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The MLS and NWSL sides have been sold to the Minnesota Vikings owner

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Seattle

Yes, he is bad. Newly Revealed Kevin Mather Video Shows Mariners Still Doing Kevin Mather Things – Dome and Bedlam

The WNBA’s best player (ever?) isn’t satisfied with just MVP trophies and championships. After a career-threatening and life-altering injury, Stewie wants more. Which is why she’s continuing her pursuit of history, whether it’s through basketball, sneakers, or her newfound voice. Breanna Stewart Finds New Perspective Atop the World - The Ringer

MLS/USL

It’s not officially official, but Flavio Augusto da Silva stated publicly the deal is near completion while those on the Wilfs’ side said the agreement has been reached. Orlando City, Pride, Exploria Stadium Sold to Wilf Family - The Mane Land

The sale has been announced, and as expected it includes the Orlando Pride, Exploria Stadium and the club academy system. Orlando City owner Flávio Augusto da Silva sells club, stadium to Minnesota Vikings owners - Orlando Sentinel

12 mill for the Galaxy prospect?!?! Efraín Álvarez, en la mira de Chivas para el Apertura 2021 | Goal.com

Last week, we took a look at clubs who have gotten off to a surprisingly strong start and which of those seem best equipped to continue that form throughout the year. This week, we’re going to do the exact opposite. Panic-button ratings: Which surprise early strugglers should be worried? | MLSSoccer.com

Home side pick up fairly comfortable win. Good to be home: Sacramento Republic 3, Las Vegas Lights 1 - Indomitable City Soccer

NWSL

New data shows the power of social media in women’s soccer, with online engagement often translating to dollars. NWSL teams are riding social media growth into milestone season – Just Women's Sports

Local station to serve as official home network of Thorns FC with live game broadcasts and exclusive content. Thorns FC announce multi-year partnership deal with FOX 12 and FOX 12 PLUS | Portland Timbers

Thorns coach Mark Parsons will leave after the 2021 NWSL season to coach the Netherlands women’s national team, sources confirmed to The Athletic. Thorns' Mark Parsons to coach Dutch national team after '21 NWSL season - The Athletic

Mark Parsons is reportedly exchanging roses for tulips at the end of the NWSL season. Mark Parsons to leave Portland Thorns for Netherlands HC position at end of season - All For XI

Veronica Latsko is ready to raise the bar. With the Challenge Cup all wrapped up, we had the chance to catch up with Houston Dash forward Veronica Latsko at Agora Coffee in Houston, where she spends long nights working on her law school applications. Play It Forward — clubeleven

More information about the cup will be released May 19 at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific). Portland Thorns FC to participate in the Women’s International Champions Cup - Stumptown Footy

Silva comes to Kansas City after spending the last two seasons with Olympique Lyonnais. KANSAS CITY SIGNS JÉSSICA SILVA - KC NWSL

USA

FC Salzburg clinched the Austrian league title on Wednesday, giving American manager Jesse Marsch his second straight domestic Double. U.S. duo Jesse Marsch, Brenden Aaronson lead Salzburg to Austrian league title

As the Red Sox’ top minor league team took the field in Massachusetts on Tuesday, a proud old stadium in Rhode Island sat empty. A symbol of a fading era. The PawSox Moved, but Pawtucket Has Yet to Move On - The New York Times

World

Manchester United are keeping the movements of their players top secret in a bid to make sure the rearranged fixture with Liverpool goes ahead. Man Utd keep player movements secret to avoid Liverpool postponement - sources

Manchester United Women head coach Casey Stoney is to step down at the end of the season. Casey Stoney: Manchester United Women boss to leave at end of season - BBC Sport

This season, under Stoney, United finished fourth in the Women’s Super League but missed out on qualification for the Champions League. Exclusive: Casey Stoney resigns as Manchester United Women's manager

After three years in charge, Casey Stoney is to leave the club. Casey Stoney to leave role as Man Utd Women Head Coach | Manchester United

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the media “try to put things on me I never said” after their 1-0 win over Chelsea. Mikel Arteta: Arsenal boss angry and says media 'try to put things on me I never said' - BBC Sport

The Premier League is poised to announce a new £4.5bn TV rights deal with Sky, BT and Amazon, avoiding an auction that could have seen hundreds of millions wiped off the value of the next deal. Premier League set for £4.5bn new TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon | Premier League | The Guardian

The Australian striker on why the pandemic has brought Chelsea closer together, why WSL title success was so sweet and the next challenge: Sunday’s Champions League final with Barcelona. Chelsea’s Sam Kerr: ‘This one’s special, especially with the year we’ve had’ | Chelsea Women | The Guardian

Carlo Ancelotti has said it would be laughable for the Premier League to investigate Everton over possible financial breaches without punishing the six English clubs that signed up for a European Super League. Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti wants Premier League to prioritise punishing ESL clubs | Everton | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

There were a handful of Dutch Eredivisie matches and a DBU Pokalen (Denmark) match that kicked off over an hour ago, all on ESPN+, if you want to catch the end or a replay.

9:30 AM - Antwerp v. Club Brugge - Belgian First Division - ESPN+

9:30 AM - AIK v. Malmo FF - Allsvenskan - ESPN+

10:00 AM - Aston Villa v. Everton - Premier League - NBCSN

11:45 AM - Crotone v. Hellas Verona - Serie A - ESPN+

11:45 AM - RB Leipzig v. Borussia Dortmund - DFB Pokal - ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

12:15 PM - Manchester United v. Liverpool - Premier League - NBCSN

5:00 PM - Pachuca v. Club America - Liga MX - TUDN, Univision

5:08 PM - DC United v. Chicago Fire - MLS - ESPN+

7:00 PM - Santos Laguna v. Monterrey - Liga MX - FS1

7:00 PM - Tacoma Defiance v. San Diego Loyal - USL Championship - ESPN+