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Major Link Soccer: Messi to Inter Miami in two years.

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The Barcelona man would join in two years as a player and ambassador before returning to Barcelona as an ambassador.

Barcelona v Paris St Germain - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Seattle

Seattle Children’s Hospital is looking for kids as young as six-months-old to participate in the next COIVID-19 vaccine trial. Volunteers will be randomly selected. Seattle Children’s looking for participants as young as six months in next COVID-19 vaccine trial | king5.com

Along with its fellow Seattle professional sports teams, OL Reign has announced its public support for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and its newly released gender-inclusive toolkit for leaders who interact with youth athletes across the state. OL Reign Announces Support for Gender-Inclusive Youth Sports and Local LGBTQ+-Owned Small Businesses — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

MLS/USL

MLS clubs in June will commemorate Pride Month and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in a number of ways, from Pride nights to fundraisers. How MLS clubs are celebrating Pride Month | MLSSoccer.com

Defiance Pride Night is Sunday, June 27. USL Championship Clubs Celebrate 2021 Pride Nights

A player for the Union Omaha soccer team has been indicted in connection with internet romance scams that defrauded people of more than $200,000. Union Omaha soccer player indicted in internet romance scams | Crime News | omaha.com

El Paso Locomotive FC goalkeeper Logan Ketterer has officially rejoined the club following his loan with MLS side Portland Timbers. Ketterer will not play on Thursday in El Paso’s road match against Austin Bold FC, but he is expected to return to his usual spot between the pipes. Ketterer rejoins Locomotive FC following loan to Portland Timbers | KTSM 9 News

In an exclusive french-language interview with Yanis Ben Messaoud of Actufoot, we finally get to hear something from our “other number 1 goalkeeper”. Quentin Westberg opens up in an exclusive interview with French media - Waking The Red

With that result Defiance head into the weekend in 3rd. Hella goals: Sacramento Republic 3, Oakland Roots 3 - Indomitable City Soccer

Inter Miami is said to be his destination. Lionel Messi agrees to stay at Barcelona and join MLS in 2 years - report - Barca Blaugranes

Six Pacific Division teams from 13 to 19, including Defiance at 14. USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 6

The Primary Transfer Window closed on Tuesday and the Secondary Transfer Window soon opens in five weeks, yet there’s still plenty of big transfer-related news to keep an eye on in the interim. 5 big transfer decisions coming for MLS clubs this month | MLSSoccer.com

As the Seattle Sounders and Austin FC finished up their 0-0 draw on Sunday night, MLS officially began its multi-week break for the June international window. One statistic that explains every MLS Eastern Conference team in 2021 so far | MLSSoccer.com

NWSL

Why criticism remains so rare in the woso sphere. Women’s football’s long-term relationship with Toxic Positivity - All For XI

The coronavirus outbreak brought significant disruption to women’s soccer around the world, with some players going without competition for as many as 250 days, according to a FIFPRO report. Three-quarters of women’s leagues stopped play because of the pandemic. Women's soccer saw significant disruption from pandemic

Sinclair has scored the most goals in international soccer, man or woman. 'It’s a fitting honour for her': Burnaby's Christine Sinclair honoured with renaming of community centre - Burnaby Now

USA

The USMNT and “El Tri” are expected to reach the inaugural final in Denver, but how will they fare vs. semifinals opponents Honduras and Costa Rica? United States, Mexico are Nations League favorites but face tough tests vs. Honduras and Costa Rica

Fresh of his triumph in the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, Christian Pulisic said it’s a case of getting “right back to work” with the USMNT. USMNT's Christian Pulisic - 'Right back to work' after Chelsea's Champions League win

We preview what the USMNT will need to do in order to secure the win. USA vs. Honduras, Concacaf Nations League Semifinal: What to watch for - Stars and Stripes FC

From the moment he made his full US men’s national team debut in September of 2019, Sergiño Dest’s game-breaking quality on the ball has been obvious. USMNT's Sergino Dest conundrum | MLSSoccer.com

Ever since the soccer world returned following the COVID-19 shutdown, McKenzie has been trending up. ASN article: McKenzie eager to boost his USMNT stock in Denver at the Nations League

Recent sports TV ratings, including viewership highs for the UEFA Champions League final, PGA Tour and Liga MX. Plus, an NHL update. Ratings: UEFA final, NHL, PGA Tour, Liga MX - Sports Media Watch

A new report from the American Alliance of Museums sheds light on losses suffered during the pandemic; three-quarters of the country’s museums reported an average of 40% slump in operating income. New Study Shows Museum Losses During The Pandemic : NPR\

World

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte emerges as the clear front runner for the vacant Tottenham manager’s role. Antonio Conte: Ex-Chelsea manager clear front runner for Spurs job - BBC Sport

Gareth Southgate says “some people aren’t understanding the message” after fans jeer when players took a knee before England’s win over Austria. Gareth Southgate: England boss criticises fans who booed players taking a knee - BBC Sport

The conviction over threats to Brighton’s Neal Maupay is the first of its kind outside the UK. Neal Maupay: Man guilty of Brighton & Hove Albion striker threats - BBC News

Only 26% of fans have said they support the use of VAR in football with the inability to celebrate goals and time taken over decisions cited by the Football Supporters’ Association. VAR given thumbs down by fans for Premier League study | Video assistant referees (VARs) | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM - Spain U21 v. Portugal U21 - UEFA Euro U-21 - TUDN, ESPNU

12:00 PM - Netherlands U21 v. Germany U21 - UEFA Euro U-21 - TUDN, ESPNU

4:30 PM - Honduras v. USMNT - CONCACAF Nations League - TUDN, Univision, Paramount+

6:00 PM - Austin Bold v. El Paso Locomotive - USL Championship - ESPN Deportes, ESPN+

7:00 PM - Mexico v. Costa Rica - CONCACAF Nations League - TUDN, Univision, Paramount+