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Major Link Soccer: What’s next for Tobin Heath and Christen Press?

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Olympic soccer kicks off even as the games hang in the balance; who might take over in Toronto and Atlanta?

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MLS / USL

Vermes may not be on the sideline for the next match. Sporting KC’s Vermes and Two Others Possibly Unavailable; + Hernandez - The Blue Testament

NYCFC’s majority owners are ready to commit over half a billion dollars into securing a new stadium. City Football Group have raised $650 million for NYCFC Stadium - Hudson River Blue

Josef Martinez wasn’t in the mood to look back on the turbulent past few weeks in Atlanta United history with great detail. Josef Martinez after Atlanta coaching change: “I’ll give my life for this team” | MLSSoccer.com

With two cornerstone MLS clubs currently working on head coach searches, it’s a fine time to make another round of potential hire suggestions. Atlanta United’s and Toronto FC’s next coach? Here are 11 candidates | MLSSoccer.com

NWSL / women’s soccer

Despite interest from expansion teams, Louisville’s risky decision to take on Press and Heath’s NWSL rights remains a difficult situation. Where will Christen Press and Tobin Heath play next? – The Athletic

Red cards, golazos, War Boys...it got weird at Segra Field on Sunday. Five thoughts on the Washington Spirit’s wild 3-2 loss to Gotham FC - Black And Red United

By the time you’re reading this the first Olympic soccer matches will have just wrapped up, but let’s preview the various groups in the women’s soccer tournament, beginning with Group E. 2020 Olympics: Group E Preview - Stars and Stripes FC

Continuing our Olympic previews with a group that could be led by a couple stars. 2020 Olympics: Group F Preview - Stars and Stripes FC

The final group in the Olympic women’s football tournament will likely be the toughest. Group G has the two-time defending world champions, the defending silver medalists, and two other incredibly tough teams. 2020 Olympics: Group G Preview - Stars and Stripes FC

We think the three women’s soccer medalists should be fairly straight forward, but tournament soccer can surprise you at any given moment. Olympics Roundtable: Will we see a madness? - All For XI

Pedro Martinez Losa is close to being appointed as Scotland Women head coach, BBC Scotland has learned. Pedro Martinez Losa: Scotland close to appointing Bordeaux manager - BBC Sport

US soccer

The Tokyo Olympics might be the last major tournament for this USWNT group, one that has carried the team to a new level of success. For the USWNT, Tokyo is a chance to make history and cement a remarkable legacy – Just Women’s Sports

The U.S. women’s national team has had its fair share of No. 1 foes, and the sheer variety of the list speaks volumes. USWNT rivalries through the years: From ‘Viking bitches’ to Marta’s Brazil and the next group of contenders – The Athletic ($)

From SheBelieves Cup to first Olympics, the Cincinnati native is set for the biggest stage in the world. Tokyo Olympics: Rose Lavelle spotlight for USWNT soccer

World soccer

A last-minute cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is still possible, the chief of the Games’ organizing committee said, as more athletes tested positive for COVID-19. Tokyo 2020 organizing committee chief won’t rule out last-minute cancellation of Olympics | ESPN

The Japanese prime minister, in an interview, cites low Covid infection rates compared to the West—and adds “We’re ready to go.” Japanese Leader Yoshihide Suga Says Country Is Safe for Olympics - WSJ

The difficult decision was based on ensuring the health and well-being of Arsenal’s players and staff. US trip off after positive COVID tests | Arsenal.com

Footballers and MPs write to the Football Association, Premier League and Professional Footballers’ Association urging them to fund defibrillators at all grounds in England. Players and MPs call on football chiefs to fund defibrillators at all grounds in England - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

11:00 AM: Reading vs. West Ham United (Men’s friendly) — TUDN

4:00 PM: North Carolina FC vs. Richmond Kickers (USL League One) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Inter Miami vs. New England Revolution (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: NYCFC vs. CF Montreal (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Chicago Fire vs. DC United (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: FC Cincinnati vs. Atlanta United (MLS) — FS1

5:30 PM: Sporting KC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) — ESPN+

6:00 PM: Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas (MLS) — ESPN+

6:30 PM: San Antonio vs. New Mexico United (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy (MLS) — ESPN+

7:30 PM: Portland Timbers vs. LAFC (MLS) — FS1

12:30 AM (7/22): Egypt vs. Spain (Men’s Olympic soccer) — Universo / Olympic Channel / NBCOlympics.com

1:00 AM: Mexico vs. France (Men’s Olympic soccer) — USA Network / Telemundo

1:00 AM: New Zealand vs. South Korea (Men’s Olympic soccer) — NBCSN

1:30 AM: Côte D’Ivoire vs. Saudi Arabia (Men’s Olympic soccer) — Olympic Channel / NBCOlympics.com

3:30 AM: Argentina vs. Australia (Men’s Olympic soccer) — Universo / Olympic Channel / NBCOlympics.com

4:00 AM: Honduras vs. Romania (Men’s Olympic soccer) — Universo / Olympic Channel / NBCOlympics.com

4:00 AM: Japan vs. South Africa (Men’s Olympic soccer) — NBCSN

4:30 AM: Brazil vs. Germany (Men’s Olympic soccer) — USA Network / Telemundo