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NWSL is looking for a new TV partner and De Gea’s new deal is held up by agent fees.

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Seattle

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MLS

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NWSL

NWSL seeks new national TV outlet after ending partnership deal with A+E Networks
NWSL president Amanda Duffy said a new television partner will be announced "in the coming weeks."

The NWSL’s partnership with A+E is over. Now what? – Equalizer Soccer
Games will apparently be available on Yahoo for the time being.

NWSL Announces End To Partnership With A&E, Here's What It Means
The National Women's Soccer League and A&E Networks announced a premature end to the television partnership between the two entities, one year ahead of the conclusion of a three-year deal.

USA

From Farmland to Flamingos: The 96-year story of soccer in Madison, WI - E Pluribus Loonum
Forward Madison FC may be the city’s first professional team, but the world’s game has strong roots in the community.

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The Federation’s latest financial disclosure revealed Gulati continued to grow the large asset base in his final year.

USMNT finalizing pre-Gold Cup friendlies in Washington, DC and Cincinnati - Stars and Stripes FC
Audi Field and Nippert Stadium set to host the Stars and Stripes

US youngster Richard Ledezma rejected Barcelona move for PSV - father
PSV Eindhoven midfielder Richard Ledezma turned down a move to Barcelona last year, according to the United States youth international's father.

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US Soccer teases significant broadcasting plans for US Open Cup | TheCup.us - Full Coverage of US Open Cup Soccer
During the National Council Meeting on Feb. 16, there was a significant 15 seconds that should excite fans of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the United States’ national championship, that will kick off its 106th competition in May.

World

Leeds United will now be the latest club to have a ‘behind-the-scenes’ documentary filmed - Through It All Together
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Maurizio Sarri 'not sure' of long-term future at Chelsea
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Agents fees delaying £90m De Gea deal at Man United sources
Manchester United will recognise David De Gea's status as one of the best goalkeepers in the world with a huge five-year deal.

Sane reacts to tremendous free kick equalizer (video) – ProSoccerTalk
The UEFA Champions League stage didn't bother Leroy Sane.

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There’s a whole heap of issues the club need to sort out before they address the manager’s future

Simeone: 'Gesture came from the heart' | Football Italia
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Liverpool Reportedly Set to Return to United States for Pre-Season Tour - The Liverpool Offside
The club will not alternate pre-season tour destinations this summer and are heading back to America.

Culture

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