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Changes to free kick walls and handballs are coming, a Turkish player attacked players with a razor mid-game, and the USWNT beat Brazil!

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Seattle

New Attacking Ideas Define Sounders’ 2019 Opener - Sounder At Heart
In the season opener against expansion side FC Cincinnati, the Sounders scored 4 goals in route to a lopsided 4-1 victory. The Sounders created many chances throughout the match, ending with 24...

Security at ECCC - Emerald City Comic Con

MLS

Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart decision: Beckham’s MLS plans vs plucky upstart FXE Futbol – The Florida Squeeze
Editors Note: We're honored at The Florida Squeeze to have this contribution from one of the deans of soccer journalism in the United States. Jeff Rusnak has covered men's and women's soccer at all levels from the 1980's onward and was for years my window to the world's game through a south Florida lens when…

Bill Hamid on Brad Guzan: He wouldn't have said anything if Atlanta had won | MLSsoccer.com

2019 Concacaf Champions League match recap: New York Red Bulls 0, Santos Laguna 2 - FMF State Of Mind
Santos Laguna will bring a hard fought two goal

While the presence of right-wing extremist fans in MLS is obvious, rooting out the problem isn't
It’s a problem Major League Soccer needs to address, and also a problem with no easy solution.

ESPN’s Jon Champion embraces ‘a new challenge’ with move to Major League Soccer
After spending decades as a globally-known voice of the English Premier League, Jon Champion began a new era of his broadcasting career this past Sunday as ESPN’s lead voice of MLS.

Nashville SC to retain Gary Smith as manager for debut MLS season - sources

Hopefully you enjoyed it, because the Columbus Crew opener was special - Massive Report
This particular season opener wasn’t like any other. It was something more. And it was very beautiful.

Bob Bradley wants to rename “El Trafico” - LAG Confidential
"Throw that ‘El Trafico’ thing out the f***ing window, ok?"

*This was in yesterday’s links, I am including it again because Bradley being angry about the name is funny.

USA

Unpacking the reactions to those USWNT inspirational jerseys - Stars and Stripes FC
There were a lot of feelings!

Will Efrain Alvarez end up with Mexico or the USMNT? - ESPN Video
After Efrain Alvarez dazzled for LA Galaxy in his MLS debut, Herculez Gomez discusses the 16 year old's impact and ponders his international future.

USA holds off Brazil for 1-0 win - Stars and Stripes FC
What was that at the end???

USWNT fails to impress despite win over Brazil in SheBelieves Cup finale | Goal.com
The USWNT won 1-0 over the Selecao on Tuesday night, but Jill Ellis' side is still not firing on all cylinders

“Baby Bull” Morales is excited to rep the RGV - Dynamo Theory
Last year, Brandon Morales became the first-ever RGV FC Academy player to sign with the first team. Now, he’s ready to take the next step and make an impact with the Toros.

RGV FC’s main man behind the scenes - Dynamo Theory
While the players and coaches get all the credit, equipment manager David Garcia keeps the Toros running smoothly.

From the Pitch - For Birmingham, Chandler Hoffman
Tom Glavine was my guy.

If you’re too young to remember him… man, you missed out. Tom was a left-handed pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. An absolute legend. He threw darts. And as a fellow southpaw growing up in Birmingham, Alabama -- where every Braves home game was broadcast live on television -- I wanted to be just like him.

The 22 USWNT federation players for the 2019 NWSL season are… – Equalizer Soccer

World

Football fans need help in their fight against bad owners | Sport | The Times
Two men with a ladder did the honours at Bloomfield Road yesterday, one holding the steps steady, the other climbing up and removing an advertisement for Oyston’s estate agency. It will take longer to expunge completely the taint of the Oyston family on this famous old ground but thanks to Blackpool

IFAB announces major rule changes in football
Handballs in goal-scoring situations will no longer have to be deliberate following a decision of world football's rule-making body.

APNewsBreak: FIFA reserves soar to $2.7B, revenue at $6.4B
LONDON (AP) — FIFA's cash reserves soared to a record $2.74 billion and revenue climbed to $6.4 billion in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, The Associated Press has...

Turkish soccer player under investigation after allegedly attacking players with a razor blade mid-match - SBNation.com
Players are showing wounds on their necks and arms as a result.

Wolves: Championship winners lost £1m a week during 2017-18 - BBC Sport
Wolverhampton Wanderers lost more than £1m a week during their Championship-winning campaign last season.

Culture

Comic-book Author Jim Zub On D&D's Surge In Recent Years
Jim Zub, writer of comics including Marvel's Avenger's, IDW's Dungeons & Dragons, and more, shared his thoughts on why D&D has surged so much in the last few years.

TVD Live Shots: 311 at the House of Blues, 2/25 - The Vinyl District

'Brilliant' Man Who Was an Inventor of the Calculator Dies - The New York Times
They wanted to create some sort of small computing device, perhaps to replace the slide rule. They thought we were just making a calculator, but we were creating an electronic revolution.

Saved!!! : Lydia Williams : 9781760524708
Saved!!! by Lydia Williams, 9781760524708, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

VIDEO- Meet the man who bought a giant plastic dinosaur to put in his garden for his autistic grandchildren
Jerry Adams and the Cwmbran Dinosaur As soon as Jerry Adams spotted a giant plastic dinosaur on eBay he knew he had to buy to help create a sensory garden