clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Major Link Soccer: USWNT rout Belgium 6-0 in World Cup prep

Jill Ellis shuffled the lineup and still bossed the opponents in LA. US Open Cup matches will all stream on ESPN+ in new deal. Nico is up for goal of the week.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Soccer: International Friendly Wonens Soccer-Belgium at USA Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Vote Nicolás Lodeiro for Week 6 Major League Soccer Goal of the Week | Seattle Sounders FC
You know what to do.

Major League Soccer

Ranking the top 10 individual debuts in MLS history | MLSsoccer.com
Fredy Montero's two-goal, one-assist intro to MLS comes in at No. 2.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 5 - RSL Soapbox
Sounders drop to No. 2 -- behind LAFC -- in latest cumulative poll.

Chicago Fire negotiating stadium lease buyout, investing in real estate lobbying – The Athletic ($)
A rumored rebrand of one of MLS's iconic franchises is also being considered

Ozzie Alonso’s grit forged from Cuban defection – Twin Cities
You've heard the story, but it's still good.

US Open Cup

Every US Open Cup game to stream on ESPN+ in multi-year media rights deal | TheCup.us - Full Coverage of US Open Cup Soccer
For the first time in the tournament’s 106-year history, American soccer fans can watch every game of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

Women’s leagues

Former Whitecaps women’s soccer players want change after harassment allegations | National Post
A group of female soccer players is calling for change amidst allegations of harassment and bullying by a former coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer.

USL and lower leagues

Phoenix Rising FC Announces Partnership With One of the World's Largest Soccer Clubs - Galatasaray SK

United States

Hey, US Soccer - please recruit Efrain Alvarez | Stars and Stripes FC
Because Mexico sure is.

Did the USA women's national team abandon the old guard too quickly? | The Guardian
Jill Ellis’s decision to cut veterans loose may be changing the culture of a team that has historically treated new blood cautiously.

Carli Lloyd's two goals lead USWNT's rout of Belgium in friendly
Carli Lloyd scored the first two goals and the USWNT unleashed a barrage of headers on an overmatched Belgium side at Banc of California Stadium.

Ante Milicic balances injuries and game strategy ahead of USA clash | Beyond 90

CONCACAF Gold Cup matches to be played in Kingston, Jamaica – ProSoccerTalk
CONCACAF plans to announce the full schedule on June 10.

World

FA Cup semifinals to show VAR decisions in stadium
During the FA Cup semifinals this weekend, fans will be able to see how and why VAR decisions are being made.

Bonucci Allegri criticism of Kean after racist abuse a 'disgrace' - Toure
Yaya Toure has said Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci and manager Massimiliano Allegri are "a disgrace" for their criticism of forward Moise Kean.

Mapping the new Lane and the world - Cartilage Free Captain
What’s in a stadium?

Exclusive: Clubs to sit on new FA board overseeing development of women's football

A Fire Killed 10 Boys in Brazil, and Exposed the Underbelly of the Soccer Business - The New York Times
Young players with dreams of glory think elite training programs lead to riches. They do. Just rarely for them.

Qatar wins, regional rivals lose in Asian soccer elections
On a big day for Qatar at the Asian soccer elections, the 2022 World Cup host regained a seat on FIFA's ruling committee.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Sounder At Heart Weekly Roundup newsletter!

A twice weekly roundup of Seattle Sounders and OL Reign news from Sounder at Heart