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Former Sounders Academy player Dylan Teves earned the WAC 101 MVP scoring in his third straight game. Huskies Secure Second Straight WAC 101 Club Cup Win - University of Washington Athletics


Last summer, Warren Creavalle was a midfielder for the Philadelphia Union with a sideline in activism and clothing design. But a season in the bubble led him to reassess his priorities—and upend his career. Warren Creavalle: This MLS Player Put His Career on Pause to Run His Clothing Line | GQ

Nashville SC launched their stadium preview center, which gives fans an inside look at their new home at the Fairgrounds. Nashville SC stadium preview center gives an inside look at their new home - Broadway Sports Media

MLS has announced the 2021 home openers for all 27 clubs, including a much-anticipated debut for Austin FC. MLS announces 2021 season home openers for all 27 clubs; season kicks off April 16 |

It’s prediction season. A season of largely futile gestures in any sport, made entirely more futile by MLS’s unrelenting unpredictability. But you’re here. I’m here. Let’s make prolonged eye contact and see if we can’t imagine a world that’s plausible, insane and somehow still only half as entertaining as the actual season will probably be. Eight extreme predictions for the 2021 MLS season | J. Sam Jones |

When you’re lost in the desert, everything looks like an oasis. Fear not, my parched friends, you didn’t drag yourself through a long winter for nothing. We’ve got water bubbling up out of the sand. Not enough to quench our thirst, but enough to wet the lips and trust that the motherload is coming. Five MLS 2021 season Week 1 games I can't wait to watch | Andrew Wiebe |


On Tuesday, the National Women’s Soccer League announced the schedule for the second annual Challenge Cup. Five Challenge Cup Matches to Watch in 2021 - Beyond Women's Sports

Investor Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband to tennis legend Serena Williams, is among the latest to support NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. Reddit's Alexis Ohanian: NFTs, trading card boom will be big for women's sports


Liberté, égalité, fraternité has nothin on E Pluribus Unum. Striker Jordan Siebatcheu decides to represent the USA - Stars and Stripes FC

The 24-year-old American-born striker is ready for international duty after fruitful spell in Switzerland. Jordan Siebatcheu commits to USMNT: Young Boys striker primed for call-up ‘if that possibility is presented’ -

The GOALS act aims to “ensure the World Cup-winning USWNT are paid fair and equitable wages compared to the U.S. Men’s team.” California Rep. Doris Matsui introduces USWNT equal pay bill - Sports Illustrated

USA-Sweden Will Be Broadcast on FOX at 1 p.m. ET; U.S. Soccer Currently Finalizing a Second Match in Europe for April 13. U.S. Women’s National Team Will Travel to Europe During April FIFA Window To Face Sweden on April 10 at Friends Arena in Stockholm

The NBA just announced a 3-game play-in tournament. NBA unveils game and national television schedules for second half of 2020-21 season |


Brazil’s Maracana stadium is to get a new name, after a vote was won to change it to the Edson Arantes do Nascimento - Rei Pele stadium. Maracana stadium to be renamed after Brazil legend Pele

Users of the so-called “football stock market” saw portfolios crash to almost nothing last week. The Football Index crash: ‘More akin to a Ponzi scheme than a betting platform’ – The Athletic

Cristiano Ronaldo’s role in Porto’s decisive goal against Juventus was described as “the worst” by TV pundit Fabio Capello. Ronaldo's role in Juventus' Champions League elimination 'the worst' - Capello

The Milan court of appeals this week released details about a sentence against Brazilian forward Robinho. Milan court: Robinho 'brutally humiliated' rape victim

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the proposed Champions League reforms would have “a devastating effect” on English football. Champions League: Steve Parish says reformed 36-team tournament would be 'devastating' for English football - BBC Sport

Robin Olsen and his family were confronted in their home by an armed gang of masked burglars. Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen and family in machete gang raid - BBC News

Winning football gold at the Olympics would help “reignite” interest in women’s sport, says Football Association women’s football director Sue Campbell. Olympic football gold could help 'reignite' women's sport - BBC Sport

Family of footballer who died in plane crash two years ago launch action against Cardiff City and FC Nantes. Emiliano Sala’s family launch legal action over footballer’s death | Emiliano Sala | The Guardian

Ryan Giggs will not take charge of Wales this month, casting further doubt over his long-term future and whether he will lead his country at the European Championship. Ryan Giggs’ Wales future in doubt after being stood down from internationals | Ryan Giggs | The Guardian

The Japanese government has decided to exclude overseas spectators from attending this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to officials with the knowledge of the matter. Japan to stage Tokyo Olympics without overseas spectators

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM - Ajax v. BSC Young Boys - Europa League - Galavision, Paramount+

9:55 AM - Slavia Praha v. Rangers - Europa League - Paramount+

9:55 AM - Dynamo Kyiv v. Villarreal - Europa League - TUDN, Paramount+

9:55 AM - Manchester United v. AC Milan - Europa League - UniMas, Paramount+

12:00 PM - Granada v. Molde - Europa League - Paramount+

12:00 PM - Roma v. Shakhtar Donetsk - Europa League - Galavision, Paramount+

12:00 PM - Olympiakos v. Arsenal - Europa League - TUDN, Paramount+

12:00 PM - Tottenham v. Dinamo Zagreb - Europa League - UniMas, Paramount+

11:05 PM - Perth Glory v. Canberra United - A-League - ESPN+

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