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USSF looks like they’ve won the battle for now.

Photo Gallery #2: USWNT are World Cup Champions, by JaneG.Photo

USSF won summary judgement in their case against the USWNT, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s over. Leagues around the world are trying to figure out how and when they can return to action, and the pandemic may have further reaching impact on the game as FIFA considers switching to a calendar year.

Seattle/Tacoma

The subtle ways we are reminded that We R Tacoma, Always Together. Big Little Connections - We R Tacoma

MLS/USL

Five local clubs impacted by decision to cancel season; slate of exhibition games still a possibility. USL League Two cancels 2020 season - Brotherly Game

MLS has many things Liga MX craves, even if the quality isn’t as high yet. And the time to launch a combined competition is closer and more practical than you think. North American Super League: How MLS-Liga MX merger could work

Charleston Battery principal owner Rob Salvatore is hopeful that the USL will return to action this summer. Charleston Battery owner hopeful USL soccer season will return this summer | Sports | postandcourier.com

Terrific to see everyone come together to help local heroes. San Jose Earthquakes, Ultras team up to feed healthcare workers - Center Line Soccer

If the league insists on going the route of a neutral site, there are certainly worse options. Atlanta makes logical sense for an MLS neutral site restart - Dirty South Soccer

Nico Lodeiro makes the cut as one of the most skilled players in MLS. The 12 players with the best pure skill in MLS today | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com

Beneath the glitz and glamour of Major League Soccer, a host of Britons are chasing an American dream in the USL Championship. USL Championship: The Brits pursuing careers in the US second tier - BBC Sport

Shouts to Danny Leyva, who was a pretty obvious choice here. One Rising Star From Every MLS Team Right Now: Western Conference

A metaphorical match FMFC vs. COVID19

Soccer in the desert doesn’t seem like the best solution, but what do I know? Report: MGM pitched leagues on massive Vegas quarantine zone | theScore.com

USA

USSF has won summary judgment on most of the big claims in the equal pay case. US District Court rules partly in favor of USSF in USWNT equal pay case - Stars and Stripes FC

The ruling is a harsh reminder that public sentiment doesn’t always translate into legal results. Judge rules against womens players in equal pay suit vs. U.S. Soccer Federation – The Athletic

World

What are we even doing here? The rush to restart the Premier League season is daft and irresponsible - The Busby Babe

21st century soccer is as much about the pursuit of style as success. But what defines what any of us find good to watch? And do we all have to enjoy the same thing? Be it Barcelona or the USWNT, great soccer is a matter of taste. - The New York Times

How the turn tables have turned. FIFA could consider ‘opportunity’ to align football with calendar year, 2022 World Cup - We Ain't Got No History

The EPL is reportedly considering between 8-10 neutral venues for “Project Restart.” Neutral Venues Reportedly Proposed to Finish Premier League Season - The Liverpool Offside

It’s not a perfect solution, but it may help keep some clubs from going bust. Could this be the right time for the Premier League to take on lower league “affiliates?” - The Busby Babe

“To sing in a crowd is to dissolve into that crowd, to be bound to it.” ‘Sunshine on Leith,’ and why football crowds sing - SBNation.com

He transformed a mediocre team into a feared powerhouse, a status which remains with them today. The Legacy of Humberto Suazo in Mexico - FMF State Of Mind

A look at how the Premier League may actually return in the near future. Neutral venues, testing & tension between clubs: Premier League return explained – The Athletic

Who doesn’t love a little bit of bad blood? Betrayal and bombast: the surreal story of the Terry v Bridge scandal | Jonathan Liew | Football | The Guardian