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OL Reign and Canadian National Team player Quinn came out as trans last week.

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Quinn shared a message on Instagram in which they came out as trans. They are the first trans player in the NWSL. There’s been plenty of news this past week, most of it bad, so let’s focus on the good.

Seattle/Tacoma

A member of the Canadian WNT and OL Reign, Quinn came out on Instagram with advice on how to be a better ally to the transgender community. Canadian WNT soccer player Quinn announces they are transgender - Outsports

A look at the situation from Portland’s perspective regarding OL Reign’s game that’s supposed to take place in a cloud of smoke. Soccer in a Fifth Season – Rose City Review

If you missed the Sounders game on Thursday, you missed a LOT. Five things you may have missed from Seattle Sounders’ historic win over San Jose Earthquakes | Seattle Sounders FC

MLS/USL

Colorado takes the RMC on Saturday night. Rapids thrash RSL in Sandy 5-0 and win the Rocky Mountain Cup - Burgundy Wave

The result means that Defiance hasn’t been eliminated yet. They’d just need to win every remaining match and have Reno and Sacramento to not draw in their final meeting. Thriller but a draw: Sacramento Republic 3, Reno 1868 3 - Indomitable City Soccer

Brian and Michael Vang are breaking new ground for their community. Minnesota brothers Brian and Michael Vang lift Hmong soccer into the pro ranks.

Steve Zakuani explains why Nashville smacking Atlanta around wasn’t such a surprise. Nashville are building something special, Zardes is a star and DC are better than you think | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

Another game postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test. RGV FC POSTPONE SATURDAY NIGHT MATCHUP WITH AUSTIN BOLD

It was a bizarre experience, for sure. Here’s what it’s like attending a Chicago Fire match with zero fans in the seats - Hot Time In Old Town

Dropping a result so late in a game always stings. Republic Stoppage Time: The Letdown

Hiring Garth Lagerwey is a good route to improving any MLS team. Gordon Monson: Here’s exactly what Real Salt Lake should do to become great again - The Salt Lake Tribune

Colorado takes the RMC on Saturday night. Rapids thrash RSL in Sandy 5-0 and win the Rocky Mountain Cup - Burgundy Wave

The result means that Defiance hasn’t been eliminated yet. They’d just need to win every remaining match and have Reno and Sacramento to not draw in their final meeting. Thriller but a draw: Sacramento Republic 3, Reno 1868 3 - Indomitable City Soccer

NWSL/WoSo

Players are now changing hands for six-figure sums, and the WSL’s biggest clubs are flexing their muscles. How the women's transfer market went to the next level in a summer of exciting arrivals | The Telegraph

Alex Morgan is the latest USWNT player to head to FAWSL. Report: Tottenham Hotspur Women to get a boost with USWNT star Alex Morgan - Cartilage Free Captain

I just hope she’s healthy and happy. Lavelle - I’m Loving Life At Manchester City - Bitter and Blue

The only way to answer this is for FAWSL and NWSL to get in the Thunderdome. Fara Williams says Lucy Bronze’s Manchester City transfer proves FAWSL is best in the world - Bitter and Blue

Liverpool finally have their first win since relegation. London Bees 0, LFC Women 3: Reds Get Their First Win Of The Season - The Liverpool Offside

USA

It’s a strange, strange time to step into a new job, but Maybury has always used remote collaboration to get the data she needs. New USWNT Head of Performance Ellie Maybury is used to working at a distance - Stars and Stripes FC

Julian Green is alive! Julian Green leads Greuther Fürth to cup win - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Cholo is in quarantine and the team’s preseason plans are on hold. Diego Simeone tests positive for COVID-19 - Into the Calderon

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating. Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid manager tests positive for coronavirus - BBC Sport

Mohamed Salah is good. Liverpool’s Sensational Mohamed Salah: Six Incredible Stats - The Liverpool Offside

What’s on TV today?

8:00 AM - Juarez vs Necaxa (Liga MX Femenil) - TUDN

9:30 AM - Rot-Weiss Essen vs Arminia Bielefeld (DFB Pokal) - ESPN3

10:00 AM - Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (EPL) - NBCSN

12:15 PM - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea (EPL) - Peacock

2:00 PM - Toluca vs Pachuca (Liga MX Femenil) - TUDN

7:00 PM - Pachuca vs Monterrey (Liga MX) - TUDN