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Major Link Soccer: Ray Saari signs with Quails

Also: Pulisic’s youth club won’t chase compensation; Stars sign a defender

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Puget Sound soccer

Radio MARCA chats with new Seattle Reign signing Celia Jimenez (Spanish)
They discuss the World Cup this year and Seattle Reign FC.

Seattle Reign FC Elects Not to Retain Rights to Forward Adriana Leon
Earlier today, Seattle Reign FC announced that it has elected not to retain the rights to Canadian international forward Adriana Leon. The NWSL have made Leon’s rights available to all clubs via the…


News & culture

Padma Lakshmi: ‘Top Chef’ Profile
“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi gives a very personal food tour of New York City. “Top Chef” is currently in its 16th season.

Steve Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal legislation signed -

Comics: Young Justice: Outsiders; Stan Lee earn DC appearances; Marvel messes with Infinity Stones Comic roundup: Young Justice: Outsiders, Stan Lee earn DC appearances; Marvel messes with Infinity Stones | SYFY WIRE
Prequels, stones, and tributes - oh my!

As Third MLB-To-Portland Investor Emerges, The Big Ones Remain Unannounced
Another investor has surfaced as part of the MLB-to-Portland effort. But the ones who have the substantial amount of money needed to make the ballpark happen have yet to be revealed by the group. Here are the details.

Video Isle in Fremont Closes Its Doors After Nearly 33 Years - Slog - The Stranger
It's dead.

For Women, a Year of Stunning Deeds and Wrenching Moments - The New York Times
It was a year of undeniable progress for women in sports, despite the revelations at the Larry Nassar trial.


Austin FC appoint Andy Loughnane club president |

Save The Crew Transfers Season Ticket Pledge Information to Columbus Crew Front Office – #SaveTheCrew Blog

Will Guillermo Barros Schelotto bring success to the LA Galaxy? - LAG Confidential
The MLS crew says yes

Generation Adidas & All-Everything; Syracuse men’s soccer earns postseason honors - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
While the season didn’t live up to all expectations, there was a glut of postseason love dropped on the Orange.

Armchair Analyst: 2019 Mock Superdraft v1.0 |

Some top Argentine talent has slipped away from Revolution - The Boston Globe
Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s recent hiring as LA coach is a reminder of how he got away in 2007.

Toronto FC name Ali Curtis general manager - Waking The Red
The former RBNY sporting director will take over from Tim Bezbatchenko.

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami Hires Kurt Schmid as Technical Director |

NWSL and other women’s leagues

OptaPro publishes 2018 NWSL regular season review
Despite finishing third, Seattle Reign had to rely heavily on set pieces to score goals. Their open play goals total of 13 was the second-lowest in NWSL.

How changes to federation contracts will impact NWSL rosters – Equalizer Soccer

USL and other lower men’s leagues

Republic FC Sign Midfielder Ray Saari

Republic FC add more depth to back line - Indomitable City Soccer
Defender Matt Mahoney joins Quails after stint with Bethlehem Steel FC

United States national team

World soccer

Breaking down Christian Pulisic’s move to Chelsea - Stars and Stripes FC
Are fans right to be skeptical? Let’s break it down.

Transfer of Christian Pulisic Again Raises Specter of Solidarity Payments
Shortly after Borussia Dortmund confirmed the transfer of Christian Pulisic to Chelsea for a fee of €64 million, Will Parchman noted in a tweet that PA Classics, the youth development club that in part developed the starlet, stands to lose about $740k in solidarity payments. Setting aside the fact that there is just about no…

Christian Pulisic's youth club unlikely to pursue solidarity payment after Chelsea transfer
PA Classics' academy director says he is "90 percent" sure that the club will not pursue solidarity payments for Christian Pulisic's transfer.

‘No idea where money goes’: Fifa urged to help Somalia’s women footballers | Football | The Guardian
Fifa funds allocated to women’s football in Somalia are alleged not to be reaching their target, with fear of extremists said to be the reason

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