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Major Link Soccer: Juventus and Inter grab new managers

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Juventus brings back and old manager while Inter grabs a new one.

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Seattle

Since arriving in Seattle as an unsure 18-year-old, Nouhou Tolo has grown to become a fan favorite and one of MLS’s best defenders. How Sounders' Nouhou became MLS's most memeable player – The Athletic

While athletes have platforms to maintain, Balcer openly uses her social media to talk about real life issues in an honest way. Bethany Balcer unlocks a new angle from mental health struggles | Women Kick Balls

MLS

Sounders retain first for week 6, Crew rise, Pigeons fall. Power Ranking Averages - Wk 6 - RSL Soapbox

“He should stick with the truth,” Heitz told Hot Time in Old Town. “Fairy Tales”: Chicago Fire’s Georg Heitz slams Djordje Mihailovic’s trade comments - Hot Time In Old Town

Here we go again... Report: Jozy Altidore not training with Toronto FC after rift with Chris Armas - Waking The Red

It’s not an official motto, but Charlotte FC want to carry a “go big or go home” mentality into MLS. Charlotte FC detail "extremely aggressive" expectations for MLS year one | MLSSoccer.com

Come MLS preseason prediction time, it’s like we all spent the offseason at a Holiday Inn Express. We’re all experts! We all know what this famously predictable league has in store! Nine preseason predictions already consigned to the trash heap | MLSSoccer.com

We’re almost to the first international pause of the 2021 MLS season (no games May 31 to June 11), and when everyone returns to action we’ll be approaching the dog days of summer. Six teams most in need of a win before the international break | MLSSoccer.com

The Dons face challenges in completing a move, with any deal hinging on an agreement being reached with the MLS and subject to a work permit being granted.Aberdeen make bid to bring US striker Christian Ramirez to Pittodrie - Evening Express

NWSL

The NWSL is looking to capitalize on a booming trading card market with the league’s first full 200-card set. NWSL trading cards in a booming collector market – The Athletic

World

Head coach Hege Riise says selecting the players to represent Great Britain at this summer’s Olympic Games was “the hardest decision I ever made”. Tokyo 2020: Choosing GB squad ‘hardest decision’ coach Hege Riise has ever made - BBC Sport

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Tottenham contact Mauricio Pochettino over possible return as manager - Cartilage Free Captain

Massimiliano Allegri has agreed to return to Juventus as manager to replace Andrea Pirlo. Juventus to sack Pirlo and reappoint Allegri as manager | Juventus | The Guardian

Simone Inzaghi has confirmed that he is leaving his role as Lazio coach as he prepares to take over from Antonio Conte at Internazionale. Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi confirms exit ahead of reported Inter Milan move

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Euro Leagues podcast discusses why some of Europe’s top managers are on the move. Is the ‘extreme situation’ of this season the reason Europe’s top managers are on the move? - BBC Sport

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford talks to former US President Barack Obama about how young people can impact society. Marcus Rashford: Manchester United and England forward speaks to Barack Obama - BBC Sport

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says “nothing ever really changes” after anti-discrimination campaigns in football, but he will “continue to fight” against racist abuse. Antonio Rudiger: Chelsea defender says anti-racism campaigns change ‘nothing’ - BBC Sport

Nike split with soccer star Neymar last year after the company began investigating an allegation by an employee that he had sexually assaulted her, people familiar with the matter say. He denies the allegation. Nike Split With Neymar Amid Sexual-Assault Probe - WSJ

La Liga president Javier Tebas criticised Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for “still trying to give lessons on how football has to modernise.” European Super League ‘isn’t dead’ - La Liga president Javier Tebas

What makes Chelsea’s manager so successful? We find out from people who have known him since his school days. Thomas Tuchel: inside the mind of an obsessive with the winning touch | Chelsea | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

10:00 AM - AGF v. Aab Aalborg - Danish Super Liga - ESPN+

2:00 PM - New England II v. Fort Lauderdale - USL League One - ESPN+

4:00 PM - NC Courage v. Racing Louisville FC - NWSL - Twitch

4:00 PM - NYRB II v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds - USL Championship - ESPN+

2:10 AM (Saturday) - Adelaide United v. Sydney FC - A-League - ESPN+