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US Soccer wants it dismissed and USWNT gave new analysis for the requested damages

Soccer: CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying-Canada at USA Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

NYCFC did manage to win in CCL, Manchester United’s coach blames the ball as a reason for losing, more on the USWNT-USSF lawsuit, and what Messi has to say about a possible Neymar return.

Seattle

While the hype train pulls from the station fresh with a second star painted on the coal car, another season is about to swing into action in Pierce County. Tacoma Defiance look to generate a little upward momentum this season after finishing so strong in 2019. Stoppage Time - Dave Clark on Tacoma Defiance 2020 - Full 90 Soccer Time - Omny.fm

Farid Benstiti was Lindsey Horan’s coach at PSG and her stories don’t paint a great picture of player treatment at PSG. New Reign coach Farid Benstiti, CEO Bill Predmore address hiring controversy – Equalizer Soccer

MLS

FC Cincinnati have signed Siem de Jong from Champions League semifinalists Ajax on a free transfer. Ajax's Siem de Jong joins FC Cincinnati ahead of MLS season

New York City FC survived a thrilling Concacaf Champions League match against AD San Carlos behind a Heber hat trick. AD San Carlos 3, NYCFC 5 | 2020 Concacaf Champions League Match Recap | MLSsoccer.com

While in Charlotte this week, Tata Martino, who successfully led Atlanta United as an expansion club, had some advice for the upcoming team in Charlotte. Tata Martino reveals the coach and players Charlotte should recruit for MLS | MLSsoccer.com

Report: D.C. United lock down Julian Gressel with four-year contract. D.C. United lock down Julian Gressel with long-term contract | MLSsoccer.com

USA

The National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium will be a museum that honors the past while fully incorporating modern technology of the present and future. Eligible Candidates for 2020 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot Announced | National Soccer Hall of Fame

She didn’t have to play to make history and an impact. Black History Month: Kim Crabbe becomes first black woman called into USWNT - Stars and Stripes FC

US Soccer’s tax filings reveal the pay gap is narrowing but still significant. Does the federation need to do more to address the disparity? The USMNT coach almost earned World Cup winner Jill Ellis's annual salary in a month. Why? | Football | The Guardian

U.S. Soccer seeks a dismissal of the lawsuit, while players presented an expert opinion who pins the total initial damages to about $66 million, with more to be sought in punitive damages at trial in May. U.S. Soccer, USWNT players file motions for summary judgments in equal pay lawsuit – Equalizer Soccer

World

Members of the Santos Laguna Soccer Club Academy will be putting on for a four-hour clinic at the SOZO Sports Soccer Complex later this month. Club Santos Laguna to Host Soccer Clinic at SOZO Sports Complex

The skill on the pitch of Atlas Femenil’s Fabiola Ibarra may only be matched by her ambitions for her club and the league. Liga MX Femenil Fabiola Ibarra star talks olímpico goals and Atlas ambitions - FMF State Of Mind

PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been charged in connection with the award of media rights to various World Cup tournaments. PSG president former FIFA chief charged over World Cup bribery

An African soccer official found guilty of self-dealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from FIFA challenged his 10-year ban Thursday. Soccer official challenges 10-year FIFA ban for self-dealing

Could Liga MX end relegation? A model that seems similar to MLS and USL affiliates could go into place. Liga MX would be played without relegation in the next five years | football

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the ball was partly to blame for Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Club Brugge. Solskjaer blames ball for Manchester United's draw at Club Brugge

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says Neymar remains determined to return to the club and wants him to turn them into an all-conquering force again. Lionel Messi - PSG's Neymar 'very excited' about returning to Barcelona

Forest Green Rovers attracts international attention thanks to its stance on sustainability. A Wooden Stadium, Organic Pitch And Vegan Pies: Welcome To The ‘World’s Greenest Soccer Club’

What’s on TV?

11:30 AM - Bayern Munich v. Paderborn - Bundesliga - Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer Plus

11:45 AM - Brescia v. Napoli - Serie A - ESPN+

11:45 AM - St. Mirren v. Hearts - Scottish Premiership - B/R Live

7:10 PM - Tijuana v. Chivas de Guadalajara - Liga MX - FS2