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Major Link Soccer: No clear makeup date for Manchester United and Liverpool

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Fixture congestion is real and makes scheduling a makeup very difficult.

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Seattle/Washington

Vaccinated sections must be reserved for people 16 and older who are fully vaccinated. Washington to allow 'vaccinated sections,' increasing capacity at sports arenas and other venues

If a new multi-use athletic stadium is going to be built in downtown Spokane, United Soccer League vice president of club expansion Dan Holman considers a potential Lilac City franchise “the gravy on top” of a decision that will benefit the region. United Soccer League: Pro soccer team would be 'gravy on top' for Spokane if new stadium is built downtown | The Spokesman-Review

MLS

We’re now through Week 3 of the MLS season and plenty of early storylines continue to build across the league. Here are this week’s 27 takeaways, one for every MLS team, coming off the third week of action. 27 Takeaways: Observations on every team after MLS Week 3 | MLSSoccer.com

Homegrown forward Cade Cowell maintained his sterling form in Week 3, leading the Team of the Week presented by Audi via one goal and two assists in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 4-1 breeze past D.C. United. Team of the Week presented by Audi: San Jose, Seattle dominant in Week 3 victories | MLSSoccer.com

The Seattle Sounders cruised to a 3-0 victory over the LA Galaxy at Lumen Field on Sunday. It was the first loss of the season for the Galaxy and a second win in three matches for the Rave Green to start their 2021 season. Three takeaways from Seattle Sounders' takedown of LA Galaxy | MLSSoccer.com

The Sounders’ big win over Chicharito and the Galaxy vaults them back to No. 1 in our Power Rankings, while Minnesota’s slump continues. MLS Power Rankings: Seattle back to No. 1, New England climbs to No. 2; Atlanta and Portland drop

NWSL

Another clean sheet leaves Portland as the final boss for Gotham FC. Gotham 0-0 Louisville: place in Challenge Cup final secured - Once A Metro

USA

Three years ago, an NWSL 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

The MLSPA joins other professional sports unions in “Taking a Stand for Democracy.” Professional Sports Unions Come Together to Oppose New Voting Restrictions

World

A defense lawyer involved in the case around the death in Argentina last year of soccer star Maradona slammed what he called a “trial by media.” Maradona case becoming 'trial by media' - defense lawyer

The Premier League is to bring in a new owners’ charter to stop future attempts to form a breakaway Super League. European Super League: Premier League brings in new owners' rule to stop repeat - BBC Sport

Football has sent a “powerful and united message” over online abuse with the four-day social media boycott, says Aston Villa. Social media boycott: Aston Villa hopes 'powerful' message is heard - BBC Sport

The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust urges co-chairman Joel Glazer to engage with fans to avoid a repeat of Sunday’s protests. Manchester United protest: Supporters group urges co-chairman to engage with fans - BBC Sport

Valencia have sacked head coach Javi Gracia after 10 months in charge. Javi Gracia: Valencia sack manager after poor results - BBC Sport

Some team-building from the Catalans. Messi has Barcelona squad over for lunch ahead of Atletico clash - report - Barca Blaugranes

Eight years ago, Emma Hayes promised the Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck she would get the club to the Champions League final and now she has delivered. ‘It’ll be us one day’: Chelsea reap rewards of giving Emma Hayes time to build | Chelsea Women | The Guardian

Fifa’s Ethics Committee has banned another former employee of the Haitian Football Association (FHF) for 10 years. Fifa bans former Haiti team supervisor as part of sexual abuse investigation | Soccer | The Guardian

Bayern Munich will judge their new manager, Julian Nagelsmann, not by titles but rather a handful of European knockout matches he must win. Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern mission epitomises modern football’s absurdity | Bayern Munich | The Guardian

Inter are champions of Italy for the first time since 2010, but all is not well at the club beneath the surface. Inter Are Champions Of Italy, But The Club’s Financial Issues Are Still Unresolved

The fixture list leaves little room for a rearranged fixture and all we know for certain is the game will not be played on Monday. New Date for Manchester United vs. Liverpool Remains Uncertain - The Liverpool Offside

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said he won’t speak “one word” to his players about Paris Saint-Germain ahead of their semifinal. Man City's Guardiola: I won't say one word to players about PSG

A potential takeover of Arsenal by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek will be protracted and might not happen, according to club great Thierry Henry. Thierry Henry dampens Spotify CEO's Arsenal bid: 'Not easy if it ever happens'

What’s on TV?

12:00 PM - Manchester City v. PSG - UEFA Champions League - CBS Sports Network, Paramount+

3:00 PM - Mexico v. Suriname - CONCACAF Futsal Championship - TUDN

5:00 PM - Philadelphia Union v. Atlanta United - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1, TUDN

7:15 PM - Cruz Azul v. Toronto FC - CONCACAF Champions League - FS1, TUDN