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A judge approved a partial settlement between the USWNT and US Soccer over unequal working conditions

President Biden Holds Event Marking Equal Pay Day

Seattle

Three new light rail stations arrive on October 2. And more are on the way. North Seattle's Getting Linked This Fall | Seattle Met

MLS

D.C. United has hired Lucy Rushton to be the team’s new GM, becoming the first woman to hold that role at a MLS club since 1999, sources tell ESPN. Sources: D.C. United hires Lucy Rushton as first female MLS general manager since '99

MLS has moved forward on vetting alternative sites — including Phoenix, Las Vegas, and San Diego — after Sacramento’s indefinite hold. Garber: San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix on MLS list amid Sacramento expansion hold

Rebrand de Dumb, The Montreal rebrand is an excellent example of why so many owners in MLS absolutely fail to create a successful team. Doom Discussion Preseason: Club De Foot In Mouth - Sounder At Heart

As we throw ourselves headlong and unbridled into the optimism of a fresh spring and a new MLS season, you may be reckoning or outright ignoring the fact that your team might actually be kind of bad at soccer. It’s not your fault. These things happen. Six most entertaining MLS teams in 2021 | MLSSoccer.com

Fan favorite Oalex Anderson plays for the Richmond Kickers.

NWSL

Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden said she and her boyfriend were racially profiled by a security guard after the opening match of the Challenge Cup tournament in Houston. Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden alleges racial profiling following Challenge Cup opener - Chicago Sun-Times

Burke emphasized that the process could be collaborative, instead of adversarial. New NWSLPA executive director Meghann Burke talks CBA negotiations - All For XI

Despite a debut goal for Trinity Rodman, the Spirit came up just short in an entertaining 2021 opener. Washington Spirit can’t keep pace with NC Courage in 3-2 NWSL Challenge Cup loss - Black And Red United

Taylor Kornieck and Abi Kim scored on their NWSL debuts, and newcomer Meggie Dougherty Howard bagged two assists. Orlando Pride vs. Racing Louisville FC: Final Score 2-2 as Late Set Piece Turns Win Into Draw - The Mane Land

Maureen Fitzgerald and Brittany Persaud were surprise features on the Thorns’ team sheet Friday night. The two surprise inclusions on the Thorns’ first team sheet: Maureen Fitzgerald and Brittany Persaud - Stumptown Footy

Raquel Rodriguez and Tyler Lussi provide the goals in Portland’s dramatic win. Recap: Portland Thorns win 2-1 against Kansas City in heated affair - Stumptown Footy

Houston begins its title defense with a point at home against Chicago in a rematch of last year’s Challenge Cup final. Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars score: NWSL Challenge Cup opener ends in scoreless draw - CBSSports.com

USA

A federal judge approved a partial deal between players on the USWNT and the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal working conditions. Judge grants USWNT unequal working conditions settlement

USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski said that Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Sweden — one that snapped a 16-game winning streak — was “very good for us.” USWNT's Vlatko Andonovski: Drawing with Sweden was 'good for us'

“I would not hesitate to go to an outdoor baseball game. I will wear a mask because I’m out there in the community, my risk would be extremely low,” Fauci said. “I’m someone that is a bit risk averse, but I would not hesitate to sit in an open stand and watch the Nats play.” April 12, 2021 coronavirus news

A group led by real estate investor Al Tylis and Sam Porter, an executive at DC United, are buying about 50% of Liga MX’s Club Necaxa. U.S. Investors Buying About 50% of Mexican Soccer Team Club Necaxa – Sportico.com

It’s not just a group of American investors that are part of the group but multiple sports stars, including Mesut Ozil, are part of the group that is eyeing a 50% ownership stake in Liga MX side Necaxa, a source confirmed to ESPN’s James Olley. Source: Mesut Ozil part of bid to buy ownership stake in Liga MX’s Necaxa

World

Manchester United drop out of the top three most valuable football clubs in the world, according to a list compiled by Forbes. Manchester United drop out of top three on Forbes' most valuable club list - BBC Sport

The video assistant referee is unable to reverse an offside decision that ruled out a West Brom goal because of the positioning of the camera. West Brom: VAR unable to find conclusive angle for offside 'goal' - BBC Sport

The FA will celebrate the Women’s Super League’s 10th anniversary by opening a Hall of Fame. FA Women's Super League celebrates 10 years with launch of Hall of Fame - BBC Sport

Tottenham are to “determine the most effective action moving forward” after Son Heung-min suffered “abhorrent” racist abuse on social media. Tottenham to hold review after Son Heung-min suffers racist abuse - BBC Sport

On the FA Women’s Super League’s 10th anniversary, the head of the professional game has big ambitions. FA’s Kelly Simmons eager to build on progress of WSL’s first decade | Women's Super League | The Guardian

The Forest Green Rovers chairman has said he could ‘break new ground’ by appointing the first female manager to work in English football’s top four divisions. Forest Green considering appointing Football League’s first female manager | Forest Green Rovers | The Guardian

The Scottish Cup fourth-round tie between Rangers and Celtic has been put back to a 3pm kick-off on Sunday, while in England Wolves v Sheffield United is moved to 8.15pm on Saturday. Scottish Cup Old Firm game moved to avoid clash with Prince Philip’s funeral | Scottish Cup | The Guardian

The Central Coast Mariners have distanced themselves from reports that a Manchester United takeover could see the A League outfit moved to Sydney if the sale is approved by Football Australia. A League 2021: Central Coast Mariners distance themselves from Manchester United takeover talk

What’s on TV?

10:00 AM - Dunfermline Athletic v. Dundee - Scottish Championship - ESPN+

12:00 PM - France v. USWNT - International Friendly - ESPN2

12:00 PM - Chelsea v. Porto - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, Paramount+

12:00 PM - PSG v. Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League - TUDN, UniMas, Paramount+

3:00 PM - Atlanta United v. Alajuelense - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1

5:00 PM - Portland Timbers v. Marathon - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1

7:00 PM - Cruz Azul v. Arcahaie - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1, TUDN

2:35 AM (Wed.) - Adelaide United v. Macarthur - A-League - ESPN+