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Major Link Soccer: Liverpool wins it all

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It only took them 30 years.

Liverpool FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images

Seattle

I watched Allie Long play a few times. Seemed like she had fun. Allie Long spent lockdown becoming a celebrity gamer.

Amazon has a naming rights deal with Seattle’s new arena, but it will instead use the deal to encourage climate change. Amazon backing Seattle arena climate initiative

What has lockdown life been like for a self-admitted man-manager? Q&A: Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer on managing from afar – The Athletic

MLS/USL

Jackson Yueill endorses return to action plan, is adjusting to new circumstances. San Jose Earthquakes’ Jackson Yueill: ‘We’re going to be safe’ in Orlando - Center Line Soccer

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

Gianni Infantino made the announcement that the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be played “Down Under”. Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup - All For XI

It hasn’t been the smoothest road, but American team sports are almost back. The first league set to return is the National Women’s Soccer League. Megan Rapinoe And Tobin Heath Have Opted Out. But There’s Still Lots To Root For In The NWSL. | FiveThirtyEight

Liverpool’s men are on the verge of adding a Premier League (they did) crown to their European and world titles, while the club’s underpowered, overlooked women’s team has just been relegated. The Team That Liverpool Forgot - The New York Times

The Orlando Pride don’t have any hope of playing in the NWSL Challenge Cup despite multiple inconclusive or positive cases now showing as false positives, a source told the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Pride don’t expect to play in Challenge Cup despite new negative COVID-19 tests - Orlando Sentinel

The Houston Dash probably have the best starting lineup in its history and is taking aim at becoming a destination club. Houston Dash wants to win now and improve its reputation - All For XI

You can’t replace Sam Kerr, but you can change your tactics and put together a much deeper roster. Chicago Red Stars looking to develop stars of the future - All For XI

USA

A semi-professional soccer team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is ditching the “The Star-Spangled-Banner” that’s typically played before games for a song deemed a bit more inclusive — Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land. Tulsa Athletic ditches the National Anthem before matches to play 'This Land Is Your Land' instead - CNN

World

It took 30 years, 1,149 league games and eight managers, but they’re back on top. Official: Liverpool Are Your 2019-20 Premier League Champions - The Liverpool Offside

FIFA cancels September window and the change means there will have to be alterations to the region’s 2022 World Cup qualifying set-up. FIFA cancels Sept. window for Concacaf, alters World Cup qualifying - Sports Illustrated

Leeds United have removed a cardboard cutout of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden from Elland Road, British media have reported. Leeds remove cardboard cutout of bin Laden from stands | ESPN

Turner Sports made a stunning decision to cut ties with European soccer’s governing body as the UCL prepares to restart in August. BREAKING: Turner Sports terminates the remainder of Champions League deal - Bavarian Football Works