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Major Link Soccer: Gabriel Heinze’s tenure in Atlanta was pretty bad.

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Denial of water is a starting point.

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MLS

Seattle’s MLS-record 13-game unbeaten run came to an end in Minnesota, dropping the Sounders in our MLS Power Rankings. Who else rose and fell? MLS Power Rankings: Seattle stumbles as unbeaten run ends, and Revs' rise not enough to dislodge Sporting KC from No. 1

Gabriel Heinze’s tenure with Atlanta United was a disaster. MLS: Gabriel Heinze reportedly limited water intake at practice

The next coach of Atlanta United will hope to replicate what Gerard Martino did. Atlanta United fired manager Gabriel Heinze, here are three names they could turn to to replace him - CBSSports.com

The new probability model takes into account performance in prior games and more fluctuation between goal-scoring events, to better reflect teams’ chance creation throughout the game. We Have A New Win Probability Model — American Soccer Analysis

NWSL

LaHue’s firing has been shrouded in silent, and players and coaches aren’t revealing anything, much like the club itself. Gotham players, coaches are staying quiet about Alyse Lahue’s firing – Just Women's Sports

Complaints about NWSL officiating were reignited after a physical game between the Pride and the Thorns. Thorns' Mark Parsons adds to reffing laments after Morgan Weaver's injury – Just Women's Sports

USA/Canada

Vlatko Andonovski has not lost a single game as coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team. The Olympics are no time for that to change. Vlatko Andonovski and the U.S.W.N.T. Can't Lose - The New York Times

An accelerated recovery from injury has Kailen Sheridan on the verge of fulfilling an Olympic dream in Tokyo with Team Canada. How Canada’s Kailen Sheridan defied the odds to make first Olympics – Just Women’s Sports

Vancouver adds at least one match on Aug 26. Canada Soccer announces 2021 Canadian Championship format and schedule - Canada Soccer

The ‘Ted Lasso’ cast and crew are delighted that Alex Morgan, Sacha Kljestan, Gregg Berhalter and Jill Ellis are among the fans who say it captures the spirit of soccer teams. How 'Ted Lasso' won over American soccer stars and contributed to UCLA's Pac-12 title

World

Ajax have signed Steven Berghuis from Feyenoord on a four year deal, the club announced on Monday. Berghuis quits Feyenoord to join rivals Ajax in Eredivisie transfer controversy

The Football Association says it is determined to ensure the “disgraceful scenes” that marred the Euro 2020 final at Wembley are “never able to be repeated”. Euro 2020 final: FA announces independent review into Wembley security breaches - BBC Sport

Football fans and players have to live with colour blindness, but has Serie A made the first move towards a fairer future? Colour blindness in football: Will Serie A's green kit ban make a difference? - BBC Sport

Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill relives his long battle with Covid - and urges others to get vaccinated. Steve Cotterill & Covid: 'I was frightened to go to sleep in case I didn't wake up' - BBC Sport

The arbitration hearing between Newcastle United and the Premier League over the club’s takeover is adjourned until 2022. Newcastle United: Arbitration hearing with Premier League over takeover adjourned to 2022 - BBC Sport

Football fans have shown their collective power over the past year but, as in many walks of life, the views of young people are largely ignored. Give young supporters a voice to help shape the future of football | Soccer | The Guardian

The Manchester City right-back on life in the Olympic village, where the food is going quickly and there is chitchat with the boxers. Team GB’s Lucy Bronze: ‘The preparation has been insane. We are ready’ | Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 | The Guardian

Everton first-team player has been arrested and suspended by the Premier League club on suspicion of child sex offences. Everton footballer suspended on suspicion of child sex offences | Stuff.co.nz

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