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The LAFC forward is opting out of the tournament which seems to be getting on to thinner and thinner ice

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More positive tests across MLS, well FC Dallas that we know about, Carlos Vela is opting out of the tournament, plenty on the NWSL players and the Challenge Cup, and a Danish Cup final halted due to a lack of social distancing.

Seattle

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MLS

MLS Is Back tournament could be in jeopardy as tests are coming back positive. MLS Is Back tournament could be in jeopardy - Los Angeles Times

Yeah, this isn’t what you want to see a week before a restart of the season. UPDATE: 9 players and 1 coach. FC Dallas has six positive cases of COVID-19 - Big D Soccer

Three more players and one coach from FC Dallas have tested positive for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN. Nine FC Dallas players test positive for coronavirus ahead of MLS restart

Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath said that the team is still in pursuit of Boca Juniors attacker Emanuel Reynoso. Minnesota United still in play for Boca Juniors star Emanuel Reynoso

LAFC star Carlos Vela is considering not participating in the MLS Is Back Tournament, sources told ESPN. LAFC's Carlos Vela likely to opt out of MLS Is Back Tournament - sources

NWSL

Taking time to recharge both physically and mentally, Pugh is getting ready for a fresh start with Sky Blue. Away from the NWSL Challenge Cup, Mallory Pugh hits the reset button – The Athletic

The Red Stars played their kids and saw some excitement for the future. Chicago Red Stars hold off Portland Thorns to earn a 0-0 draw - Hot Time In Old Town

The Houston Dash forward on what she’s learned about the NWSL and herself during her multi-league career. Katie Stengel discusses her cross-continental soccer journey — Just Women's Sports

If you really like getting into the weeds of how sports broadcast production works during a pandemic, this story has you covered. NWSL Makes Broadcast-Network Debut on CBS With Full REMI Workflow | SVG News

Did Daly interfere with the goalkeeper attempting to release the ball? NWSL play in review: Was Rachel Daly robbed of a hat trick? - All For XI

World

Read the full study showing the “evident bias” in how some football commentators describe darker-skinned players. Racial Bias in Football Commentary (Study) | RunRepeat

The Danish Cup final is suspended for 14 minutes as a group of ultras refuse to obey social distancing rules. Danish Cup final between Aalborg and SonderjyskE delayed by social distancing breaches - BBC Sport

Antoine Griezmann’s family took to social media to express their views towards Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s decision to substitute the Frenchman. Griezmann's father slam Barcelona boss Setien after Atletico sub

Clubs coming up in next two seasons will be charged £8m by the Premier League in a move that has caused anger and bewilderment. Outrage at Premier League's demand that promoted clubs help settle its debts | Football | The Guardian

Wigan Athletic have become the first professional club in England to fall into administration during the Covid-19 crisis. Wigan go into administration four weeks after Hong Kong takeover | Football | The Guardian

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