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Major Link Soccer: UEFA Women’s Champions Lyon

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With OL winning the tournament for the fifth consecutive time, they might as well name it after them.

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VfL Wolfsburg Women’s v Olympique Lyonnais - UEFA Women’s Champions League Final Photo by Alejandro Rios/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Olympique Lyonnais lifted the UWCL trophy yet again, giving local soccer fans a glimpse into just who the new owners of OL Reign are. Stateside, Dell Loy Hansen is going to be selling Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs, among other related properties, as retribution for his racism has been swift following his remarks regarding the player strike.

Seattle/Tacoma

Jordan Morris was virtually unplayable against LAFC. THREE TAKEAWAYS: Raúl Ruidíaz and Jordan Morris pace Seattle Sounders past LAFC for 3-1 win at CenturyLink Field | Seattle Sounders FC

Tacoma Defiance’s two-week break between matches stretches on even longer, as their date with Portland is postponed due to someone within the Timbers 2 organization showing COVID-19-like symptoms. Tacoma Defiance's Match Sunday Evening at Portland Postponed - Tacoma Defiance

Some new names to familiarize yourself with ahead of OL Reign’s four Fall games, including two academy players joining the first team for training. OL Reign Fall Series Roster Update — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

MLS/USL

With St Louis joining MLS, their USL team was short lived. ‘KIND OF BITTERSWEET’: Trittschuh reacts to new STLFC will fold after season - Alton Telegraph

Former Timber and Whitecap is now coaching that Vancouver Island club in the CPL Pa-Modou Kah: Reflecting on racism, and advice he gave Alphonso Davies in Vancouver – Canadian Premier League

How quickly things move these days. Gordon Monson: Dell Loy Hansen should be removed as owner of RSL - The Salt Lake Tribune

A tip of the hat to Miki Turner on this reporting being out there. Can RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen be forced to sell his team? Yes. And Utah Jazz owners are but one potential buyer. - The Salt Lake Tribune

“Everyone else has to deal with consequences. So does this guy.” LAFC’s Kaye, Bradley condemn RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen - Angels on Parade

Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley explained his decision to stand as the Canadian national anthem played before Friday’s MLS game in Montreal. Here’s why Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley didn’t kneel during the Canadian nation anthem on Friday

United may have had a game to play, but they wanted the conversation to stay focused on the Black Lives Matter movement. Earl Edwards Jr., D.C. United ‘at the forefront’ as MLS grapples with racial injustice - Black And Red United

Loyal backed Midway Sport and Entertainment District project is not moving forward. SD Loyal Releases Statement Following the City’s Decision on Future of Sports Arena Site

It turns out that Luchi Gonzalez did not, in fact, borrow the shirt from Nancy Pelosi. Luchi Gonzalez wore his expressive shirt with his kids and Chadwick Boseman in mind | MLSsoccer.com

Dell Loy Hansen’s racist specter being exorcised from RSL wasn’t the only positive result for them this weekend. Five winners and one loser from RSL’s incredible 4-4 draw with Portland - RSL Soapbox

Zakuani pinpoints Orlando’s flexibility as part of why their good performances may be more than a fluke. Top Takeaways: Why Orlando City are for real, a big day for the wingers & more from Saturday | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

We learn the behaviors modeled for us, so it makes sense that David Beckham’s club would be interested in a guy playing in Europe who’s clearly entered the decline phase of his career. Report: Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain in talks with Inter Miami CF | MLSsoccer.com

Reggie Cannon has probably already logged a couple hours of Portuguese lessons on Duolingo. Report: Reggie Cannon set to leave FC Dallas for Portugal’s Boavista - Big D Soccer

His track record doesn’t exactly cause heart palpitations, but it wasn’t that long ago that teams like Houston simply weren’t spending this kind of cash on transfer fees. Report: Houston Dynamo eyeing Argentine forward Mateo Bajamich from Instituto | MLSsoccer.com

Things haven’t exactly been going how Portland would have hoped following their success at the MLS is Back Tournament. Portland Timbers - Stumptown Footy

Shared without comment. RECAP: Atlanta United fall to Orlando City SC for the first time - Dirty South Soccer

NWSL/WoSo

Clubs showing solidarity with US athletes. Chelsea and Manchester City women players to kneel in support of Black Lives Matter before Community Shield

Professionalization of the Women’s Super League changed the landscape with help increasingly available for what happens after a career ends. How women's football is helping first generation of professionals cope with retirement

JJ Watt could take his support for women’s sports to a whole new level. NFL star JJ Watt throws hat in for Utah Royals ownership - RSL Soapbox

Wendie Renard might as well be 10 feet tall. Nothing is certain in life except Wendie Renard and headers - All For XI

Meikayla Moore seems like a solid signing, a good investment. Liverpool should make more of those for their women’s team. Liverpool Women Sign Center-back Meikayla Moore - The Liverpool Offside

Lyon leave no doubt as to who the best team in the world is. Lyon defeat Wolfsburg to claim fifth successive Women’s Champions League title | FourFourTwo

USA

Two Sounders fans are profiled. What It's Like to Be a Teacher During Coronavirus Pandemic | Time

Dell Loy Hansen is officially getting the boot. DLH Out: Dell Loy Hansen will sell Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC, says Garber - RSL Soapbox

Breaking down what exactly is, or may be, up for sale with Dell Loy Hansen moving on. What companies may be sold in RSL ownership change, explained - RSL Soapbox

A quick look at what Weston McKennie offers as he makes his move to Italy. What will Weston McKennie bring to Juventus? A Q&A with Stars and Stripes FC - Black & White & Read All Over

It’s always great to see another Tim succeeding. US international Tim Weah returns from injury for Lille, Jonathan David starts | MLSsoccer.com

World

The Whites smash their transfer record in a £27 million deal for Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno. Leeds United complete record breaking Rodrigo deal - Through It All Together

Chadwick Boseman’s passing is tragic and heart-breaking, so expect to see plenty of these celebrations in the coming days and weeks. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther with Wakanda Forever celebration - The Short Fuse

August has been a good month for Arsenal fans, so that’s nice. Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to win Community Shield - The Short Fuse

Former Chicago Fire manager is headed to the Championship. Veljko Paunović appointed as First Team Manager | News | Reading FC

Culture

Fear is the mind killer Empire’s Dune World-Exclusive Covers Revealed | Movies | Empire

What’s on TV today?

7:05 PM - León vs. Atlas (Liga MX) - TUDN