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Major Link Soccer: Gareth Bale would fit at Liverpool

Good transfer for Klopp, bad for the rest of the PL.

Real Madrid Pre-Season Training Camp Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Inter Miami is making signings, Manchester City is accused as arrogant, and a former UW coach is heading to Beardsley.


Las Vegas Lights put on a pretty good show at home, so show them a better show in Tacoma. Defiance return home to Cheney Stadium on July 24 as they host Las Vegas Lights FC.
53 days between home games is a lot. Tacoma Defiance return home to Cheney Stadium on July 24 as they host Las Vegas Lights FC.

Go for the soccer, stay for the music. Cheney Stadium Players Find Perfect Tune
You don’t go to Cheney Stadium without expecting to hear some great tunes, and each track has its own vibe that resonates in a unique way.

He’s heading to Beardsley as a club secretary. Former Husky Manager Headed to England - University of Washington Athletics

Criticism pushed them through it all. Rapinoe says controversy helped secure title
United States co-captain Megan Rapinoe said that criticism of her helped her team win a World Cup.


Jan Oblak and new signing Joao Felix are part of the travel roster. Atletico Madrid announces roster for 2019 MLS All-Star Game pres. by Target |

Inter Miami is looking at a left winger. David Beckham in Miami for vacation, Inter Miami business | Miami Herald
David Beckham is in Miami vacationing with his family, touring condos, and doing Inter Miami business. Matias Pellegrini of Argentina club Estudiantes is reportedly in Miami signing his contract, undergoing a physical.

I’ll probably watch but I still don’t get the purpose of the tournament. Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch |
23-man rosters for the forced tournament are out.

Blanco was a great player. The Cuauhtemoc chronicles: Looking back on Chicago Fire's Mexican legend |
Blanco is one of the best players in MLS history.

A fake oral history of Josef Martínez’s incredible missed penalty -
On Sunday, July 21, 2019, Atlanta United played D.C. United in a battle between two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference. With the game tied, 0-0, going into the dying minutes, Josef Martinez won a penalty for Atlanta. The result seemed a foregone conclusion.


Police didn’t have enough evidence to charge. Clark County “declines to prosecute” Ronaldo for rape – ProSoccerTalk
Cristiano Ronaldo will not face sexual assault charges for a June 2009 incident in the United States, attorneys say.

I didn’t make it at PSV because I wouldn’t drop the fast food. Also I wasn’t good at this sport. USMNT prospect Ledezma earns praise from van Nistelrooy – ProSoccerTalk
Richie Ledezma has impressed plenty at PSV Eindhoven... after dropping the fast food.

Soccer clubs are great. Why NBA stars like James Harden and LeBron James invest in soccer clubs | Sport | The Guardian
Even though MLS clubs cannot compete with the other US sports leagues in terms of income, soccer is seen as a growing market for wealthy athlete-investors


What’s your favorite prediction? Mine is Wolves moving into the top six. Our brave, wild predictions for football in the coming years: Pep to leave City, Ronaldo Juve's burden
Who can really see into the future? ESPN FC, that's who. So we bring you 20 things that will absolutely, positively happen in the next three years.

He is in stable condition currently. Eugen Neagoe: Dinamo Bucharest boss taken to hospital during game - BBC Sport
Dinamo Bucharest manager Eugen Neagoe is in a stable condition after collapsing on the bench during Sunday's 2-0 defeat by Universitatea Craiova.

I don’t see Bale going to Liverpool and since I am not a fan of them, sorry Mark and Spenser, I don’t want him going there. Gareth Bale: Real Madrid's loss could be Liverpool's gain says Paul Ince - BBC Sport
Gareth Bale would be a "perfect fit" for Liverpool if he is forced to leave Real Madrid, says Paul Ince.

I don’t see a defender winning Ballon d’Or but van Dijk deserves it. Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool defender says Ballon d'Or would be 'big honour' - BBC Sport
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says winning the Ballon d'Or would be "a big honour" but believes he can still get even better.

Newcastle appoints a bad manager and another team is unhappy. Sheffield Wednesday report Newcastle over Steve Bruce appointment - BBC Sport
Sheffield Wednesday report Newcastle to the Premier League over the appointment of their former boss Steve Bruce.

Dyche talks football, feminism, and homophobia in soccer. Sean Dyche: 'You're constantly looking for the X factor, that mystical ingredient' | Alastair Campbell | Football | The Guardian
Burnley’s manager may have a gruff exterior but he also has some unexpected views on football players, family and much else

Wait, Manchester City is arrogant? I would never... Manchester City accused of being ‘disrespectful’ by Chinese state media | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City have were also deemed to be ‘arrogant’ by China’s state-run press agency after their appearance at the Asia Trophy last week

What’s on Today?

Barcelona v. Chelsea - Friendly - 2:00 a.m. - ESPN2 (yes this was prior to publishing, but replay may be on ESPN+)

Sion v. Valencia - Friendly - 9:35 a.m. - ESPN3

Real Madrid v. Arsenal - International Champions Cup - 4:00 p.m. - ESPN

Chicago Fire v. Cruz Azul - Leagues Cup - 5:30 p.m. - ESPN+

Bayern Munich v. AC Milan - International Champions Cup - 6:00 p.m. - ESPN+

Chivas Guadalajara v. Atletico Madrid - International Champions Cup - 6:00 p.m. - ESPN

LA Galaxy v. Tijuana - Leagues Cup - 8:30 p.m. - ESPN

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