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It appears the club’s answer to the messy elimination is the Dutch National Team coach

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Barcelona has a new manager, it appears, and it is not Pochettino. A Barcelona player was arrested for a DUI. Champions League keeps on rolling with its single leg setup with the first semi-final. And more!

Seattle

Yedlin’s current deal expires next summer. Newcastle transfer notes: Lazaro deal latest and a Yedlin contract revelation - Chronicle Live

Out of contract with Bournemouth, Smith says he would love a return to Seattle. A free agent in an uncertain transfer market, Brad Smith seeks permanence – The Athletic

It’s not often that you’ll read an obituary for a tree. Or that a dead tree gets a memorial service of sorts. But then there aren’t many like Vancouver, Washington’s “Old Apple Tree.” Matriarch of Northwest apple industry passes away at age 194. Not a misprint. | KNKX

MLS

FC Cincinnati is set to announce Monday that Kekuta Manneh and Fatai Alashe will be departing the club via trades, a Major League Soccer source confirmed to The Enquirer. Source: Kekuta Manneh, Fatai Alashe leaving FC Cincinnati via trade

You do wonder what might have happened if the Defiance had put away its chance at a second goal early in the second half at Sacramento. Back-to-back losses to your two main playoff rivals is not going to cut it, though. USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 8

Appreciate Adams and Davies for carrying the flame and for nothing more than their ability. Take it in while you can. This is another step on the way to these moments feeling smaller and smaller. Alphonso Davies, Tyler Adams carry flame in UEFA Champions League semis | Sam Jones | MLSsoccer.com

Two Northern California youth clubs and new members of MLS’s elite youth development platform are helping to chart a new strategy for youth soccer in the United States. How two Northern California clubs are looking to change the conversation on youth development | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com

World

Barcelona have sacked coach Quique Setien following the club’s humiliating Champions League elimination to Bayern Munich. Barcelona sack Setien, Koeman in talks to replace him - sources

Arthur was spotted by police at 4 a.m. on Monday morning after steering his car onto the pavement on one of the main roads into Palafrugell. Barcelona's Arthur charged with drink driving after crashing Ferrari - sources

Manchester City reveal plans for a statue of David Silva at Etihad Stadium, after the Spanish playmaker’s 10-year spell at the club ended. David Silva: Man City announce plans for statue at Etihad Stadium - BBC Sport

In an exclusive interview with BBC Sport, the UK’s first Muslim female referee discusses learning English, how she handles discrimination and her career goals. UK's first Muslim female referee talks learning English, discrimination and career goals - BBC Sport

With Sarina Wiegman now lined up to take over, a look back at Neville’s tenure so far. Phil Neville: 31 months in the job with the man who never applied - All For XI

Klopp to leave Liverpool? Jurgen Klopp says he will leave Liverpool in 2024 and take a year off and he may just quit coaching altogether. Klopp to leave Liverpool? German coach reveals his plan after 2024

UEFA Champions League semifinals are set to kick off on Tuesday, with PSG - RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich - Lyon battling for a place in the final. Champions League semifinals: Key battles for PSG, Bayern Munich

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM - Schalke 04 v. Uerdingen - Friendly - ESPN3

9:00 AM - Wolfsberger AC v. Ajax - Friendly - ESPN+, ESPN Deportes

12:00 PM - PSG v. RB Leipzig - Champions League Semi-Final - TUDN, Univision, CBS All Access

4:00 PM - Orlando City II v. Tuscon - USL League One - ESPN+

5:00 PM - Toronto FC v. Vancouver Whitecaps - MLS - ESPN+