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With delayed seasons likely leading to later end dates, FIFA might be moving transfer windows to after season’s end.

Besiktas new transfer Domagoj Vida’ signing ceremony Photo by Yasin Aras/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

With most soccer leagues around the world, and all sports, on hiatus the news is getting...nah we aren’t really slowing down just less transfers and no real highlights but still plenty of drama, just not the drama you want to see. Players asked to take paycuts, leagues ending seasons or cancelling them entirely, overall just not good for the sport. What is good for the sport, things like the Broldans doing an AMA. Remember right now we need a little laugh and a smile to get through this, look up guys like British rugby announcer Nick Heath or New York hockey announcer Evan Pivnick narrating TV and real life because what else do they have to do.

Seattle

Who doesn’t love Broldans content? On Tuesday, Cristian and Alex Roldan took over the Sounders Instagram account for a live Q&A session with fans of the Rave Green. Broldans AMA: Cristian and Alex Roldan reveal funniest player, best dancer during Instagram Live Q&A | Seattle Sounders FC

Help raise some money for our community! Come play CoD Warzone with Stefan Frei. Shotcall | Play CoD Warzone with Stefan Frei

Stephanie Verdoia 2L lived the highs and lows women face as pro athletes, and today, she uses her experience as fuel for her fight against injustice. Soccer star pivots to life in law school | UW School of Law

MLS/NPSL

It is now official, the NPSL is cancelling the 2020 season. A Message from Kenneth Farrell, NPSL Chairman of the Board – National Premier Soccer League

We’re all looking for ways to keep ourselves entertained while social distancing, and Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco provided us with a reminder of one course of action that can help pass the time: Pranking your unsuspecting significant other. Portland Timbers' Sebastian Blanco pranks unsuspecting wife, shares results | MLSsoccer.com

Moralez has invited the other two younger South American players to live with him while people are ordered to stay home by the state government. NYCFC's Maxi Moralez, Valentin Castellanos and Jesus Medina follow stay-at-home orders together — literally | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer is still focused on completeing a full, 34-game season once the league has been given the green light to resume, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said on ESPN’s “Get Up” Tuesday morning. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber: League still focused on playing 34-game season | MLSsoccer.com

While the players have been physically isolated, Wil Trapp emphasized the support they have gotten from Inter Miami owners Jorge Mas and David Beckham. Inter Miami training regimen during quarantine includes GPS vests and pods | MLSsoccer.com

USA

Ex-teammates and colleagues weigh in on Carlos Cordeiro’s replacement at the helm of U.S. Soccer. Cindy Parlow Cone: Just who is US Soccer's new president? - Sports Illustrated

World

The groups have been working collaboratively with the National League System (NLS), the women’s football pyramid and the wider grassroots game since the outbreak of COVID-19 on how to conclude the 2019-20 season in the most appropriate way possible. Update on non-league, women's & grassroots football seasons amid COVID-19 outbreak

The FA is preparing for the possibility that teams in the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship could fold because of the coronavirus pandemic. FA preparing for possibility top women's teams will fold because of coronavirus | The Guardian

Current contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic football seasons, according to an internal FIFA document. FIFA suggests player contracts and transfer windows be changed | The Guardian

The club are in talks with their stars. Barcelona players asked to take 70% pay cut - report - Barca Blaugranes

“I’m just doing my bit,” says Iragartze Fernandez, the part-time referee turned full-time nurse who has swapped the whistle for a face-mask in the hope of helping Spain combat the deadly coronavirus. Spain's female football referees on frontline of coronavirus fight

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said football will never be the same following the coronavirus crisis. Coronavirus: Football will never be the same, no €100m transfers - ex-Bayern president

A chorus of experts (mostly Man United legends) think the Premier League should be voided given unplayed games but history shows it doesn’t matter. Premier League should crown Liverpool now as final 10 games don't change much at top or bottom

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta feared who he might have infected when he tested positive for the coronavirus, but said he has completed his recovery. Recovered Arsenal boss Arteta feared who he may have affected with coronavirus

Premier League footballers are likely to accept wage deferrals as clubs look to ward off financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Premier League players likely to accept wage deferrals to ease pressure on clubs | Football | The Guardian