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Major Link Soccer: Messi’s Barcelona divorce gets ugly

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Bruce Arena gets further punishment for ref abuse, Harry Maguire guilty in Greece

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MLS / USL

Come on man, Alki Beach >>>> South Beach. Luis Suarez transfer: Inter Miami latest news today | The Independent

Whatever he said to the officials must have been a doozy. Bruce Arena handed additional suspension and fine - The Bent Musket

Atlanta’s first choice center back will could miss the remainder of the currently scheduled regional matches. Fernando Meza to miss 2 to 3 weeks with knee injury - Dirty South Soccer

Most of the team got their first look at the new stadium only one day before their home opener. Chicago Fire players train at Soldier Field for the first time - Hot Time In Old Town

Saint Louis FC will shut down at the conclusion of the 2020 season. MLS expansion in St. Louis: USL’s Saint Louis FC to shut down - Sports Illustrated

NWSL / women’s soccer

Fridolino Rolfo scored the only goal of a game in which underdogs Barcelona dominated but missed a plethora of chances. Wolfsburg 1-0 Barcelona: Women’s Champions League semi-final | The Guardian

World soccer

The forward sent fax to Barça informing them of decision, but the team insists the free transfer clause in his contract has expired. Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave but faces legal battle over clause | The Guardian

The Dutchman needs to start with the press. How can Ronald Koeman fix Barcelona? - Barca Blaugranes

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after his arrest on the Greek island of Mykonos. Harry Maguire: Manchester United captain found guilty in Greece - BBC Sport

Southampton have announced an abrupt end to their sponsorship arrangement with LD Sports, suggesting that the Chinese brand is no longer an appropriate and viable partner. Southampton say ‘no alternative’ but to ditch shirt sponsor LD Sports | The Guardian

Chelsea have made more moves to continue their recruitment drive by signing young French defender Malang Sarr on a free transfer. Chelsea in talks to sign former Nice defender Malang Sarr for free | The Guardian

Club chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak said “What’s best will happen”. Manchester City ‘comfortable’ if Agüero and Guardiola leave after next season | The Guardian

The standings would be deemed final if more than half the games have been played. Premier League planning resolution to end season early if Covid-19 forces halt | The Guardian

PSG will have another 12 days to prepare for the 2020-21 season after league authorities agreed to rearrange their opening Ligue 1 game. Paris St-Germain’s Ligue 1 opening game against Lens postponed - BBC Sport

Culture

What makes “Bring It On” so good isn’t the one-liners or the catchy cheers, it’s that 20 years later, the teen flick is more relevant than ever. The film is an exploration of appropriation and the way whiteness works in our culture. ‘Bring It On’ — From spirit fingers to appropriation, the cult sports film is much more than a teen rom-com | ESPN

Alice Is Missing has players text each other for clues as they try to unravel the mystery of a missing high schooler named Alice. It’s set for release this December. Alice is Missing is an RPG you can play solely through texts - Polygon

What’s on TV?

11:00 AM: PSG vs. Olympique Lyonnais (UEFA Women’s Champions League) — CBS All Access

4:00 PM: New England II vs. Greenville Triumph (USL League One) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: Charlotte Independence vs. North Carolina FC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Charleston Battery vs. Miami FC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Orlando City SC vs. Nashville SC (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Louisville City vs. Indy Eleven (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Portland Timbers II vs. LA Galaxy II (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Edmonton vs. HFX Wanderers (CanPL) — FS2

5:00 PM: Inter Miami vs. Atlanta United (MLS) — ESPN+

5:30 PM: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS) — ESPN+

6:30 PM: Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC (MLS) — ESPN+

7:30 PM: LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) — joeTV / TUDN / UniMas

7:30 PM: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers (MLS) — ESPN+