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Major Link Soccer: Ex-Barca President Bartomeu arrested during raid on club

The former President is just one of the arrests

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MLS

Sam Rogers is among Austin’s invitees. Austin FC invite 5 players, including Christian Pulisic's cousin, to first preseason camp | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer announced in a statement Friday that Ron Burkle has decided not to move forward with the acquisition of an MLS expansion team in Sacramento. MLS announces update on Sacramento expansion | MLSsoccer.com

Jason Kreis is probably the most familiar face for MLS fans, with the former Real Salt Lake, New York City FC and Orlando City SC manager moving to an assistant coach role on Neville’s first-team staff after coaching the club’s USL League One affiliate Fort Lauderdale CF. Inter Miami CF announce staff for new head coach Phil Neville | MLSsoccer.com

According to coach Bruce Arena, DeLaGarza “can play anywhere, that’s why he’s here.” A.J. DeLaGarza should bolster the Revolution backline right from the start - The Boston Globe

Sac Republic announced Monday that GM Todd Dunivant will serve as next club president following the sudden resignation of COO and President Ben Gumpert. Dunivant will take over as Sacramento Republic FC president | The Sacramento Bee

Donations to enter the sweepstakes for some great gear to help a great cause. BPC Limited Edition I – The Black Out Collection x Participation Trophy – Black Players For Change

WoSo

NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird has been named to the U.S. Soccer Federation’s board of directors, USSF president Cindy Parlow Cone announced. NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird named to US Soccer's board of directors

Katrina Gorry developed an eating disorder while playing professional football. It consumed her for two years, until she sought help. Now she’s speaking out about it, and how her first pregnancy is helping her to heal. Matildas star Katrina Gorry opens up about her eating disorder and using pregnancy to heal - ABC News

Continuing a trend in the NWSL, the Red Stars’ new group includes Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield, former Chicago Bears player Israel Idonije, and ESPN’s Sarah Spain. Chicago Red Stars announce diverse new ownership group - Hot Time In Old Town

Chicago adds big investor group and steps on the gas pedal. Chicago Red Stars announce new ownership group - All For XI

Around the World in Women’s Soccer is a series that explores women’s soccer in other countries. Each country will get two stories: The first will explore the country’s national team, while the second will explore the country’s domestic league. Around the World in Women's Soccer: The Vrouwen Eredivisie

USA

Pre-Tournament Training Camp Begins Today; Final 20-Player Tournament Roster to be Named Mid-March. Thirty-One Players Called to U-23 USMNT Training Camp Ahead of CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship

There were a number of talking points from the US men’s Olympic qualifying training camp roster. US Olympic qualifying roster decisions explained: Why there's no Efra, Ebobisse or Atlanta players | MLSsoccer.com

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced that the U.S. men’s national team will play a friendly against Jamaica in Wiener Neustadt, Austria on March 25. USMNT to play Jamaica friendly in Austria on March 25

World

The biggest compliment you can pay the veteran Milan striker is that sometimes he is almost as good as he says he is. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s pursuit of personal capital reaches new level | Zlatan Ibrahimovic | The Guardian

A US-led consortium is close to completing the takeover of League One Ipswich Town, while the existing regime are set to name Paul Cook manager after the departure of Paul Lambert. US-led consortium close to Ipswich takeover as Cook appointment looms | Ipswich Town | The Guardian

Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to hospital suffering from Covid-pneumonia. Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill back in hospital due to Covid-pneumonia | Shrewsbury | The Guardian

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players that anyone believing the Premier League title is already won will be axed. Man City's Guardiola warns players they could be axed if they think title is won

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore has been using baby oil to slip free of clingy Premier League defenders this season. Wolves' Traore uses baby oil to keep out of defenders' grasp - Nuno

Another dramatic day at the Camp Nou. Bartomeu arrested as part of ‘Barcagate’ investigation - report - Barca Blaugranes

The current Premier League referees are the “best around” but it is time to mic them up, says former striker Chris Sutton. Premier League referees: Time to mic up officials, says Chris Sutton - BBC Sport

Newcastle are facing several civil claims regarding the behaviour of former employee George Ormond, who in 2018 received a 20-year jail sentence for multiple cases of sexual abuse. George Ormond: Newcastle United facing civil claims over ex-employee behaviour - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

9:30 AM - Lazio v. Torino - Serie A - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Jueventus v. Spezia - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Borussia M’gladbach v. Borussia Dortmund - ESPN News, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+

12:00 PM - Reading v. Blackburn Rovers - EFL Championship - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Manchester City v. Wolves - English Premier League - NBCSN

3:00 PM - Atlas v. Atletico San Luis - Liga MX - TUDN

5:00 PM - Tigres UANL v. Toluca - Liga MX - TUDN

7:00 PM - Leon v. Puebla - Liga MX - TUDN

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