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Major Link Soccer: Meet the names you’ll be hearing about at this year’s World Cup

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Also, don’t try to resell your Champions League final tickets.

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Seattle/Tacoma

Six who can make the jump from U-17 to national team success for US, Canada | MLSsoccer.com
Travis Clark thinks Danny Leyva is on a “rapid rise” through U.S. Soccer’s system.

USL Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week – Week 11
Featuring Tacoma’s USL-record fastest opening goal.

MLS/USMNT

Who Should Start at Center Forward with Nemeth Out? - The Blue Testament
A red card suspension will leave Sporting KC without any strikers against Seattle.

Stock Up, Stock Down Week 12: Wondo’s record, Pozuelo’s red and more | MLSsoccer.com
Sounders have surrendered just one goal in Torres’ last three starts.

USMNT learns CONCACAF Nations League match dates - Stars and Stripes FC
Matches in October and November for the group stage

Women’s Soccer

Women’s World Cup 2019: Everything you need to know before the tournament kicks off in Paris | Business Insider
The 2019 Women’s World Cup is almost ready to kick off play.

Women’s World Cup 2019 - Meet the 23 members of the USWNT Women’s World Cup roster
Get to know the 23 women representing the United States in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

Get ready, world: Here comes Mal Pugh
As the World Cup approaches, other countries may be catching up to the U.S. women’s national team, but they’ll have to catch her first.

The USWNT has always had an elite goalkeeper, so does Alyssa Naeher stack up? | Yahoo Sports
For the first time since 1991, the USWNT will head into a World Cup without Solo or Scurry in net. Meet their replacement, and find out how she stacks up.

World Cup return adds momentum to Argentina’s women’s movement – Equalizer Soccer

How will you watch the Women’s World Cup? - All For XI
By dissecting it like an episode of Game of Thrones.

Mastercard partners with women’s teams at Arsenal, Olympique Lyonnais | SportBusiness Sponsorship
US financial services firm Mastercard has strengthened its commitment to women’s football after signing new partnerships with Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais.

World

Liga MX owners meeting highlights big changes to come next season - FMF State Of Mind
A reunion of Liga MX owners on May 20 concluded with several new rules, schedule adjustments, ownership changes and even some controversial decisions.

Tottenham bans three supporters for reselling Champions League final tickets - Cartilage Free Captain
Protip: don’t do that.

English Premier League broadcast rights rise to $12 billion
The cost of English Premier League broadcast rights has risen almost 8% to £9.2 billion ($12 billion) for the next three seasons.

Cultural Stuff

Daenerys Tells All! | The New Yorker
Sarah Larson interview Emilia Clarke about the finale of “Game of Thrones,” her meeting at an Oscars after-party with Beyoncé, and the sad fate of Daenerys Targaryen.