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Major Link Soccer: Villarreal wins Europa League, beating United on penalties

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It went all the way to keeper kicks.

Villarreal CF v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Final Photo by Pablo Morano/BSR Agency/Getty Images

Seattle

Things are pretty good right now if you’re in Rave Green. Seattle Sounders FC are undefeated through their first seven matches, with five wins and two draws to accumulate 17 points and take the early Supporters’ Shield lead. A tweet from the Sounders’ social media account after Sunday’s 1-1 draw. Where Seattle Sounders’ hot start ranks among the best in MLS history | MLSSoccer.com

A project with RAVE Foundation will support an elementary school and a community park south of Seattle. Weyerhaeuser kicks off new sustainability partnership :: Weyerhaeuser

Quinn is making soccer a space where they’re in control of and get to enjoy their body. How soccer has helped OL Reign’s Quinn find joy in their body - All For XI

It’s emblematic of the US men’s national team’s dramatic youth movement that at age 27, DeAndre Yedlin is the player with by far the most international caps (62) and competitive appearances (27) in the current USMNT camp that’s building toward a May 30 friendly against Switzerland. DeAndre Yedlin on Turkey, USMNT and why investing in San Diego Loyal is "bigger than sport" | MLSSoccer.com

USMNT defender DeAndre Yedlin has joined the ownership group of the San Diego Loyal of the USL Championship, the club announced on Thursday. USMNT's DeAndre Yedlin buys ownership stake in USL's San Diego Loyal

MLS/USL

The Loons coach has had success with the Loons, but his tactics also draw strong opposition from supporters. The voices grew louder when the team, with lofty expectations this season, started 0-4. ‘#heathout.’ Coaches ‘biggest enemy’ is social media, United’s Heath says - StarTribune.com

Y’all were so enamored with the team Power Rankings we decided we could do it with players too. Welcome to the MVP Power Rankings. An exercise somehow drowning in even more subjectivity. MLS MVP Power Rankings: Who leads the race after the first six weeks? | MLSSoccer.com

Defiance lead the MLS2 sides at 14 overall. USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 5

NWSL

This is the second of a series of biweekly articles on American Soccer Analysis analyzing interesting tidbits across the season - both at a team and individual level. As the season continues to heat up, these articles will come at all angles of the game: tactical information, fascinating data quirks, and as well just basic match reports. The NWSL, as is the case with American soccer across the board, is a wild ride - hopefully this series will provide everyone with things to keep an eye on throughout the year! NWSL Biweekly Article #2 - Goals Added (g+)'s Favorite Player — American Soccer Analysis

Despite a venue change and a red card, the Spirit came back to win their home game in Texas. NWSL recap: Short-handed Washington Spirit stun Houston Dash - Black And Red United

The Thorns lose 2-1 for the second time this week. Portland Thorns handed second straight 2-1 loss by the Orlando Pride - Stumptown Footy

Alex Morgan scored in her third consecutive game and Sydney Leroux got the game-winner. Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns: Final Score 2-1 as Pride Extend Unbeaten Streak to Three - The Mane Land

Sam Mewis is back with the NC Courage and expected to make her return debut on Friday, May 28 against Louisville. Sam Mewis: ‘It feels like coming home.’ | Sports | technicianonline.com

Kansas City shut out at Legends Field, losing 0-2 to Chicago. KC NWSL loses home opener against the Chicago Red Stars - The Blue Testament

Welcome to the next generation of women’s stars under the age of 21, as players from England and the United States dominate. Macario, Huitema, Rodman among the 21 best female players age 21 or under

USA

México will face the defending World Cup champions in East Hartford, Connecticut in early July. México announces two friendlies in the United States against the USWNT - FMF State Of Mind

World

We saw 21 consecutive penalty kicks converted before our first — and only — miss from David de Gea. Villarreal-Manchester United Europa League score: De Gea penalty miss gives Villarreal the title in a thriller - CBSSports.com

Marcus Rashford was subjected to more racial abuse on social media following Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat. Marcus Rashford suffers racial abuse on social media after Europa League loss | Marcus Rashford | The Guardian

Antonio Conte leaves his role as Inter Milan manager - three weeks after leading club to Serie A title. Antonio Conte: Inter Milan part company with title-winning manager - BBC Sport

Chelsea hoping to grab their former striker as their former manager leaves his title winning side. Antonio Conte leaving Inter Milan; Romelu Lukaku to follow? - We Ain't Got No History

The French legend has decided to leave the club, according to reports from MARCA, AS, ESPN and Fabrizio Romano. Zidane resigns as Real Madrid coach -report - Managing Madrid

Barcelona are considering the Belgium boss Roberto Martinez as a possible alternative to Ronald Koeman if they decide to move on, sources told ESPN. Barcelona eyeing Belgium's Roberto Martinez if club parts ways with Ronald Koeman - sources

Europe’s top 32 football clubs have had 6.1bn euros (£5.27bn) wiped off their value since February 2020, says KPMG. Coronavirus pandemic sees value of Europe's top clubs fall by £5.27bn - BBC Sport

Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid say they “will not accept any form of coercion” over their involvement in the proposed European Super League (ESL). European Super League: Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid criticise Uefa move to open proceedings - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

11:00 AM - Atletico Madrid v. Levante - Copa de la Reina - ESPN+

7:00 PM - Santos Laguna v. Cruz Azul - Liga MX - FS2