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The Bayern Munich do-it-all player wants all players to join in the protests

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Players testing positive across the world brings some concerns for returning to play. Athletes are speaking out on social justice and demanding that more join them. And a new women’s league in Japan.

MLS

“I’m sad. I’m angry. I am confused. It’s just a strange time right now,” said United’s coach, who lives with his family in one of D.C.’s most gentrified neighborhoods. D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen’s view of George Floyd protests comes into focus - The Washington Post

Who lays claim to the highest selling soccer jersey in 2020? Ten different club and national teams make the list, but which jersey has been coveted most? Highest Selling Soccer Jerseys in 2020 | Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing

What will the league do without its chief selling point? What if stars decide to skip out? There are plenty of questions, and few clear answers. MLS summer tournament in Orlando rife with questions | Yahoo Sports

FC Dallas’ plans for a return to play took a blow as the club confirmed that a player has tested positive for COVID-19. The un-named player presented symptoms. FC Dallas player tests positive for COVID-19 - 3rd Degree

Club pledge to meet with player on matter. LA Galaxy publicly condemn racist statements made by Aleksandar Katai’s wife - LAG Confidential

NWSL

If we’re going to fix the racist criminal justice system and end police brutality, we’re going to need to reach a lot of new people. Why athletes speaking up can affect social change - All For XI

World

Japan’s soccer federation has announced a new professional women’s league that will begin play next year. The league will be called the WE League, for women’s empowerment. Japan's soccer federation announces new women's pro league

Tottenham announce one positive coronavirus result in the latest round of testing by the Premier League. Coronavirus: Tottenham confirm positive result in latest testing round - BBC Sport

Spanish football to return a day earlier than planned with the second half of a second division match that was abandoned in December. Spanish football to resume a day early with second half of abandoned match - BBC Sport

Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich has said white players should join their black teammates in protesting against the killing of George Floyd by police in the US. Joshua Kimmich wants white players to join black teammates' protests | Football | The Guardian

The club published a Q&A in response to concerns from supporters about season card renewals for the 2020/21 campaign. Reaction: Sunderland’s season card renewal policy will surely only turn loyal fans off from renewing - Roker Report

Using the game’s sound files as background noise is likely to be the answer to added atmosphere when football returns. Premier League Expected to Use FIFA 20 for Crowd Noise - The Liverpool Offside