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Travel bans force European competitions to move matches; a much-needed shakeup of Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying.

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Puget Sound

Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe had Hall of Fame–worthy careers before they met, but they’re reaching new, boundary-obliterating levels together. Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird: The Most Beloved Power Couple in Sports | GQ

Serial-winner Jess Fishlock and her brother, Cardiff manager James, reflect on childhood football kickabouts and their paths into the game. ‘She’s not just a one-dimensional football superstar’: Meet the Fishlocks – The Athletic ($)

Lumen Field is about to host a 15-day outdoor dining experience to spotlight the best of Seattle’s diverse restaurant culture. Field To Table

MLS / USL

Bell Canada has cut hundreds of jobs from its media operations across Canada over the last week. Vancouver’s TSN 1040 pulled off air as Bell Canada continues with cuts | The Province

NWSL / women’s soccer

The old system for Women’s World Cup qualification in Concacaf was awful, and led to predictable results and a lack of incentive for most teams in the confederation. Beyond the duopoly in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying | Back Line Soccer

Richie Burke spoke to reporters on the Spirit’s newcomers, injuries, and their approach to the Challenge Cup. Richie Burke: Washington Spirit “looking good” as they begin the 2021 NWSL preseason - Black And Red United

The newest NWSL expansion team wants to shake of expansion curse and compete in 2021. Racing Louisville FC 2021 preseason NWSL, Challenge Cup preview, roster - CBSSports.com

Manchester United boss Casey Stoney says she is proud of Lauren James for speaking out after she received racist abuse online. Man Utd boss Casey Stoney praises striker Lauren James for response to racism - BBC Sport

Parris’ club blocked her release to national team duty due to tightened Covid-19 quarantine rules. Lyon’s Nikita Parris forced out of England squad by Covid regulations | The Guardian

US soccer

The team’s best players will be getting some rest this summer to stay fresh for World Cup qualifiers. Gregg Berhalter confirms squad rotation for Gold Cup & Nations League - Stars and Stripes FC

U.S. international forward Aron Johannsson is in talks with Polish side Lech Poznan, sources have confirmed to ESPN. U.S. striker Johannsson in ‘advanced’ talks with Poland side Lech Poznan - sources

American forward Ulysses Llanez has returned to the United States from the Netherlands “due to private circumstances,” his Dutch club Heerenveen of the Eredivisie said Tuesday. American forward Llanez returns to US from Heerenveen | AP News

World soccer

Pogba will be out of action for a few weeks with a thigh injury, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has said. Paul Pogba out for ‘a few weeks’ with thigh injury, reveals Solskjær | The Guardian

Manchester United’s Europa League last-32 first-leg match away to Spanish side Real Sociedad will be played at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium in Turin. Europa League: Man Utd’s away leg against Real Sociedad moved to Turin - BBC Sport

Manchester City’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Monchengladbach will be played in Budapest, with a German travel ban in effect. Champions League: Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City moved to Budapest - BBC Sport

Bournemouth reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in over a half-century with victory at Premier League Burnley. Managerless Bournemouth reach FA Cup quarter-finals for first time in 64 years - BBC Sport

Burnley narrowly avoided a costly FA Cup mistake after naming a suspended player in their line-up, but opponents Bournemouth flagged the error for them. FA Cup: Burnley pick suspended Erik Pieters for Bournemouth game - BBC Sport

Scott McTominay scored in extra time as Manchester United beat West Ham to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Manchester United edge past West Ham in extra time, 1-0, to advance in FA Cup - BBC Sport

David Moyes has West Ham flying, so is it time to acknowledge the Scot’s reputation is now fully restored? David Moyes: Is ex-Manchester United boss proving he is back to his best at West Ham? - BBC Sport

Plans by EFL for salary caps to be introduced in Leagues One and Two have been withdrawn following an independent panel’s decision. League One and League Two salary cap plans withdrawn after panel decision - BBC Sport

Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate to reach the Coppa Italia final following a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the semi-final. Juventus 0-0 Inter Milan: Juve reach Coppa Italia final - BBC Sport

Small Pro League side Royal Excel Mouscron, which attracted powerful figures in football, is still under investigation. Ownership questions leave Belgian club Mouscron facing uncertain future | The Guardian

Sir Alex Ferguson led the tributes to Tony Collins, the first black manager in English league football, who died aged 94. ‘A true pioneer’: Tony Collins, Football League’s first black manager, dies at 94 | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

9:30 AM: Swansea City vs. Manchester City (FA Cup) — ESPN+

11:30 AM: Sheffield United vs. Bristol City (FA Cup) — ESPN+

11:30 AM: Leicester City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion (FA Cup) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Atalanta vs. Napoli (Coppa Italia) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: Sevilla vs. Barcelona (Copa del Rey) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: St. Mirren vs. Celtic (Scottish Premiership) — ESPN+

12:15 PM: Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup) — ESPN+

12:05 AM (2/11): Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Brisbane Roar (W-League) — ESPN+