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The MLS SuperDraft is also today.

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The Committee has identified four areas of social impact to begin their work. Those areas are Anti-Racism efforts, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Community Engagement and Gender Equity. In addition, members will lead Sub-Committees that will continue to work on each issue between full Impact Committee meetings. USL Impact Committee Launches, Identifies Areas of Focus

It’s quite a move for Real Salt Lake. He’s also a former teammate of Damir Kreilach’s. Bobby Wood, RSL agree deal, says Athletic report - RSL Soapbox

Vancouver Whitecaps FC were North America’s top spenders in the transfer market in 2020, according to a recent FIFA report, while five other MLS teams cracked the top 10. FIFA: Vancouver Whitecaps FC were Concacaf's top spenders on transfer fees in 2020 | MLSsoccer.com

I’m going to try to provide something a little different with this column, since MLS teams tend to draft for positional need rather than pure talent. So here we have a “positional big board,” which I’ve thrown together based upon talks with folks in MLS, college folks, other analysts and a whole lot of film. Armchair Analyst: 2021 MLS SuperDraft positional big board | MLSsoccer.com

Here’s how Round 1 of the MLS SuperDraft 2021 might go down. 2021 MLS Mock SuperDraft: Predicting who'll be taken in Round 1 | Travis Clark | MLSsoccer.com

While the influence of the MLS SuperDraft on roster building is not what it used to be, value remains. Looking back over the past few seasons, a handful of players have contributed right away to their respective teams. 2021 MLS SuperDraft: 5 players ready to make an immediate impact | Travis Clark | MLSsoccer.com

Inter Miami insists that it will not have to change its name despite suffering a recent setback in its trademark battle with Serie A’s Inter Milan. Beckham's Miami confident in Inter Milan trademark dispute over name

The national team player is rumored to be on the move. Jordan Morris may not be the only American the Welsh side is signing. REPORT: Swansea targeting Paul Arriola - Stars and Stripes FC

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England are emerging from a period of ‘limbo’ after Phil Neville’s exit, but what next for the Lionesses - and Team GB? Phil Neville exit: What now for England and Team GB after period of ‘limbo’? - BBC Sport

The playmaker left home at the age of 12 to pursue her soccer career. Now she has signed with the most successful club in the women’s game. Brazil to California to Lyon: Catarina Macario's long road to stardom | USA women's football team | The Guardian

USA

Matthew Hoppe seemed to come out of nowhere to became the first American to score a Bundesliga hat trick. Is this a sign of things to come? Matthew Hoppe's Bundesliga first and USMNT path – The Athletic

World

Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti, coach of Mexican’s top division club Tigres, has been handed a one-match ban for smoking during a league game. Tigres boss Ferretti banned for smoking during game

Bar set low. Like very low. Chelsea trying to avoid another interim manager, giving Lampard time - We Ain't Got No History

Concussion substitutes could be introduced to the Premier League as early as next week, with a maximum of five substitutions permitted, after clubs voted to take part in a Fifa trial. Fifa's concussion substitutes trial to be implemented in Premier League | Premier League | The Guardian

The only South Asian Indian woman in the English professional game tells Donald McRae about her career and how it has helped her traumatised twin brother to speak again. QPR's Manisha Tailor: 'I am here to work in football and offer change' | Football | The Guardian

The Segunda B side knocked out Zidane’s men, scoring late in the regulation 90 to take the match to extra-time and grabbing the winner when down to 10 men. Alcoyano 2-1 Real Madrid, Copa del Rey: results, summary and goals - AS.com

And also became manager of Atletico Madrid B, but that seems less important. Fernando Torres Got Swole - The Liverpool Offside

AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca said he was unaware of a substitutions mix-up in Tuesday’s Coppa Italia defeat by Spezia after making six changes. Roma substitutions mix-up: Club make too many changes after being reduced to nine men

Over the course of his chariot racing career, Gaius Appuleius Diocles won almost 60,000 lbs of gold. What did he do with it? Who knows? The richest athlete of all time is more or less forgotten now - SBNation.com

What’s on Today?

6:00 AM - Atk Mohun Bagan v. Chennaiyin - Indian Super League - ESPN+

10:00 AM - Ibiza v. Athletic Club Bilbao - Copa del Rey - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Liverpool v. Burnley - English Premier League - NBCSN

12:00 PM - Cornella v. Barcelona - Copa del Rey - ESPN+

12:15 PM - Lazio v. Parma - Coppa Italia - ESPN+

1:45 PM - Pumas UNAM v. Monterrey - Liga MX Femenil - TUDN

7:00 PM - Atletico San Luis v. Chivas de Guadalajara - Liga MX - TUDN