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Major Link Soccer: EFL may require vaccine passports to attend games.

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The Football Championship think this might be the only way to bring fans back in the near future.

Brentford v Birmingham City - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Seattle

Museums have been saving artifacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Tacoma man has a collection that is a bit more colorful than PPE, and a lot more refreshing. With pandemic-themed cans, brewers tell history museums to ‘Hold my beer’

MLS/USL

Running of the Red Bulls treads on the toes of FC Cincinnati in Amaya pursuit, but will anything come of it? So, your Major League Soccer team has been accused of tampering - what now?? - Once A Metro

Chris Armas’ Reds performed admirably in the season opener despite a depleted roster and a surfeit of negative expectations. Recap and Highlights: TFC’s bold performance carries them to 1-1 draw against Club León - Waking The Red

Kacper Przbylko scored off a beautiful ball from Olivier Mbaizo and the defense held on for the first leg win. Union returning home up 1-0 on Saprissa in Champions League Round of 16 after historic win - Brotherly Game

Inter Miami have a roster compliance problem on their hands. Inter Miami's Designated Player problem and potential solutions | MLSSoccer.com

Wooooo USL Unveils Most Expansive ESPN Television Schedule in League History

NWSL

“Our analysis shows men’s sports are the appetizer, the main course and the dessert, and if there’s any mention of women’s sports it comes across as begrudging ‘eat your vegetables’ without the kind of bells and whistles and excitement with which they describe men’s sports and athletes.” Most TV completely ignores women’s sports, a 30-year study finds » Nieman Journalism Lab

7-year NWSL veteran Haley Kopmeyer is really excited for the NWSL season to get underway. My not unbiased take on who to watch this NWSL season – Just Women's Sports

I hope the NWSL examines its provision about challenging an athlete’s eligibility and realizes there is no such thing as a “good faith” way to do so. I hope they realize that this policy, and their overall attitude about trans issues more broadly, safeguards cis people’s comfort at the expense of trans people’s safety. On the NWSL's Performance of Trans Inclusion

U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe hit back at a series of tweets by the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green. USWNT's Megan Rapinoe slams Draymond Green comments on women's sports: 'It's really unfortunate'

The Washington Spirit goalkeeper is seeking her MBA and a possible ownership role because “we want some skin in the game.” NWSL goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe is planning for a future in business - The Washington Post

The Challenge Cup is back to kick off the 2021 season. Challenge Cup 2021: schedule, how to watch, and big storylines - All For XI

USA/Canada

Concacaf has today confirmed that Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used in several of its 2021 competitions. Concacaf confirms plans to rollout VAR in 2021 club and men’s national team competitions

The Soccer Collective On Racial Equity (SCORE) aims to expand access and increase representation among Black soccer coaches. New SCORE initiative seeks more access for Black coaches in college soccer

As of today, 25 individuals have tested positive and the source infection is confirmed a variant. Vancouver Canucks update on team health from Team Physician - Jim Bovard, M.D. & Infectious Disease Physician

World

Liverpool have condemned the “abhorrent racial abuse” that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita received on social media. Liverpool condemn 'abhorrent' abuse of Alexander-Arnold, Keita after Real Madrid defeat

Spanish football authorities begin investigating Cadiz defender Juan Cala over alleged racial abuse of Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby. Juan Cala: Alleged racial abuse by Cadiz defender to be investigated by La Liga - BBC Sport

As the deadline passes for Euro 2020’s 12 host cities to reveal their plans for accepting fans, BBC Sport takes a look at each country’s position. Euro 2020: Host nations announce positions on fans - BBC Sport

Covid passports may be the only way of averting the “dramatic financial effect” of fans not returning to stadiums for the start of next season, according to the Football League. EFL: Covid passports may be only way of averting 'dramatic financial effect' of fans not returning - BBC Sport

Government interference with the federation in Chad, and a hostile takeover of PFF headquarters by protestors in Pakistan, led to the decisions. FIFA suspends Chad and Pakistan football associations - FIFA.com

What’s on TV?

7:30 AM - Midtjylland v. SonderjyskE - DBU Pokalen - ESPN+

7:30 AM - Krylya Sovetov v. Dinamo Moskva - Russian Cup - ESPN+

9:30 AM - Arsenal Tula v. CSKA Moskva - Russian Cup - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Ajax v. Roma - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, Paramount+

12:00 PM - Arsenal v. Slavia Praha - UEFA Champions League - TUDN, Paramount+

12:00 PM - Dinamo Zagreb v. Villarreal - UEFA Champions League - Paramount+

12:00 PM - Granada v. Manchester United - UEFA Champions League - UniMas, Paramount+

5:00 PM - Real Esteli v. Columbus Crew - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1, TUDN

7:00 PM - Atletico Pantoja v. Monterrey - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1, TUDN