound Wave) – Sounder at Heart store
From $19.99 and up

S2 is at Rio Grande Valley Saturday at 5:30 PM. Sounders are at Galaxy Sunday at 4 PM.

culture

Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Time to Drop the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Jalen Robinson and The Children's Inn
Learn more about how Jalen Robinson is giving back to his community at The Children's at NIH.

Build Your Wizard’s D&D Backstory By Answering These 5 Questions | Geek and Sundry
Players have a lot of decisions to make when they put together a Dungeons & Dragons character. Spell choices, weapon choices and where to put ability scores

Astronomers just discovered Spock's home planet, Vulcan
Astronomers discovered a "super-Earth" exoplanet orbiting 40 Eridani A, a sunlike star about 16 light-years from Earth in the constellation Eridanus.

Free admission to select museums around Western Washington on Saturday | king5.com
The Museum of Flight, Children's Museum of Tacoma, and the Museum of Pop Culture are among dozens of Puget Sound-area museums offering free admission to anyone with a Museum Day ticket

MLS

Chris Klein is out of bullets - LAG Confidential
The Galaxy president has struggled to lead the club in the post Bruce Arena era

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 29 - RSL Soapbox
Atlanta, Red Bulls, Sporting, Sounders

Campeones Cup: Tigres Thrash Toronto 3-0 - FMF State Of Mind
Tigres take their first international title with a big victory over Toronto FC in the Campeones Cup

Report: Is Walker Zimmerman looking overseas? - Angels on Parade
Report suggests LAFC defender eyeing Europe, and teams there are interested, too.

Stejskal: San Jose contact Stanford's Jeremy Gunn about head coach vacancy | MLSsoccer.com

Coaches Q&A: Cabrera, Curtin & The Cup - U.S. Soccer
We posed the same six questions to Philadelphia Union boss Jim Curtin and Houston Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera to gauge their moods ahead of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on September 26th in Texas.

NWSL

USWNT players named to NWSL best XI - Stars and Stripes FC
As voted upon by fans, media, players, and coaches.

NWSL Final Storylines: Portland Thorns vs North Carolina Courage - Stumptown Footy
Here we are again.

Red Smoke Radio: Red Smoke Radio at NWSL Championship Media Day!
Katelyn and Tyler head to the NWSL Championship media day where the Thorns had both a media appearance and an impromptu game of basketball. We chat with Thorns about some soccer but mostly about their social media presence.

USL and other lower pro leagues in USA/Canada

USL Power Rankings - Wk 27 - RSL Soapbox
Cinci, Phoenix and Orange County at top. S2Tacoma 32nd of 33.

Another year of no playoffs for RGVFC - Dynamo Theory
After a draw in Colorado Springs, the Toros were officially eliminated from the USL postseason.

USL Discipline Report – Week 28

USL’s Week Ahead – Teams in East, West Close on Playoff Berths

50 players progress to second day at the Halifax #GotGame Open Trials – The CanPL Hub
A Guyanese international and a player with over 100 appearances in the Moroccan top tier progressed in the Canadian Premier League’s #GotGame Open Trials in Halifax today.

Mississauga MetroStars launched ahead of arena soccer season | Mississauga.com
Mississauga’s professional arena soccer team was launched with much fanfare on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Celebration Square.

USMNT/USWNT

World Cup Preview — TEAM USA 6v6

U.S. losing soccer prospects as California talent head back to Mexico in search of opportunity - Los Angeles Times
Alisal High is a prime example of U.S. soccer’s struggle over how and where to recruit and develop talent. While youngsters in richer areas train with elite teams, players on Alisal's all-Mexican American team contend for state titles after learning to play from dads and uncles who are farmworkers

World Soccer

Beautiful game’s poor pitches leading to ugly injuries in Liga MX to Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Avilés Hurtado, and Luis Chávez. - FMF State Of Mind
A spate of injuries this past weekend should bring the condition of some Liga MX playing surfaces under scrutiny.

Liga MX Femenil recap - 2018 Apertura Week 10 - FMF State Of Mind
Goals galore as the second half of the season begins for Liga MX Femenil.

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid post-Cristiano Ronaldo is fun - SBNation.com
No, Madrid are not going to be a better team right away, but they’re already more entertaining than last year’s squad.

Bayern Munich fans clash with Lisbon police - Bavarian Football Works
Reports say there were incidents between Bayern supporters and local police in Lisbon.

A New Soccer Statistic Tries to Place a Value on the Invaluable - The New York Times
A new soccer metric, packing, was created by two defensive-minded midfielder to recognize the contributions of defensive-minded midfielders.

Tottenham stadium workers 'have taken drugs and got drunk on the job' with £850m home yet to open - Irish Mirror Online
The 62,000-seater stadium was meant to be finished last weekend in time for the side’s clash with Premier League rivals Liverpool