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Major Link Soccer: Philadelphia Union heading to MLSisBack Semifinals

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They finally were able to defeat Sporting Kansas City, 3-1

SOCCER: JUL 30 MLS is Back Quarterfinal - Philadelphia Union v Sporting Kansas City Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

MLS

The Bent Musket spoke to multiple sources to give you an exclusive look at Brad Friedel’s time in charge of the Revolution. Inside Brad Friedel’s Revolution locker room - The Bent Musket

The Philadelphia Union are on to the MLS is Back semifinals, as Jim Curtin’s squad continued their unbeaten streak in the MLS tournament with a 3-1 win over another team that was considered the favorite to advance Union defeat Sporting Kansas City to reach semifinals of MLS is Back Tournament

Philadelphia Union rising star Brenden Aaronson showed just why he’s reportedly attracting interest from a number of top-level European clubs, with a starring performance in the Union’s MLS is Back Tournament Quarterfinal win over Sporting Kansas City on Thursday. Philadelphia Union’s Brenden Aaronson on European transfer rumors, focus on winning MLS is Back Tournament

NWSL/WoSo

There are some good numbers here. NWSL Challenge Cup: Team Viewership Analysis – Stream Hatchet

Motivating female success through football. Katayoun Khosrowyar; The Iranian Coach on A Mission — REFORM THE FUNK

Which crests are best forgotten or downplayed and which should be enlarged on a flag to wave proudly? A Definitive Ranking of NWSL Crests | Backline Soccer

The FA expressed concern about the uncertainties around the future trend of the coronavirus pandemic. England women will not take part in 2021 SheBelieves Cup - BBC Sport

USA/USL

John Harkes (1993) and Tim Howard (2004, 2009) are the only U.S. national team players to start in the fabled game at Wembley Stadium. American Christian Pulisic set to appear in FA Cup final - The Washington Post

Detroit City Football Club is launching what it expects to be the largest public fundraising campaign in American soccer after the COVID-19 pandemic blew up its business model. Detroit City FC to sell chunk of club to fans — including Iggy Pop — in bid to raise $1.2 million

World

Swiss officials have opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber for a secret meeting between the two. FIFA President Embroiled in Swiss Corruption Case - Stars and Stripes FC

The decision on the takeover has been stuck with Premier League chiefs for months but the prospective new owners have now backed out as a result of the delay. Saudi Arabia-backed consortium pulls out of £300m Newcastle takeover bid - Mirror Online

Newcastle United have been left crushed tonight and now the Premier League must offer a full explanation for what has gone on. You owe us an explanation: The Chronicle's open letter to the Premier League - Chronicle Live

CONMEBOL faces logistical problems for World Cup qualifying due to the coronavirus that could see the competition altered dramatically. CONMEBOL's traditional World Cup qualifying is under threat: What's next?

If Bayern make it to the final of the Champions League, they’ll have virtually no time off before next season starts. Potential scheduling conflicts for Bayern with the start of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season. - Bavarian Football Works

An arrest warrant has been issued by Mexico’s attorney general’s office for Cruz Azul president Guillermo Alvarez. Warrant issued for Cruz Azul president accused of money laundering, links to organized crime

CBS Sports secured its additional English-language rights to the Uefa Champions League in the United States at a discounted rate, SportBusiness understands. CBS acquired additional Uefa Champions League rights in discount deal | SportBusiness

Juventus appoint the legendary former midfielder as their new Under-23 manager. Andrea Pirlo returns to Juventus as Under-23 manager - BBC Sport

Fulham withstand a Cardiff fightback to reach the Championship play-off final despite losing the second leg at Craven Cottage.Fulham 1-2 Cardiff City (3-2 agg): Scott Parker's side into final despite defeat - BBC Sport