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Major Link Soccer: Thierry Henry named Montreal Impact coach

Henry comes back to the league he left in 2014. It’s an entirely new league now.

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Thierry Henry returns to MLS, is Jeff Bezos going to buy the Seahawks or another NFL team, Megan Rapinoe calls for more investment in women’s soccer in the United States and what in the hell have the Chicago Fire done?

Seattle

Not soccer related but important for various reasons. Could Jeff Bezos buy the Seahawks? There is reportedly mutual interest with the NFL | The Seattle Times. According to The Washington Post, NFL owners are "keen" to have Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buy a team, whether it is the Seahawks or another franchise.

MLS

I’ll be honest, I didn’t see this one coming. Thierry Henry named Montreal Impact head coach - ESPN. Thierry Henry has been named the head coach of Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact on a two-year contract. “It’s an honor to become head coach of the Montreal Impact and return to MLS,” Henry said. “It’s a league that I know well where I had a great time.

Is it really healthy though? Don Garber says the state of MLS is healthy. The reality is more complicated. – The Athletic. The commissioner painted a rosy picture in Seattle, but neglected to mention real issues impacting the state of the league

What are your thoughts on these ten items? Ten Suggestions for the Next MLS CBA - The Blue Testament. MLS and the MLSPA are negotiating a new CBA but we’d like to help with a few suggestions.

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring – ProSoccerTalk. TIDES director Richard Lapchick called lower gender hiring numbers across men's professional sports a "systemic problem."

I almost forgot that there is a new team coming in next season. Inter Miami acquire Grant Lillard from Chicago Fire | MLSsoccer.com. Inter Miami have acquired defender Grant Lillard from the Chicago Fire.

FOR ALL THINGS HOLY, DON’T LET THIS BE A THING!!!

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

There should be more investment. Rapinoe calls for more investment in U.S. women's game - Reuters. Two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the U.S. national women's team's fight for gender pay equity but the fiery forward has told Reuters she also hopes for more investment in the domestic league and better pay for club players.

World

At least he knows when it’s time to hang them up. David Villa to retire: 'It's better to leave football before football leaves me' | Football | The Guardian. The 37-year-old will finish his career with Vissel Kobe in January of next year at the close of the league season in Japan

Not sure this was thought out. British embassy advises Kosovo mayor against giving free beer to England fans. The mayor of Pristina is promising England fans and players a warm welcome for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo, but there's no free beer.

More should do this. Spanish state TV shuns Super Cup in Saudi Arabia over human rights fears | Football | The Guardian. The Spanish state broadcaster RTVE has said it would not bid to broadcast the upcoming Spanish Super Cup football tournament in Saudi Arabia due to human rights concerns

Just like any new system, it will need to improve. VAR: Mike Riley tells Premier League club 'improvement is required' - BBC Sport. Referees' chief Mike Riley has told Premier League clubs that "improvement is required" with the video assistant referee system.

You just can’t keep this man away. Rafael Benitez: Ex-Liverpool & Newcastle boss plans Premier League return in future - BBC Sport. Rafael Benitez plans to return to the Premier League one day, but has no plans to leave Dalian Yifang any time soon.