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Major Link Soccer: Mike Petke’s future looks bleak

Get to know Jaycie Johnson, Zlatan doing his normal routine, Manchester City loses player to injury and more.

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MLS: Leagues Cup-Tigres UANL at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Lots of news around the soccer world. USWNT still fighting for equal pay, Mike Petke might need a new job soon and much more.

Seattle

Get to know Jaycie Johnson. Episode 43 - Jaycie Johnson, Seattle Reign FC
This episode was recorded during the last half of June while the World Cup was being played. Jaycie Johnson is a professional soccer player who plays for the Seattle Reign FC.

MLS

24 Thoughts: Inside the Chicago Fire's pursuit of Vincent Kompany
News and views on the Fire nearly bringing in a big name, the Union's sustainability, Bob Bradley, and the big transfer activity in MLS.

Mike Petke’s days looked to be numbered in Salt Lake. RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen considering firing coach Mike Petke - RSL Soapbox
In a conversation with a group of fans, Hansen said the decision comes down to values.

Zlatan doing/saying Zlatan things.Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticizes MLS regular season as “s**t” - LAG Confidential
"I think the system is shit...but, that’s the way it is."

USA

‘No limits’: USL president on pro-rel, league finances, stadium upgrades, MLS relationship and more – The Athletic
Is promotion and relegation a possibility between the USL Championship and League One? 'Yeah, it is.'

Soccer reacts to wave of mass shootings - FMF State Of Mind
Fans, players, and clubs alike call for unity and action amid outpouring of grief and frustration

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

Is it time for the NWSL to expand? What should NWSL look for in expansion? - All For XI
How do we keep the league expanding at a healthy rate?

Can the U.S. victory in the Women's World Cup lead to sustained soccer interest : NPR
After the excitement and thrill of the U.S. victory in the Women's World Cup, attention shifts back to the NWSL — the 7-year-old pro league in the U.S. Will the enthusiasm lead to sustained interest?

It’s going to be a hard, long fight. USWNT equal pay: U.S. Soccer lobbyist arguments in context
Second, it's not as if U.S. Soccer has never invested in MLS; when MLS was first founded, the federation helped it get off the ground. As John Langel, the former attorney for the USWNT alleged in a complaint to the U.S. Olympic Committee back in 2004, U.S. Soccer made a “commitment of $10 million to build soccer stadiums for a for-profit professional league for men, Major League Soccer.”

World

Bury face 14-day deadline to avoid EFL expulsion as Carabao Cup tie suspended | Football | The Guardian
Bury must meet all their outstanding financial commitments or face expulsion from the Football League, and their Carabao Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday has been suspended.

Things looking muddy for Gareth Bale. Gareth Bale saga is a spiteful tale in a window that has turned murky | Eni Aluko | Football | The Guardian
The situation at Real Madrid is baffling and does no credit to Bale or Zinedine Zidane, while Neymar and Laurent Koscielny have not enhanced their reputations this summer either

Good. Man arrested over racist tweet about Liverpool's Mohamed Salah | World news | The Guardian
Merseyside police say man being questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offence

Leicester gets a new chairman. Leicester confirm Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha succeeds father as chairman - BBC Sport
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is formally named chairman of Leicester City, succeeding his late father Vichai.

Not good news for Leroy Sane and Manchester City. Leroy Sane: Manchester City winger to undergo surgery on knee injury - BBC Sport
Leroy Sane will undergo surgery on the knee injury suffered in the Community shield victory over Liverpool at Wembley.

Soccer reacts to wave of mass shootings - FMF State Of Mind
Fans, players, and clubs alike call for unity and action amid outpouring of grief and frustration

Big expectations for Christian Pulisic. Expectations for Chelsea's Christian Pulisic in 2019/20 PL season | NBC Sports
Christian Pulisic spoke with Kyle Martino on his journey to Chelsea, and the #DeadlineDay crew discussed what to expect from the American star in his. It is a video FYI.

Gotta make sure you have the right equipment. Argentina forfeits Pan Am game for wrong jersey
Argentina's women's basketball team came onto the court at the Pan American Games wearing blue jerseys instead of white, leading to a forfeit and the resignation of two team officials.

Imagine if this had happened at Red Card Wedding.

What’s on Today?

11:30 a.m. - Belgian First Division - Anderlecht v. Mechelen - B/R Live

11:45 a.m. - DFB Pokal - Uerdingen v. Borussia Dortmund

11:45 a.m. - French Ligue 1 - Monaco v. Lyon - beIN Sports

12:00 p.m. - English Premier League - Liverpool v. Norwich City - NBCSN

5:00 p.m. - Liga MX - Morelia v. Monterrey - ESPN Deportes

7:06 p.m. - Liga MX - Tijuana v. Pumas - FS1 (Yes actually listed for 7:06)

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