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Crystal Dunn has trophies, but is still pushing for recognition.

New Zealand v United States: Women’s Football - Olympics: Day 1 Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images

Crystal Dunn is one of the best players in the world, and on the USWNT, and she’s still not as recognizable as some of her teammates. That’s a failure on the federation’s part. She and her chickens deserve to be the face of the USWNT. In the Puget Sound the Mariners hired the highest ranking woman in MLB, and Tziarra King was the NWSL Player of the Week. The Olympics keep rolling, and the USMNT is in the Gold Cup Semis tonight.

Seattle/Tacoma

Arlo White’s a busy, busy man these days. Former Sounders broadcaster Arlo White enjoying success with roles in Ted Lasso show and NBC Olympics crew | The Seattle Times

With injuries mostly behind him, Jimmy Medranda is showing the quality that had him flourishing years ago in Kansas City. After a year of injury woes, Jimmy Medranda regains form and happiness with Seattle Sounders | Seattle Sounders

At least there’s one thing the Mariners organization has done well in the last two decades. New Mariners President Catie Griggs becomes highest ranking woman in MLB | king5.com

Tziarra King is already a star, and last week we saw her continue rising. Tziarra King Named NWSL Player of the Week — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

MLS/USL

Kanye living in Atlanta United’s stadium is such a perfect fit, a Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye West to continue living in Mercedes-Benz Stadium while finishing DONDA - Dirty South Soccer

“I think my mentality was that I had already had one dream come true in my life,” he says. “Why not try for another one?” Ethan White on quitting football with Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and Frank Lampard to become a photographer | Football News | Sky Sports

Sounds like the club is not done shopping. Rumor: LA Galaxy to sign Serbian forward Dejan Joveljic - LAG Confidential

Everyone loves Josh Atencio, even when he’s not in his best position. Best XI of MLS players who would help the USMNT's 2021 Gold Cup team | MLSSoccer.com

Was this the most dramatic finish in Minneapolis since Fargo? I don’t know, I’m reaching here. You’ve gotta be kidding: LAFC 2, Minnesota United 2 - Angels on Parade

NWSL/WoSo

After a light show in Houston, Portland goalkeeper Bella Bixby tweeted that the league’s light shows need “to go,” which launched online discussion about the new feature at several stadiums around the country. Lynn Family Stadium light show generates controversy in NWSL | Courier-Journal

The team ranked #104 turned heads around the world. Glorious, glorious Zambia - All For XI

The former USWNT goalkeeper and NWSL goalkeeper of the year might be at the end of her career. KC NWSL waives Nicole Barnhart - The Blue Testament

England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley says Manchester City is her “home” after signing a new deal. Karen Bardsley: Goalkeeper signs new deal at 'home' Man City - BBC Sport

USA

Crystal Dunn is an inspiration to people of all ages, especially to a young girl named Karen. American Girl by Crystal Dunn | The Players' Tribune

Crystal Dunn has played for the USWNT for 11 years, yet “still I feel like I’m fighting to get my face out there and my representation out there.” USWNT’s Dunn wants Olympic gold, but inspiring future generations of Black women’s soccer players is her goal | ESPN

Title Nine’s chief executive said she was “ticked off” after watching a documentary on the team’s equal pay fight and wanted to be part of the change. Olympics: USWNT paid $1M by apparel company amid equal pay fight

Legendary former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo shares her thoughts alongside Goal’s Seth Vertelney and Ameé Ruszkai in the latest episode of All of US: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Show. All of US: The U.S. Women's Soccer Show - podfollow.com

This seems specifically chosen to add fuel to the Cincinnati v Columbus rivalry. USMNT to host Mexico in World Cup qualifying outside of Columbus for first time since 1997 - Stars and Stripes FC

For the tournament thus far, Univision’s networks are averaging 1.2 million Total Viewers 2+ and 597,000 Adults 18-49. Concacaf Gold Cup delivers impressive TV ratings for Univision’s Networks - World Soccer Talk

Dest is staying at Barcelona for now, at least. Barcelona’s Sergino Dest turns down multiple big money offers - report - Barca Blaugranes

World

Every Celtic-Rangers match will be included in the multi-year pact. The Scottish Professional Football League is heading to CBS Sports and Paramount+

It’s not every day that a Euros-winning player in his prime walks as a free agent. Milan: Calabria explains Donnrumma exit - Football Italia

What’s on TV today?

4:30 PM - Qatar vs USMNT (Gold Cup) - FS1

7:00 PM - Mexico vs Canada (Gold Cup) - FS1

7:00 PM - Tacoma Defiance vs San Diego Loyal (USLC) - ESPN+