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He even left some wiggle room in case Landon un-un-un-retires. Beckham gets a positive ruling in court. Brazilian midfielder Formiga set to play in her seventh World Cup.

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MLS: Chicago Fire at San Jose Earthquakes Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

A Dungeons and Dragons exhibit celebrates the game's major impact on the Northwest | king5.com
Everything's coming up Nat 20.

Hope Solo: Moving on after both success and controversy | Newsday
Hope Solo has moved on. She was in goal four years ago when the United States won the Women's World Cup in Canada. She will be a spectator when the team seeks to defend its title starting June 7 in France.

Jess Fishlock joins illustrious group as she picks up Champions League winners medal - Wales Online
She joins the ranks of Ryan Giggs, Gareth Bale and Jayne Ludlow after victory for Lyon.

When sports stars’ parents melted our hearts with their support - BBC Sport
Jess Fishlock’s dad bought the wrong size Lyon shirt with the best of intentions.

Major League Soccer

Wondolowski breaks Donovan’s MLS goals record
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski has broken Landon Donovan’s all-time Major League Soccer goals record.

Tommy Thompson learning Spanish for new San Jose Earthquakes' era | MLSsoccer.com

Why Chicago Fire plan to pay $60m to move back to an NFL stadium | Chicago Fire | The Guardian
Twenty years on from the opening of the first soccer-specific stadium, should the Fire’s possible move back to an NFL venue prompt MLS to face some home truths?

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 11 - RSL Soapbox
Sounders are back up to No. 2.

Sources: FC Cincinnati to announce Gerard Nijkamp as new GM – The Athletic ($)
The club could also soon announce a new youth academy director

View from the End Line: MLS and the Current Financial Structure - The Mane Land
The financials of football are perplexing and it’s difficult to know which rules help and which ones harm.

Beckham's MLS club gets stadium boost in court
The decision allows David Beckham's Inter Miami CF to build on the Overtown site should their preferred site at Melreese Country Club fall through.

NWSL

NWSL Power Ranking Averages - Week 5 - RSL Soapbox
Thorns rise to the top after last week’s top 2 fall.

Rarefied Air: Houston Dash 1, Chicago Red Stars 2, NWSL Game Recap - Hot Time In Old Town
HTIOT: Chicago is the real deal this year, what a blessing and what a curse.

The Orlando Pride are the Phoenixes of the NWSL - The Mane Land
Marc Skinner says the Pride "need to rise from the ashes."

NWSL MATCH RECAP | Washington Spirit 3, Portland Thorns FC 1 | Portland Timbers

Washington Spirit, NWSL adjust to more departures to Women’s World Cup - The Washington Post
Beginning this week, and for one to two months, the Spirit will attempt to fill roster gaps and adjust to the National Women’s Soccer League campaign without several key players.

Transforming Clumsy Allies to Soccer Fans — Protagonist Soccer
Two writers share their perspectives on the US Open Cup, the idea of women’s clubs in the tournament, a women’s only USOC, and the issues currently facing women’s soccer.

United States

Tyler Boyd completes one-time switch to join USMNT - Stars and Stripes FC
We have a new left winger in the player pool.

Landon Donovan, Jermaine Jones named to US arena soccer national team | MLSsoccer.com

World

The World’s Most Dominant Team Isn’t Who You Think - The New York Times
Olympique Lyonnais will play for its fourth Women’s Champions League title on Saturday. There may not be a team on earth that can match its talent advantage, or its dominance of its sport.

Arsenal and Chelsea return half their ticket allocation for the Europa League final - The Short Fuse
Who saw this coming? Other than everybody?

Women's Football: Brazil's Formiga to play in seventh World Cup - BBC Sport
The 41-year-old international will become the first footballer to participate in seven World Cups.

Sheffield United funded by £3m loan from Osama bin Laden's family, court hears
Sheffield United Football Club was funded by a 3million pound loan from Osama bin Laden's family, a court has heard.