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Puget Sound soccer

2019 Royal Guard Membership & Scarf | royalguardsg
Destined for glory

W-League/NWSL Quick Guide - Reign FC | Beyond 90

Emerald City Supporters - Emerald City Supporters response to the 2019 MLS Fan Code of Conduct
"Our position is simple: Standing up for human rights is not political. Defending marginalized people is not a political issue."

culture & news

Seattle XFL team hires Bellevue product, former Sounders exec Ryan Gustafson as its president | The Seattle Times
Gustafson had been a VP of business strategy and development.

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Why David Beckham is desperate to keep Inter Miami out of the suburbs | Football | The Guardian
The former England captain wants his team to play in downtown Miami, as soccer in North America markets itself as an urban game

Timbers Marching - Stumptown Footy
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you play a dozen consecutive games on the road.

Soccer: The Original MLS Power Rankings for March 26, 2019 | SportsDay
From time to time, there is a lighter schedule. Sometimes we hold off on doing a ranking if there isn't enough data to really work with, but as it...

Bold and Beautiful: Allianz Field is more than a place to watch soccer - E Pluribus Loonum
The ground makes a perfect frame for Minnesotan soccer.

‘It isn’t just hotdish’: Justin Sutherland on what gets him excited about the food at Allianz Field – The Athletic ($)
The celebrity chef, who signed on as a consultant for three years, says the menu will be locally sourced and affordable

NWSL and other women’s leagues

The U.S. used to rule the women’s sports landscape, but with momentum stalled the rest of the world is catching up - New York Daily News
Last month the SheBelieves Cup invitational women’s soccer tournament was held for the fourth time. The United States, which hosts the event, had won two out of the last three cups. This year, it was all England.

Mandy Freeman Out Indefinitely with Achilles Tendon Injury - Sky Blue FC

A craving for challenge brought Stephanie Labbé to the Courage – Equalizer Soccer

USL and other lower men’s leagues

National Independent Soccer Association Announces Los Angeles Club - NISA

United States national teams

USA 1-1 Chile: The US shows it’s a work in progress as Chile dominates - Stars and Stripes FC
As long as there is actually progress

USMNT v. Chile: What we Learned - Stars and Stripes FC
The USMNT went into a tough match against Chile in Houston and ground out a 1-1 draw in a dicey and tough affair. Here’s what we learned.

USMNT vs. Chile, 2019 Friendly: Community Player Ratings - Stars and Stripes FC
You react. You rate.

Bundesliga | Tyler Adams: The USA and RB Leipzig's answer to Bayern Munich and Germany all-rounder Joshua Kimmich
Tyler Adams' Bundesliga and international career with the USA team is just in its infancy, but the prodigiously gifted RB Leipzig man has already given more than a hint he could be the American answer to Bayern Munich and Germany's master-of-all-trades Joshua Kimmich.

Three U.S. Soccer Referees Selected to Officiate at 2019 U-20 World Cup - U.S. Soccer
U.S. Soccer FIFA Referee Ismail Elfath and Assistant Referees Kyle Atkins and Corey Parker have been selected as match officials for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. FIFA announced 21 groups of match officials from all six confederations for the competition, which begins May 23 in Lublin, Poland.

World soccer

Euro clubs explore promotion-relegation for Champions League
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Europe's top soccer clubs will look at extending promotion and relegation for the Champions League in ongoing talks with UEFA to reform continental competitions in...

Elite clubs and Uefa to introduce price cap on European tickets for away fans | London Evening Standard
The continent's leading clubs and European football's governing body Uefa are set to announce a cap on ticket prices for away fans in European club competitions. A working group was set up last year by the European Club Association and Uefa following complaints from Bayern Munich and Liverpool fans about ticket prices at Anderlecht and FC Porto, respectively.

Sterling, Rose, Hudson-Odoi become unlikely but composed voices against racism in soccer
Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose warned Callum Hudson-Odoi about the racism he would inevitably endure in Europe. That they had to – and that the three have become the most honorable voices against it – speaks volumes to the problem.

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