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The lesser of two evils won in the Champions League final

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Julian Finney - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The Sounders beat the Timbers in their first game back! Bayern Munich beat PSG in the Champions League final! Certainly other things happened, too, but none of them really compare to those two.

Washington

Whitman County Public Health has made us aware of a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases involving students from the Pullman campus.” WSU statement about COVID-19 cases in Pullman | WSU Insider | Washington State University

If Raúl Ruidíaz has amnesia, I’m imagining his many tattoos are like the ones from Momento. Top Takeaways: Seattle Sounders and Raul Ruidiaz make major statement against Portland Timbers | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

Damn it feels good to beat the Timbers. THREE TAKEAWAYS: Raúl Ruidíaz puts on an attacking clinic as the Seattle Sounders pick up a 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers | Seattle Sounders FC

MLS/USL

What’s not to love about the first game after a month off for almost everyone being a bunch of rivalry games? Armchair Analyst: Miami make their mark, Sounders roll & more from MLS's return | MLSsoccer.com

Raúl Ruidíaz is up for Goal of the Week. Vote for AT&T Goal of the Week – MLS Week 6 | MLSsoccer.com

Kevin Thelwell is going to be an important part of reworking a Red Bull team that’s lost some of its best players and their head coach. Q&A: Red Bulls Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell on future plans, new signings – The Athletic

Yet another loss for T2, this one handed to them by Sacramento. Rally on: Sacramento Republic 2, Portland Timbers 2 1 - Indomitable City Soccer

Another win for the SoCal former-Sounders contingent. Cammy time: LA Galaxy II 1, Orange County SC 2 - Angels on Parade

NWSL/WoSo

Why are all the Matildas opting for European football? Exploring the Australian exodus from the NWSL - All For XI

Whether it’s in the NWSL, the FA WSL or in the Champions League, Little is worth the price of admission alone. As Kim Little returns, some NWSL nostalgia for you - All For XI

USA

Utah is among the first states to play high school football games in 2020. American Fork stops football game until fans put on masks

An American defender that you’ve probably never heard of signed a one-year deal with a newly-promoted Championship side. Giles Phillips signs with Wycombe - Stars and Stripes FC

World

FIFA is seeking to rewrite the rules about who is eligible for national teams, and some of the changes could affect the cap-tie rules. FIFA proposes national team eligibility changes - Stars and Stripes FC

Jonathan David is a man with two first names and a promising future ahead. Inside the rise of Jonathan David, the Canadian who cost more than Alphonso Davies – The Athletic

Reflections on what makes Jurgen Klopp special, even beyond the world of sports. In Search of My Own Jurgen Klopp: Thoughts on Management & Recruitment - The Liverpool Offside

Could this be the CB that makes Arsenal’s defense Not Bad? Arsenal to sign Gabriel Magalhães next week - The Short Fuse

Chelsea’s dealings seem to be nearing completion as other teams look for replacements. Leverkusen, Leicester eyeing Havertz, Chilwell replacements - We Ain't Got No History

It does what it says on the tin. Bayern Munich are UCL 2020 champions! - Bavarian Football Works

Culture

For Game to Grow, 2020 was going to be a year of opportunity. Nonprofit takes D&D digital to help kids who struggle socially, and to study its own impact - GeekWire

What to watch on TV today

9:00 AM - Schalke 04 vs. Wurzburger Kickers (Friendly) - ESPN 3

9:45 AM - Emmen vs. PEC Zwolle (Friendly) - FS1

2:00 PM - América vs. Atlético San Luis (Liga MX Femenil) - TUDN

4:00 PM - NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew SC (MLS) - ESPN+

7:05 PM - Pachuca vs. Mazatlan (Liga MX) - TUDN