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The home field effect might be measurable, and don’t be like Mason Mount.

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MLS / USL

The largest U.S.-based soccer leagues will discuss and coordinate responses to the pandemic. MLS, NWSL, USL reps will meet to discuss COVID-19 plans as a group – The Athletic ($)

The Louisville City Youth Academy will start at U-8 through U-19 in both boys and girls. Youth Academies announce new coaches

NWSL / women’s soccer

The W-League semifinals saw Sydney FC and Melbourne City qualify for the big party. But spare a thought for Melbourne Victory’s Natasha Dowie. W-League review - Carpenter stars for Melbourne City to set up Grand Final vs. Sydney FC

US soccer

USWNT players turned warmup shirts inside out to protest U.S. Soccer, and it’s become the latest in a trend of viral moments turning into a fashion statement. USWNT Invisible Crest Protest Becomes Hit T-Shirt–and Example of Players’ Revenue Potential - Sports Illustrated

World soccer

This year’s European Championships are set to be knocked back 12 months, but UEFA wants clubs and leagues to pay for the switch. Exclusive: UEFA to demand £275m to postpone Euro 2020 by a year – The Athletic ($)

Across world football teams clearly benefit from playing at home, but does the presence of a crowd make any difference? Football behind closed doors may tell us much about how home advantage works | The Guardian

Malaga-based Atlético Portada Alta have confirmed their 21-year-old coach Francisco García has died having tested positive for coronavirus and suffering from leukaemia. Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia, 21, dies from coronavirus - Football Espana

Valencia have said more than a third of their players and backroom staff have tested positive, but none are displaying symptoms. Valencia report 'around 35%' of players and backroom staff have coronavirus | The Guardian

Mount played football with West Ham’s Declan Rice after Chelsea had imposed self-isolation on their staff. Chelsea act after Mason Mount ignores coronavirus self-isolation advice | The Guardian

A group of Crystal Palace fans cycled to their club’s postponed game at Bournemouth, raising nearly £15,000 for vulnerable young people. Crystal Palace fans complete charity bike ride to postponed game | The Guardian

On social media, outpourings of generosity during the coronavirus pandemic are part of a shift toward direct giving. ‘People Need Immediate Relief,’ and Online Donors Make It Happen - The New York Times