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Multiple members were banned by the team for multiple games.

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Apparently Inter Milan supporters think racism is respectful now... Top 55 Women’s Players, and yes Rapinoe is on it, and more transfer round ups.

Seattle

Cosplay with Renton City Comicon, South King County's answer to all things nerdy | king5.com
This cosplay fashion show should get you primed to get your costume together for this weekend's RenCon, Sep 6-8 at Renton Technical College.

Great art, great goalie! Art by Stefan Frei – Official Website and Store
Sounders goalkeeper launches a website where he’ll be selling his original art.

Hero of Defiance: Frederick Heath - We R Tacoma
Frederick Heath's buildings are part of the tangible art that took Grit City from an era of wood and mud to brick and marble.

MLS/USL/Lower Leagues

Payroll is likely in the high six figures, but I’m guessing that means for the year. Philadelphia Fury players yet to be paid | Soc Takes
Philadelphia Fury players have not received their paychecks yet. The Fury are expected to kick off their NISA season against Stumptown Athletic on Sept. 7.

This seems like it will go over very well... Sources: MLS fans suspended for Iron Front flag
A "handful" of Timbers Army fans have been banned from attending games at Providence Park for three matches, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

The Canadian Premier League gets the son of a famous Whitecap. David Norman Jr. arrives to steady Pacific FC midfield | Times Colonist
David Norman Jr. was born after his dad David Norman Sr. starred for the Vancouver Whitecaps and 86ers, and played in the 1986 World Cup, as part of his 51 caps for Canada.

It started in a sauna with Clint Dempsey. That seems like a better story starter than “four score and seven years ago...” Aaron Long: USMNT, Red Bulls star's winding, unlikely career road | SI.com

I don’t want him to sign in Seattle but I could see him going to Beckham FC. From Inter Milan to Inter Miami. Sanchez keen on MLS once time in Europe ends
Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has said he hopes to play in the United States once his time in Europe is over.

NWSL

Sky Blue went 4-2-4 under their interim head coach, Hugo Macedo, who returns to the GK coach position. Sky Blue FC names Freya Coombe as interim head coach, more staff additions – Equalizer Soccer
After firing former head coach Denise Reddy in late June, the team had been without an official head coach, relying instead on their remaining assistant coaches to share the job.

They are not ranked 1-55 but Megan Rapinoe is number for me. The top 55 players in the world in 2019 - All For XI
Fourteen Americans, including Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe, are on FIFPro's shortlist for this year's World Best XI.

Carli Lloyd is awesome. Just start there. Carli Lloyd to reporter in Minnesota: You should know better | WCCO
If you follow women's soccer, you know Carli Lloyd.And if there is one thing you know about Lloyd, it is that she has a well-earned reputation as an ultra competitive player with no off switch.

If Rose is the future, we have a pretty great future for the USWNT. Why Rose Lavelle Is the Next Face of the USWNT - The Ringer
She is the future of the U.S. women’s national team, she is the pride of Cincinnati, and she has become a minor phenomenon on social media. But Lavelle’s game is anything but local. How did this Midwestern midfielder learn to play like she was from Barcelona?

USA

Nope. Just nope. I don’t want the Reign to lose Vlatko but no to Phil Neville. England manager Phil Neville says links to USA manager’s job are ‘flattering’ | Football | The Guardian
The England Women’s manager Phil Neville says he is flattered by links to the US job

Sergino Dest could be U.S. Soccer's 'Next Big Thing' but even if he's not, he's proof of progress
U.S. Soccer has a long way to go, but more and more Sergino Dest-type talents emerging is proof the U.S. developmental model is starting to work.

The drawings for how it works are not remotely confusing... Concacaf Nations League to Serve as Pathway for 2021 Gold Cup
The new centralized competition kicking off this week will determine the national teams set to participate in the sixteenth edition of the region’s premier national team competition

The USWNT is doing everything right with their image rights and more. USWNT: How Americans are monetizing themselves successfully
The players seized control of their group licensing rights in the last CBA with U.S. Soccer after being told they had "no value". Now, they're on pace for $1 million in revenue this year, and "still barely scratching the surface."

World

A transfer that didn’t work out. Okazaki leaves Malaga 34 days after joining
Shinji Okazaki's spell with Spanish side Malaga has been cut short after less than four weeks.

Ummm... Romelu Lukaku: Monkey chants a form of 'respect' and 'not racist' say Inter Milan fans group - BBC Sport
A group of Inter Milan fans claim Cagliari supporters were showing Romelu Lukaku a form of "respect" when they aimed monkey chants at him on Sunday.

Christoph Metzelder investigated over alleged child pornography distribution - BBC Sport
Former Germany international Christoph Metzelder is being investigated by German police over allegations of distributing child pornography.

Some great deals and the round up of last year’s top ten picks. Ten of the best value-for-money signings around Europe this summer | Football | The Guardian
Two Ajax youth products, a Dutch goal machine and players turned down by Arsenal and Liverpool feature on our list.

Game play stopping is the only way to address it. Why homophobic incidents are scarring French football | Football | The Guardian
A standoff between ultras and the authorities forms the backdrop to banners and chants that have brought games to a halt.

Which football team have completed the most passes in a match? | The Knowledge | Football | The Guardian
Plus: refs sharing names with teams they are officiating and more odd uses for football grounds

Losing your team is definitely a reason to need mental health support. Distressed Bury fans get mental health support from NHS | Football | The Guardian
NHS trust to host session for people experiencing ‘emotional upset’ at football club’s demise.

Russian club locked out of its new World Cup stadium – ProSoccerTalk
A dispute over the World Cup's legacy has intensified after FC Rostov claimed it had been locked out of its new stadium.

The top leagues have A LOT more money than everyone else. APNewsBreak: Study finds huge wealth gap in European soccer
A study commissioned by UEFA to aid in the debate over the future of the Champions League shows the financial and talent gap between the top five European leagues and the other 50 leagues on the.

Ultras: A Masterclass in making things worse - Serpents of Madonnina
The statement from the Curva Nord is an example of how pervasive the issue of racism is in Italian football.

Can 'extremely shocked' at Juventus UCL snub
Emre Can has said he is "extremely shocked" after Juventus did not include him in the club's Champions League squad.

One of the biggest soccer analytics conferences in the world. NEWS: OptaPro launches call for proposals for 2020 OptaPro Analytics Forum | OptaPro

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