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The Argentine’s real matches start in the quarterfinals and plenty of great stuff on the Women’s World Cup, like a Hope Solo op-ed

Argentina Press Conference & Training Session - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Bruna Prado/Getty Images

Seattle

XFL Seattle team has 5 potential names -- which one should it be?
http://sports.mynorthwest.com/663280/xfl-seattle-team-5-potential-names/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Megan Rapinoe's greatest heartbreak -- and hope
Megan Rapinoe once worshipped her brother Brian, until a drug addiction upended his life. He now looks to her influence to heal and move forward.

#CallingFowl – our message to Major League Soccer | Seattle Sounders Alliance

Onumonu Named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 10 — REIGN FC: THE BOLD

Women’s World Cup

Women's World Cup: England boss Phil Neville says they want to build legacy - BBC Sport
England manager Phil Neville says "we can't hide away from the fact something is happening" after they reached a second consecutive Women's World Cup semi-final.

Women's World Cup: 'USA v France is what the women's game needs' - Hope Solo - BBC Sport
USA v France could be one of the games of the World Cup, and is exactly what the women's game needs, says World Cup winner Hope Solo.

Cameroon meltdown was unimpressive but context is all important | Njie Enow | Football | The Guardian
The Cameroon players lost their cool against England but they have been brought up on tales of injustice from Italia 90 and were desperate to win

The racism I encountered in France felt all too familiar - SBNation.com
World Cup tourists typically see the charm in France, but everyday racism still lurks behind that facade.

Column: World Cup is huge fun, but what about other 4 years?
The weather is supposed to heat up this week in France, appropriate since the Women's World Cup gets hot Friday with the home team meeting the U.S. in a quarterfinal matchup that will be watched...

MLS

Warshaw: The five most improved teams in MLS (and what connects them) | MLSsoccer.com

Report: Atlanta United in negotiation with midfielder Emerson Hyndman | MLSsoccer.com

World

The Soccer War: Honduras, El Salvador and the truth about 1969 | SI.com
Half a century ago, Honduras and El Salvador battled over mass migration while their national teams fought to qualify for the 1970 World Cup. The confusion regarding how much–if at all–one actually had to do with the other has stood the test of time.

Note: This is from a few weeks ago, but with the Honduras-El Salvador Gold Cup match, here it is in case you missed it before.

EFA: Amr Warda recalled to Pharaohs Africa Cup of Nations camp
Just two days after being dropped from Egypt's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations squad, the Egyptian FA have announced Amr Warda has now rejoined the camp.

Barca sign Neto, include €200m buyout clause
Barcelona have reached an agreement with Valencia on Thursday over the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Neto for €26 million plus €9m in add-ons.

Brazil vs. Paraguay - Football Match Report - June 27, 2019 - ESPN
Get a report of the Brazil vs. Paraguay 2019 Copa América, Quarterfinals football match.

Sources: Chelsea to sign Kovacic despite ban
Chelsea have agreed a permanent deal to sign midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid despite their transfer ban, sources have told ESPN FC.

VIDEO: Comparing Premier League teams to NFL franchises – ProSoccerTalk
Which PL and NFL teams are most similar?

Mbappe’s eye-popping expected price tag, and whether he’s worth it – ProSoccerTalk
In the 23 matches Neymar missed for PSG across all competitions, Mbappe scored 19 times with six assists.

Germany to meet Spain again in EURO U21 final – ProSoccerTalk
Spain lost 1-0 to Germany in the 2017 final and will now have its chance for revenge in Udine on June 30.

Copa America: Lionel Messi says 'now starts another Copa' for Argentina - BBC Sport
Lionel Messi says "another Copa America starts" as Argentina face Venezuela in the quarter-finals after an unconvincing group stage in Brazil.

Newcastle United: Patrick Vieira among names to replace Rafael Benitez - BBC Sport
Patrick Vieira is among the names Newcastle United are considering to succeed Rafael Benitez as manager.