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Meet Tacoma Defiance’s head coach Chris Little, USA lose to Jamaica, Freddie Ljungberg joins Arsenal’s first team and more.

United States Women’s National Team Media Day Ahead Of 2019 Women’s World Cup Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Seattle

Meet Defiance Coach Chris Little - We R Tacoma
Chris Little is like the ambitious Tacomans of the past. He's traveled from Scotland to North Carolina to Washington to pursue his goals.

USA

United States lose to Jamaica 1-0
The first loss for Gregg Berhalter’s national team.

Time to rate the United States’ performance against Jamaica
You react, you rate.

Women’s Soccer

Why Soccer’s Biggest Talents Are Suing to Be Heard - by Amy Camber
The Women’s World Cup is kicking off in Paris - and the defending champions are still looking for the institutional support they deserve.

Why you won't see Ada Hegerberg, the world's best player, at the Women's World Cup
Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg opens up about her frustrations about the treatment of women's soccer players.

Despite the World Cup, Women Are Still Locked Out of Soccer | Time
"The sport deserves better than uncritical celebrations — and so do the millions of women and girls who love it. Soccer is for all of us."

Ten Players to Watch at the Women’s World Cup – Backline Soccer

Tierna Davidson remains unbothered - All For XI
On finishing school, her girlfriend, just keeping it cool in the midst of World Cup madness.

Done with soccer in ’14, Estelle Johnson living the dream for Cameroon – Equalizer Soccer
Estelle Johnson was done with soccer in 2014. Next week, she will play in the World Cup, and she has the Peace Corps to thank for that.

Under the radar: Simone Charley and the NWSL’s little-known training players – Equalizer Soccer

Who is the best player at the Women's World Cup?
We rank the top 25 female football players who are set to take over at the Women's World Cup 2019 in France. Simply, they are the best of the best.

What Brand Defines These Soccer Stars? Their Own - The New York Times
Members of the United States women’s team start their own collections and open up another front in the fight for fair value.

Women’s World Cup 2019: One key for every contender winning it all - SBNation.com
Several teams could win it all, but the favorites all have at least one big question mark.

2019 Women's World Cup Predictions | FiveThirtyEight
Women’s World Cup in-game win probabilities and results, updating live

FIFA women’s World Cup 2019: The top 50 players
Women’s soccer has never been more competitive, and the World Cup Golden Ball race has never been more wide open.

Canada team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer
Christine Sinclair could break Abby Wambach's all-time goal scoring record during the tournament, but who's going to get her the ball?

Meet Jessica McDonald, the 2019 USWNT's lone soccer mom headed to the FIFA Women's World Cup
USWNT striker Jessica McDonald overcame devastating injury, grim economic realities and "horrific things." Now, as a 31-year-old mother, she's going to her first World Cup.

World

Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit moved to federal court, says Mayorga lawyer | ESPN
The woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her has shifted the venue for legal charges from Nevada court to federal court, her lawyer says.

Freddie Ljungberg moves up to coaching Arsenal first team - The Short Fuse
He had been the head coach of the U23s.

Report: Commisso will finalize Fiorentina purchase within days - Viola Nation
Commisso currently owns the New York Cosmos, or at least what's left of them.

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez feeling ‘fantastic’ after knee surgery - Barca Blaugranes
Perrrrrrrfect.