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All-Star ballots, lower leagues are dying, and more!

MLS: Toronto FC at Orlando City SC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


DC United 2, Real Betis 5: US U-17 star Griffin Yow tallies vs La Liga side |

107 Independent Supporters Trust - Clarification on Code of Conduct and Iron Front Imagery

The curious case of Chad Marshall’s USMNT career - Stars and Stripes FC
He didn’t pan out, nor did he get a lot of opportunities to showcase his talents on the international stage.

Wiebe: The best move each team made in the 2019 MLS Primary Transfer Window |
Arreaga, fairly, ranks as Sounders best acquisition.

List of 192 players nominated by media to the 2019 MLS All-Star Fan XI vote |
Sounders on the ballot: Frei, Stefan, Kee-hee, Kim, Leerdam, Kelvin, Lodeiro, Nicolas, Morris, Jordan, Roldan, Cristian, Ruidiaz, Raul, Smith, Bradley.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 12 - RSL Soapbox
Sounders are holding steady at No. 2.

World Soccer

The death of the 72? Why football outside of the Premier League is on its knees | The Independent
Last week, amid the usual cycle of big football stories that consume us all, employees of Bolton Wanderers were using social media for something much more pressing and serious. They contacted Fans Supporting Foodbanks because, after going weeks without pay, they had “no food and were going hungry”. A relief effort was set up to help out, on the same weekend Manchester City

Lionel Messi to open “The Messi Store” - Barca Blaugranes
The Argentine star will have his own apparel collection

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz make Women’s World Cup history | Miami Herald
Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are the first Caribbean team to make the Women’s World Cup. They got there with financial help from Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella. They are training in South Florida before heading to France.

Bob Higgins: The Southampton football coach who abused boys - BBC News

Women’s Soccer

Keeping the dream alive: Reign FC's Lydia Williams looks to inspire next generation | Matildas
With three World Cups already under her belt, and a fourth about to start, Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams has been there, done that and bought the T-shirt as far as women’s football is concerned.

But she still has one overriding ambition – to pass on her knowledge and love for the game to the next generation of players coming through.

FIFA treats women's soccer worse than it treats men's soccer | Yahoo Soccer
"They do things for the women's game, but in the way they truly care about the men's game, they don't truly care about the women's game," said Megan Rapinoe.

Women’s football and the systematic girlifying of the sport - All For XI
Women work and women sweat, it’s time to show them in all their gross glory.

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