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Major Link Soccer: Mikel Arteta on the mend

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The Arsenal boss’s symptoms have passed and he is starting to recover from COVID-19.

Arsenal Training Session Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Soccer still doesn’t have a lot going on...sorry. But US Soccer has a new CEO, lots of discussions about the future for the big leagues, how those leagues are helping out, and much more. Remember Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Safe.

Seattle

We spent our gift of time watching these seven movies. R Staff Picks: Movies - We R Tacoma

MLS

The LA Galaxy’s four-goal lead should’ve been insurmountable. Instead, the San Jose Earthquakes erupted. How Landon Donovan's San Jose Earthquakes made the greatest comeback in MLS Cup Playoff history | MLSsoccer.com

Julian Gressel explores Washington D.C. from National Mall jogs to the search for toilet paper. How Julian Gressel is acclimating to DC United with the 2020 MLS season on pause | MLSsoccer.com

In the midst of a global pandemic and a nationwide pause on professional sports, Inter Miami CF has altered the club’s logo to separate the iconic great white herons, which are normally interlocked representing unity in our community, across its digital platforms to encourage social distancing. Inter Miami CF Alters Logo to Embrace Social Distancing | Inter Miami CF

Crew supporters show their dedication to the club by permanently defiling their flesh. Crew body ink: How hard hat men and a cat show support for the Crew - Massive Report

WoSo

Most players are on short contracts, and some teams may also find themselves cut adrift by parent clubs. Women's game is now riddled with uncertainty for clubs and players | The Guardian

There’s no reason to try and stick to old structures for sports right now. A wild proposal for salvaging the NWSL season - All For XI

USA

What’s it like playing in one of the world’s most fierce rivalries without any fans, while the game is being shut down globally due to a pandemic? Tyler Boyd: USA, Besiktas winger details playing amid coronavirus - Sports Illustrated

The U.S. youngster will be joining the full team when they resume training as early as Monday. Ulysses Llanez to join Wolfsburg first team - Stars and Stripes FC

Wilson Brings Nearly Thirty Years of Leadership, Experience and Proven Track Record of Success in the International and Domestic Sports Industry. William Wilson Named Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of U.S. Soccer Federation

Wilson fills the vacancy left after Dan Flynn stepped down from the position in September of 2019, ending his tenure of nearly two decades. US Soccer selects former SUM executive Will Wilson as new CEO | MLSsoccer.com

The coronavirus has shut down all major sports, including F1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. But sim racing events streamed on Twitch are already drawing huge motorsports stars — and tons of eyeballs. Virtual F1 and NASCAR events are filling the gap left by canceled races - The Verge

World

Premier League teams are keeping in close contact with players during the coronavirus suspension, offering more help than just training regimes. Premier League routines during coronavirus crisis -- Teams keep up with player fitness, nutrition, wellness

Soccer’s next challenge after coronavirus is figuring out how to handle the financial devastation, but it can be done if all sides work together. Soccer can figure out coronavirus' financial impact PLUS -- Go easy on Neymar for going home

The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League final has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, UEFA announced on Monday. Coronavirus - UEFA Champions League final postponed indefinitely

Enyimba midfielder Dayo Ojo was on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen on his way home to Akure, in what turned to a dark day for Nigerian football. Enyimba's Dayo Ojo abducted by gunmen in Nigeria

Even as a young boy in south Germany Jurgen Klopp showed signs of what he would achieve. This is the story of his journey to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager's journey from Black Forest to heroic status at Anfield - BBC Sport

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, who tested positive for coronavirus on 13 March, says he is feeling “very well now” and his symptoms have gone. Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager says he has recovered from coronavirus - BBC Sport

Footballers will accept that games have to be played behind closed doors when the football season resumes, says PFA’s Bobby Barnes. Coronavirus: No alternative to closed-doors football games, says PFA chief executive - BBC Sport

With Premier League football cancelled until at least 30 April, BBC Sport looks at how teams are trying to help out. Coronavirus: How Premier League clubs are trying to help - BBC Sport

Yeovil Town of the National League have asked players and staff to take a 50% pay cut with immediate effect. Yeovil ask players and staff to take 50% pay cut to safeguard club's future | Football | The Guardian