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Major Link Soccer: Liverpool to host RB Leipzig in Hungary for Champions League

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Seattle/Spokane

And OL Reign defender Lauren Barnes and midfielder Dani Weatherholt discuss the 2020 bubble and social and environmental issues the team is hoping to tackle. Just A Bit Outside: 2021 expectations for Mariners, Sounders, plus Sue Bird's dominance with the Storm

The official site for the prospective USL-1 stadium over on the dryside. Downtown Spokane Stadium

South Sound’s most famous liquor gets a big name behind it. Jamie Foxx Announces Ownership of BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon Brand - Rolling Stone

MLS

The two-time MLS Defender of the Year, out with an undisclosed condition, hasn’t played since early last season. Opara's playing outlook for Loons shifts back to not so good - StarTribune.com

Major League Soccer’s new youth development platform MLS NEXT has announced the addition of five youth soccer clubs ahead of its 2021-2022 season. MLS NEXT adds five more clubs ahead of 2021-2022 season | MLSsoccer.com

Houston Dynamo FC have launched a new primary jersey ahead of the 2021 MLS season, incorporating their new hexagonal crest and iconic orange colorway. Houston Dynamo FC unveil new primary jersey ahead of 2021 MLS season | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL

Sarah Gorden on building community in Chicago, taking mental space for yourself, and cringe TV. NWSL preseason preview: Sarah Gorden is looking for trophies and balance in Chicago - All For XI

A group of former USWNT players in the Bay Area has eyes on an NWSL team should Sacramento’s efforts falter. With Sacramento under the microscope, NWSL interest looms in Bay Area – Equalizer Soccer

USA

This cross-sectional study compiles data from multiple North American professional sports teams to assess the prevalence of detectable inflammatory heart disease. Prevalence of Inflammatory Heart Disease Among Professional Athletes With Prior COVID-19 Infection Who Received Systematic Return-to-Play Cardiac Screening | Cardiology | JAMA Cardiology | JAMA Network

The study published today by JAMA Cardiology is an illustration of the collaboration amongst medical experts at MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, NFL and WNBA and our respective players associations over the past year. Joint Statement on behalf of MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, NFL and WNBA | MLSsoccer.com

What can be done to quick-start the process of getting more women qualified as “professional” referee prospects? Shifting to a New Model: Accelerating the Referee Certification Process to Reach Professional Status | Backline Soccer

World

Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram after Wednesday’s draw at home to Manchester United. ‘This is why we kneel’: Van Aanholt reveals racist abuse over miss | Crystal Palace | The Guardian

An extra-time goal secured Bilbao’s second straight appearance in the Copa del Rey final. Berenguer fires Athletic Bilbao into back-to-back Copa del Rey finals

Inter Milan’s owners just shut down their club in China. But why? And does that mean trouble for the Serie A leaders? Suning’s Chinese Super League collapse and what it means for Inter Milan – The Athletic

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described Thursday’s 1-0 home loss to Chelsea as a “massive blow” as his side set an unwanted club record. Klopp deflated after Chelsea loss - ‘We have to win football games’

Fulham manager Scott Parker says the video assistant referee is “killing” the excitement in football. Scott Parker: Fulham boss says VAR is 'killing' excitement - BBC Sport

Liverpool will play the home leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig at Puskas Arena in Budapest. Liverpool to host RB Leipzig in Budapest for Champions League last 16 second leg - BBC Sport

Glasgow and Dublin are at growing risk of being cut from the list of host cities for this summer’s European Championship. Euro 2020: Glasgow and Dublin at risk of being cut from host cities - BBC Sport

The extra substitutes rule has so far been widely shunned by 211 Fifa nations with Japan, US, the Netherlands and Portugal also enacting the ruling. England one of only five countries to trial new football concussion protocols | Football | The Guardian

Brighton midfielder tells Jacob Steinberg on Argentina’s No 10 shirt, preparing scouting reports for his dad and following the path of Tevez and Cambiasso. Alexis Mac Allister: 'I keep my roots. I had a barbecue when we almost had snow' | Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

Manchester United borrowed £60m to help cushion the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, their second-quarter figures show. Manchester United borrow £60m to help deal with financial impact of coronavirus - BBC Sport

Diego Maradona’s daughter Gianna has urged fans of the former Argentina great to gather on March 10 at the Obelisk. Maradona's daughter urges fans to join 'Justice for Diego' march

What’s on TV?

6:00 AM - Goa v. Mumbai City - Indian Super League - ESPN+

11:30 AM - Schalke 04 v. Mainz 05 - Bundesliga - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Sporting Charleroi v. Sint-Truiden - Belgian First Division - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Huddersfield Town v. Cardiff City - EFL Championship - ESPN+

5:30 PM - Atletico San Luis v. Toluca - Liga MX - TUDN

7:30 PM - Puebla v. Tigres UANL - Liga MX - TUDN

10:05 PM - Brisbane Roar v. Sydney FC - A-League - ESPN+

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