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Major Link Soccer: Mexico defeats US for another Gold Cup victory

Plus, all the feel-good World Cup news you can handle after a massive weekend of soccer.

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup-Mexico at USA Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Puget Sound

GALLERY: Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders - Massive Report
The view from the other side.

Major League Soccer

Warshaw: Each MLS team's biggest transfer-window need | MLSsoccer.com

Sources: Tijuana star Bou in talks with Revs
Tijuana forward Gustavo Bou is in negotiations to join the New England Revolution, sources have told ESPN FC.

More than a number: Fire rookie Jeremiah Gutjahr and the 33 jersey - Chicago Sun-Times
Fire rookie Jeremiah Gutjahr wears 33 to pay tribute to former teammate Cody Jewett, and also Jewett’s late father.

Are the Vancouver Whitecaps the Best Worst Team Ever? - Eighty Six Forever
At time of writing the Vancouver Whitecaps have the lowest points per game in the western conference.

World Cup

Megan Rapinoe wins World Cup Golden Boot and Golden Ball - SBNation.com
At 34 years old, Pinoe had the tournament of her life.

9 moments that defined the USWNT World Cup run - SBNation.com
Relive the best plays from the beginning of the tournament to the final victory over the Netherlands.

Women's World Cup Final: A Boon for Equal Pay - The Atlantic
Some 1 billion people tuned in to the Women’s World Cup this year, making the USWNT’s win even more crucial in their fight for equal pay.

The World Cup is over. Football isn’t. - RSL Soapbox
The NWSL season isn’t even halfway over yet, now's your chance to support it.

What it's like covering Megan Rapinoe, the World Cup's most interesting star | Football | The Guardian
Whether it’s scoring crucial goals or holding the powerful to account, the USA winger is able to seize the moment on and off the field

On the eve of the World Cup final, Rapinoe calls out FIFA
Rapinoe has maintained that FIFA doesn't truly care about the women's game.

NWSL

The NWSL and Budweiser strike a multi-year sponsorship deal - Dirty South Soccer
Budweiser will be the first ever official beer sponsor for the league.

This NWSL season is setting up to be one for the ages - All For XI
With only a difference of seven points between the top team and the seventh, fans should buckle in for the rest of the season.

The NWSL might be missing its World Cup window – Equalizer Soccer

Lindsey Horan hopes World Cup successes boost NWSL

USL

901 FC Launches Signature Line of Apparel

United States

Who is Aaron Long: The late bloomer who has become the anchor of the USMNT defense | Goal.com
Five years ago Aaron Long was an unemployed midfielder, and now he heads into Sunday's Gold Cup final as the U.S. national team's best defender

Why the USWNT’s open queerness matters - SBNation.com
A story about LGBT+ people learning that it’s going to be OK.

Gold Cup final: 'Puto' chant mars Mexico-U.S. match
Mexico fans yelled "p***" loud and clear as U.S. goalkeeper Zack Steffen took his long kicks in the 2019 Gold Cup final.

World

BREAKING: Arjen Robben retires from football! - Bavarian Football Works
A true Bayern Munich legend announces the end of his professional footballing career

Too much soccer is too much of a good thing, Adidas boss warns - Reuters
WRONG

Lionel Messi slams ‘corruption’ at Copa America and refuses to pick up bronze medal - Barca Blaugranes
The captain says the tournament is ‘set up for Brazil’

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