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Is this Messi’s tournament to lose? How will Peru, Ecuador, and Uruguay? Find out more!

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Women’s World Cup

Blame FIFA for the USWNT’s blowout World Cup win - SBNation.com
More concerning than celebrations are the broader circumstances that made a 13-0 score possible. That blame goes all the way up to FIFA.

Explaining The Sam Kerr Phenomenon - All For XI
Sam Kerr is the highest-scoring player in the NWSL at the World Cup Break. Let’s dig into why.

USWNT an inspiration for older fans, too – one of them was my mom | SI.com
The U.S. women's national team is regularly framed as an inspiration for the next generation, but it has made an impact on its elders, too. My mother, who recently passed away, is evidence of that.

USWNT has a big enough target on its back without security concerns | Yahoo Sports
Soccer teams have been targets before, and Paris has its own tragic history of terror attacks. FIFA can make one easy fix right off the bat to the team buses to prevent such incidents.

Racking up the score is not a sign of disrespect - All For XI
The USWNT romped away to a 13-0 win over Thailand at the Women’s World Cup and celebrated each goal like it was the first.

The gap in quality between the men's and women's game is embarrassing | JOE.co.uk
What the past week has shown to be painfully true is that the 'gap' is more a gaping chasm, and comparisons only evidence the embarrassing disparity.

MLS

How MLS players react when their salaries become public – The Athletic
The MLSPA's releasing of player salaries is positioned as a positive. Some players aren't so sure.

Copa America

2019 Copa America ultimate preview: Will Messi win this wide-open tournament on Brazil's home turf?
Lionel Messi is determined to win a trophy with Argentina. Is this his summer? We get you ready for a thrilling Copa, all of it live on ESPN+.

Copa America preview: Time for Peru to repay amazing support on the pitch
One of the stories of the 2018 World Cup was the travelling Peru support. One Peruvian fan was so concerned he wouldn’t get a ticket to watch his country in Russia that he put on 24kg so he could apply for one of the special seats. Peru were officially the eighth-best supported country at the ...

Copa America preview: Lionel Messi and Argentina look to knock off Chile, Brazil
Lionel Messi's latest shot at winning a trophy with Argentina is about to kick off in Brazil.