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Kloop also thinks the UEFA Champions League match will be “absolutely interesting”.

Ahead of UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid v Liverpool Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Beverly Yanez talks retirement and how far NWSL has come since she joined the league, CCL has been a nightmare for MLS clubs, W-League Review, some weird things going on in Europe and much more.

Seattle

Previewing the 2020 MLS season for Seattle Sounders FC, including star players, key acquisitions and departures, strengths and weaknesses, and expert predictions. 2020 Season Preview: Seattle Sounders | MLSsoccer.com

Beverly Yanez sits down with JWS to discuss retirement, her post-soccer plans, and how far the NWSL has come since she first joined the league. Bevery Yanez discusses retirement — Just Women's Sports

Meet Tacoma Defiance Defensive Midfielder Collin Fernandez. Meet Collin Fernandez

MLS/USL

Concacaf Champions League has been a house of horrors for MLS, and as the league touts its 25th season, the CCL frontier remains a humbling proving ground. Concacaf Champions League: MLS out to end humbling CCL run - Sports Illustrated

In terms of who’s got the best chance, here’s how MLS has them. Armchair Analyst: MLS in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League — who is best-equipped to win it all? | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

With just two rounds remaining, Melbourne City continue to stroll towards glory, while Western Sydney and Brisbane limp towards the finish line. W-League review Melbourne City close in on Premiership; Wanderers leaking oil

Of the 26 players in camp, 23 will advance to the four-team competition next month. USWNT SheBelieves Cup training camp roster: Pugh, Davidson return - Sports Illustrated

World

Britain’s first and only openly gay footballer, Justin Fashanu, is to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame this week. Justin Fashanu Britain's first openly gay footballer to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp will go head-to-head with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone in Spain, and the German thinks it will be “absolutely interesting.” Simeone: Liverpool intensity "makes me admire it as a rival"

A consultants’ report written for the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi stated that the Abu Dhabi government, not Etihad itself, was ‘covering’ the airline’s sponsorship of Manchester City in 2010. Manchester City sponsorship 'covered' by Abu Dhabi government, not Etihad | Football | The Guardian

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane escaped injury after being accidentally hit in the face by the boot of opposing defender Joseph Aidoo on Sunday. Real Madrid boss Zidane unhurt after boot to face in draw with Celta

Barcelona are alleged to have paid a third-party company to discredit players, club legends and presidential candidates. Barcelona threaten legal action over accusations of Messi Pique attacks

Barcelona have been given the green light to make a signing outside of the transfer window. Barcelona granted permission to sign striker outside transfer window - sources

Almeria coach Guti has offered to step down and give back all the money he has earned at the club if he is pictured partying. Real Madrid legend Guti denies partying with Almeria players