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Puget Sound soccer

Back at full speed in MLS, Jordan Morris could be in line for big role with USMNT – The Athletic ($)
After sitting out most of last year with an ACL tear, Jordan Morris is once again looking like a promising international piece.

Seattle Sounders move to top of MLS Power Rankings as D.C. rises and SKC tumble
The Seattle Sounders are the last remaining perfect team in MLS after three weeks of action, and they top this week's edition of Power Rankings.

Decision on Yedlin transfer solidarity payments from Sounders to Spurs delayed
Youth club Crossfire Premier is attempting to recoup around $100,000 from Yedlin's transfer from Seattle Sounders to Tottenham.

culture & news

Francis Spufford pens unauthorised Narnia novel | Books | The Guardian
The Stone Table hailed as a ‘seamless recreation’ of CS Lewis’s style, but this addition to the acclaimed series of children’s books may never be published

Dragon Talk Interview | Zub Tales


MLS announces multi-year gaming partnership with MGM Resorts International |
It's going to be a lot easier to find betting lines in Vegas.

Whitecaps FC provide injury update on midfielder Andy Rose | Vancouver Whitecaps FC

I want whatever Brad Guzan is having - 7500 To Holte
Our old pal was involved in a right situation earlier this week

Griffin Yow signs homegrown deal with D.C. United - Black And Red United
Yow is the third DCU academy product to get a pro contract with the club this year

Randy Levine: NYCFC Stadium Announcement Could Come “This Year” - Hudson River Blue
We'll believe it when we see it.

NWSL and other women’s leagues

Guess Who is a professional goalkeeper – Equalizer Soccer
Another familiar face for Reign FC fans contributes to The Equalizer's Players' Week coverage.

The landscape of women's sport is changing and we will capture it all
For years, reporting on some of the greatest sportswomen in the world has been considered optional.

The NWSL Is A Restrictor Plate League, But It Doesn’t Have To Be – Backline Soccer
The NWSL wants a league full of Portland Thorns while making sure that teams like Sky Blue FC and the Washington Spirit aren’t blown out of the water.

USL and other lower men’s leagues

Independence Land England Youth International Anderson
Great get out in the USL Championship East

United States national teams

National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Nominees | National Soccer Hall of Fame
The National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium will be a museum that honors the past while fully incorporating modern technology of the present and future.

'We support the women' - USMNT vets respond to colleagues' lawsuit
Several members of the United States men’s national team expressed support for their female colleagues after the world champion USWNT filed a discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.

The U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Makes a Really Good Case for Equal Pay - The Atlantic
Historically, companies in the U.S. have looked for wiggle room around the idea of equal pay for equal work by portraying work done by women as simply not comparable to work done by men, even when it is.

US Women’s Soccer and the Fight for Pay Equity | The Nation
On International Women’s Day, a lawsuit dropped that sent a shock wave through the world of soccer.

The Genius (and Limitations) of the USWNT’s Equal-Pay Lawsuit - TheLines

Berhalter plans to play Tyler Adams at right back, DeAndre Yedlin on wing |

World soccer

Update: Bayern Munich confirmed to play in Kansas City this summer - Bavarian Football Works
I guess we will find out if Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski like BBQ as Bayern Munich is rumored to be headed to Kansas City this summer.

No soccer experience, but she still got a spot on elite UCLA team in admissions scandal - Los Angeles Times
Lauren Isackson did not play competitive soccer before matriculating at UCLA, prosecutors say, and yet, for an entire season, she was a member of an elite team that finished the 2017 season as runner-up to national champion Stanford.

FIFA receives record nine expressions of interest to host 2023 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer
Argentinian, Australia, Bolivian, Brazilian, Colombian, Japan, Korea (potentially as a joint bid with North and South), New Zealand and South Africa

We need to talk about the ludicrous relegation battle going on in League One | FourFourTwo
There's a bonkers, 13-team scrap down in the third tier – and we love it

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