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Major Link Soccer: Robinho heads to Orlando City from Columbus

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MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Columbus Crew SC Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Puget Sound

Goalkeeper’s gallery: How the Sounders’ Stefan Frei is using his art to prepare for life after soccer | The Seattle Times
Stefan is thinking ahead to being a full-time artist one day (hopefully not too soon).

Pride of Defiance Is About Accepting Different People, Different Cultures - We R Tacoma

Hero of Defiance: Frank Herbert - We R Tacoma
Lincoln High School’s most famous author now has a park named for his greatest work.

The Definitive Angle: MLS Week 18 – Professional Referee Organization
Upon closer inspection, PRO thinks the no-penalty on Jones was correct, but it did not warrant an on-field review, while the situation with Lodeiro was handled properly.

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Acquires Brazilian Winger Robinho from Columbus Crew - The Mane Land
The Lions add an attacking piece in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money.

Atlanta, Orlando, Minnesota United, Portland reach 2019 US Open Cup semis |
Let's laugh at Portland some more.

LA Galaxy to construct safe standing supporters’ section - LAG Confidential
It appears as though MLS teams are starting to get more creative with the way they use their stadiums.

Women’s World Cup

Megan Rapinoe is love -
We shouldn’t strive to elevate her as a god, but rather emulate her through our actions.

Fun facts and stats from the 2019 World Cup -
12 statistics about the 2019 Women’s World Cup that truly stand out

The duality of emotion in sports: World Cup edition - All For XI
Learning how to capture heartbreak in a sea of celebration.

Ending period 'taboo' gave USA marginal gain at World Cup
“One emerging issue in women’s sport is the menstrual cycle and its impact on performance, player health and injury risk”

Most-watched sports telecasts of 2019, so far - Sports Media Watch
A look at the most-watched sports telecasts of 2019 so far. The NFL owns the top ten, with Super Bowl 53 leading the way.

World Cup Champion Jessica McDonald Can't Afford Childcare
McDonald discussed the struggles of being the only mom on the team.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup, in a second language -
Living in a place where I barely spoke the language was intensely humbling, which is why I believe it’s a vital experience everyone should undertake at least once.


What's next for the USWNT? NWSL is in full swing
Can the NWSL capitalize on the USWNT's World Cup win? Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and the U.S. women will return to the women's pro league soon.

Matildas captain Sam Kerr honoured with two prestigious US awards | Sport | The Guardian
Kerr collected two ESPY awards for the best international women’s footballer and the best player in the USA’s National Women’s Soccer League

United States

Colorado comes together in support of Denver’s 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup city bid - Burgundy Wave
Denver gets serious about trying to host World Cup matches.


An Angels no-hitter, but Tyler Skaggs’ mother was the star of the game -
The Angels threw a no-hitter on Friday to beat the Mariners, but the best pitch of the night was by Debbie Skaggs, who threw a perfect strike as the ceremonial first pitch to honor her son Tyler Skaggs, the Angels pitcher passed away on July 1.

Report: Marseille suspends Rami for lying about attending game show – ProSoccerTalk
The 33-year-old defender has been suspended from preseason training by the club.

Spotify, YouTube, and others get reimagined as retro anime tech - The Verge
One artist has imagined what the internet’s biggest services would look like if they were made for a bygone analogue era, whether it’s an Instagram-branded Polaroid camera, or a Spotify cassette player.

theScore - Life at Real Kashmir FC: How to survive one of the world's most dangerous coaching jobs
Life at Real Kashmir FC: How to survive one of the world's most dangerous coaching jobs.

UEFA announces how much money teams can earn in the Champions League - Bavarian Football Works
FC Bayern could earn over €100 million in the next edition of the Champions League.

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