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MLS issues fines, EFL issues fines, Tottenham isn’t fine

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Seattle

MLS scout visits Porterville | Sports | recorderonline.com
An ordinary day of youth soccer practice turned unique Tuesday with a visit from Giuseppe DePalo, the academy head of recruitment for Seattle Sounders.

Zulily launches an Amazon and Walmart price comparison feature - Vox
It’s a bold, risky move for the struggling discount shopping site.

MLS / USL

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines two teams, two coaches and five players | MLSsoccer.com
Portland picked up multiple fines, with the team, coach, and players all owing for fines. This was the Timbers’ 4th team sanction.

What MLS players are trying to get in CBA negotiations - SBNation.com
Eliminating TAM, more charter flights, and changing the way the salary cap is structured are key goals for the players.

Fanendo Adi files MLSPA complaint, alleging poor treatment at FC Cincinnati – The Athletic ($)
The designated player appears destined for a fractious exit from Cincy after a season of frustration and injuries.

FAA investigating Las Vegas Lights’ helicopter cash drop | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lights owner Brett Lashbrook said he and his team met with FAA officials Wednesday and were assured the team is not facing any repercussions regarding the incident.

NWSL / Women’s soccer

Hype of USWNT World Cup win a ‘motivation’ for England’s Jodie Taylor | Goal.com
The Reign FC striker picked out the positives of seeing the USA’s World Cup triumph up close.

Why is women’s soccer staying away from America’s biggest cities? | The Guardian
The two biggest population centers and media markets in the US aren’t found on the women’s soccer map and no one seems to be able to answer why, when, or even if things will change.

Is the USWNT lawsuit the right argument against wage discrimination? – The Athletic
U.S. Soccer argues that some USWNT players have consistently earned more money than the top-paid USMNT player.

US soccer

Berhalter counters Klinsmann’s CONCACAF claims
USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter, however, agrees with former U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann about finding the most difficult friendly opponents possible.

Gregg Berhalter names USMNT CONCACAF Nations League roster - Stars and Stripes FC
And the omission of one name leaves fans holding their breath.

Christian Pulisic makes USMNT roster, Sergino Dest absent amid Netherlands link
Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Jozy Altidore headline the 26-man U.S. roster but Sergino Dest is a notable absentee.

Report: Sergiño Dest declined USMNT call up - Stars and Stripes FC
He’s keeping his options open.

World soccer

Shots in the Dark: how data providers tell us different versions of what happened — American Soccer Analysis
While it is unclear the source of the error, it was pretty clear that there weren’t 1,300 passes and 50 shots in an English League 2 match.

Barcelona 2-1 Inter Milan: Luis Suarez scores twice in comeback win - BBC Sport
Luis Suarez scores a fine double as Barcelona come from behind to beat Inter Milan in the Champions League.

Liverpool fined for fielding ineligible player Pedro Chirivella - BBC Sport
Liverpool are fined £200,000 - half of which is suspended - for fielding an ineligible player in their third-round Carabao Cup win against MK Dons.

Bernardo Silva: Man City forward charged by FA over Benjamin Mendy tweet - BBC Sport
Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva is charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not risking Paul Pogba because of ‘worst’ pitch | Football | The Guardian
The Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was not happy with the artificial surface for the game against AZ Alkmaar, which is being played in The Hague

Cardiff to appeal to CAS after order to pay Emiliano Sala transfer fee | The Guardian
Cardiff are appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against Fifa’s ruling that they must pay Nantes the transfer fee for the striker killed in a plane crash

Five biggest challenges facing Premier League’s new chief executive | The Guardian
David Pemsel, the incoming chief executive at the Premier League, has plenty to work on when he takes up the reins

Club Brugge’s Emmanuel Dennis may get tattoos after goals vs. Real Madrid
Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis said he is considering getting two tattoos to celebrate his brace against Real Madrid.

Pulisic left out of Chelsea squad for Champions League clash with Lille
United States international Christian Pulisic has not been included in Chelsea’s matchday squad for the Champions League clash with Lille.

Things will get worse for Tottenham Hotspur – ProSoccerTalk
Pochettino and Tottenham were embarrassed by Bayern Munich, but things are set to get far worse at Tottenham.

What’s on TV?

Links were a bit late today, so here’s a quick summary (click the link above for full listings):

  • Nearly two-dozen UEFA Europa League matches, mostly on B/R Live, with kickoffs ranging from 9:55 AM to 12 PM; AZ Alkmaar vs. Manchester United (9:55 AM) and Arsenal vs. Standard liege (12 PM) are on TUDN
  • CONCACAF League games at 5 PM and 7 PM on Yahoo Sports
  • USWNT vs. South Korea at 5 PM on FS1
  • NCAA women’s soccer on ESPN3 and FLoFC, with kickoffs from 1 PM to 6 PM
  • NCAA men’s soccer mostly on ESPN+, with kickoffs from 12 PM to 5 PM