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If you’re in Washington, you’ve still got time to get your ballot in.

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Transfers, both rumor and real, are coming in hot around the soccer world. Leagues everywhere are trying to figure out how to start or continue their seasons, Premier League clubs are dropping new kits, and OL Reign Players get talk shows.

Washington

A writer from the Yakima Herald takes a tour of the town, one block at a time. Out the door and into the city | Scene | yakimaherald.com

The OL Reign midfielder is co-hosting a new dual-language show focused on La Liga. Q+A with Allie Long: Hosting a show, her online platform, and what’s next – Equalizer Soccer

The CenturyLink Field Vote Center will open on August 1st, 3rd and 4th to help voters register and cast their ballots for the August 4 Primary election.Seahawks And CenturyLink Field Partner With King County Elections

MLS/USL

The city’s new MLS team began its academy training. Charlotte FC academy director Dan Lock described the club’s approach to developing multiple homegrown players from the Carolinas for the first team by 2023. Charlotte FC academy developing homegrown talent in Carolinas | Charlotte Observer

Two games have been suspended already as a result of the LA Galaxy II cases. Source: 11 LA Galaxy II Members Test Positive for COVID-19 - Sports 1140 KHTK

The National Independent Soccer Association team averages 6,000 fans per game, about half of what MLS’ Chicago Fire averaged in 2019. Iggy Pop is leading a small Detroit pro soccer club’s ownership sale campaign – The Athletic

With Josef out for the season, Atlanta’s going to try filling a round hole with a Cube. Atlanta United acquire former Mexico international Erick "Cubo" Torres | MLSsoccer.com

Columbus still planning on having their own MLS 2 team, but because of coronavirus it won’t be happening in 2021 as they had intended. Report: Columbus Crew SC 2 start might be delayed, Tim Bezbatchenko confirms | MLSsoccer.com

Two former Washington Huskies combine to grab the winner. GAMEDAY REPORT: Monarchs Turn Tables on Switchbacks with Late Winner

NWSL/WoSo

The greatest college soccer coach of all time dishes on US Soccer, what made the 1991 USWNT so good, and why player development remains the secret to success. UNC legend Anson Dorrance on the 1991 World Cup and his complicated relationship with US Soccer — Just Women's Sports

Investment to the women’s game is coming, but when it comes to the transfer market and global investment it’s still practically a different sport. The women’s transfer window: goodwill, missing medicals and not much money – The Athletic

Four areas where the Challenge Cup pushed the league forward and set it up for future success. Takeaways on the success of the NWSL Challenge Cup – The Athletic

These 5 players didn’t get all the headlines but were vital to bringing home the Challenge Cup. 5 unsung heroes from the Dash’s championship run - Dynamo Theory

USA

Haji Wright’s European, uh, adventure continues with a new club in Denmark. Former LA Galaxy academy standout, US youth international Haji Wright signs with reigning Danish Cup champions | MLSsoccer.com

How many players have to move from the US to Germany to England for it to be considered a pipeline? Will USMNT's Weston McKennie appears headed to English Premier League. But where? | MLSsoccer.com

After the El Paso Fusion survived a mass shooting outside a Walmart last August, their coach and a former MLS player stepped in to help them recover — only to find the girls helped them, too. El Paso Strong -- How soccer and friendship helped a girls' team heal from a mass shooting

World

How are sports leagues around the world figuring out how to return to action? Beyond the Bubble: How Leagues are Approaching Operations – SportsTravel

Newcastle United fans say they are “confused and heartbroken” following the collapse of the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover. Newcastle fans 'confused and heartbroken' by takeover collapse - BBC Sport

This is a pretty cool piece if you like soccer and indie music, as Los Campesinos! are even more than just the most soccer-loving band you’ve ever listened to. Los Campesinos!’s Gareth David: From football lyrics to running a non-league club – The Athletic

Aston Villa managed to stay up, but that doesn’t mean the drama around Jack Grealish’s potential departure was resolved. xV: Aston Villa need to avoid a big transfer saga with Jack Grealish - 7500 To Holte

To say that it’s a hard time to be a Newcastle fan doesn’t do them justice. Supporters of the club find themselves in a nearly impossible situation. Falling out of love? A Newcastle United fan speaks on the failed takeover. - Coming Home Newcastle

If Manchester United land Raul Jimenez, for his sake I hope his time there goes better than Chicharito’s. Manchester United linked with Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez - The Busby Babe

Liverpool aren’t Ajax, but it seems like they’ve created an ideal environment for youth development at a club like theirs. Gini Wijnaldum Talks About Training With Liverpool’s Young Talent - The Liverpool Offside

Something nice for all of the Arsenal fans out there. Arsenal 2 - Chelsea 1: FA Cup Champions - The Short Fuse

Manchester United are hoping to buy Sancho on credit. Borussia Dortmund: Man United will England-Star Sancho in Raten zahlen *** BILDplus Inhalt *** - Bundesliga - Bild.de

The good, the bad, and the Chelsea of the Premier League’s 2020-21 kits. All new Premier League confirmed and leaked kits for 2020/21 including Tottenham's new look, Aston Villa home, Liverpool's first Nike jersey, and Leeds United concepts

Culture

During Gen Con 2020, the Diana Jones Award committee handed out the coveted prize to Black Excellence in Gaming. It honors over two dozen professionals for their impact on the tabletop game industry. Diana Jones Award for tabletop gaming goes to dozens of Black creators - Polygon

2020 Hugo Awards | The Hugo Awards
Best Novel - A Memory Called Empire

Best Long Form Dramatic Presentation - Good Omens

Best Short Form Dramatic Presentation - The Good Place: "The Answer"

What’s on TV today?

5:00 PM - Atlas vs. Pumas UNAM (Liga MX) - TUDN

6:00 PM - Portland Timbers 2 vs. Tacoma Defiance (USLC) - ESPN+

7:00 PM - León vs. Monterrey (Liga MX) - TUDN