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Major Link Soccer: Will Tottenham be in trouble without Christian Eriksen?

Will the Spurs survive if the talisman leaves? Plenty more world updates and a ton of women’s soccer articles.

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Tottenham is in trouble, maybe. Sounders won the Cascadia Cup. LAFC went down 3-1 before drawing LA Galaxy in El Traffico (not an article). Barcelona debuted a 16-year old, and much more.

Seattle

Sounders beat the Timbers, probably because the fans were quiet for 33 minutes. Supporters' Stand Against Fascism Takes Center Stage as Timbers Fall to Sounders - Blogtown - Portland Mercury. That isn’t why, but why they were quiet is a protest on the league’s policy towards the Iron Front symbol.

Atmosphere and Autographs - Making a Fan - We R Tacoma

There is still a chance! Rosie White is a bright spot amid endless injuries for Reign FC – Equalizer Soccer
If the Reign wind up in the playoffs, it just may be the unlikeliest playoff season in NWSL history.

MLS

This isn’t Alonso’s first Open Cup Final. First cup final is "special opportunity" for Minnesota United FC | MLSsoccer.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — While Minnesota United were disappointed after a 1-0 loss Thursday night to Sporting Kansas City, it won’t dampen their spirits ahead of the U.S. Open Cup final against Atlanta United Tuesday (8 pm ET | ESPN+) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

His most recent position was as the vice president of international relations and technical development. Club stalwart Nick De Santis leaves Montreal Impact | MLSsoccer.com
He has been a near constant since the club's inception, but on Sunday that changed. Nick De Santis has left the Montreal Impact. The former player, coach, sporting director and vice president leaves the club after 26 years, having started his run with the Impact all the way back in 1993 as a player.

The Rapids finally name a permanent coach. Colorado Rapids announce Robin Fraser as next head coach - Burgundy Wave
Fraser is the 9th head coach in club history.

They love mocking LAFC. The LA Galaxy are at it again with the billboards - LAG Confidential
Galaxy put up a bunch of Zlatan signs outside Banc of California Stadium.

MLS purposely courted a rowdy and diverse fanbase. So why is it so surprised at the backlash against its stadium ban on politics? MLS can only blame itself for fan backlash against politics ban - SBNation.com

Michael Arace | Patience, Columbus Crew fans: News on new stadium not far off - Sports - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH
There was a midweek rumbling about a signed agreement to transfer the last parcel of land available in the Arena District. This parcel is the infamous plat where the new Crew stadium will rise. The rumor was hot — and it is sort of true, in spirit.

Not a bad promo to win during. Phoenix Rising Remains Undefeated On $1 Beer Night With 2-1 Win Over Sacramento

Metal band Iron Maiden, Indy Eleven face off in soccer match | WISHTV.com
When they're not singing about death and destruction, some band members like to spend a day off on the soccer field.

NWSL/WSL (UK)

Sunderland Ladies given new hope in bid to return from football’s margins | Football | The Guardian
The proposed takeover of Sunderland and the support this could bring Melanie Reay’s women’s side means the mood on Wearside is unusually buoyant.

Anything to improve referring standards in the world. WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees | Football | The Guardian
Match footage will be used to analyse a referee’s decisions as part of an attempt to improve officiating standards in the Women’s Super League.

I want potatoes now. NWSL teams as potato dishes - All For XI
Yeah it’s exactly what it sounds like.

NWSL risks losing its global audience - All For XI
Growing pains are inevitable in any league, but the rollout for the NWSL’s new global streaming services was ham-fisted at best.

Merritt doesn’t say where specifically but says Southeast and West Coast are soon. Paulson says NWSL has three new teams committed for next two seasons – Equalizer Soccer

Eni Aluko: ‘We all have moments in life when our morals are called into question’ | Football | The Guardian
When the striker called out racism in the England camp, it ended her international career. She explains why the fight was worth it

USA

Alfredo Morales scores his first goal of the season - Stars and Stripes FC
The 29-year-old finds the back of the net.

Does this help the USMNT defender keep making the squad? Probably. Fulham extends Tim Ream’s contract to 2021 - Stars and Stripes FC
The London club ties down one of it’s most important players.

World

Sun Wen appointed China football vice president
BEIJING (AP) — Former FIFA female player of the year Sun Wen has been elected a vice president of the Chinese Football Association as China seeks to revamp its lagging national program.

El Tri's Jimenez helps Wolves get last-gasp draw
Wolves needed something and the Mexican National Teamer came through.

Ansu Fati became the second-youngest player to feature for Barcelona in La Liga after being handed his debut in Sunday’s 5-2 win over Real Betis. Barca's 16-year-old youngest since '41 to debut. He played the final 12 minutes plus stoppage and saw his side give up a goal in the 5-2 victory.

Couple pieces on Tottenham and Christian Eriksen, he has been key to the attack and the only consistent piece in their matches this season. At one point Lo Celso will be able to contribute more than just as a sub but can they survive that long if he leaves? Spurs are lost without Eriksen's creativity; will they have to get used to his absence? Tottenham were bereft of ideas without Christian Eriksen in their 1-0 loss to Newcastle. Where will the creativity come from if he leaves the club? Christian Eriksen: Mauricio Pochettino unsure if he will play for Spurs again - BBC Sport. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he “doesn’t know” if Christian Eriksen has played his last game for the club.

Sinisa Mihajlovic leads Bologna after six weeks of chemotherapy - BBC Sport
Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic makes an emotional return to the dugout despite being diagnosed with leukaemia just six weeks ago.

Yedlin’s side is doing a good job trying to stay up. Newcastle's Steve Bruce hopes win against Tottenham 'shuts people up' - BBC Sport
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce hopes their 1-0 win over Tottenham will "shut people up" following criticism of his appointment as Magpies boss.

Paul Pogba: Manchester United midfielder says 'racism can only make me stronger' - BBC Sport
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says racist abuse "can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation".

Sheffield United doing their best to get relegated. Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder bemoans display in defeat by Leicester - BBC Sport
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says he will not praise his players for effort alone following their defeat by Leicester.

Korean calamities of Ghandour and Moreno are antidote to anti-VAR clamour | Andrew Anthony | Football | The Guardian
The officiating scandals of the 2002 World Cup must remind us why the advent of the video referee is a good thing.

Inside the VAR bunker: a test for my irrational suspicion of referees | Max Rushden | Football | The Guardian
A trip to Stockley Park gives a valuable insight into the VAR process, and also showed me that referees are actually quite pleasant, normal people.

Would a Super League be good for soccer? I think it would become fairly boring after a couple seasons and offer nothing that Champions League isn’t already. The only difference is that there would not be a chance for upsets by Ajax and Co. Continent’s big four may falter but their striving for super-league is ever stronger | Jonathan Wilson | Football | The Guardian
Barcelona, PSG, Bayern and Juventus have won 25 of the last 28 league titles. Europe has become the only testing ground.

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11:45 AM - Inter Milan v. Lecce - Serie A - ESPN+

7:00 PM - Washington v. Seattle - NCAA Women’s - Pac12

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