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Fan protests over Manchester United’s ownership postpones match.

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

The Sounders kept their good run of form going as they put three past the LA Galaxy. The Orlando Pride are clearly happy to be playing soccer again and getting results while they do it. Not everyone who was supposed to play today got the opportunity to do so, as fan protests at Manchester United’s Old Trafford resulted in the game between United and Liverpool being postponed, all while Premier League teams and players went dark as an act of resistance against the constant and ceaseless onslaught of racist abuse in particular on social media.

Seattle/Tacoma

Fowler spent several years with Sounders Youth Academy before joining the Huskies. UW men’s soccer is back in the NCAA tournament, with tourney-tested sophomore Sam Fowler protecting goal | The Seattle Times

For now, he’s sticking with the current metrics on COVID cases and hospitalizations, which aren’t looking good for King County. Inslee Says It’s a ‘Possibility’ to Tie Reopening Plan to Vaccinations - Eater Seattle

Sam Fowler gets the clean sheet, and Gabe Threadgold gets involved. Huskies Headed To Sweet Sixteen After 2-0 Win - University of Washington Athletics

It feels good to be winners. Raúl Ruidíaz, Brad Smith lead Seattle Sounders past LA Galaxy 3-0 as Nicolás Lodeiro returns | Seattle Sounders FC

MLS/USL

Peter Schaad had been broadcasting Vancouver Whitecaps games for nearly 20 years, long before they joined Major League Soccer. TSN fires Whitecaps play-by-play announcer Peter Schaad | The Province

If Multnomah County remains at extreme risk, and unless the Timbers and Thorns were to get an exemption, they would go down from about 3,800 fans to 100 for home matches at the 25,000-seat Providence Park. How sporting events will be affected as 15 Oregon counties shift to ‘extreme risk’ COVID-19 restrictions - oregonlive.com

Caden Clark did another really good goal, just fyi. Red Bulls 2-0 Chicago: New York runs rampant in second half - Once A Metro

Surely it was the most complete performance a team has ever put together while losing 2-1. Atlanta United loses 2-1 to New England Revolution - Dirty South Soccer

You have to feel good about Rubio Rubin getting a brace playing in front of his parents for the first time. RSL vs. Sporting KC: Four winners, two losers from RSL’s 3-1 win - RSL Soapbox

NWSL/WoSo

Three years ago, a National Women’s Soccer League team in New Jersey had no working toilets or showers in its training facilities. What turned things around? The Transformation of a Soccer Club, and the Ways We Value Women’s Sports | The New Yorker

It’s sadly a revolutionary act to pay players the same, whether they play for the men’s or women’s team. Tiny Lewes FC might be the future of women’s sports. Equity can be a money-maker, too | The Star

The Pride get back-to-back results for the first time since June 2019 but fall out of contention in the Challenge Cup. Orlando Pride vs. North Carolina Courage: Final Score 0-0 as Pride Earn a Road Point - The Mane Land

Sarah Fuller made history kicking for Vanderbilt’s American football team, and was somewhat inexplicably dropped by the other football team for their College Cup loss. Sarah Fuller benched for Vandy women's soccer loss in NCAA Tournament

At least one Chelsea side is going to the ‘ship. Chelsea FCW 4-1 Bayern Munich, Women’s Champions League: Post-match reaction - We Ain't Got No History

Every Little thing she does is magic. Late Kim Little penalty all but clinches Champions League for Arsenal - The Short Fuse

World

Manchester United fans made their feelings about the Glazers very well-known. Manchester United vs. Liverpool postponed after fan protests - The Busby Babe

The side show for the protests at Old Trafford was an actual soccer match. Arsenal 2 - Newcastle 0 match report: Elneny, Aubameyang goals lift Gunners to easy win - The Short Fuse

Konrad de la Fuente got involved. Barcelona B beat Ibiza to secure play-off spot - Barca Blaugranes

I’m just happy that Lukaku is happy. OFFICIAL: INTER ARE CHAMPIONS - Serpents of Madonnina

“By God, it breaks people. It’s like no other business.” Silent dinners with Wenger and lying about transfers: What it's really like to own an elite club – The Athletic

Jesse Marsch has a big job to do to go along with his new promotion. Pressure on Red Bull 'company man' Marsch to escape Nagelsmann's shadow at Leipzig – The Athletic

What’s on TV today?

9:00 AM - Mainz 05 vs Hertha BSC (Bundesliga) - ESPN+

10:00 AM - West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (EPL) - Peacock

11:45 AM - Torino vs Parma (Serie A) - ESPN+

12:15 PM - Burnley vs West Ham United (EPL) - Peacock

5:00 PM - Kansas City NWSL vs OL Reign (NWSL Challenge Cup) - Paramount+