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Major Link Soccer: Concacaf Nations League Champions

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The USMNT finally won something as they topped El Tri in a final.

United States v Mexico: Championship - CONCACAF Nations League Finals Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Seattle/Tacoma

This is seemingly the first time Alex Rodriguez has wanted to come back to Seattle since he went to the Yankees. A-Rod Could Create WNBA Conflict If He Moves Timberwolves to Seattle

Trailhead Direct is BACK, BABY! You don’t need a car to enjoy the region’s natural beauty. About – Trailhead Direct

The undefeated start comes to an end as Tacoma folds in the Las Vegas heat. Tacoma Defiance falls to Las Vegas 2-0 in first loss of season | Seattle Sounders FC

Two straight 1-0 losses where the finishing let the side down. Match Recap: OL Reign Take Frustrating Loss Against Gotham FC — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

MLS/USL

If you can make sense of a team that doesn’t exist having signed four players already, you too follow MLS. Source: Charlotte FC reject La Liga bid for Sergio Ruiz | MLSSoccer.com

I mean, Charlotte needs players, but do they need this one? Charlotte FC Signs Defender Christian Fuchs - Charlotte FC

It was a horrendous tackle that ended a player’s season. LA Galaxy’s Derrick Williams handed extra 5-game ban for bad tackle - LAG Confidential

The existence of MLS ‘reserve’ teams in USL poses something of a conundrum. How much does it even matter that Red Bulls II lost 7-0? - Once A Metro

NWSL/WoSo

The most important thing in all of this is that some how OL Reign managed to slide in and claim Moultrie’s discovery rights, meaning Portland had to send a draft pick up to Tacoma to sign their own academy player. Olivia Moultrie to sign with NWSL after Thorns, Reign trade – The Athletic

I’m assuming this is punishment from the soccer gods for Louisville not wearing their floral print kits in every game. Salem, Rodriguez, Horan score in Thorns 3-0 win over Racing Louisville FC - Stumptown Footy

This North Carolina Courage team isn’t exactly what we’re used to seeing from them. Red Stars 1, Courage 0: A Change of Formation and Fortune - Hot Time In Old Town

Every time Trinity Rodman steps on a soccer field there’s a chance for a new highlight reel. Long may she terrorize defenders. NWSL Recap: Washington Spirit settle for 1-1 draw with Orlando Pride - Black And Red United

USA

I’m sure this was exactly how Gregg Berhalter drew this one up. Recap: USA 3, Mexico 2 | MLSSoccer.com

This game was, from a neutral perspective, hilarious. Christian Pulisic captains America to CONCACAF Nations League final victory - We Ain't Got No History

World

So-called England fans keep booing England’s players as they kneel, but that won’t stop the players from doing it at the Euros. England players to take a knee at Euros despite fans' booing

A shirt showing Russian-annexed Crimea is denounced as a “political provocation”. Ukraine's Euro 2020 football kit provokes outrage in Russia - BBC News

If Brazil’s players do boycott, I hope that they are given the support they deserve for making a genuinely difficult and brave decision. Brazil Players Talk Boycott Of Copa America - The Liverpool Offside

As a rule, soccer teams should try to sign good players. Manchester United are giving it the old college try. Manchester United working toward Jadon Sancho deal - The Busby Babe

What’s on TV today?

There’s a bunch of World Cup Qualifiers that you seemingly can’t legally watch in the US, and a bunch of weird friendlies, mostly involving European nations, that you can watch on ESPN+.