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Major Link Soccer: Thierry Henry reportedly returning to New York Red Bulls as head coach

NYRB will hope this stint as manager will go better than his first. Also, MLS agrees to FIFA solidarity payment rules, and USMNT players want match moved from Nippert Stadium over the playing surface.

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Puget Sound

Tacoma’s defiant nautical spirit – the Kraken - We R Tacoma
The Giant Pacific Octopus inspires our Kraken logo and our city.

You Just Missed Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile Playing Pike Place Market | 107.7 The End

GA Cup: Seattle Sounders become first MLS team to win Champions Division | MLSsoccer.com

Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez plays hero again, Sounders through to GA Cup semis | MLSsoccer.com

Bethany Balcer realizes professional soccer dream with Reign FC - mlive.com
The former Spring Arbor University and Hudsonville Unity Christian girls soccer standout signed a professional contract Saturday with the Reign FC.

Seattle Sounders are 29th-most attended club in world | Seattle Sounders FC
From 2013-18, the Sounders averaged 42,797 fans per match, more than international giants Club América, AC Milan, Chelsea, Tottenham and Juventus.

Major League Soccer

The Current State of MLS Expansion - Stars and Stripes FC
MLS just made the announcement that they are expanding up to 30 teams. We already know who is going to be at 25, 26, and 27. But who comes after that?

MLS expansion: Ranking the remaining potential markets | Goal.com
Major League Soccer’s announcement on Thursday that it will expand to 30 teams has shaken up the expansion race. Here are the markets in the race

Report: Hector Moreno Linked To Inter Miami
Real Sociedad and Mexico defender Hector Moreno has been linked to David Beckham's Inter Miami, according to reports

Rumor: Liga MX Brian Fernandez close to deal with the Portland Timbers
The Argentine, currently at Liga MX club Necaxa—was to go to Cruz Azul, but the deal fell through.

Jozy Altidore criticizes Bill Manning over sacked trainer - Waking The Red
His and Michael Bradley’s comments here in full.

Thierry Henry closing on return to management with New York Red Bulls - Mirror Online
MLS side have endured a miserable start to the season and are set to hand the Arsenal legend another crack at coaching

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.

Breaking down MLS’s new solidarity payments policy, and how it will impact academy players – The Athletic
MLS has shifted its policy to prevent its young academy talent from leaving for no compensation.

NWSL

USWNT players in NWSL week 2: A bad weekend for goalkeepers

Orlando Pride vs. Reign FC: Final Score 1-1 as Pride and Reign Play to their Sixth Straight Draw
The view from the other side.

Portland Thorns take Chicago Red Stars for a 4-4 ride
The Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars split the points in a wild game in 20mph winds, featuring two penalties, defensive errors everywhere and a Christine Sinclair hat-trick.

Utah Royals FC roster is magical
The Utah Royals Quidditch Team are posed to have a magical season.

United States

USWNT World Cup roster predictions
Much of the roster has seemingly been set for a long time, but coach Jill Ellis has some rather difficult decisions still. Here is Yahoo Sports' predicted USWNT roster for this summer's tournament

National team vs. Venezuela at Nippert Stadium: USMNT requests game be moved
The U.S. men's senior national team match versus Venezuela scheduled to be played June 9 at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium appears to have hit a snag.

USMNT Players Association opposed to friendly at Nippert Stadium - Stars and Stripes FC
Players have concerns about putting a sod overlay on the stadium’s artificial playing surface.

US youth international Gloster subjected to monkey chants in Germany
U.S. youth international Chris Gloster was racially abused while playing for Hannover, according to a statement on the club's official website.

World

Juventus vs. Fiorentina - Football Match Report - April 20, 2019 - ESPN
Get a report of the Juventus vs. Fiorentina 2018/2019 Italian Serie A football match.

Solskjaer I dont know if Manchester United players care after Everton hammering
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he doesn't know whether all of his players care enough after the 4-0 hammering by Everton.

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