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The expanded subs will be allowed at Euro 2020—in 2021.

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Press conference marking 100 days till UEFA Euro 2020 in St Petersburg Photo by Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images

Remember to be skeptical of the world today, it is April Fool’s Day and people like to take advantage of that on Twitter.

Seattle

Maybe you’ve seen the ad campaign for the OL Reign: the caption “She plays here” beside a photo of one of the team’s players. OPINION: ‘They Play Here.’ OL Reign Player Quinn Is Proof Trans People Do Belong in Sports | South Seattle Emerald

Alex Morgan and Sue Bird will revisit the 1996 Summer Olympic Games for the six-part documentary podcast ‘Summer of Gold.’ Alex Morgan & Sue Bird To Executive Produce ‘Summer Of Gold’ Podcast – Deadline

The former Seattle Sounder and World Cup veteran sat down with Bolavip and remembered his time in MLS and just how much the league has grown since he left. Catching up with Flaco Fernández | Bolavip US

MLS

St. Louis CITY SC will play their inaugural MLS match in two years’ time, and having inked a jersey-front sponsorship with founding partners Purina as a stadium and training facility rises from the soil in Downtown West, the outlines of the brand-new club are taking clearer shape. St. Louis CITY SC's "STLMade" philosophy epitomized by Purina partnership | MLSSoccer.com

To mark Cesar Chavez Day on Wednesday, five of California’s professional soccer clubs joined forces to raise money for the state’s farm workers. The fundraiser sees MLS sides LAFC, LA Galaxy, and the San Jose Earthquakes participate alongside Oakland Roots and Sacramento Republic, and will benefit the United Farm Workers. California clubs join forces with fundraiser for farm workers | MLSSoccer.com

His star is rising. Daryl Dike reportedly drawing interest from Everton - Stars and Stripes FC

Napoli forward Hirving Lozano proved to be the matchwinner for Mexico in a 1-0 international friendly victory over Costa Rica on Tuesday. U.S.-born Efrain Alvarez makes Mexico debut as Lozano scores only goal against Costa Rica

Josef Martinez: I’m generally wary of “his absence reinforced how valuable he is!” arguments because I think, in a lot of cases, those arguments come down to “the coach is really bad at doing anything other than trotting out his first-choice XI and not screwing it up.” Each Team’s Most Important Player for the 2021 Season | MLSSoccer.com

While the MLS team won’t start play until 2023, it’s under-17 team will play in MLS Next starting in September. The search is on for the first players to wear the St. Louis City SC crest | Soccer | stltoday.com

The American has made just three appearances for the Swans. DC United to cancel Paul Arriola loan as nightmare Swansea City spell comes to abrupt end - Wales Online

NWSL

While the NWSL’s business successes should be celebrated, the league’s messaging around them is proving counterproductive. The NWSL adds sponsors, needs to temper its messaging – The Athletic ($)

The Ad Astra kit is just latest in groundbreaking soccer jersey’s out of the NWSL. Orlando Pride unveil new 'Ad Astra' kit by launching jersey into outer space - CBSSports.com

Rich with meaning and ambition, the Orlando Pride’s new home kit is seen by players as a symbol of a new dawn for the club. Orlando Pride launch space kit with NASA tie-in – The Athletic

The Orlando Pride are launching their new jersey into space. Really. One Small Step For Orlando Pride, One Giant Leap For Women’s Sports Promotions | Forbes

USA

With only a couple of months left this season, time’s running out for Premier League stars when it comes to figuring out their futures. Pulisic, Pogba, Salah among Premier League stars facing critical decisions when it comes to their clubs, future

World

FIFA has announced the host cities and stadiums for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, set to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. FIFA Announces Host Cities for 2023 World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC

Stadium Australia in Sydney will host the 2023 Women’s World Cup final, while New Zealand’s Eden Park in Auckland will stage the event’s opening game. Women’s World Cup 2023: Tournament to take place in nine host cities - BBC Sport

Liverpool’s owners have confirmed a deal that will enable the club to continue with plans to redevelop Anfield and invest in player recruitment at pre-pandemic levels. Liverpool boost as owners confirm $735m RedBird deal for stake in FSG | Liverpool | The Guardian

Research carried out during Covid spectator bans suggests support is not a key factor in match results. Football teams retain home advantage with no crowd, study finds | Science | The Guardian

Chelsea were the biggest Premier League spenders on agents’ fees in the 12 months to the start of February 2021, data released by the FA shows._ Premier League clubs’ spending on agents’ fees rises to £272m amid Covid | Football agents | The Guardian

Germany manager Joachim Low slammed striker Timo Werner’s close-range miss in the shock loss to North Macedonia. Germany's Low on Werner miss in shocking loss vs. North Macedonia: He has to score

North Macedonia stun Germany as Elif Elmas’ late goal secures a shock win in World Cup qualifying. Germany 1-2 North Macedonia: Four-time world champions suffer shock defeat - BBC Sport

One team is in, one is out, and the rest are fighting for a spot in the Liguilla. Liga MX Femenil recap: 2021 Clausura, Week 13 - FMF State Of Mind

Teams will be allowed to make make five substitutions in a match at this summer’s European Championship. Euro 2020: Uefa to allow teams to make five substitutes at this summer's European Championship - BBC Sport

Arsenal Women have said their manager Joe Montemurro will stand down at the end of the season to recharge and spend more time with his family. Arsenal Women manager Joe Montemurro to leave at end of season | The Guardian

Manchester City’s hopes of a miracle comeback dissipated as Asisat Oshoala netted a crucial Barcelona away goal to kick the English side out of the Champions League on Wednesday. Manchester City fail to pull off Women's Champions League miracle, falling to Barcelona in the quarter-finals

Brazil were to play Argentina in a crucial World Cup qualifying clash this week. Instead, the debate continues on if football should be paused. Should Brazil shut down football amid coronavirus pandemic worries?

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8:00 PM - Leones Negros UdeG v. Celaya - Liga de Expansion MX - TUDN