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Puget Sound

King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan, and Grays Harbor counties are now recommending, but not requiring, masks in indoor public settings. Puget Sound region local health jurisdictions issue joint statement recommending masking in indoor public spaces - King County

Time to pick up a beer. E9 Brewing Blown Deadline IPA To Fund Local Journalism | Peaks and Pints Proctor Tacoma

NWSL / women’s soccer

From the expansion draft to the timeline of the trade, there’s a lot left to discuss about the NC Courage’s trade with Kansas City. The good, bad and ugly of the Courage’s recent trade |

Lisa Baird said she has been impressed with the first-year NWSL club. NWSL commissioner: Racing Louisville FC has the ‘right culture’ | WLKY

NJ/NY Gotham FC players arrived to training one day last month and Alyse LaHue was nowhere to be found. Gotham owners hope to sustain momentum despite LaHue’s abrupt departure – Equalizer Soccer

The incredibly low NWSL minimum salary is a target of the NWSLPA’s latest campaign to improve pay for the majority of the league’s players. NWSLPA Campaign Fights Low NWSL Minimum Salary | The18

Midfielder Georgia Wilson tells BBC Sport about her battle with long Covid-19 and a new start in Denmark. Georgia Wilson: Footballer on her battle with long Covid-19 - BBC Sport

US soccer

Coaching courses began in July and will run into December, overlapping with league schedules and, in the case of the three men’s national team players, the Gold Cup. Gyasi Zardes, Cristian Roldan and Walker Zimmerman balance USMNT duties, coaching classes - The Washington Post

The Gold Cup is down to the final four. What should we expect from the U.S., Qatar, Mexico and Canada this Thursday? Here’s how they got here. Gold Cup semifinalists: USA, Mexico, Canada and Qatar -- who's peaking at the right time? | ESPN

World soccer

Barcelona have reached an out-of-court agreement in “amicable fashion” with former forward Neymar to end a legal dispute between the club and player. Paris St-Germain forward Neymar and Barcelona settle legal dispute - BBC Sport

Having been integral to Champions League and Premier League glory, Wijnaldum felt he never got the contract offer his importance merited. Trolls who abused Wijnaldum should be ashamed but it was FSG’s contract stance that led to his exit – The Athletic ($)

Terry has departed his role as Aston Villa assistant head coach to pursue his “objective of becoming a manager”. Aston Villa assistant John Terry leaves role to pursue management - BBC Sport

The defender who won four Champions Leagues at Bernabéu is expected to become United’s third summer signing. Manchester United in final negotiations to sign Raphaël Varane for around £40m | The Guardian

Some of the funds will go toward repairs, but Rashford requested most of the £40,000 raised by well-wishers be donated to a food bank charity. Money raised to rehabilitate a Marcus Rashford mural goes to food bank charity - BBC News

In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on travel and events beyond FIFA’s control, FIFA has decided to cancel the FIFAe World Cup 2021 and the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021. Update on FIFAe World Cup and FIFAe Nations Cup | FIFA

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM: Omonia Nicosia vs. Dinamo Zagreb (UEFA Champions League) — Paramount+

10:00 AM: Granada vs. Espanyol (men’s club friendly) — ESPN Deportes

3:15 PM: Criciuma vs. Fluminense (Copa do Brasil) — FS2

4:00 PM: Loudoun United vs. Charleston Battery (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:30 PM: Las Vegas Lights vs. Orange County SC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

1:00 AM (7/28): Saudi Arabia vs. Brazil (men’s Olympic soccer) —

1:00 AM (7/28): Germany vs. Côte d’Ivoire (men’s Olympic soccer) — NBCSN

1:30 AM (7/28): Romania vs. New Zealand (men’s Olympic soccer) — NBCSN

1:30 AM (7/28): South Korea vs. Honduras (men’s Olympic soccer) —

4:00 AM (7/28): Australia vs. Egypt (men’s Olympic soccer) —

4:00 AM (7/28): Spain vs. Argentina (men’s Olympic soccer) —

4:30 AM (7/28): France vs. Japan (men’s Olympic soccer) — NBCSN

4:30 AM (7/28): South Africa vs. Mexico (men’s Olympic soccer) —

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