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MLS

MLS club execs: Fixing major markets more important than expansion – The Athletic
'The biggest expansion projects for the league aren’t in Miami or Nashville—they’re in places like Dallas and Chicago'

What does expected goals for/against tell us about the MLS season so far? | MLSsoccer.com
Apparently it doesn't tell us much about the Sounders other than they are possibly overperforming a little.

Fanendo Adi pleads guilty to lesser Reckless Operation charge | Pro Soccer USA
Forward has already missed three games, which basically the standard in cases like this.

New York City defeat Chicago 1-0
NYCFC defeats Chicago 1-0 in an ugly contest.

Wayne Rooney free kick guides D.C. United to 1-0 victory over Columbus Crew
For the first time in 12 years, the Black-and-Red emerged victorious in Ohio’s capital city

Piatti-less Road Win at Last, as Cody Comes a Cropper
Revs ‘keeper blunders to let Impact in ... New England Revolution 0-3 Montreal Impact

Recap: Loons, Galaxy play to 0-0 stalemate
Both teams had their chances, but the goals never came at Allianz Field.

USA

Years after USMNT cameo, Jerome Kiesewetter aims for a career reboot in El Paso – The Athletic ($)
After struggling to break through in Germany, one of Jurgen Klinsmann's dual-national recruits can now be found in the USL

Women’s Soccer

Orlando Pride players, coach weigh in on 'difficult' pitch conditions at Cheney Stadium | Pro Soccer USA
Reign FC played its first home match of 2019 against the Orlando Pride at Cheney Stadium and the pitch conditions weren't ideal, according to the Pride.

Where is NWSL’s TV deal? - All For XI
It seems to be somewhere? Maybe?

Juventus women claim second Scudetto as club continues to show questionable values - All For XI
A triumph for #WOMENF1RST, in hashtag only.

World

Ajax “punishes” new signing who made past pro-Feyenoord comments – ProSoccerTalk
The Dutch club took a humorous approach to a player supporting a rival club as a young boy.

Report: Lazio fans racially abuse Bakayoko prior to Coppa Italia semifinal – ProSoccerTalk
Lazio ultras racially abused two AC Milan players and displayed a pro-fascist political stunt.

Belgian police raid Anderlecht, national team football offices in money laundering case
One of the transfers of interest is Newcastle's purchase of Aleksandar Mitrovic in 2015.

‘We had to sell a vision’: The history of how the Canadian Premier League came to be – The Athletic
Years in the making, the CPL has been eagerly anticipated and could change the Canadian soccer landscape. This is how it came to be.

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