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Guardiola helping in Spain, Kane ready to return whenever soccer returns

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MLS / USL

Jeff Rueter picks his best XI from players who appeared in the U.S. lower divisions since 2010. The USL and NASL combined team of the decade – The Athletic ($)

NWSL / women’s soccer

Taylor discussed her time with OL Reign, starting out at Tranmere Rovers, representing England, and plans for the future. England International Jodie Taylor: From Tranmere Rovers To OL Reign | World Football Index

The England and Lyon defender beat out the USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz, among others, to win the award for a second time. Lucy Bronze named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020 - BBC Sport

US soccer

Parlow Cone is taking a conciliatory tone on mending relations with the USWNT. Cindy Parlow Cone wants to resolve USWNT equal pay lawsuit before trial - Stars and Stripes FC

They will take place no later than next summer. 2020 Olympics officially postponed - Stars and Stripes FC

More time for some players to make an impression, less time for others. USWNT roster will definitely be impacted by a delayed Olympics - Stars and Stripes FC

Lloyd planned to make the Tokyo Games her curtain call. With Olympics postponed, soccer great Carli Lloyd puts off retirement for a year | LA Times

World soccer

The 1914-15 season, which was played out to the backdrop of a world war, was one of the most controversial in history. When football played on during WWI and inflamed a London derby | The Guardian

Birmingham City have become the first Championship club to ask their players making at least £6,000 per week to take wage deferrals. Birmingham City ask players to take 50% pay cut during coronavirus crisis | The Guardian

The Netherlands coach expects international matches scheduled for late May and early June to be scrapped because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ronald Koeman does not expect any international football before September | The Guardian

The Tottenham and England striker, who has not played since New Year’s Day, has said he is doing ‘really well’ in his recovery from a serious hamstring injury. Tottenham’s Harry Kane two to three weeks from being fit for full training | The Guardian

The football isn’t great, but The English Game provides a glimpse into a critical point in the sport’s history. Netflix Series Provides A Window Into 19th Century Football - Chiesa Di Totti

Guardiola, who is at his home in Barcelona, has been working with his lawyers over the past few days to work out the best way of using the money. Pep Guardiola donates 1m euros to fight coronavirus - BBC Sport

With the sports world on hiatus amid the global coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at 10 soccer books worth reading while you’re isolating at home. 10 soccer books to read while the sports world is on hold | theScore

Non-soccer news

It hasn’t reflected publishing standards since the Jazz Age. And it isn’t Chicago style. But some people continue to do it in their own documents—from manuscripts to emails. You’ll even see it occasionally on social media. One Space or Two? | CMOS Shop Talk

We spent time watching these six shows during our gift of time. R Staff Picks: Shows - We R Tacoma

Anything you do to try and make 2019-2020 a “regular” NBA season would be riddled with inconsistencies, so let’s try something radical. THE NBA CUP IS THE PERFECT WAY FOR THE LEAGUE TO COME BACK – Mike “The Gasman” Gastineau

If you had any interest in Lego in the early ‘90s, there is little doubt you owned the Black Seas Barracuda: the crown jewel of Lego’s original Pirates line. Thirty years later, the toymaker is finally reviving the ship with a new Pirates set inspired by a Lego fan’s creation. Lego Just Resurrected the Black Seas Barracuda Pirate Set