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Major Link Soccer: Christian Pulisic linked to Bayern Munich

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From Dortmund to Chelsea to Munich would be an interesting route

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Seattle

Washington State Legends talks soccer with Sandy Hunt and her contributions to Washington State and beyond. Also embedded at the bottom.

MLS/USL

Their new jersey exists. FC Dallas announces jersey rights partnership with MTX Group - Big D Soccer

Goodbye MLM. Hello digital coupon club? Tech company Honey unveiled as LA Galaxy sleeve sponsor - LAG Confidential

The start of the 2021 MLS season is in sight, with clubs acorss the league beginning to report for preseason. MLS clubs start to report for 2021 preseason | MLSsoccer.com

OCSC get a major scoring threat added to their solid lineup. Orange County SC add forward Adam Jahn for 2021 season - Angels on Parade

Julian Araujo, a 19-year-old Galaxy player, uses his soccer fortunes to give back to the people working in the fields of his hometown. Galaxy's Julian Araujo cultivates compassion in Lompoc fields - Los Angeles Times

Montreal Impact are now Club de Foot Montréal. They are far from the first North American team to change their identity. A team by any other name: why are MLS clubs so keen on rebrands? | MLS | The Guardian

NWSL

The USWNT’s FIFA World Cup win in 2019 was meant to signal a promising new era for female athletes everywhere. But the playing field is not only painfully uneven, it’s also toxic. Illusory Level Playing Fields: The Off-Pitch Battles Facing Women’s Soccer

That Kansas City NWSL has hired Amber Cox is as sure a sign the league is thriving as its high-profile new owners like Naomi Osaka and Chelsea Clinton. In Hiring Amber Cox, Kansas City’s NWSL Team Shows Its Ambitions

Challenge Cup Budweiser party round 2? NWSL preseason preview: Shea Groom is ready for more Budweiser - All For XI

She’s creating the mold for the next generation of athletes. Just give her room to fly. Black History Month: Free Midge - Stars and Stripes FC

USA

You, dear reader, no doubt either watched or read about Tim Weah’s goal for Ligue 1-leading Lille in the Europa League on Thursday. You also probably know that Brenden Aaronson started for RB Salzburg in that same competition, as did Chris Richards for Hoffenheim. US U-23 depth chart for men's Concacaf Olympic qualifying | Armchair Analyst | MLSsoccer.com

Identifying the athletes who integrated professional sports during a 20-year period. Every pro team’s Jackie Robinson — The Undefeated

Macario’s departure was previously agreed upon between OL and U.S. Soccer prior to the tournament. Macario played in the USA’s first match of the 2021 SheBelieves Cup against Canada on Feb. 18, earning her third career cap and second career start. USWNT Midfielder Catarina Macario Returns to Olympique Lyonnais

On why the USWNT stood for the national anthem, Crystal Dunn said the team is “past the protesting phase” but will continue pushing social justice. Dunn: USWNT is 'past protesting phase' in anthem debate, fight for racial justice

If you want to be a professional athlete in most sports, it helps to be born at the right time of year. Why Athletes’ Birthdays Affect Who Goes Pro — And Who Becomes A Star | FiveThirtyEight

The entire USMNT might just end up there. Christian Pulisic reportedly drawing interest from Bayern Munich - Stars and Stripes FC

Christian Pulisic has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, as the USMNT star is said to be keen on a return to the Bundesliga. Pulisic linked with Bayern Munich move - Transfer news on USMNT star

The governor made the announcement on WFAN radio this morning. Fans to be allowed at NJ pro and college games, Gov. Phil Murphy says

Bezos’ attorney spoke with Baltimore-based sports investment banking firm Moag & Co., which led the effort to sell shares of the team. Jeff Bezos Linked to Washington Football Team Sales Talk

Ohio professional sports teams may have crowds of up to 30% capacity by April, the governor said Monday. Crew, Reds, Indians, Clippers, may have crowds of 30% capacity by April

World

Borussia Dortmund have criticised players, including Emre Can and Erling Haaland, who took part in celebrations with fans. Borussia Dortmund fined €75k for Haaland, Can fan celebrations following Schalke win

There is growing optimism within government that large numbers of fans will be able to return for a packed summer of sport in England provided the rate of Covid infections continues to fall. Optimism grows for large numbers of fans to return for summer of sport | Sport | The Guardian

Southampton and Derby are among clubs whose stadiums are mortgaged to MSD Capital in search for much-needed funds. Sign of the times: why English clubs are turning to high-interest US loans | Football | The Guardian

Players and staff at all 20 Premier League clubs have been told they will have to self-isolate for 10 days after every overseas trip. Premier League players face 10-day isolation after every overseas trip | Football News | Sky Sports

An exclusive report from The Sunday Times revealed that talks between both entities are at an advanced stage. Real Madrid exploring ten year sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia worth €15m per year—Report - Managing Madrid

Black coaches have fewer opportunities to manage in Europe compared to elsewhere in the world, according to former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf. Black coaches don't have the same opportunities in Europe, says Seedorf | Goal.com

With a population under 500,000 people, the island country of Malta is making strides with its national team, including jumping up 16 places in the December 2020 FIFA Women’s Rankings to its highest ever position at 85. Malta's Rapid Rise » Our Game Magazine

What’s on TV?

6:00 AM - East Bengal v. NorthEast United - Indian Super League - ESPN+

9:00 AM - Memphis v. Temple - NCAA Men’s - ESPN+

10:00 AM - Leeds United v. Southampton - English Premier League - NBCSN

10:00 AM - Virginia Tech v. Virginia - NCAA Men’s - ESPN+

11:00 AM - North Florida v. The Citadel - NCAA Women’s - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Rotherham United v. Nottingham Forest - EFL Championship - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Lazio v. Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access, Galavision

12:00 PM - Atletico Madrid v. Chelsea - UEFA Champions League - CBS Sports Network, CBS All Access, UniMas, TUDN

3:00 PM - Missouri State v. Arkansas - NCAA Women’s - ESPN+, SEC Network, ACC Network

4:00 PM - Georgetown v. George Mason - NCAA Men’s - ESPN+