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Major Link Soccer: An MLS tournament is becoming clearer and clearer

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More details including how to split the teams into groups and possible game times are emerging

MLS: Orlando City SC at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Friday! Denmark is welcoming fans back into their stadiums, virtually. FC Cincinnati can’t seem to do anything right, which is just hilarious.

Seattle

Jess Fishlock joins BBC Sounds to talk about her rehab and the league’s postponement due to the coronavirus. Sport Today - 2020/05/21 GMT - BBC Sounds

The Tacoma Rainiers and Tacoma Defiance announced Wednesday that $5 from each hat sale the online team store records will be sent to the Hero Meals project, which supports Tacoma restaurants and South Sound essential workers. Rainiers, Defiance donating $5 from each hat sale during COVID-19 pandemic to Hero Meals | Tacoma News Tribune

Former Reign FC forward/midfielder Bev Yanez talks about her history in the WPS, Japan, and the NWSL. Kickin’ Back with Beverly Yanez – Equalizer Soccer

MLS/USL

FC Cincinnati name Ex-Manchester United defender Jaap Stam new head coach. FC Cincinnati name Jaap Stam new head coach | MLSsoccer.com

But...they...they got the tweet wrong. FC Cincinnati hired a coach, but they’re not sure what he looks like - SBNation.com

MLS would split the 26 teams into four groups, with the top two teams in each group advancing to a knockout round, sources have confirmed ESPN. MLS Orlando tournament taking shape with four seeded groups - sources

It really isn’t a well down list but whatever. Armchair Analyst: The best prospect on each team | MLSsoccer.com

Put in context, the USL’s pay cut proposals might risk the league’s long-term trajectory in the name of a short-term fix. USL players’ pay cut negotiations reveal a deeper, more dangerous rift – The Athletic

USA

Lydia Wahlke has resigned as the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Chief Legal Officer, the USSF has confirmed to ESPN. U.S. Soccer chief legal officer Lydia Wahlke resigns amid investigation

World

Man United’s financial might will help them in the short-term when it comes to sports post-coronavirus, but every team and league will struggle. Manchester United's finances amid coronavirus: a warning sign to all of soccer

‘A different sort of derby’ awaits Hertha and Union Berlin as they go head to head behind closed doors on Friday night. Hertha Berlin v Union Berlin - BBC Sport

Promotion and relegation will remain in the English Football League if seasons are ended amid the coronavirus crisis. English Football League: Promotion and relegation to remain if seasons curtailed - BBC Sport

Sheffield United say Prince Abdullah remains their owner - despite Companies House suggesting otherwise. Sheffield United: Premier League club say no change of ownership - BBC Sport

New allegations of sexual abuse made against Yves Jean-Bart, but FHF says claims are ‘baseless’ and he will be ‘fully exonerated’ Alleged victims of Haiti FA president say they have received death threats | Football | The Guardian

There are 22 different sections to choose from - just like a regular football stadium. So, there will be room for home fans, neutral spectators and away fans - but only virtual. Football is back in Denmark: The world's first virtual grandstand opens in Aarhus - AGF Fodbold

Iturralde González says the majority of refs have a favorite team. Ex La Liga ref: 90% of refs support Real Madrid, 10% Barcelona - Barca Blaugranes