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3 years of large losses could mean a points reduction for Wayne Rooney’s side

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Seattle

As the Cherries prepare to play Norwich, the former Sounder is training with the side. Brad Smith is back training with the Bournemouth first team

The holistic budget review has the soccer teams on the chopping block. Shoreline College may cut soccer teams

MLS

From Man United’s musical announcement they had #Pogback to 2 Chainz kicking things off at Atlanta, the worlds of music and soccer often collide. Pogba with Stormzy, 2 Chainz at Atlanta United: When soccer and music mix

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez hasn’t yet been signed by the LA Galaxy, but that hasn’t stopped Carlos Vela from trash taking his friend and teammate on the Mexican national team. Carlos Vela warns Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez: "If he comes here, he’s going to lose" | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer is strongly represented on the 23-man Under-23 rosters for the 10 combined teams, with a total of 10 players from the league competing. MLS strongly represented in 2020 Conmebol Pre-Olympic tournament | MLSsoccer.com

There’s a new No. 1 in the eMLS Power Rankings, as League Series One champion FCC Fiddle of FC Cincinnati takes the top spot, while some experienced players tumbled in the rankings. FC Cincinnati on top after League Series One | 2020 eMLS Power Rankings presented by PS4 | MLSsoccer.com

The former Sounder was LAFC’s starting goalkeeper in 2019 and now is going to MNUFC. Minnesota United FC News: Loons acquire goalkeeper Tyler Miller from LAFC for allocation money - E Pluribus Loonum

NWSL

Which teams did well, and which teams...didn’t? 2020 NWSL college draft: winners and losers - All For XI

No draft, no problem. Balcer was NWSL rookie of the year and did it without being drafted or even playing in the NCAA. Balcer played in the NAIA. And yes, she is great for the Reign. Bethany Balcer’s amazing 2019, and why the NWSL Draft is not a referendum – Equalizer Soccer

USA

Dest grew up in the Netherlands, but with a slim chance of representing his home country, his U.S. passport offered a different opportunity. Sergino Dest exclusive: Why he chose U.S. over Netherlands, the pride of playing for Ajax

Comcast and NBCUniversal gave a first look at its Peacock streaming service at an investors day in New York. The interface includes three main hubs: channels, browse, and a trending section. Here’s what NBC’s Peacock streaming service will look like when it launches this July - The Verge

The 17-year-old is following in the path of Christian Pulisic. Gio Reyna promoted to Borussia Dortmund first team - Stars and Stripes FC

U.S. Soccer book of reports ahead of Feb. AGM posted: FY21 budget: operating deficit of $27.5M, FY20 projection (which we knew): operating deficit of $20.3M. U.S. Soccer Book of Reports — U.S. Soccer AGM

World

With a smaller, heavier ball, the game is played on the ground, which means less worry about head injuries. Futsal: the thinking player's game that doesn't hurt the head | Football | The Guardian

Macclesfield Town could be set for a change of ownership after court proceedings revealed an offer for shares in the crisis-hit club was at an advanced stage. Macclesfield winding-up petition adjourned after offers made for shares | Football | The Guardian

MAPFRE AM Behavioral Fund has positions in two top clubs and says the soccer industry is ripe for investment. Is Now The Time To Invest In European Soccer? Here’s Why This Fund Thinks So

The toolkit aims to protect the integrity of football and help member associations and confederations to strengthen and further enhance existing measures in place to protect national and regional-level football matches and competitions from match manipulation. Who We Are - News - FIFA develops new and enhanced integrity resources for member associations and confederations - FIFA.com

Paul Merson believes Jurgen Klopp is so good he could get Rotherham to the Premier League, but does the Yorkshire club’s boss agree? Jurgen Klopp: Could Liverpool boss lead a club like Rotherham to the Premier League? - BBC Sport

Blackburn midfielder Corry Evans suffers a fractured skull and shattered eye socket after he was caught by a high boot. Corry Evans: Blackburn midfielder fractures skull and shatters eye socket - BBC Sport

Derby County are charged by the English Football League for a breach of spending rules and face a possible points deduction. Derby County: Championship clubs charged for breach of spending rules - BBC Sport

The site is now used for concerts and events but some parts have suffered from poor maintenance. Rio Olympic Park: Judge orders closure of site over security concerns - BBC News

Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales will stand trial over an alleged assault on a woman, a court spokesman has told ESPN FC. Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales to stand trial for assault on woman

What’s on TV?

11:30 AM - Schalke 04 v. Borussia M’gladbach - Bundesliga - FS2

11:30 AM - Mechelen v. Standard Liege - Belgian First Division - B/R Live

11:45 AM - Fulham v. Middlesbrough - EFL Championship - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Rangers v. Stranraer - Scottish FA Cup - ESPN+

1:45 PM - Cruz Azul v. Atlas - Liga MX Femenil - TUDN

7:00 PM - Atlas v. Puebla - Liga MX - TUDN

10:00 PM - Brisbane Roar v. Wellington Phoenix - Aus. A-League - ESPN+