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Bruce Arena’s side passed the LAFC record on Wednesday night.

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MLS/USL

The King is well and truly back. Atlanta United forward Josef Martínez sits atop the list of best-selling adidas jerseys in MLS for the 2021 regular season, Major League Soccer announced Wednesday. MLS' 25 top-selling jerseys of 2021 | MLSSoccer.com

It was a record-breaking night at Gillette Stadium. Revs Recap: New England breaks points record in 1-0 win over Rapids - The Bent Musket

Following Wednesday’s 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids, the Revs have officially broken the MLS single-season points record, with their haul of 73 points from 33 matches topping the previous record of 72 set by LAFC’s 2019 team. History made: New England Revolution set single-season MLS points record | MLSSoccer.com

Defiance at 21. USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 27

NWSL

Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes remembers what it was like to not have a stadium of his own. Both now, with Sporting KC, and in his own playing days. Sporting KC applauds KC NWSL efforts to build new stadium | The Kansas City Star

USA

Michael Luande (Puyallup, Wash.) is Sounders lone representative. He’s a goal dangerous forward with the Academy. U-17 USMNT Returns to the Field for First Training Camp Under New Head Coach Gonzalo Segares

The men’s youth national team program is back in action after an 18-month hiatus. Segares names first U-17 MNT roster - Stars and Stripes FC

Lloyd took off her cleats on the field, hugged teammates and passed the captain’s armband to Megan Rapinoe before acknowledged the crowd several times. Carli Lloyd gets massive ovation in farewell match, USWNT beats South Korea 5-0 - The Athletic

World

Josh Cavallo says he’s gotten widespread support across soccer, including coaches and teammates. Josh Cavallo becomes first out gay A-League Australian soccer player - Outsports

Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo has received widespread support after becoming the first openly gay man playing top-flight football anywhere in the world. Josh Cavallo receives support from football world after coming out | Soccer | The Guardian

Football law makers, the International Football Association Board (Ifab), recommend five substitutions are implemented permanently in the sport. Ifab: Football law makers recommend five substitutes - BBC Sport

Sex abuse victims in Iceland speak about the allegations towards the Iceland football team, in a country that is now questioning its heroes. ‘The Viking clap is ruined forever’ - Icelandic football’s sex abuse scandal – The Athletic

Bayern Munich suffer their biggest defeat since 1978 as they are thrashed at Borussia Monchengladbach in the German Cup. Borussia Monchengladbach 5-0 Bayern Munich: Bayern hammered in German Cup - BBC Sport

South American football’s governing body Conmebol says its 10 members, including Brazil and Argentina, will not play in a biennial World Cup. Biennial World Cup: South American governing body Conmebol rejects Fifa plans - BBC Sport

Holders Manchester City are knocked out of the Carabao Cup as West Ham United win 5-3 on penalties in front of an ecstatic sell-out crowd at London Stadium. West Ham United 0-0 Manchester City (5-3 pens): Hammers beat holders Man City on penalties - BBC Sport

Manchester United are prepared to lose Paul Pogba for free next summer after failing to persuade him to sign an extension, sources have told ESPN. Manchester United prepared for Paul Pogba to leave on free next summer - sources

Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will not be going to prison in Spain after a court upheld his appeal against a six-month sentence. Bayern Munich's Lucas Hernandez avoids jail time for disobeying restraining order

West Ham United’s London Stadium will overtake Arsenal to become the second biggest Premier League ground in the city. West Ham to overtake Arsenal capacity as London Stadium increase plans accepted

Late on Wednesday, Barcelona president Joan Laporta made a decision he should have taken a long time ago: sacking the ineffective Ronald Koeman. Barcelona's sacking of Ronald Koeman was inevitable, and the club remains a shambles

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus is an anomaly: a young star who chose to stay. Almost a decade later, he’s aging gracefully. Enjoy him while you can. Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund's elder statesman, is at peace with his place in the game | ESPN

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM - UEFA Euro 2022 Final Draw - ESPN+

10:00 AM - Celta de Vigo vs Real Sociedad - La Liga - ESPN+

11:00 AM - Granada vs Getafe - La Liga - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Napoli vs Bologna - Serie A - Paramount+

12:30 PM - Levante vs Atlético Madrid - La Liga - ESPN+

3:00 PM - RB Bragantino vs Sport Recife - Brasileirão - Paramount+

4:30 PM - Racing Louisville FC vs NJ/NY Gotham FC - NWSL - Twitch

5:00 PM - Atlas vs Tijuana - Liga MX - TUDN

7:00 PM - Monterrey vs América - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1, TUDN, UniMas

Plenty of Men’s and Women’s NCAA College soccer on from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM on ESPN+ and Pac-12.