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Puget Sound soccer

Defending from the front: Analyzing the defensive work rate of Seattle's attacking players | Seattle Sounders FC
A deeper look at how the front-four aren't just useful when the Sounders have the ball.

Vancouver Whitecaps host Seattle Sounders in first Cascadia Derby of 2019 | Pro Soccer USA
On Saturday there will be more on the line than just points as the Whitecaps host the Sounders in the first Cascadia Cup game of the season.

culture & news

NBA's handling of Russell Westbrook's interaction with a Jazz fan could teach soccer a few things
Stamping out inappropriate fan behavior before it has a chance to boil over – like the NBA did with Russell Westbrook's Utah incident – would go a long way toward helping soccer curtail its problem.

'The Princess Bride' Is Being Made into a Musical
The beloved film may just be coming to Broadway.

Everything You Need to Know About Acquisitions Incorporated: The Book - Posts - D&D Beyond
Acquisitions Incorporated is available for pre-order on the Penny Arcade store, and will release on June 18th, 2019.

Breakdancing makes next move to Olympic status at Paris 2024
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing and three other sports have made the next move toward becoming medal events at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Tacoma Rainiers Promotions | Rainiers
They R Tacoma

MLS

Arthur Blank Sells 10% Of Falcons, Atlanta United For $3 Billion Valuation
The price reflects the rising valuations for sports teams.

Portland Timbers' striker conundrum: Jeremy Ebobisse or Lucas Melano? | MLSsoccer.com

For better or worse, El Trafico is very real - LAG Confidential
A few weeks ago during LAFC’s resounding victory over the Portland Timbers, the supporters union known as the 3252 erupted in a spirited version of "Jump for LA Football Club".

Stejskal: LA Galaxy talked with multiple teams to move up allocation order | MLSsoccer.com

Brad Friedel is having trouble getting the most out of Revolution players - The Boston Globe
In MLS, teams seem prepared to battle, but players don’t always know when to turn things up or tone things down.

Was Erik Hurtado Actually Good? - Eighty Six Forever
It’s madness! Or is it?

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Waives Defender Nicolas Hasler | Chicago Fire
His last appearance was 35 minutes against Jordan Morris. Hasler started when Jordan scored and assisted in just 20 minutes.

What kind of player is Alejandro Pozuelo? A comprehensive breakdown of Toronto FC’s newest star – The Athletic ($)

MLS Re-Releases Extratime Video Game On Playstation 4 — The Nutmeg News
Comedy?

NWSL & other women’s leagues

‘Nobody is more frustrated than Morgan’: Dames backs Brian’s recovery efforts – Equalizer Soccer

Abby Wambach Wants Soccer Players to Get Paid Better
USWNT star Abby Wambach retired at 35 without much money in the bank. She talks about getting paid, getting free Chipotle, and how she could have made an extra quarter-billion dollars.

USL & other lower men’s leagues

New Mexico United remains undefeated after four games - New Mexico Daily Lobo
After their first four games as a franchise, New Mexico United remain undefeated.

Charleston Battery owner to sell pro soccer club's Daniel Island stadium | Sports | postandcourier.com
MUSC Health Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery, is set to be sold to a real estate developer in a deal that will likely bring the professional soccer club's matches

United States national teams

Report:Christian Pulisic out 3-4 weeks with quad injury - Fear The Wall
Not great Bob.

World soccer

Soccer: Astute Solskjaer made himself the only candidate for the job | Reuters
At a time when many are wondering what happened to Britain's political and diplomatic skills, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed a full understanding of the "art of the possible", sealing a deal on Thursday to become Manchester United's new permanent manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is Manchester United’s latest exercise in hope - SBNation.com
Manchester United got exactly who they wanted in a manager, which of course means nothing towards their success.

Soccer Rules Committee proposes hydration breaks | NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA
Based on a recommendation from the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee proposed hydration breaks at a set time during each half.

The search for the Del Piero jersey - Black & White & Read All Over
An introspective look at the personal side of fandom

Scoring in La Liga is down. Why?? - Villarreal USA
No, it is not just Villarreal.....

Local Idiots Wreck Minnesota Soccer Field By Doing A Bunch Of Donuts On It
Police in Hastings, Minnesota have identified two men they suspect of driving onto the Veterans Athletic Complex and doing a ludicrous amount of donuts, damaging over 200,000 square feet of soccer fields in the process, according to ABC 5 Eyewitness News.