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Major Link Soccer: Carli Lloyd exits her final international match

KC to build NWSL-specific stadium; Solskjær on extremely thin ice in Mahcester.

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Puget Sound

Tacoma’s Marlon Vargas makes the list. USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 27

Sounders slip to 3. Power Rankings: LA Galaxy, Minnesota make leap after Weeks 31 & 32 |

Pete Carroll needs to be fired. Now. It’s time to move on from Pete Carroll and rebuild - Field Gulls

Seattle, the city, has a Stanley Cup to its name, and there’s no reason they shouldn’t acknowledge that in their brand new NHL arena. The Kraken unveil 1917 Seattle Metropolitans Stanley Cup banner - Davy Jones Locker Room


Put a line through one more possible destination for Craig Waibel. Report: Columbus Crew’s Pat Onstad to be named Houston Dynamo general manager - Massive Report

The new CBA boosts investment and improves player experience. USL and USLPA Ratify First Collective Bargaining Agreement

There are only three more matchdays left in the 2021 season and teams are starting to secure MLS Cup playoff spots. Who can clinch playoffs or be eliminated in MLS Week 33 |

Seven teams have changed coaches this season, with six jobs open. MLS coaching carousel: Latest on six head coach vacancies |

NWSL / women’s soccer

Kansas City will construct the first soccer stadium purpose-built for an NWSL team. KC NWSL and Port KC announce plans for NWSL-specific stadium - The Blue Testament

The bar has been raised across the league. Kansas City NWSL plans $70 million stadium, first to be purpose-built for NWSL - The Athletic

Racing Louisville will provide players with complimentary access to services like egg and embryo freezing and long-term storage. Racing Louisville to be first NWSL team to provide players with health benefits for fertility services – The Athletic

Wales treated a record crowd of 5,455 at the Cardiff City Stadium to a dominant display as they thrashed Estonia 4-0 in the Welsh capital. Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifier: Wales cruise to win - BBC Sport

US soccer

The US defeated South Korea, 6-0, in Carli Lloyd’s 316th and final international match. USWNT legend Carli Lloyd calls it a career with emotional exit from final match | Yahoo Sports

St. Paul has warm farewell to Carli Lloyd in her final U.S. game – Twin Cities

USWNT legend Carli Lloyd signed off on her international career in emphatic style on Tuesday night with a 6-0 win over South Korea. Carli Lloyd ends USWNT career with thumping win over South Korea | ESPN

“How can I sum up what 17 years actually feels like, and what it means to me?” It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye by Carli Lloyd | The Players’ Tribune

Beyond all the accolades, Carli Lloyd will be remembered for her relentless drive to be great, Doug McIntyre writes. Carli Lloyd finishing U.S. Women's National Team career knowing she 'gave it all I had' | FOX Sports

World soccer

A decade on from becoming one of La Liga’s most-feared goalscorers, Radamel Falcao is back in Madrid and becoming a fans’ hero once again. Why one of La Liga’s most prolific goalscorers is a Madrid hero once more - BBC Sport

Koeman says he wants to “enjoy the time I have left” as Barcelona manager, as he faces mounting pressure after the defeat by Real Madrid. Ronald Koeman wants to enjoy his time at Camp Nou - BBC Sport

Chelsea progressed to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as they beat rivals Southampton on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Chelsea edge Southampton in penalties to reach Carabao Cup quarter-finals - BBC Sport

League One Sunderland beat Championship side QPR on penalties to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Sunderland (1-3 pens): League One side into quarters - BBC Sport

Brentford say Raya will be out for “between four and five months” because of a knee injury. Brentford goalkeeper David Raya out for ‘four to five months’ - BBC Sport

Social media pressure on football bosses such as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Steve Bruce is “out of control”, says Inter Miami coach Phil Neville. Social media pressure on managers ‘out of control’, says Phil Neville - BBC Sport

Former England captain David Beckham is urged to speak out about the “deeply concerning” human rights situation in Qatar by Amnesty International. David Beckham urged to speak out on Qatar World Cup 2022 - BBC Sport

Manager Wayne Rooney said he welcomes US businessman Chris Kirchner’s declaration of interest in taking over Derby County. Wayne Rooney welcomes US businessman Chris Kirchner’s interest in buying Derby County - BBC Sport

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will continue as Manchester United manager but has been told his job is still very much under threat, sources told ESPN. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to continue at Man United amid disagreements about Antonio Conte - sources | ESPN

Fifpro and European Leagues are to issue a ‘manifesto of governance’ calling for more representation for players, leagues and fans in European football. Uefa faces call for governance reform to stem Super League threat | The Guardian


Frank Herbert saw his world in Washington facing an environmental threat. So he imagined a way out. The Origin of Dune | The Stranger

Dune Part 2 has officially been announced and will bring back director Denis Villeneuve, Timothée Chalamet, and Zendaya. Dune 2 gets an official release - Polygon

What’s on TV?

It’s a busy day around the globe, with Serie A, League Cup, DFB Pokal and La Liga action in Europe, plus 14 MLS and USL games in North America, among other action today. Check the link above for full listings.

9:30 AM: Juventus vs. Sassuolo (Serie A) — Paramount+

10:00 AM: Rayo Vallecano vs. Barcelona (La Liga) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Preston North End vs. Liverpool (League Cup) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: West Ham United vs. Manchester City (League Cup) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS) — ESPN+

5:30 PM: Sporting KC vs. LA Galaxy (MLS) — FS1

7:00 PM: Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Minnesota United (MLS) — ESPN+

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