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Marta snatches another soul; LeBron joins Fenway Sports Group

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Puget Sound

This scout report is on Dzsenifer Marozsan and how she would fit into OL Reign’s tactics. Dzsenifer Marozsan at OL Reign 2020/21 - scout report

MLS / USL

At just 24 years old, the Portland Timbers forward is a leader when it comes to activism within professional sports. Jeremy Ebobisse is Done Letting Microaggressions and Overt Racism Slide | Portland Monthly

Former Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, New England Revolution defender joins USL ownership group. Michael Parkhurst joins USL Pawtucket ownership: Notebook – The Athletic

NWSL / women’s soccer

It’s a robust endorsement of the growth of women’s soccer in the region, and it’s a robust commitment by the regional governing body for the sport in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Concacaf to launch a women’s soccer Champions League after 2023 World Cup | Philly Inquirer

The Santos Laguna Femenil forward’s journey has taken her from colleges in the United States to El Salvador and now to Mexico, but it’s all gone according to plan. Santos Laguna Femenil forward Linda Frías forges her own path through soccer - FMF State Of Mind

Casey Stoney’s side are set to grace the Theatre of Dreams for the very first time. Manchester United Women to play their first-ever match at Old Trafford | Manchester United

When you’ve just had your soul snatched from your body in public. What to do when Marta hands you an L - All For XI

The ex-Washington Spirit midfielder have fond memories of her time at the NWSL and would like to return some day. Interview with Estefanía Banini - “I dream to return to the NWSL” - NWSL Analítica

US soccer

USWNT and OL Reign star Megan Rapinoe has said that when she pulls on her United States jersey she is not thinking of U.S. Soccer. Rapinoe: USWNT jersey equal pay fight not U.S. Soccer | ESPN

The USWNT will face France for the first time since their epic 2019 World Cup quarterfinal. USWNT will play France in second European April friendly - Stars and Stripes FC

World soccer

On FSG’s shopping wish list are NFL and NBA franchises, another European soccer club, NHL, MLS, WNBA, and NWSL teams, plus more. Fenway Sports Group adds LeBron James as partner, approves deal to jump-start plan to acquire more teams - The Boston Globe

But the Liverpool owners will still have to wait a few weeks before the purchase is confirmed. FSG Approve $750m Investment, LeBron Partnership - The Liverpool Offside

Haaland’s performance this year is up there with the very best. How Does Erling Haaland’s Season Compare to Other Borussia Dortmund Legends? - Fear The Wall

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s reserve coach, Heiko Vogel, disparaged two assistant referees in a misogynistic manner, and as part of his punishment the club has decided he must train a women’s team at least six times. Borussia Mönchengladbach, Heiko Vogel: Frauen-Training als Strafe - WELT (German)

Pal Enger wanted to be noticed. And by stealing world-famous paintings, he became exactly that. The footballer turned art thief who stole The Scream – The Athletic

Sweden’s record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the national team, five years after announcing his retirement. Zlatan Ibrahimovic recalled by Sweden - BBC Sport

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will miss England’s three World Cup qualifiers this month after sustaining an abdominal muscle injury. Jordan Pickford to miss England World Cup qualifiers through injury - BBC Sport

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio is “conscious” and “going to be OK” after his head injury against Liverpool, says boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Rui Patricio: Wolves keeper ‘going to be OK’ after head injury - BBC Sport

Arsene Wenger wants to see the World Cup and European Championship played every two years and have FIFA “kick all the rest out”. Arsene Wenger: Play World Cup and Euros every two years and ‘kick all the rest out’ - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

7:00 AM: Torino vs. Sassuolo (Serie A) — ESPN+

10:00 AM: Niagara vs. Marist (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

10:00 AM: Youngstown State vs. Robert Morris (NCAA Women) — ESPN+

10:45 AM: Juventus vs. Napoli (Serie A) — ESPN+

11:00 AM: Akron vs. SIU Edwardsville (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

11:00 AM: Detroit Mercy vs. Milwaukee (NCAA Women) — ESPN+

12:45 PM: Birmingham City vs. Reading (English Championship) — ESPN+

1:00 PM: Bayern Munich vs. Lazio (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / Paramount+

1:00 PM: Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / UniMas / Paramount+

1:00 PM: Dayton vs. Duquesne (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

2:00 PM: St Louis vs. St Bonaventure (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

3:00 PM: Campbell vs. Longwood (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: VCU vs. Davidson (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: George Washington vs. George Mason (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: SMU vs. Temple (NCAA Women) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Memphis vs. Tulsa (NCAA Men) — ESPN+

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