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Major Link Soccer: Bournemouth consider suit against Hawk-Eye for relegation

Quantifying good passes, USWNT players question the legacy of Jill Ellis

General Views of the Vitality Stadium as it Prepares for the Return to Premier League Action Photo by Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

Puget Sound

The co-captain of the USWNT discusses sharing her platform with key voices in the Black Lives Matter movement and her mission to make “politics cool”. Megan Rapinoe on US Women’s Soccer, Social Justice, WNBA Bubble - Rolling Stone

Hear from the Spain international about her time with OL Reign in Utah. Former Alabama Soccer Star Celia Jiménez Delgado Shares Voyage to NWSL Challenge Cup - University of Alabama Athletics


What makes a passer good? G+Boost: Measuring What Happens After the Pass — American Soccer Analysis

He is really blossoming into a superstar. Enjoy this run with Diego Rossi at LAFC while you can - Angels on Parade

Austin Bold FC will play San Antonio FC in a USL Championship match on Saturday, despite several sources indicating that two Bold players tested positive for COVID-19 late last week, bring the total up to five in the past month. Bold to play on despite positive COVID-19 tests | Austin American-Statesman

Phoenix Rising FC assistant coach Peter “Rambo” Ramage has been named as an assistant coach for Premier League club Newcastle United FC’s Under-23 side. Phoenix Rising’s Peter Ramage named Newcastle United U-23 assistant

A silent online auction for Birmingham Legion FC jerseys honoring the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute netted thousands. Birmingham Legion FC taps into city pride with promotion of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute -

NWSL / women’s soccer

The NWSL Challenge Cup Final drew 653k viewers on CBS, shattering the old record set with the tournament opener. SKEDBALL: Weekly Sports TV Ratings 7.20-7.26.2020 | Showbuzz Daily

A look how things played and what’s next for the league amid the coronavirus pandemic. NWSL Challenge Cup: From zero COVID-19 cases to a first-time champ, here’s what we learned from the bubble -

LA fans should check their other loyalties at the door to help build something cool. Don’t let outside factors stop you from supporting LA’s new NWSL team - LAG Confidential

US soccer

Orlando Pride stars Sydney Leroux and Ali Krieger criticized former U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis in separate interviews, saying the coach created an unhealthy environment during her tenure leading the national team. Ali Krieger, Sydney Leroux criticize USWNT coach Jill Ellis - Orlando Sentinel

World soccer

Bournemouth’s board are considering a claim against Hawk-Eye, whose mistake may have contributed to their relegation from the Premier League. Bournemouth to discuss claim against Hawk-Eye for ghost goal during Aston Villa vs Sheffield United | Sky Sports

The left-back played 420 games for his club and 30 for England. Leighton Baines, the ego-free Evertonian, retires on his own unselfish terms | The Guardian

West Ham have stepped up their pursuit of Eberechi Eze, with David Moyes determined to win the race to sign the QPR forward. West Ham will step up chase for QPR’s £20m-rated Eberechi Eze | The Guardian

FA chairman Greg Clarke has revealed his disappointment at the refusal of some on the governing body’s board to back measures designed to increase its diversity. Plans to increase FA board diversity blocked, chairman Greg Clarke claims | The Guardian

Chelsea’s newest recruit Timo Werner says playing under manager Frank Lampard was the “main” attraction upon deciding to join the club. Chelsea striker says manager Lampard the ‘main’ attraction in moving to London club - BBC Sport

Despite overturning their ban on European play, CAS ruled that the club showed a “blatant disregard” toward cooperating with the investigation. Manchester City showed ‘blatant disregard’ in UEFA FFP case, says CAS - BBC Sport

The Real Madrid striker tested positive for Covid-19, less than two weeks before Real are set to play Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Mariano: Real Madrid striker tests positive for Covid-19 - BBC Sport

Friday’s Irish Cup final is set to be the first football match in the United Kingdom with fans in attendance since lockdown was imposed to combat the coronavirus in March. Irish Cup final to be first football match in UK with fans in attendance since March - BBC Sport

The Community Shield and WSL could be test events for allowing crowds to return. Target for Premier League with partial crowds is 1 October, says sports minister | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

10:30 AM: Sassuolo vs. Genoa (Serie A) — ESPN

10:30 AM: Lazio vs. Brescia (Serie A) — ESPN+

10:30 AM: Udinese vs. Lecce (Serie A) — ESPN+

10:30 AM: Sampdoria vs. Milan (Serie A) — ESPN+

10:30 AM: Hellas Verona vs. SPAL (Serie A) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Brentford vs. Swansea City (English Championship) — ESPN+

12:45 PM: Fiorentina vs. Bologna (Serie A) — ESPN2

12:45 PM: Cagliari vs. Juventus (Serie A) — ESPN+

12:45 PM: Torino vs. AS Roma (Serie A) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: Indy Eleven vs. Hartford Athletic (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Atlanta United II vs. Miami FC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Louisville City vs. Sporting KC II (USL Championship) — ESPN+

6:00 PM: Austin Bold vs. FC Tulsa (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: LA Galaxy II vs. San Diego Loyal (USL Championship) — ESPN+

8:00 PM: Sacramento Republic vs. Orange County SC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

2:30 AM (7/30): Adelaide United vs. Perth Glory (A-League) — ESPN+

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