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Vlatko picks his 18 Olympians and 4 alternates and it is a very familiar group.

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Seattle

Coach went on The Call Up and is intimidating. Why Seattle Sounders are so Successful & Brian Schmetzer’s Burner Account!? | MLSSoccer.com

MLS/USL

There’s no denying it, people love a good redemption story. That small fact of life means it’s an especially fine year to be a fan of Major League Soccer, which is currently teeming with players recovering — or even bettering — old form. Eight players enjoying great bounce-back seasons in 2021 | MLSSoccer.com

There’s plenty of time left in the MLS season, with many games to be played, and a lot of movement sure to occur on the table between now and the end of the year. Which non-playoff teams should be most worried? | MLSSoccer.com

USA

We know who’s going to Tokyo. USWNT Olympic roster announced - Stars and Stripes FC

Vlatko Andonovski didn’t have an easy task selecting an 18 player roster (with four alternates) considering the talent at his disposal but this morning, the USWNT Olympic roster was officially announced. Once more unto the breach for the USWNT at Tokyo 2020 - All For XI

LFG, which begins streaming Thursday, features Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Sam Mewis, Kelley O’Hara, Christen Press and Becky Sauerbrunn. Opinion: LFG is story of US women's national team's fight for equal pay — and so much more

World

It takes something special to score on Tite’s Brazil and Colombia’s Luis Diaz has ticked that box early in a Copa America match on Wednesday. They almost pulled it off but a ref assisted goal and a late free kick changed that. WATCH: Diaz’s vicious overhead goal smashes Colombia ahead of Brazil

Manchester United increase their offer for Jadon Sancho to 85m Euros (£72.6m) but it is still short of Borussia Dortmund’s valuation of the England winger. Jadon Sancho: Manchester United increase offer for Borussia Dortmund winger to £72.6m - BBC Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches another famous landmark as his two penalties against France took him to 109 international goals, a joint world record. Cristiano Ronaldo equals men's international goalscoring record - BBC Sport

Germany fans show their support for the LGBT community before their country’s Euro 2020 Group F game with Hungary. Germany v Hungary: Fans wear rainbow colours at Allianz Arena before Group F game - BBC Sport

But it sounds like he’s not going anywhere. Sevilla president confirms Tottenham approach for Julen Lopetegui - Cartilage Free Captain

Manchester City are willing to wait a year to sign England captain Harry Kane if Tottenham are unwilling to let him go, sources have told ESPN. Man City willing to wait for Harry Kane if Tottenham deal doesn't materialise - sources

Atletico Madrid’s Luis Suarez has ruled out a return to the Premier League because he would find it “hard” to play against former club Liverpool. Atletico Madrid's Luiz Suarez rules out Premier League return: I can't play against Liverpool

Wales can choose from an ever-increasing pool of players who were born outside the principality but have opted to play for them, and are making sure new recruits understand the people they are representing. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau: How Wales are assimilating their non-Welsh players | Euro 2020 | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

12:00 PM - América Mineiro vs Juventude - Brasileirão - Paramount+

2:00 PM - Bolivia v. Paraguay - Copa America - FS1, TUDN, UniMas

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5:00 PM - Chile v. Paraguay - Copa America - FS1, TUDN, Univision

5:30 PM - Grêmio vs Santos - Brasileirão - Paramount+

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