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Puget Sound

We’re awesome. But you already know that. Why Washington Is the Best State in America | US News

In 1999 the Mariners welcomed a visitor to spring training. This is the story of Ichiro coming to America, playing in a Mariners uniform for the first time, and developing a friendship with Ken Griffey Jr. The First Spring of Ichiro - Lookout Landing

MLS / USL / CPL

He’s not in handcuffs but the case has progressed. Cristian Pavón sexual assault case continues in Argentina - LAG Confidential

Former Hermann Trophy winner has spent most of professional career on loan back in America. Red Bulls close to deal for Celtic fullback Gutman - Once A Metro

The list of US teams that have held Gutman’s rights — Chicago Fire, Nashville SC (USL), Charlotte Independence (USL), FC Cincinnati, Atlanta United, and now Red Bulls. Atlanta United acquires Andrew Gutman from Celtic, sends to New York Red Bulls on loan - Dirty South Soccer

During mandatory testing as part of preseason training, multiple members of the Toronto FC team delegation tested positive for COVID-19. Official Club Statement - March 8, 2021 | Toronto FC

Restricted capacity could limit attendance to season ticket members. SD Loyal eyes May opener with fans allowed at USD - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Entering its third season, the Canadian Premier League has demonstrated there is an appetite for a domestic soccer circuit. Canadian Premier League offers first look at its bottom line | Yahoo Sports

Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Zac Lubin has traveled the world in pursuit of his dream ever since he was a child. ”Oh, the Places You’ll Go” [Part 1] | [Part 2] — clubeleven

NWSL / women’s sports

Huster talks about who helped her become the veteran player she is and how. NWSL preseason preview: Tori Huster helps set the tone for the kids - All For XI

Spain talks to NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird about how she had to react to the pandemic on her second day on the job, the success of the Challenge Cup, the league’s relationship with US Soccer and how it’s changed recently, and how she’s trying to grow the league both in terms of audience and franchise expansion. That’s What She Said with Sarah Spain — NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird | ESPN

Mental health within sports is something that is often difficult to talk about. To help destigmatize this issue and talk about struggles many people have, North Carolina Courage’s Cari Roccaro began a podcast talking about the issue. Cari Roccaro: Destigmatizing Mental Health with her Podcast Butterfly Road

While men’s games are opening up around the league, the women still aren’t playing in front of fans. Liga MX teams’ plans for fans return to stadiums shouldn’t ignore Liga MX Femenil - FMF State Of Mind

Players want to work on making the W-League a “genuine world class competition” after fans’ fears that it has been left behind in the wake of the split from Football Australia. ‘Make it truly world class - Extend and expand the W-League now!’ - FTBL | The home of football in Australia - The Women’s Game - Australia’s Home of Women’s Sport News

Dr Willie Stewart told the digital, culture, media and sport select committee that urgent research into female elite sport is required. Women face double the risk of concussion in sport, MPs told | The Guardian

Interim England women’s manager Hege Riise is to be named as head coach of Team GB this week for the summer Olympics in Tokyo. Hege Riise to be named Team GB football coach for Tokyo Olympics | The Guardian

As Wright’s recovery progresses and her eye control improved, she begins to read again. The first book she pulls off the shelf is “One Life” by Megan Rapinoe. She studies the women of the WNBA, reading anything she can find on Natasha Howard, Nneka Ogwumike and Sue Bird. “These are the women who are raising me,” Wright says. “They set the standard for me, and this is the standard I want to set for the next generation in my sport.” How world champion Tyler Wright came back from a crippling virus to change surfing forever | ESPN

US soccer

As Olympic preparation picks up the pace, USSF takes advantage of the FIFA window. USWNT will play Sweden for April away friendly - Stars and Stripes FC

One of the great American players of her generation, Shannon Boxx discusses World Cup glory and pain, lupus, Hope Solo and race. Shannon Boxx discusses her incredible journey to World Cup glory beyond the debilitating impact of lupus | These Football Times

World soccer

Manchester Derby on NBC Sports outdraws Der Klassiker on broadcast ABC. SKEDBALL: Weekly Sports TV Ratings 3.1-3.7.2021 | Showbuzz Daily

Low’s roller coaster of a dynasty is coming to an end. Joachim Low will resign as Germany national team coach after Euro 2020 - Bavarian Football Works

In a press conference, the Liverpool manager said he will not consider taking the national team position. Jurgen Klopp removes himself from the running for Die Mannschaft manager — for now - Bavarian Football Works

Paris St-Germain will be without Neymar for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Barcelona. Neymar to miss Champions League last 16 second leg - BBC Sport

Push The Boundary says things are not working under the regime, calling on the Lemsagam brothers to rethink their current ‘vision’. Oldham owners accused of ‘destroying club legacy’ as Harry Kewell sacked | The Guardian

Culture

Is it ever too early to bid for a World Cup or Olympics? Delhi sets sights on bid for 2048 Olympic Games | GamesBids.com

For the first time since 2019, the majority of MLB ballparks will allow for some form of fan attendance. All will be limited with percentages ranging from 3% to 32%. MLB Opening Day Attendance: How Many Fans Each Team Plans To Allow As Covid-19 Restrictions End | Forbes

What’s on TV?

9:30 AM: Arminia Bielefeld vs. Werder Bremen (Bundesliga) — ESPN+

10:00 AM: Manchester City vs. Southampton (Premier League) — NBCSN

12:00 PM: PSG vs. Barcelona (Champions League) — TUDN / Univision / Paramount+

12:00 PM: Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig (Champions League) — Galavision / Paramount+

1:00 PM: Longwood vs. VMI (NCAA men) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: Delaware vs. St Joseph’s (NCAA men) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Monterrey vs. Leon (Liga MX) — FS2

12:05 AM (3/11): Melbourne City vs. Western Sydney Wanderers (W-League) — ESPN+

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