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A great history of Seattle baseball, a reffing error did not create a forfeiture, transfer rumors like wildfire, more on Bruce Arena’s additional suspension, and what USWNT players should look to Europe for matches before the Olympics.

Seattle

Every area has a few local sayings that mean something different to locals than they do. Tolo, jojos and S.L.U.T.: Words only Seattleites know

The Puget Sound Shipyard Baseball League wraps up its season and finds itself in need of a championship series. As the Duthies and Pat-Macs prepare to decide which of them would wear the championship crown, the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic arrives in Seattle. War, Pandemic, and Seattle Baseball in 1918: Part 3 - Lookout Landing

MLS/USL/NISA

No forfeiture for San Antonio after a 4th substitute window. PRO, USL Statements on Substitution Rule Violation

When you stamp on a player’s head, you should be suspended for a season (and longer if you ask me). GONE FOR THE SEASON: NISA suspends Sembroni for the rest of the year; won't play for Cosmos again - Front Row Soccer

The Mario Balotelli-to-MLS rumors are back. Report: LA Galaxy an option for Mario Balotelli | MLSsoccer.com

Theoretically, sporting director Claudio Reyna and company can choose from the entire globe to fill Austin FC’s coveted roster spots ahead of joining the league in 2021. But it creates something close to a a paradox of choice, and these decisions will lay the foundation of the franchise for years to come. Why Austin FC made Cecilio Dominguez their first ever Designated Player | MLSsoccer.com

New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena has been suspended for two more games and fined $15,000 for confronting game officials after receiving a red card in the team’s July 25 match against Philadelphia. Revolution coach Arena suspended 2 more games, fined $15,000

NWSL

With players needing fitness and matches before next summer’s Olympics, here’s who could stand to gain from a brief move to Europe. Which USWNT players could benefit from a move abroad? - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof caught a thief who robbed an elderly woman and held the man until police arrived. Manchester United's Victor Lindelof helps catch robber in home city of Vasteras

Fee breakdown on the transfer that appears to be getting closer by the day. Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen agree €80m Kai Havertz fee, with add-ons - We Ain't Got No History

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says he holds no grudges against Uefa. Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says club has no grudges with Uefa - BBC Sport

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire will be represented by Alexis Anagnostakis, one of Greece’s top human rights lawyers, when his trial begins on Tuesday. Harry Maguire: Manchester United captain's trial to take place in Greece on Tuesday - BBC Sport

Former Arsenal midfielder has made sustainability his life goal and wants more athletes to follow the example set by Marcus Rashford. Mathieu Flamini: 'We have a social responsibility, to use our platform to drive change'

The former footballing star and his brother are being released. Ronaldinho set for release after bizarre six-month stay in Paraguay penal system

Agent Mino Raiola says United will not accept any bids for Pogba, whose current deal is set to expire in summer of 2021. Manchester United to talk over new deal with Paul Pogba, says Mino Raiola

The new boss has several players he wants to move on. Could we see one come to Seattle? The answer is not in this article sadly. Koeman tells Vidal, Suárez, Rakitić, Umtiti they have to leave Barcelona - report - Barca Blaugranes

Manchester City are crunching the numbers to see if they would be able to sign Lionel Messi without breaching FFP rules, sources have told ESPN. Manchester City crunching numbers for possible Lionel Messi deal - sources

FIFA has revised rules relating to clubs’ obligation to release players for next month’s international friendlies and Nations League games. FIFA Revises Rules On Releasing Players For September International Window

What’s on TV?

7:00 AM - Arminia Bielefeld v. Feyenoord - Friendly - ESPN Deportes

7:00 AM - RB Salzubrg v. Liverpool - Friendly - B/R Live

11:00 AM - Wolfsburg v. Barcelona - Women’s Champions League - CBS All Access

11:00 AM - Villarreal v. Tenerife - Friendly - ESPN Deportes

4:00 PM - DC United v. New England Revolution - MLS - ESPN+

4:30 PM - Chicago Fire v. FC Cincinnati - MLS - ESPN+

4:30 PM - Philadelphia Union v. NY Red Bulls - MLS - ESPN+

5:00 PM - Montreal Impact v. Vancouver Whitecaps - MLS - ESPN+

5:00 PM - Pacific v. Valour - Canadian Premier League - FS2

5:30 PM - Sporting KC v. Houston Dynamo - MLS - ESPN+

7:00 PM - Las Vegas Lights FC v. Orange County SC - USL Championship - ESPN+, ESPN Deportes

7:05 PM - Alebrijes de Oaxaca v. Dorados - Liga de Expansion MX - TUDN