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Major Link Soccer: Olivia Moultrie gets temporary restraining order against the NWSL

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The 15-year old will be able to negotiate a contract with the Thorns, or any club, going forward.

Soccer: NWSL Challenge Cup-NY/NJ Gotham FC at Portland Thorns FC Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

The Welsh midfield maestro is still as motivated as ever to qualify for a major tournament with her country, 15 years after making her debut. Jess Fishlock, the 34-year-old Welsh football icon who's far from finished with Wales - Wales Online

MLS

MLS Power Rankings: The Sounders continue to rule, but the rise of the Revolution is continuing nicely and Columbus is hitting form again. MLS Power Rankings: New England up to No. 2, Seattle still top, Columbus Crew climbing

It was an eventful Week 6 in MLS that saw some surprising results, highlight-reel golazos and a couple of teams get their first wins of 2021. As usual, there’s plenty to take stock of coming of all the action. 27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 6 | MLSSoccer.com

NWSL/WoSo

Come help us build our women’s soccer coverage! All for XI is looking for a new site manager - All For XI

U.S District Judge Karin J. Immergut Monday granted a temporary restraining order, requiring the National Women’s Soccer League to lift its 18-year-old minimum age rule for players while it negotiates a contract with the players association. Judge rules 15-year-old Olivia Moultrie is eligible to sign contract with National Women’s Soccer League - oregonlive.com

A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order that could allow 15-year-old Olivia Moultrie to sign a pro contract with a NWSL team. Court order could allow Olivia Moultrie, 15, to sign with NWSL team

The Houston Dash midfielder has seen the league grow from its infancy into a more stable, more well-supported competition. Q&A: Christine Nairn on nine years playing in the NWSL – The Athletic ($)

Megan Rapinoe poked at the home crowd after scoring a thrilling equalizer and proceeded to stoke the fire postgame, calling the Thorns “assholes” that “everyone loves to hate” — and doing so, somehow, in the most surreally respectful way possible.. Kassouf: When the NWSL stops being polite, and starts getting real – Equalizer Soccer

Andonovski was pleased not only with the $15 million training project and 30,000 square-foot indoor facility, but by what it means for the league. USWNT coach says what he’s seeing in Louisville 'makes me smile' | Sports | wdrb.com

Fans and businesses across the metro are encouraged to participate and show their support for women’s professional sports. NEW CHAPTER IN KANSAS CITY PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BEGINS WEDNESDAY - KC NWSL

Swedish international Julia Roddar joined Washington Spirit in the NWSL ahead of the season 2021 after winning the Swedish league. Exclusive: Washington Spirit's Julia Roddar talks what drew her to NWSL

The league will allow foreign players, establish a U17 division, and look to increase business partnerships in a bold new vision laid out by President Mikel Arriola. Liga MX Femenil announces changes to allow foreign players, maternity leave, establish a U17 division, and partnerships with NWSL and FA WSL. - FMF State Of Mind

Karen Bardsley is set to be the shock inclusion in Team GB’s 18-strong women’s football squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, reports Katie Whyatt. Ornstein: Euro 2020 England latest, another cruel injury blow for Crystal Palace, Team GB Olympics squad revealed – The Athletic

The former Oregon State standout has been at the forefront of the fight against police brutality and systemic racism against people of color. Bella Bixby committed to creating meaningful change in Portland community | RSN

Bronco legend understandably feels good this week. Danielle Slaton talks Santa Clara winning NCAA title, NWSL in Bay Area - Center Line Soccer

USA

The US Soccer Federation has a long-standing media rights relationship with SUM, the media arm of MLS. Well, we just learned that that is about to end. USSF to End Relationship with SUM - Stars and Stripes FC

We know who will be heading to Denver. USMNT 23-player Nations League roster revealed - Stars and Stripes FC

The US men’s national team player pool is just about at the point where I would probably like the roster no matter who Gregg Berhalter called in. Four big questions about the USMNT's Nations League roster | MLSSoccer.com

World

Jordi Cruyff will meet with Barcelona president Joan Laporta this week to discuss his return to the Catalan club, sources have told ESPN. Barcelona president to hold talks with Jordi Cruyff over return to club - sources

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been voted the League Managers Association’s manager of the year. Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss named manager of the year - BBC Sport

White footballers must speak out against racism to show support for their fellow players, says Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. Jordan Henderson: Liverpool captain says white players have to condemn racism - BBC Sport

The Bundesliga giants can no longer cling to the past after they were relegated in humiliating style on the season’s final day. Shock, horror and grief: relegated Werder Bremen get what they deserve | Bundesliga | The Guardian

As he prepares to take on Manchester United, the full-back recalls his last Europa League final as a Liverpool player in 2016. Villarreal’s Alberto Moreno: ‘I’ll go to my grave not understanding why I got all the blame’ | Europa League | The Guardian

Wolves have apologised to Rio Ferdinand after a racist gesture was made to the former Manchester United defender at Molineux. Man arrested after racist gesture to Rio Ferdinand at Wolves | Soccer | The Guardian

Galtier, Maignan, Sanches & Botman will likely be some of the first to go. Lille return home to celebrate Ligue 1 title, but impending overhaul looms for French champions - CBSSports.com

AC Milan will make their first signing of the summer imminently with Mike Maignan set to arrive from Lille, according to a report. Sky: Milan no longer waiting for Donnarumma - €15m replacement to undergo medical

Canada has been unable to stage national team games at home due to border restrictions and other pandemic-related issues. That has hit the bottom line. CSA president predicts 'devastating' financial impact without fans - Sportsnet.ca

What’s on TV?

2:05 AM (Wed.) - Western Sydney Wanderers v. Wellington Phoenix - A-League - ESPN+

There was also another Australian game at 2:05 AM today that you can rewatch. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait till Wednesday where there are several games, including the Europa League Final, on.