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Plenty of reading about the timing of the complaint and what’s next in court. Also: Sporting KC is snagging Gedion Zelalem, and Tottenham is testing their new stadium.

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Seattle

The new Tacoma Defiance see off Rio Grande Valley FC - Sounder At Heart
Despite struggling for large portions of the match, the Defiance came away with the points with superior finishing.

The Center of the Triangle: Ozzie Alonso’s path to Minnesota United - E Pluribus Loonum
After taking him from Cuba to Seattle, Alonso’s career has brought him to Minnesota.

Tacoma Defiance’s 15-year-old soccer player, Danny Leyva | Tacoma News Tribune
The News Tribune rightly notes that Danny Leyva is one to watch.

Reign FC open Cheney Stadium to fans - Sounder At Heart
Fans got to walk around Cheney Stadium and we got to talk with Morgan Andrews and head coach Vlatko Andonovski.

MLS Watercolors — Cat Scarf Pre-order: Round Two
Who doesn’t want a cat scarf?

Major League Soccer

Armchair Analyst: All 24 teams in review | Week 2 Analysis | MLSsoccer.com

MLS commissioner Don Garber addresses response to presence of hate group members at NYCFC matches – The Athletic ($)
Garber reiterated MLS's values of inclusion and tolerance and spoke about the league's efforts to define its policies.

New Toronto FC documentary to air next week - Waking The Red
The Northern Touch explores Toronto FC supporter culture and fandom.

Sporting KC to acquire Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal | The Kansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City will acquire Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem on a transfer deal, sources told The Star.

De Boer believes Atlanta fans should lower expectations – ProSoccerTalk
De Boer told fans they were "spoiled" after the last two seasons of Atlanta United success. Probably not what they want to hear.

WATCH: Efrain Alvarez does Matt Hedges dirty - LAG Confidential
This kid can play.

Recap: Loons dominant on the road in 3-0 win over Earthquakes - E Pluribus Loonum
Goals from Darwin Quintero, Miguel Ibarra and (kinda) Ján Greguš fueled the victory.

USWNT and Women’s World Cup

USWNT files gender discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer in federal court - Stars and Stripes FC
Happy International Women’s Day.

Breaking down the US Women's National Team Gender Discrimination Complaint | TYAC
Less than 100 days from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, US Women's National Team players are again suing US Soccer, this time for gender discrimination.

What The Timing Of USWNT Players' Decision To Sue U.S. Soccer Means
The decision by players with the U.S. women's national soccer team to sue U.S. Soccer may seem to come at a PR-friendly moment, with the suit revealed by Andrew Das of the New York Times on International Women's Day.

Ellis backs USWNT in lawsuit against USSF | SBI Soccer
U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis is backing her players after the defending World Cup Champions filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Ellis is employed by the USSF but has chosen to stick by her players who announced their lawsuit on Friday.

Scotland Women: Shelley Kerr's side can 'compete with anyone' - Kim Little - BBC Sport
Scotland Women are "a little bit away" from the world's top nations but can "compete with anyone on our day", says midfielder Kim Little.

USL

Sellout Crowds Smash Championship’s Week 1 Attendance Record

NM United plays to a draw; 12,896 witness debut » Albuquerque Journal
Devon Sandoval scored the franchise’s first ever goal.

World

New visa law set to block some imports | The Women’s Game
A new Australian federal government immigration policy tweak could have a sweeping effect on W-League squads next season and cause headaches for A-League teams, too. However:

FFA: Visa changes won't affect W-League - FTBL | The home of football in Australia - The Women's Game - For the love of the game

Raheem Sterling Has Had Enough - The New York Times
The Manchester City forward discusses racism, the relentlessness of media stereotypes about black players and his decision to call out both after he was racially abused during a Premier League match in December.

New stadium – Test Event Matches and Opening Game update | Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham testing their new grounds.

Bayern Munich to hit the United States again this summer - Bavarian Football Works
The Bavarians had such a good time in Philadelphia and Miami last summer that they booked a return date to the United States.

Hannover vs. Leverkusen: Snow soccer rules... until this happens - SBNation.com
You hate to see it.

Birmingham 0 - 1 Aston Villa: Grealish takes one on the chin before delivering KO - 7500 To Holte
Jack Grealish stole the show in more ways than one as Villa bagged another win in the Second City derby.