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The Lyon president is putting some respect on the women’s game.

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The Eastern Conference’s MLS Cup representative has been decided, and Columbus will be waiting for the winner between Seattle and Minnesota. Things are going well for American players in Europe in both the men’s and women’s games, and OL and Jean-Michel Aulas are getting plenty of attention.

Seattle/Tacoma

Who knows, maybe both Megan Rapinoe and Wendie Renard will be OL Reign players in the near future. Around OL – Three from OL Family Named to WICC Best XI — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

A rundown of the details behind the Western Conference Final matchup. SEAvMIN 101: Everything you need to know when the Seattle Sounders host Minnesota United in the Western Conference Final | Seattle Sounders FC

Even without fans in the stadium, it feels like an occasion in Seattle. Sounders spirit visible in Seattle as the Rave Green prepare to host Western Conference Final on Monday | Seattle Sounders FC

Schmetzer knows exactly what it’s going to take to play for another MLS Cup. Brian Schmetzer explains what will determine the Seattle-Minnesota Western Conference Final | MLSsoccer.com

MLS/USL

Veteran homegrown talks new deal, off-field pursuits. Renaissance man Tommy Thompson high on San Jose Earthquakes’ future - Center Line Soccer

Catch the documentary as it follows the burgeoning careers of a handful of players from both sides of the Atlantic. Orange County SC, Rangers FC’s ‘Path To Glory’ to Air on CBS Sports Network

A little love for Alex Roldan and his huge performances so far. The breakout players of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta are looking to bring back some Argentinian magic to the club. Report: Atlanta United are "one step away" from naming Gabriel Heinze as head coach | MLSsoccer.com

Current and former assistants, European free agents, and even some CPL names could be next in line to take over with big expectations. Toronto FC coaching candidates: who may take over for Vanney – The Athletic

Regardless of the decision on a neutral site MLS Cup or the result of the Western Conference Final, the MLS Cup Final won’t be held in Seattle. Timeline: Columbus Crew SC vs. New England Revolution 12/06/2020 | Matchcenter

NWSL/WoSo

The country’s FA is launching an ambitious strategy for a sport that has been considered a taboo for girls. Against all odds: South Sudan's daring drive on women's football | Football | The Guardian

The sale is not yet official — but all that remains is for it to be finalized. Report: Utah Royals to be sold, will relocate to Kansas City - RSL Soapbox

Utah Royals FC players were informed on Saturday that the franchise will relocate to Kansas City ahead of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League season, multiple sources tell The Equalizer. Sources: Utah Royals will relocate to Kansas City – Equalizer Soccer ($)

A series of serious injuries couldn’t stop her from pursuing her dream. Jessie Scarpa, Taking the Road Less Traveled, Has Begun to take a Foothold in Washington’s Young Core

Diego Maradona is beloved around the world, but there’s no excuse for the abuse Paula Dapena has received as she protests against domestic violence. Paula Dapena threatened for protest of Maradona tribute before soccer match - The Washington Post

Alex Morgan has her first goal for Tottenham. Tottenham Woman 3-1 Brighton Women: Alex Morgan penalty sends Spurs to first league win - Cartilage Free Captain

Kim Little and the Only Good Arsenal Team racked up another win. Arsenal Women 3-0 Birmingham City: full score report and highlights - The Short Fuse

You can’t stop Sam Kerr, and frankly I don’t know why you’d even want to. WATCH: Sam Kerr gets hat-trick, adds a third for Chelsea against West Ham - We Ain't Got No History

Dawn Scott is changing the game. Period. Scott aims to minimise impact of menstrual cycle on England – The Athletic

USA

Reggie Cannon’s move from FC Dallas to Portugal’s Boavista already seems like it’s paying off. Benfica Boavista's side probe that arouses greed in Champions - The Game

Musah’s international future remains undecided, but his club career seems pretty clear. Yunus Musah inks contract extension with Valencia - Stars and Stripes FC

In an effort to try and get some fans back in the seats, four NHL teams are investigating the possibility of hosting their home games outdoors for the coming season. Four NHL teams exploring possibility of playing outdoor home games

This will allow the Octagon to proceed, but we still don’t know the full schedule. FIFA adds match dates to CONCACAF calendar - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Don’t be racist. Short of that, don’t do racist stuff. It’s not that hard. Millwall 'dismayed and saddened' after fans booed players taking a knee

The NFL giants have filed new documents in America which suggest that investment is imminent. San Fransisco 49ers set to further invest in Leeds United - Through It All Together

Beitar Jerusalem’s fanbase is notorious, so this should go over well. UAE sheikh to buy stake in Israel's ‘most racist team’ Beitar Jerusalem | TRT World

The Lyon president on learning about respect and equality from his parents, making the women’s team the best in the world and the future. Jean-Michel Aulas: 'I realised I could do something about the inequalities in football' | The Guardian

The magic ran out for Chivas against Leon. 2020 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla semifinal match recap: Leon cruise into Liga MX final after defeating Chivas 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) - FMF State Of Mind

Culture

The series will be, thankfully, much more diverse in its cast than the movies were. ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Amazon TV Series Just Announced its New Cast – Black Girl Nerds

What’s on TV today?

11:30 AM - Hoffenheim vs Augsburg (Bundesliga) - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Fiorentina vs Genoa (Serie A) - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Southampton (EPL) - NBCSN

5:00 PM - Tigres UANL vs Queretaro (Liga MX Femenil) - TUDN USA

6:30 PM - Seattle Sounders FC vs Minnesota United (MLS Playoffs) - FS1