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World Soccer

Bolton Wanderers say no-go to Laurence Bassini takeover bid | The Bolton News
WANDERERS have officially ended discussions with Laurence Bassini – and now appear to be edging towards administration.

CONCACAF president skeptical over Liga MX-MLS Copa Libertadores reports
CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani isn't buying reports suggesting that MLS and Liga MX clubs could soon be competing in the Copa Libertadores.

FIFA Needs to Start Taking Concussions Seriously - The Liverpool Offside
After high-profile incidents with Jan Vertonghen and Loris Karius in the last two years, only a rule change can protect the players and protect the game.

Barcelona legend Xavi confirms he will retire at the end of the season - Barca Blaugranes
The midfielder is looking forward to a career as a manager

USWNT/Women’s Soccer

Women’s World Cup roster: the 23 players who will represent the United States - Stars and Stripes FC
Not a ton of surprises, but there are some big talking points in this USWNT World Cup roster.

All 23 players on the USWNT World Cup roster ranked by importance - SBNation.com
Everyone’s good, but a handful of stars will be counted on to perform at their best.

As Spurs Ladies go up, don’t forget the pioneers left behind in the FA-WSL’s restructuring - Cartilage Free Captain
Tottenham’s fantastic ascent to the WSL comes at the expense of smaller clubs pushed aside by the FA along the way.

Jess McDonald’s life-changing moment – Equalizer Soccer ($)
The life of Jessica McDonald is littered with losses of control, uncertain pathways, and unpredictable outcomes. Rewards didn’t always follow risks, but perseverance did through well-chronicled injuries, motherhood, and a nomadic career.

Tacoma

Defiant Tacowoman helped bring suffrage to city - We R Tacoma

MLS

Philadelphia Union were expected to bring more than soccer to Chester. 10 years later, there’s a new redevelopment plan.
After acquiring the land around Talen Energy Stadium, the Philadelphia Union's parent company, Keystone Sports and Entertainment, has renewed plans for a waterfront project, with the hope of building a sports-and-entertainment and health-and-wellness campus.

Atlético Madrid Officially Confirmed as 2019 MLS All-Star Opponents at Orlando City Stadium - The Mane Land
The Spanish giants will land in Orlando in July for the marquee exhibition game.

How Anthony Hudson evaporated the Rapids - Burgundy Wave
Not sure we'll be claiming him as Seattle's native son anymore.

Gerso to have Surgery. Sporting KC Down to Six Healthy Players - The Blue Testament
Real damn shame.

The Loons Are On A Shutout Streak. Should We Thank Calvo? - E Pluribus Loonum
Amid Francisco Calvo’s suspension and exile, Minnesota United have kept two straight clean sheets. The data suggests that’s more than causally related.

Wiebe: My MLS All-Star XI to beat Atletico Madrid | MLSsoccer.com
Andrew Wiebe puts Nico Lodeiro, Stefan Frei and Brad Smith on his starting All-Star XI.