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Jess Fishlock and Lyon get a good result in Champions League play, inside the Whitecaps Academy, and more.

The Cow Parade Arrives in London

Puget Sound soccer

Seattle’s self-made soccer historian promotes link to Sounders’ past – The Athletic ($)
Frank MacDonald links the Sounders with Seattle’s rich soccer history.

Jordan Morris: Dream of US return pushed me through ACL adversity of 2018 | MLSsoccer.com

How Bradley and Dempsey solidarity payment cases differed from Yedlin case – The Athletic ($)
Crossfire’s case regarding DeAndre Yedlin has been delayed again.

What To Make Of Sizzling Hot Seattle Sounders, Shaky Portland Timbers - Oregon Sports News

MLS

Six Degrees: It’s Official. We Suck. - Stumptown Footy
We aren’t above wallowing in our rival’s suckage.

Avoiding complacency has FC Cincinnati’s Spencer Richey where he is today
Spencer Richey is one of the FC Cincinnati players being roundly toasted in view of the club’s recent successes, and rightfully so.

Brazilian forward Héber joins NYCFC attacking arsenal | Pro Soccer USA

Jonathan Spector chose Hibs deal over staying in MLS - BBC Sport
United States cap Jonathan Spector hopes to revive his international career at Hibernian after turning down offers to remain in MLS.

New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas seeks justice for injured Florian Valot | Pro Soccer USA
New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas seeks justice from the MLS Disciplinary Committee for Florian Valot, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL Saturday.

Americans at home (and in Canada): The return of a familiar face - Stars and Stripes FC
Three weeks into the MLS season and things seem to be continuing along a path tread before. The MLS Cup champs are struggling with fixture congestion, injuries, and tactics, an expansion team is drawing huge crowds.

Jorge Mas compares Miami-Dade parks to cow pastures in tweet | Miami Herald
David Beckham partner Jorge Mas tweeted that a Major League Soccer training facility planned for Fort Lauderdale would have gone to Miami if not for a law requiring a referendum for building on park property.

Stejskal: Inside the Whitecaps’ ambitious, Canada-wide academy program | MLSsoccer.com
This is what the Sounders Academy might look like on steroids.

NWSL and other women’s leagues

Reign FC’s Jess Fishlock and Lyon get first-leg Champions League edge over Wolfsburg
Reigning champions Lyon beat two-time former winners Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-finals first leg on Wednesday.

This Fan Girl Interview - Kieran Theivam
It’s the final interview from our series on men who are doing amazing things to support and develop the women’s game.

FIFA will only allow natural grass fields at 2023 Women’s World Cup

Soccer is my (insert adjective here) place – Equalizer Soccer

United States national teams

Carli Lloyd: ‘I know that I still have a lot left to give’ to the U.S. team
“I know physically I’m in the best shape that I’ve been in,” the Delran native said as she looked ahead to the World Cup. “I know I’ll be ready, and I want to do anything I can to help the team win.”

World Soccer

Community Corner: What if the World Cup was like the NCAA Tournament? - Stars and Stripes FC
Let’s have some fun!

Report: Juventus to bypass U.S. tour amid Ronaldo’s rape investigation - Black & White & Read All Over
The club has reportedly decided to be a part of the Asian edition of the International Champions Cup

A Barcelona newspaper just wrote a story about CLONING Messi. Seriously. - Barca Blaugranes
You know it’s the international break when...

Canadian soccer expat, Miki Cantave, making his own way in Spain and Haiti - Waking The Red
A former Canadian youth product, ignored and forgotten by Canada, remains determined to make a career out of professional soccer.

Illegal stream organisation jailed for total of 17 years
Three sellers of illegal devices from a pirate streaming organisation were jailed for defrauding Premier League.