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Hopefully, maybe they’ll have a home field by 2022. Also, the Women’s World Cup will have video review.

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News & Culture

Local breweries team up on behalf of a friend of the industry – Washington Beer Blog
Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden in West Seattle is one of several venues that will host a fundraiser on March 28th. Proceeds benefit ABTA

ECCC 2019: Stranger Things cast on Season 3 | SYFY WIRE
Get in on the Upside Down.

Dungeons and Dragons is more popular than ever thanks to Twitch
More than 40 years after the first edition of "Dungeons and Dragons" hit shelves, video platforms Twitch and YouTube are leading a renaissance of the fantasy roleplaying board game — and business is booming.

Major League Soccer

Wayne Rooney, D.C. United crush 9-man Real Salt Lake - Black And Red United
A hat trick for the England legend pushed United past RSL

Portland Timbers still looking dire in 3-0 loss to FC Cincinnati - Stumptown Footy
One week after a demoralizing and comprehensive loss to Los Angeles FC, the Portland Timbers posted another demoralizing and comprehensive loss.

MLS Expansion Odds: Sacramento Favored to be 28th Team
Cincinnati FC became the 24th team in Major League Soccer last year. With three more clubs already approved to join shortly, and one more open spot, Sacramento Republic FC are the favorites to be next.

Atlanta United draws with Philadelphia Union, 1-1 - Dirty South Soccer
Ezequiel Barco’s tally in the 70th minute helped the team pick up a point going into the international break.

Inter Miami proposes to play at Lockhart in 2020, 2021 | Miami Herald
Inter Miami owners David Beckham and Jorge Mas are proposing to play the 2020 and 2021 MLS seasons at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale while Miami Freedom Park is constructed. Fort Lauderdale’s city council will vote Tuesday.

Robert Kraft’s Other Problem — Soccer - The New York Times
When Robert Kraft finishes dealing with solicitation charges in Florida, his soccer team could use some help.

In memory of a soccer pioneer: How Dennis O'Meara helped grow the Timbers and the game in Portland
No part of what Portlanders love about soccer would be as prominent today without Dennis O’Meara. Not at the professional level. Not at the collegiate or youth levels, either. Long before his passing, his legend should have already been told.

Friends and international teammates, Cristian Roldan and Djordje Mihailović to face each other for first time in CHIvSEA | Seattle Sounders FC
That's two straight weeks when Roldan has faced off against a fellow USMNTer.

Eighteen years after the Fusion, the debate about soccer in Miami or Fort Lauderdale rages on | TYAC
As Fort Lauderdale debates the merits of two soccer proposals, fans should reject the politics of parochialism and embrace cohesion and unity.

The Women’s Game

There will be video review at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer
It's one small step in the direction of equality.

Championing women across all sports and at all levels is a must we need to ACT on right now - Laura McAllister - Wales Online
It's high time there were some proper athletic strides forward when it comes to equality...

Argentina announces professionalization of women's soccer
Argentina's soccer association has announced that the national women's league will now be granted professional status. Each of the top division's 16 clubs must have at least eight players with professional contracts.

Painter and decorator Lisa Robertson plotting FA cup upset with Durham: 'We respect Chelsea but will not be intimidated'
Lisa Robertson is a badass.

Jordan DiBiasi might be just what the Washington Spirit need to put 2018 behind them - Black And Red United
The rookie midfielder looks like she be a big part of the Spirit’s attack this year

How commercialization is driving a new era of women’s tournaments – Equalizer Soccer [$]
Not to be confused with the Four Nations Tournament, the Tournament of Nations, or the [Africa] Cup of Nations, the Cup of Nations is the newest women’s international friendly tournament to take place over the late winter FIFA window. What's driving the development of new tournaments like this?

College Soccer

Former Yale women’s soccer head coach worked as a cooperating witness since April 2018
Rudy Meredith, who was federally charged in an admissions scandal, worked as a cooperating witness since April 2018 while coaching the soccer team through a recruiting process and soccer season.

Report: Former Yale Soccer Coach Named In College Bribery Scandal Pressured Players Into Writing His Papers For Grad School
Former Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith abused his position with the team to help privileged kids pretend that they were athletic recruits so as to make their admissions process into one of the more prestigious universities in the country that much easier. But it appears that his shadiness did not stop there.

United States

USMNT roster: Balance vs building in Berhalter’s first international window | US Soccer Players
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter gets his first chance at full availability in the March 2019 international window, mixing foreign-based players with MLS.

U.S. Soccer responds to USWNT lawsuit, and here's why it's notable
Carlos Cordeiro seems more willing to work with the women's team than his predecessor. In a sense, it was never going to be otherwise.

U.S. defender Jonathan Spector joins Scotland's Hibernian for rest of season
Hibs said the 33-year-old from Arlington Heights, Illinois, has agreed to a contract through the rest of the season.

World

An Appreciation of Sadio Mané’s Superb Goal Against Bayern Munich - The Liverpool Offside
History needs to remember just how great Sadio Mané’s Champions League opener was on every level.

Fortnite: Football is losing fans to video games fears Liverpool CEO | The Independent
Manchester United may be Liverpool's biggest rivals on the pitch, but when it comes to attracting a new breed of young fans, the competition comes equally from video games like Fortnite.

Schalke’s new AR app allows fans to test club knowledge - SportsPro Media
Bundesliga side include competitive feature in Forward Gaming-developed platform.

No Country for Old Goalkeepers - SBNation.com
Manuel Neuer and Gigi Buffon couldn’t stop what was coming.

Ousmane Dembele pushes back against chef conspiracy theory - Barca Blaugranes
The forward responded to recent claims.

FIFA push to spread 2022 World Cup faces Qatari resistance - The Washington Post
The FIFA Council approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches

FIFA ignores Europe and votes to start revamped Club World Cup in June 2021 | FourFourTwo
A Club World Cup without European teams should be a ton of fun.