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Sam Kerr gets a brace of braces, rainy USOC action, and the USWNT was the breadwinners the last three years.

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Women’s World Cup

World Cup venue Parc des Princes smells a little like pee - SBNation.com
On pee, and the animal instincts that unite all cultures.

On Women’s World Cup rosters, the global impact of Title IX is clear - The Washington Post
Women’s soccer rosters around the world are sprinkled with athletes who have been shaped by NCAA competition.

Women’s World Cup hit by empty seats and Fifa’s warped priorities | The Guardian
Great on-field achievements at France 2019 are undermined by the governing body’s apparent undervaluing of the event.

The world hails Sam Kerr’s four-goal haul | The Women’s Game
Sam Kerr has been showered with praise after a record bag of four goals against Jamaica.

Italy Still Wins Group C Despite Loss to Brazil - Chiesa Di Totti
A soft penalty call gifted Brazil a victory in the final match of group play, but Italy wins the group thanks to goal differential.

Bob Marley’s Daughter Rescued Jamaican Soccer. Now She Wants The Country’s Help. | HuffPost
If the federation tries to shirk its responsibility again, it’ll hear from Cedella Marley. “If the Federation wants to play muddy, I got the voodoo for them bitches.”

U.S. Women’s Soccer Games Outearned Men’s Games - WSJ
In the three years after the U.S. women’s soccer team won the 2015 World Cup, U.S. women’s games generated more total revenue than U.S. men’s games.

Here Are Some Excellent NWSL Goals You Missed While Watching The World Cup - All For XI
The league would like to direct your attention to some fantastic hits scored over the weekend.

MLS / USL

A Tale of Two Halves: Dynamo Eliminated from US Open Cup - Dynamo Theory
After leading 2-0 at halftime and looking comfortable, the Dynamo conceded 3 second half goals to Minnesota to end their reign as USOC champion.

Columbus Crew 2-3 Atlanta United: A Song of Chaos and Rain - Dirty South Soccer
Goals and messy defensive play abounded.

Soccer: FC Dallas has a Homegrown bubble and it’s about to pop | SportsDay
When a club rolls out an investment-in-youth policy and a play the kids mantra, it’s with the hope that some of the kids mature and become the core of the team.

Which MLS club has the most effective press in 2019? | MLSsoccer.com
Sounders rank 10th in MLS for possessions that start in the attacking third.

5 things to know as Las Vegas pursues MLS expansion team | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Two different groups are trying to bring MLS to Las Vegas: The city, as part of a downtown redevelopment project, and Golden Knights owner Bill Foley.

Men’s Soccer

BREAKING NEWS: Michel Platini detained over Qatar World Cup bid
The former UEFA president has been detained by police in France as part of an investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

London Stadium in stunning revamp as baseball pitch is installed ahead of MLB Yankees vs Red Sox series
A double-header between the two most famous teams in baseball will take place at West Ham's home ground on June 28 and 29.

Soccer fans prefer full games to highlights, study says - Front Office Sports
According to the “New Age of Soccer Fandom” study released by Bleacher Report, 63% of soccer fans prefer to watch a full game over highlights.