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Major Link Soccer: Christian Pulisic makes his first Premier League appearance

The Hershey, PA native subbed on for his debut. Plus tons more news across the PL, MLS, and more.

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A round-up of the closure of the English transfer window and their first weekend, how the Americans did across the pond, lobbyists for US Soccer talking to the democratic candidates, and much much more.

MLS/USL

Mike Petke was due back at work today, instead he was terminated last night. Good. Real Salt Lake Terminates Contract of Head Coach Mike Petke | Real Salt Lake

Right now the club shares with a couple high schools. The stadium though is a pretty nice stadium for high schools. Energy FC pitches new stadium options to city | Soc Takes
OKC Energy FC ownership presented a detailed stadium plan to the City Council of Oklahoma City on Tuesday, revealing two options for the proposed stadium.

SPOILER ALERT: Sounders get a B+, four teams received better grades. And a B+ is a pretty good grade. Bogert: Grading all 24 teams for the Secondary Transfer Window | MLSsoccer.com

Sounders actually got respect from MLS this time. Armchair Analyst: All 24 MLS teams ranked by tier – revisited | MLSsoccer.com
The Sounders are pegged as the top team in Tier 2, with only LAFC occupying Tier 1.

Very tragic shooting in El Paso but the teams coming together to support the families was very good. Phoenix Rising FC, El Paso Locomotive FC fans memorialize El Paso shooting victims.

One day he will leave Atlanta United, but when? Will he have every single possible scoring record by then? Martinez sets pair of MLS records in Atlanta win
Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez scored in his 10th consecutive MLS game on Sunday to set a league record.

Carlos Vela becomes top Mexican goalscorer in MLS history - FMF State Of Mind
Carlos Vela’s goal on in Los Angeles FC’s 4-2 win over New York Red Bulls was his 37th in Major League Soccer, making him the top Mexican-born goalscorer in the history of the league.

Chasing Josef: Carlos Vela on pace to challenge all-time single-season mark | MLSsoccer.com 23 goals in 23 matches, Vela may catch Josef Martinez’s single-season goal record.

NWSL

Orlando Pride star Ali Krieger rips referees, NWSL following loss to Houston | Pro Soccer USA
Ali Krieger shared her thoughts on NWSL referees following the Orlando Pride's 1-0 loss to the Houston Dash. The Pride finished the game with nine players

For once I have to say, congrats Portland. NWSL-record 25,218 watch Portland beat N.C.
A National Women's Soccer League-record 25,218 fans watched the Portland Thorns beat the North Carolina Courage 2-1 at Providence Park on Sunday.

While investment doesn’t guarantee growth and growth doesn’t require investment, it definitely helps. Column: U.S. women’s soccer needs investment in domestic league
The Women's World Cup heroes are soon forgotten after they return to their teams in the National Women's Soccer League. It's time for that to change.

USA

His side didn’t win, YAY (at least for me), but Pulisic did get his first minutes with Chelsea in the Premier League. Christian Pulisic watch: How did USMNT star perform? – ProSoccerTalk
How did Pulisic fare during his Premier League debut?

For all the Euro based players NOT named Christian Pulisic. Americans Abroad: Weekend roundup – ProSoccerTalk
Pulisic, Weah headline the list of Americans back in action abroad.

US Soccer adds another issue with Development Academy split | US Soccer Players
The US Soccer Federation changed the setup for the 18-19 age group of the boy's Developmental Academy program, the latest issue for the Fed.

The lobbyists reached out to at least five. Lobbyist for U.S. Soccer reached out to Democratic presidential candidates - POLITICO
The federation apparently believed that the women's team's claims that they’re underpaid might become an issue in the July debates.

US Soccer tried to make their equal pay case to Democratic presidential candidates - Stars and Stripes FC
USSF tried to send their side of the story to Democratic presidential candidates ahead of their July debate.

Jens Lys-Cajuste is not eligible for the USMNT but could be if he moved back for two years. ASN article: Midtjylland's rising star Cajuste has unique history but international questions

Not soccer but still funny and a bit ridiculous. theScore - Police draw guns on Yankees GM after mistaking him for car thief
Police draw guns on Yankees GM after mistaking him for car thief.

World

If you care to see every transfer in the Premier League, here you go. Complete list of Premier League summer transfers – ProSoccerTalk
Here are all the names that have moved into, out of, and between the clubs of the Premier League this season.

How did you English side grade? Remember, the rest of Europe isn’t done yet. Premier League transfer grades – ProSoccerTalk
Which team "won" the summer transfer window? Who needed to do more business?

DeAndre Yedlin has a new teammate. Not one I really want him to learn from though. Transfer News: Andy Carroll returns to Newcastle United - Coming Home Newcastle
And will start the season on the sidelines like good old times.

Weekend one of games was pretty exciting and if that is a sign of things to come, this will be one exciting year. Think the Premier League was exciting last season? Just wait ...
This Premier League season promises plenty of pyrotechnics with Liverpool and Man City battling for supremacy and Man United battling for relevance.

If you watched United play Chelsea yesterday, you’d probably agree. Neville: Utd better without unprofessional Lukaku
Man United have let an unprofessional Romelu Lukaku leave because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to instil a "new culture," said Gary Neville.

With the rest of Europe still able to register players, Pogba could still leave the Mighty Reds for Real Madrid or Juventus, or anyone else for that matter. Pogba: 'Question mark' over Utd future remains
Paul Pogba has admitted there is still a "question mark" over his future but has promised to "give everything" while he remains at Man United.

Technically, Koulibaly could still move during the window for that but I don’t see anyone paying the Italian club that much for the centerback. Napoli owner: Koulibaly worth triple Maguire
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has told ESPN FC that defender Kalidou Koulibaly should be valued at £250 million compared to Harry Maguire.

The young boy is “made up” despite suffering a bloodied nose while trying to get the footballer’s attention. Mohamed Salah visits young fan who ran into lamp-post while chasing his car - BBC Sport. This is definitely an interesting story on how you met your football idol.

This needs to end, Ozil and Kolasinac need to be safe. Mesut Ozil: Two charged after incident at Arsenal star's home - BBC News
Two men were arrested outside the house of Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil on Thursday, police say. They have to have 24-hour guard now. Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac 'under 24 hour guard' | Metro News

Steph Houghton: Number of English players going abroad 'not an issue' - BBC Sport
Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton says the number of English players moving to European clubs is "not an issue".

Is having the number 32 for a team who is sponsored by 32Red (a betting site) really an advertising campaign? Wayne Rooney's Derby shirt number 'exploits loophole in betting rules protecting children' - BBC Sport
A "loophole" in betting regulations protecting children is being exploited by Wayne Rooney wearing the number 32 when he joins Derby, says a gambling industry expert.

Retirement is a little different for the very very tall striker. Peter Crouch: 'Getting 50,000 people on their feet – you can't replicate that' | Television & radio | The Guardian
He’s played for seven Premier League clubs and been capped 42 times, but last month he finally hung up his boots. So what’s next for one of Britain’s best-loved footballers?

Why should you click the match recap for PSG? Was it an exciting match? I honestly have no idea, but I do know they have a piece on the anti-Neymar banners that were flown. Paris Saint-Germain vs. Nimes - Football Match Report - August 11, 2019 - ESPN
Get a report of the Paris Saint-Germain vs. Nimes 2019-20 French Ligue 1, Regular Season football match.

What’s on Today?

9:00 a.m. - DFB Pokal - Hallescher FC v. Wolfsburg - ESPN3

11:45 a.m. - DFB Pokal - Energie Cottbus v. Bayern Munich - ESPN Deportes

Not much else is live and is definitely not easily available, so go watch replays of your favorite league from this weekend.

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