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Major Link Soccer: American billionaire buys AS Roma

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Dan Friedkin finishes the purchase of the Italian side

Sevilla FC v AS Roma - UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Pool via Getty Images

Roma gets bought, Louisville suspends and expels players after a party, DC United’s neighbors do not want them coming back, and the Premier League says no to 5 subs.

Seattle

Is this the time Tacoma gets their first ever win against the ‘68ers? PREVIEW: Tacoma Defiance comes to Reno in 1868 FC home opener

But the restaurants will remain open. Seattle’s Skillet Closes Its Food Truck and Catering Operations Permanently - Eater Seattle

MLS/USL/NCAA

Social change and the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked important discussions for Loudoun’s squad. Loudoun United comes together for progress - Black And Red United

“I don’t see it as a benefit to the neighborhood at all. I see it wholeheartedly as a benefit to D.C. United.” D.C. United's Neighbors Blast Team's Plan to Host Fans at Audi Field

All matches to be played in Frisco, Texas. Friday’s match will be Nashville’s first since March 8. Both clubs were withdrawn from the MiB Tournament. Nashville SC and FC Dallas will play three MLS games starting August 12.

FC Dallas made moves earlier this summer to counter not having three keepers on the roster. Report: MLS terminate Jesse Gonzalez’s contract - Big D Soccer

Playing on New Mexico soil will continue to have to wait for New Mexico United. But watching one of the team’s matches over New Mexico’s airwaves is on its way. United moves another match out of state, but it will be televised » Albuquerque Journal

Three men’s soccer players at the University of Louisville have been kicked off the team after officials said they organized a party that led to COVID-19 cases. 3 University of Louisville soccer players kicked off team after party where coronavirus spread

It’s not the best market for clubs to be selling in. With the financial dominoes toppling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is simply less money changing hands. “We evaluate everythin0g in context, we take each offer on a case-by-case basis,” Thorrington said. Exclusive: John Thorrington previews LAFC's summer, has already received transfer offers for "multiple players" | MLSsoccer.com

The Lions finally beat Adrian Heath and the Loons and are headed to the MLS is Back title match. Orlando City vs. Minnesota United FC: Final Score 3-1 as Nani’s Brace Leads Lions into Final - The Mane Land

World

Gustavo Maia joined Barcelona on a five-year contract which includes a €300 million buy-out clause. Barcelona sign Brazil teenager Maia with €300m buy-out clause

Branko Zebec was a brilliant chess player who studied maths and physics. He won Bayern Munich’s first Bundesliga, but his life was cut short. Bayern Munich: Branko Zebec, the brilliant, damaged manager who helped shape a giant - BBC Sport

Original €750m deal for Italian football club revised down to account for impact of coronavirus pandemic. AS Roma sold to US billionaire Dan Friedkin for €591m | Financial Times

Salary caps just don’t fly, no matter the name, in European soccer so this is not surprising. EFL salary cap 'unlawful and unenforceable', says PFA before vote | Football League | The Guardian

Premier League clubs will revert to a maximum of three substitutions next season and end mid-game water breaks. Premier League clubs reject chance to continue with five substitutions | Football | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

12:00 PM - Manchester City v. Real Madrid - Champions League - CBS Sports, TUDN

12:00 PM - Juventus v. Olympique Lyon - Champions League - Galavision

4:00 PM - Miami FC v. Tampa Bay Rowdies - USL Championship - ESPN+

4:00 PM - New England II v. Orlando City II - USL League One - ESPN+

5:30 PM - Necaxa v. Club America - Liga MX - ESPN Deportes

7:30 PM - Mazatlan v. Toluca - Liga MX - TUDN