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If he does not get more game time at Etihad Stadium, he is willing to move elsewhere.

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Seattle

Lumen Field announced Thursday its plan to hire more than 500 event-day staff, with an increased starting wage of $21 an hour. Lumen Field to hire 500+ starting at $21/hour – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Josh Atencio, Danny Leyva and Leó Chú among the biggest snubs for this year’s 22 Under 22, according to MLSsoccer.com. Three Sounders named as biggest snubs for 22 Under 22 by MLSsoccer.com | Seattle Sounders

Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans and Yael Averbuch will be eligible for National Soccer Hall of Fame election next year. Three players with Seattle soccer ties eligible for National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2022 | Seattle Sounders

MLS

History is knocking on the New England Revolution’s door. New England Revolution single-minded as Supporters' Shield, MLS points record loom | MLSSoccer.com

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Monday that the league’s 30th team “will be appointed or announced sometime in the next 12 months.” Commissioner Garber: MLS' 30th team will be announced in the next 12 months | MLSSoccer.com

NWSL/WoSo

Amanda Vandervort, president of a professional second division, sets out her vision at a difficult time for the sport. New Super League sets out to make US women’s soccer safer and better | Soccer | The Guardian

Around 100 female footballers are evacuated from Afghanistan to Doha. Afghanistan: Around 100 female footballers evacuated to Doha - BBC Sport

Tobin Heath scores her first goal for Arsenal as the Women’s Super League leaders beat Hoffenheim in the Champions League. Arsenal Women 4-0 Hoffenheim Ladies: Tobin Heath scores as Arsenal win in Champions League - BBC Sport

Spirit Players urged Steve Baldwin to sell the team to co-owner Y. Michele Kang. Steve Baldwin, Washington Spirit owner, will sell his stake in club - The Washington Post

As we continue to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, we hear from Under-17 USWNT player Andrea Leyva, who takes pride in both her Mexican and American backgrounds and one day hopes to follow in the footsteps of her older brother into professional soccer. Two Countries Fuel the Soccer Dreams of U.S. Youth International Andrea Leyva

USA/USL

The sheer volume of talent and potential pacing the US men’s national team’s ongoing youth movement has never been in doubt. From their individual resumes to dazzling moments like Sergiño Dest’s left-footed screamer into the top corner of the Costa Rican net in Wednesday night’s 2-1 comeback. “It was an eye-opener": USMNT tackling Octagonal learning curve in Qatar 2022 chase | MLSSoccer.com

The U.S. men’s national team has pushed through six games of World Cup qualifying and is on track despite lots of drama. What have we learned? USMNT's World Cup qualifying What's working, what's broken and the problem with playing it safe

World

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani says Financial Fair Play rules must be enforced to ensure Premier League clubs are “playing the same game”. Newcastle takeover: Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani calls for enforcement of Financial Fair Play rules - BBC Sport

Chief constable Mark Roberts said the response was ‘disappointing’ after only Manchester City, Norwich and Brighton responded positively to the police’s plea. Only three Premier League clubs accept police invitation to fight online racism | Soccer | The Guardian

The FA has pledged to increase the number of people playing disability football in England by 50% in three years. FA aims to be ‘beacon for society’ as it reveals first disability football plan | The FA | The Guardian

Barcelona say midfielder Pedri has agreed a contract extension with the club which includes a 1bn euro (£846m) release clause. Pedri: Barcelona midfielder has 1bn euro release clause in new contract - BBC Sport

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says he would be open to playing abroad if he does not get more game time at Etihad Stadium. Raheem Sterling: Man City forward open to move abroad if he does not get more game time - BBC Sport

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he thought it was a joke when he was first told of Lionel Messi’s signing. Lionel Messi to PSG: Pochettino thought move was Leonardo's 'joke'

Asia qualifiers haven’t gone as expected, and the Cedars are ready to take advantage. Why Lebanon could just end up being the surprise package of the Asian Qualifiers to Qatar 2022

What to Watch

Friday

Bundesliga

11:30 AM Hoffenheim v Cologne ESPN2 ESPNdep

Scot Championship

11:45 AM Hamilton Ac v Partick Thistle Paramount+

France

12:00 PM PSG v Angers beINsport

Championship

12:00 PM WBA v Birmingham City ESPN+

Mexico

5:00 PM Necaxa v Puebla TUDN

7:00 PM Mazatlan v Atlas TUDN

Saturday

EPL

4:30 AM Watford v Liverpool Peacock

7:00 AM Man City v Burnley Peacock

7:00 AM Southampton v Leeds Utd Peacock

7:00 AM Leicester City v Man Utd USA

7:00 AM Aston Villa v Wolves NBCSN

7:00 AM Norwich City v Brighton Peacock

9:30 AM Brentford v Chelsea NBC

Championship

4:30 AM Fulham v QPR ESPN+

7:00 AM Middlesbrough v Peterborough ESPN+

Scottish Premier

7:00 AM Motherwell v Celtic Paramount+

La Liga

9:30 AM Levante v Getafe ESPN+

12:00 PM R Sociedad v Mallorca ESPN+

Serie A

6:00 AM Spezia v Salernitana Paramount+

9:00 AM Lazio v Inter Paramount+

11:45 AM AC Milan v Hellas Verona Paramount+

Bundesliga

6:30 AM Freiburg v RB Leipzig ESPN+

6:30 AM Greuther Furth v Bochum ESPN+

6:30 AM Union Berlin v Wolfsburg ESPN+

6:30 AM B Dortmund v Mainz 05 ESPN+

6:30 AM E Frankfurt v Hertha BSC ESPN+

9:30 AM B Mgladbach v Stuttgart ESPN+

France

8:00 AM Clermont v Lille beINsport

12:00 PM Lyon v Monaco beINsport

Dutch Eredivisie

7:30 AM Feyenoord v RKC Waalwijk ESPN+ 9:45 AM Heerenveen v Ajax ESPN+

12:00 PM Fortuna Sittard v Cambuur ESPN+

Mexico

3:00 PM Monterrey v Leon ESPNdep

5:00 PM Pachuca v Santos Laguna TUDN

5:00 PM Atl San Luis v America TUDN

7:00 PM Cruz Azul v Tigres TUDN

NWSL

4:30 PM R Louisville v Orlando Pride Paramount+

5:00 PM Chicago v Kansas City Paramount+

7:00 PM OL Reign v Washington Paramount+

MLS

10:00 AM Montreal v Philly Union ESPN+

12:30 PM LAFC v San Jose TUDN

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5:30 PM Houston D v Seattle ESPN+

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6:30 PM Real Salt Lake v Colorado ESPN+

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Sunday

Championship

4:00 AM Swansea City v Cardiff City ESPN+

EPL

6:00 AM Everton v West Ham U NBCSN

8:30 AM Newcastle U v Spurs NBCSN

La Liga

5:00 AM R Vallecano v Elche ESPN+

7:15 AM Celta Vigo v Seville ESPNdep ESPN+

9:30 AM Villarreal v Osasuna ESPN+

12:00 PM Barcelona v Valencia ESPN+

Serie A

3:30 AM Cagliari v Sampdoria Paramount+

6:00 AM Genoa v Sassuolo Paramount+

6:00 AM Empoli v Atalanta Paramount+

6:00 AM Udinese v Bologna Paramount+

9:00 AM Napoli v Torino Paramount+

11:45 AM Juventus v Roma Paramount+

Bundesliga

6:30 AM B Leverkusen v Bayern Munich ESPN+

8:30 AM Augsburg v A Bielefeld ESPN+

France

6:00 AM Metz v Rennes beINconnect

6:00 AM Bordeaux v Nantes beINsport

6:00 AM Strasbourg v St. Etienne beINconnect

8:00 AM Montpellier v Lens beINsport

11:45 AM Marseille v Lorient beINsport

Dutch Eredivisie

3:15 AM AZ v Utrecht ESPN+

MLS

10:00 AM NY Red Bulls v NYCFC ESPN ESPNdep

7:00 PM Vancouver v Sporting KC ESPN+

Mexico

10:00 AM Pumas v Juarez TUDN Univision

3:00 PM Guadalajara v Toluca Telemundo

NWSL

11:00 AM North Carolina v NJ/NY Gotham Paramount+

4:00 PM Houston Dash v Portland Thorns Paramount+z