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MLS

Whitecaps supporters plan to leave match over bullying, abuse allegations | CTV News
Supporter groups of the Whitecaps are planning to walk out of Wednesday's match against Los Angeles FC to protest how the Vancouver club has handled bullying and abuse allegations dating back to the early 2000s.

5 reactions from LAFC’s 1-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps - Angels on Parade
Plenty to chew on after a tough night.

MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams | MLSsoccer.com
Looks like both Saint Louis and Sacramento will get in, with room for at least one more.

MLS clubs to receive solidarity payments after league agrees to follow FIFA rule
MLS clubs will be compensated for the costs of developing players from its youth academies who sign their first pro contract with foreign clubs.

Seattle

High school soccer a rising tide in Ilwaco – goalWA.net
Soccer continue to rise at Ilwaco High School, home of the "Fishermen." Last season the school in a town of less than 1,000 added varsity girls soccer.

Extratime: Cristian Roldan on Sounders & USMNT, MLS Wk 8, Henry rumors | MLSsoccer.com
Some good stuff from Roldan.

Women’s Soccer

BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2019 shortlist revealed - vote for your favourite - BBC Sport
The shortlist for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2019 is revealed - and you can vote for your favourite.

How sports science is failing women | The Telegraph
Science's failure to understand how women's bodies react to exercise differently to men's poses serious health risks, writes author of best seller Invisible Women, Caroline Criado.

Women’s game in England ‘still has a way to go’ – Lyon midfielder Fishlock | GiveMeSport
Lyon take on Chelsea for a place in the Women’s Champions League final.

World Soccer

Players in England plan social media boycott to demand regulation of racist abuse online
Footballers in England are backing a 24-hour boycott of social media to demand a crackdown on racial abuse on the platforms.

These soccer fans went to the wrong Frankfurt and got stranded 6 hours from the Europa semifinal instead - SBNation.com
Oh no ...