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Jamaica’s federation has stiffed their players, and the USWNT continues to roll.

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Lamar Neagle is going to the World Cup
Well, the 6v6 Socca World Cup, anyway. He’ll be joined on the USA team by fellow former Sounder Andrew Weber.

Make sure to update your calendars. Major League Soccer announces flex scheduling change for September 15 match | Seattle Sounders FC
The good: Kickoff moves from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The bad: Broadcast moves from ESPN to JOEtv.

MLS / USL

The shine has worn off quickly as the Whitecaps remain a mess. Is Marc Dos Santos Still “The Man” for the Vancouver Whitecaps? - Eighty Six Forever
Things suck. Who’s fault is it?

NWSL / Women’s soccer

Four years ago the players were told their image rights had “no value”. USWNT: How Americans are monetizing themselves successfully | Yahoo Sports
The players seized control of their group licensing rights in the last CBA with U.S. Soccer. Now, they’re on pace for $1 million in revenue this year, and “still barely scratching the surface.”

The 2012 Olympic roster for Great Britain featured two token Scots but was otherwise indistinguishable from an English squad. Will things be any different this time around? TeamGB at the 2020 Olympics and its struggle with tokenism - All For XI
‘Cause tonight is the tonight that four [countries] become one [Olympic nation]

Big changes are coming behind the scenes for the NWSL as the league owners will take control. National Women’s Soccer League enters new era with U.S. Soccer’s role in league set to change - oregonlive.com
The NWSL has survived and grown over the last seven years thanks in large part to financial and operational support from U.S. Soccer. But U.S. Soccer’s role in the league will change at the end of 2019.

Alex Morgan: USWNT star on US Soccer, Ronaldo, NWSL, Cordeiro | SI.com
Fresh off being named one of the finalists for FIFA’s ‘Best’ women’s player of 2019, Alex Morgan sounds off about the honor, the USWNT coaching search, the fight vs. U.S. Soccer, her thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo and taking NWSL to the next level.

The JFF continues to treat their women’s team like an afterthought (or worse) despite making promises before the World Cup. Jamaica women’s team on strike after not being paid – ProSoccerTalk
The side became the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the Women’s World Cup.

US soccer

Neither Reign FC player featured for the Americans. USWNT drops 3 goals on Portugal in second friendly - Stars and Stripes FC
Business as usual.

Tim Weah suffers hamstring tear - Stars and Stripes FC
Tim joins three others missing time during the international window.

World soccer

The official emblem of Qatar 2022 has been unveiled, featuring a whole bunch of delightful and lovely details in the description that you will have a lot of difficulty matching up with anything in the actual design or the back-story of the bid. 2022 FIFA World Cup - Qatar 2022 Official Emblem - FIFA.com

What’s on today?

4:00 PM: Indy Eleven vs. NY Red Bulls II (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Atlanta United II vs. Birmingham Legion (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: St. Louis FC vs. Ottawa Fury (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Venados vs. Juárez (Copa MX) — TUDN

5:00 PM: Necaxa vs. Celaya (Copa MX) — ESPN Deportes

6:00 PM: El Paso Locomotive vs. Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Championship) — ESPN+

6:00 PM: Real Monarchs vs. Las Vegas Lights (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Guadalajara vs. Correcaminos UAT (Copa MX) — TUDN

7:30 PM: Cruz Azul vs. Atlas (Friendly) — ESPN Deportes