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Take a look at Sounders U17’s, USWNT have a roster problem, Iker Casillas has heart attack and more

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Seattle

Soccer Study: A look at the Sounders youth academy — including its U-17 title — and why it matters | The Seattle Times
The Sounders Academy has about 150 hand-selected players between its three part-time and three full-time teams. Here's why the homegrown system matters.

MLS

Colorado Rapids have fired Head Coach Anthony Hudson - Burgundy Wave
Conor Casey has been named interim head coach.

Armchair Analyst: One move for each team before the transfer window closes | MLSsoccer.com
Seattle were probably somewhere around the 12th-best academy in MLS four years ago. They're now at the very top, along with FC Dallas and the LA Galaxy. Lagerwey's done a remarkable job, but now it's time to do as Dallas do and start matriculating more of those guys into the first team.

Gerso to have Surgery. Sporting KC Down to Six Healthy Players - The Blue Testament
Practice had to be cancelled on Tuesday.

USA

MASL ANNOUNCES FIRST SET OF POSTSEASON AWARDS - Major Arena Soccer League
GK - Danny Waltman - Tacoma Stars

Women’s Soccer

USWNT has roster problems because of its coach
Jill Ellis and her coaching staff appear to have backed themselves into serious roster conundrums.

World

Three police officers injured, eight arrested before Ajax-Spurs match
Three police officers were injured and eight arrests were made in connection to incidents of disorder before the CUCL semi between Ajax and Spurs.

German Soccer League Bundesliga Looks to Expand U.S. Viewership | Hollywood Reporter
As Bundesliga International’s five-year U.S. TV rights contract with Fox Sports approaches its expiration date in 2020, the German soccer league is weighing options to find the right balance between broadcast TV and streaming that will help its U.S. viewership grow.

WATCH: Lionel Messi scores 600th Barcelona goal in some style - Barca Blaugranes
More GOATness from the captain

Record attendance for Women’s FA Cup final expected at Wembley | The Guardian
The FA is quietly confident that the record attendance for a Women’s FA Cup final will be broken when West Ham meet Manchester City on Saturday.

David Wagner poised to become Schalke 04 manager - Stars and Stripes FC
The American looks set to return to Germany

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas 'stable and well' after heart attack | Sky Sports
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas suffered a heart attack in training, Porto have confirmed.

#changethegame: BBC Sport to launch women's summer of sport season - BBC Sport
BBC Sport is launching its #changethegame women's summer of sport, bringing you more live women's sport, free-to-air, than ever before.