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Should MLS and Liga MX merge? The Premier League is trying to come back and the Bundesliga is deciding soon, though one club has entered quarantine. And much more on the USWNT lawsuit.

Seattle

Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Three-time WNBA Champion Sue Bird joined Kerith Burke and Logan Murdock on the Running Plays Podcast. The basketball legend discusses a range of topics, from her time at UConn with Diana Taurasi to her relationship with Megan Rapinoe. Sue Bird dishes on Michael Jordan, WNBA and Olympics

Logan Oyama and the Puyallup High School boys soccer team was looking forward to defending their state title until the coronavirus outbreak. Prep Zone: Puyallup soccer star reflects on unexpected end to high school career | king5.com

MLS

The recent moves by the front office reflect new the team’s new reality. Columbus Crew now face direct financial impact of coronavirus pandemic - Massive Report

Who looks the best in MLS? Who doesn’t? What are the best and worst jerseys in MLS? - Massive Report

There’s a couple scenarios that could work. What would a Liga MX-MLS merger look like? - Stars and Stripes FC

A great look back at who Eddie Gaven is and what happened in and post-career. What ever happened to Eddie Gaven? | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com

Several MLS teams will be back on the training fields beginning Wednesday, May 6 after the league cleared the start of voluntary individual workouts in line with local public health or government policies. MLS players returning to training ground for individual workouts starting Wednesday | MLSsoccer.com

Six players, including a former Sounder. The prime candidates to join MLS via allocation | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL

OL Reign players can’t take part in this until the state’s stay-at-home order is lifted, but NWSL players in some markets can now use outdoor team facilities under strict guidelines. NWSL will allow individual player training under strict guidelines - All For XI

USA

If the team had a rival, it was not on the field; it was with their own federation, U.S. Soccer, which for years had underpaid and undervalued them, the women believed. The U.S. Soccer Team Is Still Fighting for Equal Treatment | The New Yorker

The United States women’s national team suffered a significant legal defeat on Friday when U.S. District Court Judge Gary Klausner granted summary judgment to US Soccer on the key elements of their pay equity case. While some elements of the case concerning working conditions like travel and playing surfaces may continue. The USWNT legal defeat shows the limits of progressive litigation

A civil rights lawyer breaks down why a judge sided with U.S. Soccer on issues of Pay Equity and where the USWNT case for equal pay goes from here. How U.S. Soccer's legal argument won the day over USWNT on equal pay

U.S. Soccer is not perfect, but it has still done quite a bit for the women’s game. Soccer’s global governing body, on the other hand, has not. FIFA is USWNT's real enemy in equal pay fight, not U.S. Soccer

World

Sources have told Reuters that the German state ministers will agree to ease coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, paving the way forward for the Bundesliga to finish the season. Bundesliga expected to resume on May 15 - Bavarian Football Works

The Real Madrid keeper wants to settle it on the pitch. Courtois: It wouldn’t be fair if Barcelona were proclaimed champions - Barca Blaugranes

The coronavirus pandemic could cost cricket, football and rugby union almost £700m combined in the UK, leading figures have said. Coronavirus: The key questions answered about sport's £700m 'hole' - BBC Sport

Manchester United players who have been isolating overseas during the coronavirus pandemic have been told to arrive back in England this week. Manchester United call all players back to U.K. - sources

German football club Erzgebirge Aue put its entire squad in home isolation on Tuesday after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus. German team in isolation ahead of key government meeting

After counting down the Premier League’s best-ever transfers, Bill Barnwell ranks the 50 worst. Look away Fernando Torres, Balotelli and Bebe. Ranking the 50 worst Premier League transfers of all time

Football finance lecturer Kieran Maguire looks at how Premier League clubs could be affected by a full season behind closed doors. Premier League 2020-21 without fans? Eight charts on the impact - BBC Sport