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Most expensive transfer for a defender, Fredy Montero has a coffee shop, and more!

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A new Fredy Montero coffee shop, Wayne Rooney may be on the move, and Harry Maguire breaks the world transfer fee record for defenders. Plenty other fun soccer news.

Seattle

FREDY MONTERO IS OPENING A COFFEE SHOP!!! GRAND OPENING — Santo Coffee Co. Grand Opening is Sunday, all the info is on his website.

MLS

Martinez’s next match, if he scores, would be 10 straight with a goal. ATLUTD's Josef Martinez: My mind is on bigger things than latest MLS record | MLSsoccer.com

If the Englishman leaves DC United, he would be the assistant coach to Philip Cocu, a former Dutch International. This may be Derby trying to strike lightning twice after Frank Lampard was successful there, or could just be they really like Wayne Rooney. theScore - Report: Rooney holds Derby County player-coach talks
Report: Rooney holds Derby County player-coach talks

If I was in a place that allowed betting, I’d bet on MLS. I wouldn’t bet a lot, but it would be real fun. Clear & Obvious: Should you gamble on MLS? - Dirty South Soccer
F L O W C H A R T F L O W A R T

Warshaw: Players (and management) on all 24 teams who have to step up | MLSsoccer.com
One per team, or at least one thing per team. Can you guess Seattle's?

David Beckham played with Gattuso at AC Milan before Gattuso retired and eventually coached the Italian side. Could he be headed to South Beach now? Report: Inter Miami eye ex-AC Milan manager Gattuso for head coaching role | MLSsoccer.com

Go Guzan! Brad Guzan on mass shootings: 'Sad world we live in' | Pro Soccer USA
The Atlanta United goalkeeper spoke out in support of Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya's actions and comments related to gun violence.

NWSL

The club sold out Yurcak Field, so they are moving to a bigger stadium. Sky Blue FC Move Their Game VS Reign FC To Red Bull Arena - All For XI
Sky Blue FC have announced that their league match against Reign FC on August 18th is being moved to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.

World

This Athletic article is NOT behind the paywall. They are adding a lot to soccer coverage with Premier League, Scottish soccer, English Championship, Women’s soccer, Bundesliga, and much more. What to expect from The Athletic UK – The Athletic
Our editor-in-chief explains why our all-star team of writers can't wait to do their best work for you...

The EFL kicked off and so did the problems. Kick It Out 'appalled' after four incidents of racist abuse at weekend - BBC Sport
Anti-racism charity Kick It Out says it is "appalled" after four alleged incidents of racist abuse in EFL games.

Most expensive defender in the world, breaking the Virgil Van Dijk record of last year. DONE DEAL: Manchester United announce Harry Maguire signing - The Busby Babe
The defender has joined from Leicester City on a six-year contract

BUT is he really worth all that money? Harry Maguire: Is Man Utd’s new defender worth £80m? - BBC Sport
Manchester United make Harry Maguire the world’s most expensive defender - but is he worth £80m? BBC Sport looks at the stats and speaks to those who know him well.

Messi to miss Barcelona's U.S. tour with injury
Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi will miss the tour to the United States due to a calf injury.

It is still unclear if Lukaku is leaving yet or not, especially with the Paulo Dybala deal appearing to fall through, but if he does the replacement is already in the building. Sources: Greenwood could replace Lukaku at Utd
Manchester United will still consider offers for Romelu Lukaku but may not replace the striker if he leaves after the emergence of Mason Greenwood.

Raheem Sterling: Man City forward ends Liverpool drought with growing maturity - BBC Sport
Raheem Sterling finally scored against his former club, and also rebuilt some bridges with Liverpool fans.

Riyad Mahrez: Medicine concern kept Algerian out of Man City team - BBC Sport
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez was left out of the Community Shield because of concerns over medicine he took while on Algeria duty, says boss Pep Guardiola.

If you think of this like FIFA, James is probably worth 50-60m, so that would be about $80-90m and is Pogba worth more than that? Yes. theScore - Report: United reject Real's bid of £27.6M plus James Rodriguez for Pogba
Report: United reject Real's bid of £27.6M plus James Rodriguez for Pogba

What’s on Today?

Jamaica v. Peru - Pan Am Games - 8:00 a.m. - ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes

Mexico v. Panama - Pan Am Games - 11:00 a.m. - ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes

Portsmouth v. Birmingham City - English League Cup - 11:45 a.m. - ESPN+

Paraguay v. Argentina - Pan Am Games - 3:30 p.m. - WatchESPN and ESPN Deportes

Costa Rica v. Colombia - Pan Am Games - 8:00 a.m. - ESPN3

Juarez v. Venados - Copa MX - 7:00 p.m. - ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN

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