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Could the Italian be coming to MLS one day?

Antonio Conte, head coach of Fc Internazionale, celebrates... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

Seattle

Cook is fresh off of a league title with Paris Saint-Germain, where she made 21 league appearances for 1,630 minutes. Alana Cook returns to OL Reign as permanent transfer – Just Women’s Sports

Cook, who has been playing with Paris Saint-Germain in the French D1 Feminine for the last three seasons, has had a lot of time to learn in France. She chose to forego the 2019 NWSL College Draft and head straight to France out of college, where PSG signed her to three-year deal in January of 2019. Cook Ready For New Challenge in Move From France to NWSL — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

Brad Evans, the onetime Seattle Sounders FC star, said he never experienced any nerves in his years playing professional soccer. He went to bed at a normal time. Former Seattle Sounders star Brad Evans has a new goal – to help charities with online auction startup - GeekWire

It will be two years before Spokane plays host to a professional soccer team, but you wouldn’t know it by talking to Justin Papadakis. With downtown stadium moving forward, United Soccer League planting seeds of new Spokane team | The Spokesman-Review

Things are heating up in the race to be the first coach fired this season! Doom Discussion June 2021: The Discourse - Sounder At Heart

MLS/USL

Tough run of results raising concerns for team. Sacramento Republic agree recent performances ‘not good enough’ - Indomitable City Soccer

Will Antonio Conte be the next big-name overseas coach to land in Major League Soccer? Report: Antonio Conte "would like to go to America" to coach in MLS | MLSSoccer.com

Sometimes you just have to write the image that won’t leave your mind. CRAWFORD | Louisville’s crown soccer jewel becomes fully operational on Saturday | Sports | wdrb.com

NWSL

The W-League will launch with eight teams, two of which will be in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. USL to launch lower-division women's soccer league in 2022 – The Athletic

Trends are starting to normalize in the NWSL, though Gotham FC’s absurd defensive streak carried on another week. NWSL weekend roundup: Gotham FC still riding a wave of luck – The Athletic

USA/Canada

It’s been 2,533 days since the USMNT that we fell in love died. But it’s back. And we’re back. The USMNT is back, and so are we - the fans who just wanted to care again - Think Outside the Ball

The CONCACAF Nations League final between the United States and Mexico was marred by unruly fan behavior. USMNT-Mexico Nations League final halted for anti-gay chant by fans

I’m going to borrow my own line from last weekend following the USMNT’s friendly loss to Switzerland: Friendlies are friendlies, and good teams know how to work their way through them and find good stuff to learn and take away from them, then apply them for real when the whistle. Three takeaways from the USMNT's Nations League win over Mexico | MLSSoccer.com

Canadian officials envision a multi-phase reopening of the border that would begin with fully vaccinated travellers being allowed to enter starting this summer. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alluded to some details of the plan Monday. Talks with the U.S. have ramped up as criticism of Canada’s restrictions escalates. Canada eyeing multi-stage approach to reopening the border to travellers | CBC News

World

The FC Bayern Frauen finished off a terrific season with a Bundesliga crown. Bayern Munich celebrates Frauen for league championship - Bavarian Football Works

Didier Deschamps has taken aim at Jose Mourinho’s spell as Tottenham after he claimed France not winning the Euros will be a failure. France boss Didier Deschamps aims dig at Jose Mourinho's tenure at Tottenham

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

Tottenham are expected to confirm Fabio Paratici as their new sporting director later this week. Tottenham expected to confirm Fabio Paratici as new sporting director - BBC Sport

All you need to know about the 11 European Championship venues, including history lessons and the hitches along the way. Euro 2020: the complete guide to all the stadiums | Euro 2020 | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM - Poland v. Iceland - Friendly - ESPN+

11:00 AM - Hungary v. Ireland - Friendly - ESPN+

11:00 AM - Mexico U23 v. Saudi Arabia U23 - Friendly - TUDN

11:15 AM - Czech Republic v. Albania - Friendly - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Spain v. Lithuania - Friendly - ESPN+

12:10 PM - France v. Bulgaria - Friendly - ESPN+

2:00 PM - Haiti v. Nicaragua - World Cup Qualifying - Paramount+

2:00 PM - Trinidad & Tobago v. St. Kitts and Nevis - World Cup Qualifying - Paramount+

4:00 PM - Loudoun United v. Charleston Battery - USL Championship - ESPN+

5:00 PM - Curacao v. Guatemala - World Cup Qualifying - Paramount+

6:00 PM - Panama v. Dominican Republic - World Cup Qualifying - Paramount+

6:05 PM - Canada v. Suriname - World Cup Qualifying - Paramount+

6:05 PM - El Salvador v. Antigua and Barbuda - World Cup Qualifying - Paramount+