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The new NWSL side should be announced today with a star-studded ownership.

2020 NWSL Draft Photo by Jose Argueta/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The questions around who owns the NWSL team, the name, the brand, where and when they’ll play are all hopefully answered today but I am guessing not all are. The Ballon d’Or is cancelled this year. A Defiance goal is up for a vote (“don’t” go ballot stuff for USL Goal of the Week). And much more

Seattle

While the 2020 men’s Division I season is far from clear, the latest recruiting class rankings are out, covering the Top 50 incoming classes. Three Sounders heading to top three schools. 2020 Men's Recruiting Rankings: July | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer

Vote for Jesse Daley!!! USL Championship Fans' Choice Goal of the Week - Week 4

Defiance are the second biggest mover in the week. USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 4

A striker is a pretty clear need according to Reign boss, Farid Benstiti. The OL Reign mystery remains unsolved, but at least one need is clear – Equalizer Soccer

Long is the co-host of a new digital soccer show. How NWSL star and ‘soccer nerd’ Allie Long is expanding her passion for the game off the field - CBSSports.com

MLS/USL

Testing so far is going pretty well in the USL. USL Statement: COVID-19 Testing Update

NWSL

The ownership list is star-studded and includes Mia Hamm it appears. Report: Los Angeles NWSL team to be announced Tuesday - Angels on Parade

The one-month NWSL season tournament, made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, is short but no less taxing on the players’ bodies and minds. The mental toll of life in the NWSL Challenge Cup bubble

The league and clubs have opened up the conversation, but are they ready to take the next step, and the next? Shirts, armbands, and kneeling: is NWSL truly ready to commit to antiracism? - All For XI

The bubble in Utah has not popped. NWSL bubble remains COVID-free as Challenge Cup enters final week – Equalizer Soccer

World

Private equity group Bridgepoint are among several firms interested in buying a stake in the WSL, BBC Sport understands. Women's Super League: Bridgepoint among firms interested in buying WSL stake - BBC Sport

At least two Championship clubs are set to face an agonising wait over whether they will be relegated even if they are in the bottom three, because of potential points deductions for Wigan, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby. Relegated clubs could earn reprieve amid Championship chaos | Football | The Guardian

The Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent of the Champions League, is to restart on Sept. 15 after a six-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Monday. Copa Libertadores to restart on Sept 15 - Reuters

A fake agent stole $6,000 from a teenager with ambitions to become a footballer - then he fought back. The Mongolian Rooney, the thief, and the fightback - BBC News

Manager Graham Potter says “the financial implications are massive” after Brighton secure their Premier League status with a goalless draw against Newcastle. Brighton 0-0 Newcastle: Hosts secure Premier League safety - BBC Sport

Watford captain Troy Deeney has dismissed reports a fight broke out in the dressing room during Friday’s 3-1 defeat by West Ham United. It would’ve made sense though so it might actually be that. Watford captain Troy Deeney denies fight led to Nigel Pearson’s exit

A statement on the cancellation said that two months of football was too little to judge the award on. Coronavirus: Ballon d'Or cancelled for first time in award's history

Lionel Messi will not be able to defend his trophy. And Barca fans aren’t too happy. Ballon d’Or cancelled due to coronavirus disruption - Barca Blaugranes

What’s on TV Today?

6:00 AM - Toronto FC v. New England - MLS is Back - ESPN

10:00 AM - Watford v. Man City - Premier League - NBCSN

10:30 AM - Atalanta v. Bologna - Serie A - ESPN, ESPN Deportes

12:15 PM - Aston Villa v. Arsenal - Premier League - NBCSN

12:45 PM - Sassuolo v. AC Milan - Serie A - ESPN+

5:00 PM - Atlanta United v. Columbus Crew - MLS is Back - ESPN2, TUDN

7:30 PM - Montreal Impact v. DC United - MLS is Back - ESPN2, TUDN