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Major Link Soccer: Bundesliga returning May 15th

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The top German league is returning, with precautions.

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Get your alcohol delivered while you read about how Djimi Traore is turning the Sounders into Liverpool, why the USMNT can’t get results, and prepare for the Bundesliga return.

Seattle

The state’s liquor and cannabis board makes the long-anticipated temporary law change. Seattle Restaurants and Bars Can Now Sell To-Go Cocktails with Food - Eater Seattle

Djimi Traore won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, but he ended up playing for eight more sides during a playing career that saw him at Charlton, Monaco and Seattle Sounders! Djimi Traore says he's copying Klopp's tactics to bolster Seattle Sounders

Danny Robles is enjoying his extra time with the family, but wants to get back on the field at Cheney Stadium with Tacoma Defiance again soon. Staying Home Is a Family Affair for Danny Robles - Tacoma Defiance

Football Bloody Hell tactically analyzes the NWSL Rookie of the Year’s 2019 campaign and how she might be utilized in the coming year for OL Reign. Bethany Balcer 2019/20 scouting report - Football Bloody Hell

Go inside Joe Manganiello’s Hollywood Dungeons & Dragons campaign, which includes Vince Vaughn, Tom Morello, The Big Show and more. Inside Joe Manganiello’s Epic Dungeons & Dragons Campaign – Variety

MLS/USL

Atlanta United’s president revealed some of the league’s thinking during a conversation with Aberdeen’s RedTV. Eales: “We’re putting everything on the table” to resume 2020 MLS season - Dirty South Soccer

First-of-its-kind league will align with professional calendar, combine elite local U15-19 talent into single team. USL Academy League Set to Launch in Spring 2021

Yordy Reyna will undertake a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period as ordered by club officials, in consultation with the team’s medical staff, after contravening club and league orders to abide by provincial physical distancing guidelines. Jasser Khmiri is also entering a 14-day quarantine for the same reason. Whitecaps FC forward Yordy Reyna enters 14-day quarantine after breaking physical distancing protocols | Vancouver Whitecaps FC

WoSo

An appeal by the team stands a very good chance of success, as many disputed facts need to be assessed by a jury—including admissions of unequal pay made by U.S. Soccer. A Legally Dubious Summary Judgment Grant Against the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on Its Equal Pay Case – Reason.com

Investment is bound to suffer in the post-Covid weeks of return but the outlook is cautiously positive for the women’s game Women's football sides most at risk are those without a men’s team | Suzanne Wrack | Football | The Guardian

San Jose and the LA Galaxy are closing their girls academy programs. San Jose Earthquakes shutter girls academy, and it’s a damn shame - Center Line Soccer

USA

Gregg Berhalter has been in charge for nearly a year and a half now but is the USMNT progressing? Bill Connelly crunched the numbers to find out. Why Berhalters US are struggling to earn results and score goals in big games

Concacaf president Victor Montagliani nixed “the Hex” in its current form “on the balance of probabilities,” saying qualifying will change due to delays from COVID-19. Concacaf World Cup qualifying: Potential condensed formats to consider – Canadian Premier League

World

We are back! The German Government gave the Bundesliga’s restart plan the green light and matches will begin again shortly. OFFICIAL: The Bundesliga allowed to resume after May 15th - Bavarian Football Works

Here’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to this website. Listen to our interview with Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso - Viola Nation

That is a lot of points! Football club medics express concern over restarting Premier League season in 100-point letter - Cartilage Free Captain