The Messi situation is Messy and it is getting ugly in Barcelona. Brighton had some fans. And Zlatan has a new contract and it is Zlatan, so you need to care.
If it hasn’t already, Garth Lagerwey’s phone will be ringing off the hook as European clubs come calling. As a Sounders fan, I can only hope he stays here so we can enjoy him for a long time, but as a football fan, I’d love to see what he can do at the very highest levels. Top Takeaways: Jordan Morris is the second best attacking player in MLS, LAFC's defensive woes and more | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
You may know OL as the new owners of Reign FC but back in France they are out on their own with five Champions League titles in a row, the French club are sweeping all before them but remain a microcosm of the broader conversation around female sport. Lyon's women demand their stage and are big enough to fill it | Women's Champions League | The Guardian
That ESPN+ sub just got faster. Kickers Add Oalex Anderson
Gelmin Rivas, 31, most recently played in the Turkish top division. D.C. United planning to sign Venezuelan striker - The Washington Post
While the three clubs that have built up soccer along the Wasatch Front will see a shift in ownership, Hansen leaves behind a complicated history in his seven years at the helm of Utah’s professional soccer empire. As he navigates exit, Dell Loy Hansen leaves complicated legacy with Real Salt Lake, Utah soccer | KSL.com
Interviews with many former and current Real Salt Lake employees — both named and unnamed — reveal a deeply sexist and toxic culture set by certain company executives. Employees describe toxic RSL culture: ‘rotten from the top down’ - RSL Soapbox
NC State women’s soccer team announced it will not be play this fall due to injuries, depleted roster, players out of the country due to coronavirus. The Wolfpack informed the ACC and hopes to compete in 2021. NC State athletics: Women’s soccer team won’t play in 2020 | Charlotte Observer
An American with the Barca first team? Konrad de la Fuente training with Barcelona senior team - Stars and Stripes FC
The situation between Lionel Messi and Barcelona is ugly and chaotic, and given how it’s rooted in emotion, there’s no telling what happens next. Messi, Barcelona love story has turned sour. Can they work it out without going to court?
Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Serie A side AS Roma on a permanent deal after terminating his contract with Arsenal. Mkhitaryan terminates Arsenal contract to permanently join Roma
Boca Juniors have isolated their entire squad after coronavirus testing revealed an “outbreak” of COVID-19, the club confirmed on Monday. Boca Juniors isolate all players and staff after coronavirus 'outbreak'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs a one-year contract extension with AC Milan, taking him through until 30 June 2021. Why should you care? Because Zlatan. Of course you care. It is Zlatan. Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new one-year AC Milan deal - BBC Sport
One month after Arsenal beat Chelsea in the final, the FA Cup is back, with hundreds of non-league clubs banking on a good run after going months without any matchday income. FA Cup qualifying: NHS tributes, training in manager's garden and Zoom weddings - BBC Sport
The club’s first equality and diversity officer was known as Steve Cook until 2015 – her transition followed a lifelong internal struggle. Whitehawk FC's Sophie Cook: 'I had to change my life or end it' | Football | The Guardian
Brighton’s friendly against Chelsea was the first meeting between two Premier League clubs in front of a paying audience for almost six months. 'A little bit of normality': Brighton fans' relief as they watch their team | Friendlies | The Guardian
What’s on TV?
4:00 PM - Pittsburgh Riverhounds v. Loudoun United - USL Championship - ESPN+
5:00 PM - Toronto FC v. Montreal Impact - MLS - ESPN+
5:00 PM - FC Edmonton v. York9 - Canadian Premier League - FS2