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Major Link Soccer: USWNT defeat Portugal 1-0

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Sam Mewis scored the lone goal

United States v Portugal - 2021 WNT Summer Series Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

Seattle

Washington Youth Soccer, one of the largest youth soccer organizations in North America, has announced the hiring of United States National Team member and professional player Nick Perera as the new Executive Director. Aside from Perera’s technical abilities, much of his career has been motivated by building a team atmosphere and a passion for helping players develop to the next level. Washington Youth Soccer Announces New Executive Director Nick Perera - Washington Youth Soccer

On Wednesday, the Portland Trail Blazers and ROOT announced they were entering a new broadcast rights partnership starting next season. ROOT Sports pursuing streaming service deals as alternatives to cable, satellite - The Athletic

MLS

Twitter was all a buzz about a potential new Revolution logo. There was good, not bad, and vomit emojis...but overall, a far more positive response than a lot of other recent rebrands. The Day The Crayon Flag Might Have Died in Tweets - The Bent Musket

The 16th European Championship is set to begin on Friday, and there will be several MLS players in uniform when the continental tournament gets underway. Four MLS players to watch as the tournament kicks off

NWSL/WoSo

After dominating possession for over an hour and generating dozens of fruitless chances, the USWNT finally broke through in the late stages en route to a 1-0 win. USWNT Tops Portugal, 1-0, in Pre-Olympics Friendly

The Coachella FC girls’ soccer team recently won the Southern California State Cup. The twelve and thirteen girls played eight consecutive games without losing. Now, they’re heading to Salt Lake City to compete represent Southern California in the Presidential tournament, but they’ve been given just five days to raise funds for the trip. Girls soccer team raising money to play in major tournament

USA/USL

While there were many incredible moments at Empower Field at Mile High during the US men’s national team’s win over Mexico on Sunday, there was once again the ugly presence of a homophobic chant that forced the match to pause. It is a chant that many have spent years trying to root out, including Mexican international and broadcaster Janelly Farias. Janelly Farias on how to get rid of the homophobic chant

World

Days before the UEFA 2020 soccer tournament, European soccer’s governing body, has asked Ukraine to remove a slogan from its jersey after outrage in Russia. UEFA 2020: Ukraine told to remove 'political' slogan from soccer jersey after Russia outrage

Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United worth £300m collapsed in June last year; Premier League independent tribunal will adjudicate over whether the takeover should have been given the go-ahead next month. Newcastle takeover: Mike Ashley receives boost for sale of club to Saudi-led consortium | Football News | Sky Sports

Saudi Arabia is pursuing an ambitious plan to secure the hosting rights to soccer’s marquee event, but the effort faces political and technical obstacles. Saudi Arabia Mulls Bid to Host 2030 World Cup - The New York Times

The world’s biggest stars have been playing almost nonstop for a year, meaning Euro 2020 and other championships may be decided by which ones have the most left in the tank. At Euro 2020, Fatigue May Be the Toughest Foe - The New York Times

What’s on Today?

12:00 PM - Turkey v. Italy - Euro 2020 - ESPN, TUDN

4:30 PM - Tampa Bay Rowdies v. Loudoun United - USL Championship - ESPN+

7:30 PM - Las Vegas Lights v. San Antonio FC - USL Championship - ESPN+