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“In no way are we asking black lives to matter more than white lives; all we’re asking is we are seen as equal, as more than 3/5 of a man, as humans.” Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin feels US is an unsafe place for a young black man | The Guardian

MLS / USL

The RSL defender says he does not feel “100% safe” in the USA. Defender Nedum Onuoha says he does not feel safe in USA - BBC Sport

In 1996 not a single team in MLS referred to themselves as a football club. The soccer vs. football debate still lingers on in MLS | The Guardian

US soccer

Following the USWNT Players Association statement on Sunday, seven players offer their perspectives on racism. USWNT roundtable: Players share their thoughts, experiences on racism in America – The Athletic

The Schalke and US midfielder describes suffering racist abuse, paying tribute to George Floyd and the global fight against racism. Schalke, USMNT Player Weston McKennie Says He ‘Will Keep Paying Tribute To George Floyd’ | Forbes

World soccer

Soccer has always been averse to social issues and politics. The next generation of stars isn’t. Protests spurring soccer stars to use their voices | Yahoo Sports

No Reds in hats? Manchester United makes vague, meaningless gesture against “hatred” - The Busby Babe

The Premier League is close to announcing its provisional fixture list, with clubs getting a chance to debate it at a meeting on Thursday, but there will be some difficult schedules. Some Premier League clubs to face three matches in seven days | The Guardian

Premier League clubs are preparing for “a lot more injuries” as players return to full training, says Newcastle club doctor Paul Catterson. Newcastle preparing for ‘more injuries’ as players return to training - BBC Sport

Derby County defender Curtis Davies describes what it is like for players navigating training amid the coronavirus pandemic. Curtis Davies shares his new-look routine for training - BBC Sport

Klopp is confident Premier League games will be ‘100% safe’ as top-flight clubs reportedly get go-ahead to arrange friendlies. Jürgen Klopp told Liverpool players to wear masks and gloves when outside | The Guardian

The Aston Villa captain opens up about his lockdown incident and how the club are set on staying up for the memory of Dean Smith’s father. Jack Grealish: ‘I am a footballer but I’m still human. We all make mistakes’ | The Guardian

Speaking of bad decisions, a Manchester City midfielder was seen playing kickabout with the public at a beach. Phil Foden latest footballer to fall foul of physical-distancing guidelines | The Guardian

In 1950 the ‘kings of football’ were presented as certain to win, but what followed was calamitous. England’s first World Cup adventure was a voyage of the damned | The Guardian

English clubs’ ban from European competition, imposed 35 years ago on Tuesday, led to years of struggle until the 1990 World Cup helped bring the national game out of isolation. ‘Quarantine our sad, sick game’: how Heysel tragedy changed English football | The Guardian

Rumors that Morelia was moving to the city in the state of Sinaloa starting next tournament have become a reality. Monarcas Morelia officially announce move to Mazatlan - FMF State Of Mind

What’s on TV?

11:30 AM: Werder Bremen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Bundesliga) — FS2

7:00 PM: Deportivo Saprissa vs. Jicaral (Costa Rica Primera Division) — ESPN2