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Puget Sound

Food Innovation Network’s Spice Bridge opened in Tukwila Village on September 8. Tukwila Food Hall Spice Bridge Highlights Immigrant and Refugee Businesses - Eater Seattle

DeAndre Yedlin’s time at Newcastle United continues to grow shorter, but the number of teams interested in picking him up keeps on growing. Sources: Besiktas stepping up push for Yedlin as number of interested clubs grows | SBI


At least 23 of RSL’s corporate sponsors are closely tied to Hansen, who is set to sell the club. Vertical integration: Dell Loy Hansen companies comprise bulk of RSL’s corporate sponsors - RSL Soapbox

Pity’s star didn’t shine in MLS but it wasn’t all bad for the Argentina international. Pity Martinez leaves behind complicated legacy at Atlanta United - Dirty South Soccer

NWSL / women’s soccer

Eight new programs will be available for member associations to provide customized expertise and support to develop and improve their women’s teams. FIFA launches programme to help member associations further develop women’s football -

The Pride signed seven players to short-term contracts ahead of the NWSL Fall Series, rounding out the team’s roster after 12 players went abroad on loan for the remainder of 2020. Orlando Pride sign 7 players ahead of NWSL Fall Series - Orlando Sentinel

World Cup-winning United States forwards Tobin Heath and Christen Press are set to sign for Manchester United Women. Manchester United set to sign United States duo - BBC Sport

The Chicago Red Star is a gifted artist on and off the pitch. Bunnies, Bubbles, and turning adversity into Art - A conversation with Yuki Nagasato — Southside Trap

Manchester City Women have confirmed the signing of the England right back, who returns to the club after a hugely successful spell with Lyon. ‘Great to be back’: Lucy Bronze returns to Manchester City after Lyon spell | The Guardian

How the Mystics’ Natasha Cloud Got Involved With the NWSL’s Racial Justice Efforts – Washington City Paper

US soccer

A player you’d think would be a shoo-in didn’t even appear on over 40% of the voters’ ballots. Soccer Hall of Fame’s busted voting system overlooks worthy USWNT players - Stars and Stripes FC

Carlos Bocanegra is a deserving inductee, but the other greats of American soccer past continue to be overlooked. Snubs of Solo, Others Show Clear, Continued Faults in National Soccer Hall of Fame Voting - Sports Illustrated

The organization found a clear lack of diversity at the higher levels of American soccer’s leadership, but sees a path forward. Fare report highlights barriers to diversity in U.S. soccer, suggests actions – The Athletic ($)

Pandemic life is tough... Concacaf’s 2022 World Cup qualifying final stage reportedly delayed until Fall 2021 - Stars and Stripes FC

World soccer

With clubs struggling financially and facing a salary cap in the Football League, academy players are in demand. The transfer window is working for young, free and single footballers | The Guardian

UEFA’s president says football will be back to normal soon, but European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli warns clubs remain in crisis. Football still in ‘crisis management’ says European clubs chief Agnelli - BBC Sport

With no fans allowed in stadiums, all 28 Premier League matches to be played in September will be available to view on television in the UK. All 28 Premier League games in September to be shown on live TV in the UK | The Guardian

Greenwood has apologised for inviting a woman to England’s team hotel in Iceland, in particular for ‘letting down’ Gareth Southgate. Mason Greenwood apologises for ‘irresponsible’ behaviour in Iceland | The Guardian

Aston Villa are close to securing a deal for the Brentford striker and are also keen on Joshua King and Saïd Benrahma. Aston Villa on verge of club-record £28m deal to sign Brentford’s Ollie Watkins | The Guardian

As Jack Grealish is involved with England for the first time, BBC Sport spoke to those who know him well to find out what he is really like. Jack Grealish has made mistakes, but is the England midfielder misunderstood? - BBC Sport

Chelsea have spent about £200m this summer, so what does it mean for manager Frank Lampard, their young English players, and their ambitions this season? Chelsea pursue ‘dynasty’ under Frank Lampard after record summer spending - BBC Sport

The Arsenal defender becomes the second-largest shareholder in vegan League Two side because he wants to support their green agenda. Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin invests in Forest Green Rovers - BBC Sport

The “dazzle camo” design is based on a 1910 jersey worn by United. Manchester United release new 2020-21 third kit - The Busby Babe

The I.O.C. is on the wrong side of history, again. Opinion | Gwen Berry: I Raised My Fist in Protest. The Olympics Punished Me. - The New York Times

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