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Major Link Soccer: Hege Riise looking to make things better for England’s Women’s national team

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The former Norwegian midfielder was one of the finest players of her generation, winning 188 caps for Norway in an era when they were an international force, but she disguises her ego so successfully that on Tuesday one journalist inquired if she actually possessed one.

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Seattle

Amazon Web Services is broadening its reach across the professional sports landscape, announcing a new partnership with the National Hockey League on Wednesday. Amazon inks another sports deal as AWS will power NHL’s digital transformation and in-game analytics - GeekWire

January signing Jordan Morris has spoken about his move to Swansea City, his talks with Steve Cooper and the FA Cup contest against Manchester City. What made Jordan Morris sit up and take note in Swansea City's dressing room, Man City aims and why future is up in the air - Wales Online

MLS

Nashville SC have signed free agent forward CJ Sapong, the club announced Wednesday. Sapong is signed through 2022 with a club option for 2023. Nashville SC sign free agent forward CJ Sapong | MLSsoccer.com

See which teams MLS clubs could face in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16.. Concacaf Champions League 2021 draw: What you need to know | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL/WoSo

Becky Sauerbrunn joined ¡Qué Golazo! to talk all thing USWNT ahead of the SheBelieves Cup. USWNT captain Becky Sauerbrunn explains why she's so excited about her teammates, and being a reluctant leader - CBSSports.com

Norwegian Hege Riise is determined to strip away player anxiety and may be just what the Lionesses need after losing way under Phil Neville. Less posturing, more fun: Hege Riise takes England Women reins | England women's football team | The Guardian

USA/USL

Take a look at the USMNT depth chart for goalkeepers and defenders. USMNT depth chart for goalkeepers and defenders | Armchair Analyst | MLSsoccer.com

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry delivered his State of the City Address on Wednesday, and in that address provided an update on the efforts to bring a downtown soccer stadium to the city that could become home to prospective USL League One club Fort Wayne FC. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry Announces Stadium Development Progress

World

Charity Headway has reiterated its belief that football’s new concussion rules are ‘deeply flawed’ after West Ham’s Issa Diop played on for seven minutes following a clash of heads. Issa Diop incident shows concussion rules 'deeply flawed', brain charity says | Football | The Guardian

Rosnick Grant cannot work in football for 90 days. Haiti football abuse investigation: Fifa suspends head of referees | FIFA | The Guardian

Facebook announces new measures to combat online abuse and says it is “horrified” such content exists on the platform. Facebook 'horrified' by online abuse of Premier League footballers - BBC Sport

Bayern Munich can win a sixth title in the last nine months with victory in Thursday’s Club World Cup final against and Tigres and you can watch it live across the BBC. Club World Cup final: Bayern Munich take on Mexico side Tigres in Qatar - BBC Sport

Bayern Munich will face Mexican club Tigres UANL in Thursday’s Club World Cup final without Jerome Boateng, coach Hansi Flick said on Wednesday. Bayern's Boateng to miss CWC final, returns home for private reasons - Flick