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The Italian league could be the next major European league back in session

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Back story on the Reign name, the best soccer documentaries (complied by the OL Reign), the MLS academy system is adding plenty of elite sides, and re-opening plans throughout Europe.

Seattle

Thanks to dedicated and passionate filmmakers, many of the most intriguing and captivating stories surrounding women’s soccer have been captured in documentaries over the past two decades. The 6 Best Women’s Soccer Documentaries You Should Stream Right Now — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

Former OL Reign defender Megan Oyster discusses the Houston Dash’s return to play and the prospects of an NWSL season this summer. Megan Oyster discusses Houston’s return to play — Just Women's Sports

OL Reign nearly began life as Seattle Sirens FC. NWSL Beginnings: Calling off the Sirens on account of Reign – Equalizer Soccer ($)

Home Is Where the Mountain Is Taylor Mueller is ready to live like the mountain is out. Tacoma Defiance. Taylor Mueller Q&A - Tacoma Defiance

Jess Fishlock tells how she almost quit football with a knee injury - but now wants a crack at a major tournament with Wales. Jess Fishlock: Wales' most capped player says she considered quitting with knee injury - BBC Sport

Body-slamming a mascot, living in a castle, and enjoying the atmosphere at one of Germany’s biggest clubs ‘The crazy American’: Kasey Keller on his time at Borussia Mönchengladbach – The Athletic

MLS

A Real Salt Lake player has taken it upon himself to help those in the organization affected by the layoffs and furloughs announced last month. RSL defender Nedum Onuoha spearheads effort to help those in organization affected by furloughs, layoffs - The Salt Lake Tribune

Less than a month after U.S. Soccer shuttered its Development Academy, MLS took the first step toward replacing it. MLS unveils elite player development inititative

A total of 65 elite academy clubs which formerly participated in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy will join MLS’s existing club academies as part of a new elite player development platform that is set to transform youth player development in the United States and Canada. Total of 95 clubs join forces as part of MLS's elite player development platform | MLSsoccer.com

USA

You want who to play Julie Foudy?? Let’s fan cast actors for Netflix’s 1999 World Cup film adapatiation - All For XI

World

Serie A has agreed on a June 13 resumption date following a video call with all 20 clubs in the league on Wednesday. Coronavirus Serie A hopes to return on June 13

Football in England could return as early as June 6, with the EFL close to finalising the restart of the Championship, sources have told ESPN. English Championship to return on June 6 before Premier League sources

If football does restart in England, it’ll be at clubs’ home grounds. Premier League drops neutral site venues from Project Restart plans - Cartilage Free Captain

The Football Association (FA) will battle FIFA in court next month over its punishment in Chelsea’s transfer ban case. FA takes FIFA to court over punishment in Chelsea transfer ban

Barca’s chances of signing Lautaro Martinez could be thwarted after Javier Tebas said La Liga’s financial regulations will be strictly enforced. Barcelona deal to sign Inters Lautaro in doubt after Tebas enforces financial regulations

The chief of Greater Manchester Police says his force are “fearful” of crowds turning up at football stadiums if the Premier League season restarts. Premier League: Police 'fearful' of football crowds outside stadiums if season restarts - BBC Sport

A player testing positive for coronavirus will not be a ‘catastrophe’ for the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund’s managing director says. Relief for Borussia Dortmund as the Bundesliga gets ready to return - BBC Sport

Newcastle United fans are urged to “unite to protect” the club from a takeover by a fund controlled by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Newcastle United fans urged to resist Saudi Arabia fund takeover - BBC Sport

Portuguese top-flight club Santa Clara to play home games at Portuguese FA headquarters - 892 miles away - when matches resume. Santa Clara: Azores club forced to play home games 892 miles away at Portuguese FA - BBC Sport

The defender, who could be the only diabetic professional in the English game, tells David Hytner he is putting family and wellbeing before thoughts of resuming playing. Lincoln's Ben Coker: 'With diabetes, I have to think about the restart more than others' | Football | The Guardian

What drives players to regularly take the risk of playing while injured? Injured footballers and performative masculinity - Unusual Efforts

A scary moment for the midfielder. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli sustains minor injuries during robbery at his London home. - Cartilage Free Captain