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Sounders among teams that were apparently awarded PPP funds. Some MLS teams awarded PPP loans, will soon decide whether to accept them – The Athletic ($)

MLS / USL

We are apparently the dynasty Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. Find Your Allegiance: Which MLS team is like each K-League team? - Waking The Red

MLS has proposed a plan to resume the season amid the COVID-19 outbreak that would move all 26 teams to Orlando. Can MLS really just move the entire league to Disney World? - Dirty South Soccer

In two documents, the USL outlines a proposal to its players union for a reduction in pay amid the COVID-19 suspension. USL proposes blanket pay cut for Championship players – The Athletic ($)

How could this draft pick decision change the course of the Black & Gold’s history? What if Columbus Crew drafted Clint Dempsey over Chad Marshall in 2004? - Massive Report

The Union have a strong brand, but it’s what if week so let’s rebrand the team anyway. What if the Philadelphia Union rebranded? - Brotherly Game

Bush, who had been with United since October 2018, was apparently let go for reasons unrelated to the COVID-19 financial crisis. Sources: D.C. United parts ways with chief business officer, lays off five others – The Athletic ($)

The midfielder is the first player to transfer from the CanPL to a major league. York9 FC’s Emilio Estevez sold to Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag – Canadian Premier League

Two months after MLS and the NWSL suspended their seasons, Paulson has grown more optimistic that MLS games, at least, will resume at some point this year, potentially in the summer. Timbers and Thorns owner Merritt Paulson optimistic about MLS season resuming this summer - oregonlive.com

After a challenging but productive two-year stint in charge of the national team of his native Grenada, Joseph is back in Boston, eager to keep advancing his coaching career in a new role with the Revs. MLS Legends: Shalrie Joseph on a New England Revolution reunion, Grenada and MLS memories | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL / women’s soccer

For OL Reign, the big question is whether their big-name talent will produce. One big question (on the field) for each NWSL team in 2020 – Equalizer Soccer ($)

US soccer

Netflix has landed the rights to Jere Longman’s book “The Girls of Summer: The US Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed The World” to develop into a feature film. Netflix Scores Movie Rights to Iconic 1999 US Women’s Soccer Team – Variety

World soccer

Planning to watch German football this weekend? There are 18 teams in the German Bundesliga. Here’s our brief guide to help you pick which one you are supporting. A Beginner’s Guide to the Bundesliga: teams 18-10 on the Bundesliga table - Bavarian Football Works

Effenberg thinks some of the guidelines contradict themselves. Stefan Effenberg concerned with safety regulations for Bundesliga restart - Bavarian Football Works

By playing matches in neutral venues with no fans, the Premier League shows where its values lie—with financial gain rather than public health. Football without fans is just another example of the Premier League’s greed. - 7500 To Holte

The UK’s shadow sports minister, Alison McGovern, has called for public scrutiny of the EPL’s Project Restart plan to help give confidence to athletes and the public alike. Premier League’s restart plan ‘needs Commons debate’ to allay safety fears | The Guardian

Farcical. The Premier League’s coronavirus avoidance plan includes “turn your face” after being tackled - Cartilage Free Captain

Say one thing for Danny Rose — he speaks his mind. “People’s lives are at risk” — Danny Rose calls the Premier League’s Project Restart “bulls—t” - Cartilage Free Captain

More than 10 members of Wolves’ backroom staff were swabbed for COVID-19 on Monday as the EPL started ramping up plans to return to play. Wolves the first club to get COVID-19 testing under Premier League plan | The Guardian

Meanwhile, Swedish soccer players and coaches will not be required to take a test for COVID-19 before training sessions or matches as part of the country’s proposed return-to-play protocol. Sweden not planning to test soccer players for virus | AP

The team issued a joint statement of alarm before their planned return to training. Eibar players say they fear ‘terrible consequences’ of La Liga resumption | The Guardian

Joan Laporta is hoping to return as FC Barcelona president in 2021, and coincidentally his ideal manager’s current contract at Manchester City runs through June 2021. Laporta wants Guardiola back if he wins election to be Barcelona president | The Guardian

Bale has been unhappy in Madrid for some time, and is expected to leave the Spanish capital when the transfer window next opens. Newcastle ‘ready to offer Real Madrid £53m for wantaway Gareth Bale’ | Daily Mail Online

Amiens begin legal proceedings for their “unjust” relegation after France’s Ligue 1 season was ended early because of coronavirus. Amiens start legal case after French Ligue 1 relegation - BBC Sport

After rejections from Flamengo, Fluminense and Botafogo, Guimarães decided to call it a day. But his dad kept pushing him. Bruno Guimarães was ready to quit football. Now he is a Brazil player | The Guardian

The pandemic in Brazil has not yet reached its peak, but the country’s president is anxious for soccer to resume already. Jair Bolsonaro says footballers in Brazil have ‘a small chance of dying’ from Covid-19 | The Guardian

The Rio Ave FC manager reflects on how COVID-19 will change everything, players having ‘to take risks’ in Portugal and craving a return to England. Carlos Carvalhal: ‘Before this, I hardly even knew I had flowers in my garden’ | The Guardian

Baseball in a pandemic: 90 feet between bases, 6 feet between players. The San Diego League, a summer opportunity for college players, offers social distancing in baseball

A FiveThirtyEight/Ipsos poll found that most Americans want leagues to wait to restart. What Would It Take For Sports Fans To Feel Safe? | FiveThirtyEight