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The Loons will look to beat Seattle for the first time ever.

Minnesota United FC v Sporting Kansas City: Western Conference Semifinals - MLS Cup Playoffs Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

MLS

Minnesota United FC are into their first Western Conference Final in club history, shocking No. 1-seeded Sporting Kansas City with a 3-0 win Thursday night in the Conference Semifinal stage of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Sporting Kansas City 0, Minnesota United FC 3 | 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Match Recap

Emanuel “Bebelo” Reynoso has turned into an assist machine for Minnesota United FC during the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, becoming the first player with multiple three-assist playoff games in league history. Emanuel Reynoso sets MLS record, becomes first player with multiple three-assist playoff games

Even after the Portland Timbers were eliminated from the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs by FC Dallas, head coach Gio Savarese hasn’t taken much time away from the game. Savarese continues to watch an immense amount of matches, from the Champions League to Copa Libertadores and everything in between. And if he’s not doing that, he’s always ready for the regular game of foosball in his home. He’s still watching MLS, of course, even as the disappointment mounts that his side were sent home last week in excruciating fashion, after sudden death penalties. Portland Timbers offseason well underway with positions targeted and trades agreed | Tom Bogert

USA/USL

David Ochoa leaves USMNT camp due to injury. JT Marcinkowski replaces David Ochoa on USMNT roster - Stars and Stripes FC

Former Sounders U23 star and USL MVP finalist makes Rising even better. Rising FC signs 2018 MVP finalist, former OC midfielder Aodhan Quinn

Fort Lauderdale CF has announced its roster decisions following the 2020 USL League One Season. One player option was exercised, seven were declined and four other players are out of contract. Fort Lauderdale CF Announces Roster Decisions Following 2020 Season | Inter Miami CF

World

The Premier League and EFL have agreed to a rescue package amounting to £250m to help ease the financial challenge faced by EFL clubs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Premier League and EFL agree rescue package amounting to £250m - BBC Sport