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Major Link Soccer: Mark Parsons to become next Netherlands manager

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The Thorns and the Dutch Federation have confirmed the hire.

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MLS

Now that the 2021 MLS season is in full swing, the denizens of our soccer bubble have more than enough action and intrigue going on to occupy their focus. That means we sometimes forget to monitor the players on MLS books that are away on loan. Loan watch: How MLS players are performing on loan abroad | MLSSoccer.com

MLS and Twitter are teaming up to honor supporters of the league’s teams with a unique jersey swap for the weekend of May 29. MLS releases PRIMEBLUE jerseys, teams with Twitter for unique jersey swap honoring fans | MLSSoccer.com

With the 2020-21 college soccer season concluding, MLS has announced that three players will be made available during the Waivers process. Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Thomas is a pre-signed player, while Indiana defender Spencer Glass and Georgetown midfielder Jacob Montes can also be selected. MLS to conduct Waivers for 3 players following conclusion of NCAA season | MLSSoccer.com

Bayern Munich are keen to sign Justin Che on a permanent deal but are still working on a transfer fee with FC Dallas, sources have told ESPN. Bayern Munich, FC Dallas working on U.S. youngster Justin Che deal - sources

NWSL/WoSo

In her suit against the NWSL, Olivia Moultrie is seeking a restraining order that would make her immediately eligible to play professionally. Olivia Moultrie asks for restraining order on NWSL age rule – The Athletic

Former England and Chelsea striker Eniola Aluko is appointed Los Angeles-based Angel City FC’s first sporting director. Eniola Aluko appointed Los Angeles-based Angel City FC's first sporting director - BBC Sport

After a few weeks of rumors, the Thorns and KNVB have now officially confirmed the move, effective after the end of the 2021 NWSL season. Confirmed: Mark Parsons to become next Netherlands head coach - All For XI

USA/USL

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, Barcelona defender Sergino Dest and Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah headline the 27-player USMNT roster. Weston McKennie, Sergino Dest headline USMNT squad for Switzerland friendly

If you’re even a casual American Soccer fan, you’re probably aware of the enormous progress over the past quarter century that Major League Soccer has achieved in building soccer-specific stadiums for the majority of its clubs. The USL Is Experiencing A Soccer Stadium Boom. Its Real Estate Chief Explains Why

San Diego Loyal SC (SD Loyal) announced that DeAndre Yedlin - an American professional soccer player who plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Galatasaray - has joined the club’s ownership group. DeAndre Yedlin Joins San Diego Loyal SC Ownership Group

World

Liam McAlinden scored the winner as Morecambe beat Tranmere 2-1 in a feisty League Two play-off semi-final first leg at Prenton Park. Liam McAlinden gives Morecambe play-off edge over managerless Tranmere | League Two | The Guardian

In an extract from a new book, Harry Pearson reflects on a manic World Cup schedule that included the famous Iran v USA encounter. Free croissants and Iran’s dissidents: the joys of covering France 98 | World Cup | The Guardian

Liverpool will launch a new “supporters board” in the wake of the toxic backlash from their involvement in the European Super League. Liverpool to launch ‘supporters board’ in response to ESL protests | Liverpool | The Guardian

Vice chairman Paraag Marathe urges fans to trust Leeds’ American investors, after US-owned rivals played a part in the European Super League saga. Leeds United: American investors want fans' trust after US-owned rivals' ESL involvement - BBC Sport

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he hopes to have an “honest conversation” with chairman Daniel Levy on his future. Harry Kane: Tottenham striker wants 'honest conversation' with chairman Daniel Levy - BBC Sport

Barcelona are working on finalizing the signing of Sergio Aguero on a free transfer this summer, sources have told ESPN. Barcelona finalizing deal to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City - sources

Diego Maradona’s medical team allegedly performed in an “inappropriate” and “reckless” manner with the soccer legend, according to prosecutors. Seven charged with homicide in Diego Maradona's death | Yahoo Sports