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He went to apologize for his demeanor on the field, but his opponent wasn’t having it. Also: Alessandrini out 4-6 months, and the younger Hazard is headed to Dortmund.

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Puget Sound

5 reactions from LAFC’s 1-1 draw against Seattle Sounders - Angels on Parade
The view from the other side. The Sounders successfully frustrated the SoCal side.

Seattle Sounders Academy U-17s honored at CenturyLink Field ahead of San Jose Earthquakes match | Seattle Sounders FC
And it was well deserved.

Major League Soccer

How LAFC supporters brought an end to an offensive goal kick chant – The Athletic
LAFC supporters got bad publicity for the use of an offensive chant. One year later, it's been all but eliminated.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic intrudes in RSL locker room, Nedum Onuoha refuses apology - RSL Soapbox
Absolute scenes!!!!

The KC Cauldron Issue a Statement on the Kaku Suspension - The Blue Testament
Let’s just say, they didn’t care for the punishment.

Romain Alessandrini out 4-6 months with meniscus injury - LAG Confidential
The Galaxy’s starting lineup just took a big hit.

NWSL and other women’s leagues

Women's Champions League: 'This is the big one for us' - Fishlock - BBC Sport
Wales midfielder Jess Fishlock is delighted Lyon are in the Women's Champions League final against Barcelona after beating Chelsea.

How the Women's World Cup may help - and hurt - NWSL teams this summer | espnW
NWSL teams will have to grapple with the loss of key players during the Women's World Cup. But the tournament might also provide a boost to the league when those players return.

The Ballad Of Irene González - Howler Magazine
A look at a pioneer of the women's game in Spain.

USL

Tulsa Roughnecks' Bastidas has contract terminated after racist abuse accusation
The Tulsa Roughnecks have terminated the contract of Fabian Bastidas after he was accused of racially abusing an OKC Energy player.

Club Statement
Here is the Roughnecks’ official statement on the matter.

World

theScore - Bolton squad refusing to play until wages paid
Bolton squad refusing to play until wages paid

The secret of North Africa’s football dominance
The CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and CAF Super Cup are currently held by North African teams. So what’s behind this region’s dominance in continental football?

Leeds United v Aston Villa match overshadowed by bizarre goals and dodgy refereeing decisions - Through It All Together
Both teams have legitimate complaints after the referee dominates the match

Thorgan Hazard Confirms Agreement with Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund look set to sign Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Monchengladbach, provided the clubs can thrash out terms.