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Will it be Brentford or Fulham earning promotion?

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The promotion play-off is today and the “richest game in football” will send one team to the Premier League and keep one team in the Championship’s clutches. Fan bases will be ecstatic or heartbroken. Henry Wingo has a chance at the Champions League and could Yedlin be leaving Newcastle?

Seattle

Today is election day and the Defiance want to make sure you remember to vote. Thank you for doing your civic duty and being an engaged citizen. Vote. You Just Gotta Vote. - We R Tacoma

The Seattle native has earned the starting spot for Molde as it contends for another title and prepares for the Champions League qualifiers. Wingo making the most of opportunity at Molde after a transitional year - ASN

US international fullback DeAndre Yedlin is entering the final year of his contract with English Premier League side Newcastle United, but a move could be on the cards even earlier than the expiration of his deal in just under a year’s time. Source: DeAndre Yedlin could be on the move with interest in MLS, though hurdles remain | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com

MLS/USL

After uncertainty gripped its early days, the MLS is Back Tournament has proved to be a model for how to play professional sports safely in 2020. MLS is Back Tournament What it's really been like after one month inside the bubble

Nashville and Dallas would meet twice Aug. 12-15, and the rest of the league would restart Aug. 21-23. MLS aiming to resume regular season in home markets - The Washington Post

USL’s ESPN deal continues to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three Additional Championship Contests to Air on ESPN Deportes in August

NWSL/WoSo

Talks between England Women and Jill Ellis - the frontrunner to replace manager Phil Neville - have stalled, due in part to the former USA head coach’s salary request. Jill Ellis: Talks stall over England Women job as Phil Neville expected to take September camp | Football News | Sky Sports

Sports videographer Sky Warrick recounts her time covering the NWSL Challenge Cup, providing an intimate look at the historic Utah tournament. The Grind: NWSL Challenge Cup — Just Women's Sports

The Orlando Pride defender, who was born without a left forearm, is an advocate for limb difference awareness. How Carson Pickett teamed up with Nike to create one of the world's most accessible soccer cleats - CBSSports.com

Players are continuing to explore short-term options overseas as a continued NWSL season looks unlikely. Rachel Daly: England and Houston Dash forward open to WSL loan move - BBC Sport

New survey also reveals more than three-quarters reported differences in how male colleagues have been treated during the pandemic. Exclusive: Almost 60 per cent of women in football say mental health has been negatively impacted by coronavirus

If this year had been typical in any fashion, the league would’ve been benefiting from the momentum established in the Tokyo Olympics. Instead, it’s the Challenge Cup the NWSL is building from. Building on success: Things are looking up for the NWSL and the Challenge Cup runner-up Red Stars - Chicago Sun-Times

World

England defender Danny Rose has opened up about his experiences of racism in everyday life, revealing he was stopped by police in Doncaster last week. Danny Rose reveals racist treatment in everyday life | Sky Sports

After a storied career with Manchester United, Best left his mark on soccer in America, where he was able to achieve his “truest form.” George Best in the U.S.: A reality more unbelievable than the myth – The Athletic

Any player that decides to do this deserves to be sent off. Off for a cough? FA outlines new rules for players that splutter at opponents | The FA | The Guardian

Players who cough in the face of other players or match officials can be red-carded, say football’s rule-makers. Players can be red-carded for deliberately coughing, say IFAB & FA - BBC Sport

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski said he thinks Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has “two faces” — one of a coach and one of a father. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has 'two faces' - Robert Lewandowski

Gheorghe “Gica” Hagi is considered Romania’s all-time greatest player and founded Viitorul in 2009. Romania legend Hagi sacks himself as manager of his own club

Brentford and Fulham meet in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Tuesday evening, a match often dubbed the richest in football. Championship play-off final: Brentford and Fulham set for richest game - BBC Sport

Eddie Howe has left Bournemouth by mutual consent following the club’s relegation from the Premier League. Should I start the Atlanta United rumors or will they do it themselves? Eddie Howe leaves relegated Bournemouth by mutual consent | Football | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

11:45 AM - Brentford v. Fulham - Promotion Play-Off - ESPN+ (Must Watch)