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Major Link Soccer: USWNT cruise past Mexico in World Cup sendoff

World Cup hype is going strong. Sounders U15s finished their season undefeated. Da Silva considering sale of Orlando City.

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Puget Sound

Captain Tacoma | Big Sam Rogers - Tacoma Defiance

Seattle Sounders FC on Twitter: "1️⃣6️⃣-0️⃣-3️⃣

@SoundersAcademy U-15s finished the USSDA season undefeated!

Sounders Academy U-15s finish USSDA regular season unbeaten, qualify for first-ever playoffs | Seattle Sounders FC

‘Just don’t doubt us’: What defending-champion Storm showed in season-opening win over Phoenix – The Athletic
Seattle's competitive spirit — and devoted fanbase — was out in full force Saturday afternoon for the Storm’s season-opening victory.

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins looking for a new club - BBC Sport
Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins is looking for a new club after bouncing back from a long lay-off with a torn hamstring injury.

Major League Soccer

Orlando City owner Flávio Augusto Da Silva plans to shift focus to philanthropy in 2022, may sell team | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City majority owner Flávio Augusto Da Silva recently discussed his desire to focus on philanthropic efforts in 2022, the year he turns 50 years old.

DAZN picks up MLS rights in multiple markets | SportBusiness Media
OTT streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Brazil to North America’s Major League Soccer.

Ranking the top 10 center backs in MLS history |
Chad is No. 1, of course.

PRO's Mark Geiger explains "major overhaul" to FIFA Laws of the Game |
Not sure why we need Geiger to explain it, but good to know anyway.

United States

USA still mixing it up as they beat Mexico 3-0 in World Cup sendoff - Stars and Stripes FC
Goals by Christen Press, Mal Pugh, and Tobin Heath.

USWNT's cultural meaning transcends soccer and World Cup
The United States women’s national team never plays for just itself. It is shackled to larger causes, whether it likes it or not.

Attack, attack, attack! USWNT aims to outscore opponents at World Cup |
If the U.S. repeats as world champions, it will likely be due to its attacking firepower overwhelming its opposition in France

Long Island's Crystal Dunn, Allie Long ready for Women's World Cup | Newsday

Rapinoe critical of FIFA over unequal prize money
U.S. star Megan Rapinoe was critical of the disparity in prize money between the men's and women's World Cup and called for a "major overhaul" by the sport's top executives.

USWNT media day makes it clear: Women's World Cup hype is hitting fevered pitch | Yahoo Soccer
The bright lights are officially back on women's soccer. Just ask anyone who was in Manhattan on Friday.

FOX Sports Presents U.S. WNT with Customized Foosball Table | Fox Sports PressPass

3 teens killed by car while waiting for bus in North Miami | Miami Herald
Three teens were killed by a car in North Miami while they waited for the bus on the sidewalk, police said. They were supposed to be picked up to go to a soccer tournament in Weston.


American owners have a sketchy record in British football - can Sunderland afford another one? - Roker Report
Jack Ford looks deep into the murky topic American ownership of British football clubs following recent rumors that a US-led investment group are set to take up a majority stake in Sunderland AFC.

FA launches scheme to make sure every girl has opportunities to play football at school
The Football Association has promised to make sure every girl has opportunities to play football at school, with dedicated schemes being rolled out across England.

Beth Mead’s angry side has launched her into elite, says Phil Neville | Football | The Guardian
The England coach has praised Beth Mead’s improvement since he put the rocket up his forward with ‘home truths’

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