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Major Link Soccer: How Sounders Women became a USWNT refuge in 2012

Solskjær okay with limited transfer activity, A wild shootout in Europa League

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Sounders Women vs UW

Puget Sound

After the collapse of the WPS, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux all joined Sounders Women ahead of the 2012 Olympics. How a group of USWNT stars found a temporary home on a Seattle amateur team – The Athletic ($)

Ahead of the release of FIFA 21 on October 6, let’s take a look at the ratings for Sounders FC players in this year’s game. Seattle Sounders FC Player Ratings: FIFA 21 | Seattle Sounders FC

MLS / USL

Sounds like it’s out of left-field, but who knows. Rumor: LAFC’s Latif Blessing bound for Brazilian club Vasco da Gama? - Angels on Parade

San Diego Loyal’s forfeit displayed a new level of allyship in the world of professional sports. Collin Martin, Landon Donovan and San Diego’s solidarity after a homophobic slur – The Athletic ($)

World soccer

Milan rode their luck to the very end of an extraordinary Europa League play-off with Rio Ave, snatching an equaliser with the last kick of extra time and winning an epic penalty shoot-out. Europa League: Milan ride luck with Rio Ave | Football Italia

When is the draw? Who is involved? How can I follow it? Get the lowdown. Europa League group stage draw: all you need to know | UEFA Europa League | UEFA.com

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has insisted his squad has enough depth despite Manchester United’s limited activity in the transfer market. ‘I’ve got a strong squad’: Solskjær makes transfer U-turn at Manchester United | The Guardian

Kilmarnock’s Scottish Premiership match with Motherwell has been called off with the home side’s entire squad advised to self-isolate for 14 days. Kilmarnock v Motherwell off after Rugby Park squad advised to self-isolate - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

11:30 AM: Union Berlin vs. Mainz 05 (Bundesliga) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Fiorentina vs. Sampdoria (Serie A) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Coventry City vs. AFC Bournemouth (Championship) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: Kentucky vs. Central Arkansas (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: Greenville Triumph vs. Orlando City II (USL League One) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: West Virginia vs. Texas (NCAA Women) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: Georgia vs. Tennessee (NCAA Women) — ESPN App

5:00 PM: South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern (NCAA Women) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Kansas State vs. Kansas (NCAA Women) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Baylor vs. Oklahoma State (NCAA Women) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: TCU vs. Iowa State (NCAA Women) — ESPN+