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Calling the positions redundancies, Arsenal players will reduce wages if they know how it will be used.

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Learn about the t-shirts that Warren Creavalle designed for MLS, how concussion research has a large gender gap, and what is going on in Frauen Bundesliga.

Seattle

Whether it was talking on AM radio in the 1960s, staging rock concerts in the ‘70s or promoting hydroplane racing forever, Pat O’Day was friend and mentor to all. Seattle radio king Pat O’Day made all feel special | Sportspress Northwest

MLS/USL

Those Black Lives Matter T-shirts that have featured so prominently throughout the MLS is Back tournament were designed by one of the league’s players, Warren Creavalle. Creavalle makes a statement with Black Lives Matter design

The revised set-up would rely on local youth soccer clubs to provide the bulk of training at most age levels. Sources: Minnesota United planning “part-time” academy - E Pluribus Loonum

As the first U.S. league to play in home markets since the pandemic, the USL has dealt with many positive tests. Q&A: USL President Jake Edwards on the league’s restart amid the pandemic – The Athletic

D.C. United’s Audi Field has been made available to more than a dozen local fitness businesses to conduct outdoor workouts. Audi Field Strengthens Fitness Industry's Shift to Outdoor Workouts

WoSo

Will traditional men’s rivalries continue to transfer over? Frauen-Bundesliga: Three Storylines to Watch – Bundesliga Fanatic

Abby Wambach had only one diagnosed concussion in her long and laureled career. It came in April 2013, two months before she broke Mia Hamm’s world record for national team goals for either gender. There's a gender gap in sports concussion research. Here's how Abby Wambach and other USWNT icons are trying to fix it

The slate of blue-chip partners is another stride forward for the NWSL in the year since the USWNT won its fourth World Cup. Changes in NWSL Leadership & Global Attitudes Lead to More Sponsors | Front Office Sports

Part 2 of ESPN’s series on the future of Australian women’s football assesses possibility of the W-League becoming a standalone, competitive league. Three options for the future of the W-League Part 2

USA

They were known as the United States’ ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ football team in a champagne era for the sport. Now, the New York Cosmos are back. Again. New York Cosmos: USA's 'rock 'n roll' football story & its latest new chapter - BBC Sport

World

Amnesty International says the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test is “hopelessly unsuited” to scrutinizing buyers of clubs. Premier League owners' test should be overhauled - Amnesty International - BBC Sport

The wage bill is still high and calling the eliminated position as “redundancies” will not sit well. Arsenal plan to make 55 staff redundant because of coronavirus pandemic - BBC Sport

Mesut Ozil is willing to join his Arsenal teammates in taking a pay cut but wants assurances over the club’s future financial plans. Arsenal’s Ozil wants assurances over financial plans for coronavirus pay cut - sources

Uefa warns that the staging of international matches will be at risk if its protocols for the return of the Champions League and Europa League are not observed. Champions League and Europa League: Uefa warning over protocol breaches - BBC Sport

The view from the pubs at Griffin Park as Brentford miss out on promotion. The view from the pubs at Griffin Park as Brentford miss out on promotion | Brentford | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM - Bayer Leverkusen v. Rangers - Europa League - CBS All Access, Galavision

9:55 AM - Sevilla v. Roma - Europa League - CBS All Access, TUDN

12:00 PM - Basel v. Eintracht Frankfurt - Europa League - CBS All Access, Galavision

12:00 PM - Wolves v. Olympiakos - Europa League - CBS All Access, TUDN

5:00 PM - Orlando City SC v. Minnesota United - MLS is Back Semis - ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

5:00 PM - Pachua v. Queretaro - Liga MX - TUDN

7:06 PM - Club Tijuana v. Tigres UANL - Liga MX - FS1

2:30 AM (Friday) - Western United v. Western Sydney Wanderers - A-League - ESPN+