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Briana Scurry and Brianna Pinto, to name a few, are trying to elevate black talent in the country.

Soccer: USA Women’s National Soccer Team Victory Tour-Korea at USA Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Former Seattle Sounder still repping St Vincent and Grenadines. Oalex Anderson Receives National Team Call-Up

Niko Hansen, a former Sounders U23 player, has joined Minnesota United. Minnesota United sign former Houston Dynamo midfielder Niko Hansen | MLSsoccer.com

MLS

As it’s the silly season, it’s thus an appropriate time to take a look through every team’s current roster build situation and depth chart. The Eastern Conference version of this column was re-updated on Wednesday. Below is the West. MLS Western Conference roster build status | Armchair Analyst | MLSsoccer.com

Montreal is on its eighth manager entering just its 10th season in the league. Coaching Turnover Is Constant In Major League Soccer | FiveThirtyEight

NWSL/WoSo

Jersey real estate is officially booked for NWSL expansion team. Angel City FC ink jersey sponsorship deal with grocery chain Sprouts - Angels on Parade

Birmingham City Women have expressed ‘great disappointment’ that Tottenham will be awarded a win and three points at their expense. Birmingham City Women dismayed as Spurs awarded win for called-off game | Birmingham City Women | The Guardian

Soccer in America has long been a sport of the suburbs and White culture. But a new generation of Black women is out to change that. From Briana Scurry to Brianna Pinto: U.S. women's soccer and a movement to elevate Black talent – The Athletic

Deion Sanders wants to level the playing field at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and that’s not just limited to football. Deion Sanders says JSU women's soccer field not 'up to par,' will help build new one

USA/USL

The U23 team takes the first step on the road to Tokyo.United States opens Olympic Qualifying with win over Costa Rica - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Police in Scotland have charged a man in connection with an allegation of racially aggravated online abuse aimed at Middlesbrough’s Yannick Bolasie. Police Scotland charge man over alleged online racist abuse of Yannick Bolasie | Football | The Guardian

Dario Gradi should have his MBE taken away, according to an organisation set up by survivors of child sexual abuse in sport. Former Crewe manager Dario Gradi should lose MBE, says Offside Trust | Football | The Guardian

In addition to his ban, Yann Songo’o must complete face-to-face education after admitting an FA charge regarding an incident during Morecambe’s match with Tranmere in January. Morecambe’s Yann Songo’o gets six-game ban for homophobic slur | Morecambe | The Guardian

Countries facing crucial qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations will be hit after Ligue 1 and 2 players were banned from leaving Europe. Ligue 1 player travel ban to hit Cup of Nations qualifiers - BBC Sport

Jesse Lingard, John Stones and Luke Shaw have all been recalled to England for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland. England recall Lingard, Shaw, Stones for World Cup qualifiers England recall Lingard, Shaw, Stones for World Cup qualifiers

La Liga has denied that it threatened to relegate Barcelona to the second division if it swore a new president before depositing a bank guarantee. La Liga denies Barcelona relegation threat over €125m bank guarantee

Real Madrid have convinced Eden Hazard not to undergo surgery on his ankle and seek conservative treatment for his injury, sources told ESPN. Real Madrid convince Eden Hazard not to undergo ankle surgery - sources

AC Milan are preparing to face Manchester United in the second-leg of their Europa League Round-of-16 tie, but who is manager Stefano Pioli? AC Milan v Man Utd: Stefano Pioli, the boss from a family of Inter fans and postmen - BBC Sport

The players who benefit from the NIE waivers are: goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup, defender Sheldon Bateau, midfielders Andre Boucaud and Daniel Phillips, and winger Levi Garcia. TTOC to the rescue! Warriors waiver mean Fenwick has full squad to face P/Rico - Wired868