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Major Link Soccer: Ted Segal is buying the Houston Dynamo and Dash

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The businessman is offering around 400 million for the majority share of the two clubs.

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Seattle

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MLS/USL

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Minnesota United have acquired winger Franco Fragapane from CA Talleres, the club announced Wednesday. Fragapane has signed a four year contract with the Loons. Official: Minnesota United sign Argentine winger Franco Fragapane | MLSSoccer.com

Atlanta United hosted a pretty spectacular event this past Saturday evening. Mercedes-Benz Stadium held more than 40,000 people for a matchup with CF Montréal, making it the most attended soccer game in the world since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why can't Atlanta United create chances? | MLSSoccer.com

If there’s one man to speak to about VAR, it’s Howard Webb. ESPN talks to the head of referees in MLS about why it’s viewed as successful. Howard Webb on how MLS is getting VAR right and what other leagues can learn

Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston is reporting that businessman Ted Segal has agreed to buy the Dynamo and Dash. Report: Dynamo and Dash being sold to new ownership for nearly $400 million - Dynamo Theory

New York businessman Ted Segal is close to a deal to buy the organization, with Gabriel Brener, who became controlling owner in 2015, maintaining a minority stake. MLS's Dynamo, NWSL's Dash expected to sell for $400 million - The Athletic

Miami appears to be an attractive destination for the Madrid man. El Inter Miami de Beckham se lanzará a por Marcelo - AS.com

NWSL

Portland retains the top overall spot, while Gotham FC powers up the rankings after knocking off Houston in their opening game. NWSL Power Rankings: Gotham rising – Just Women’s Sports

The current European champions will compete against Olympique Lyonnais, Portland Thorns and Houston Dash from August 18-21 at Providence Park in Portland. Barça Women to play in Women’s International Champions Cup in the US

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Portland to welcome some of the best teams in the world to Providence Park for the Women’s International Champions Cup. Relevent Sports Group confirms details about the WICC in Portland - Stumptown Footy

USA

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World

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Football was played different inside empty stadiums, which made the job of being an opposition scout tougher. How the life of a football scout changed during the pandemic | Soccer | The Guardian

Joel Glazer hopes to usher in a ‘new era’ by attending an online Manchester United fans’ forum on 4 June. ‘A new era’: Joel Glazer to hold first meeting with Manchester United fans | Manchester United | The Guardian

Police said a masked man was filmed deliberately setting fire to three vehicles at the home of Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell. Celtic chief executive fire suspect caught on CCTV - BBC News

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels are recalled to the Germany squad for Euro 2020. Euro 2020: Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels recalled by Germany boss Joachim Low - BBC Sport

On the final day of the Bundesliga season in May 2001, Schalke were champions for four minutes and 38 seconds. It was agony. Schalke’s Bundesliga agony: Champions for four minutes & 38 seconds - BBC Sport

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