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Major Link Soccer: England reaches Euro 2020 final

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It’s been 55 years since England was in a major cup final but they are and they are hosting.

England v Denmark - UEFA Euro 2020: Semi-final Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Seattle

SEATTLE — Before Wednesday, no team in MLS history had ever started a season going unbeaten for 13 consecutive matches. Seattle Sounders "proud" of breaking MLS record but have sights set on bigger goals | MLSSoccer.com

Seattle Sounders FC’s Christian Roldan and his younger brother Alex Roldan will represent the USMNT and El Salvador, respectively, in the Concacaf Gold Cup. MLS notebook: Concacaf Gold Cup will feature pair of brothers playing for two different countries

Six of the previous nine championships were held in Seattle. Announcing New Location and Dates for The International - Dota 2 Championships

MLS/USL

360 at 6:30: United Soccer League to generate large economic impact for Spokane | The 630 | khq.com

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez is training by himself not because of COVID-19 protocols, but because he is trying to regain his fitness, says team president. Positive COVID test, fitness may keep Josef Martinez sidelined | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Major League Soccer and LIGA MX announced Wednesday the participants and schedule for the 2021 Leagues Cup, the annual single-elimination tournament that will again feature clubs from MLS and Mexico’s top-flight leagues, building on the rivalry between both leagues. 2021 Leagues Cup schedule and Liga MX participants announced | MLSSoccer.com

USA/Canada

At least we get another look at Cristian Roldan. Americans at home: XI Yanks who aren’t going to the Gold Cup - Stars and Stripes FC

The former Spirit, Reign, Royals and KC midfielder had the latter half of an illustrious career marred by a string of injuries. Injuries force Diana Matheson to retire from Canadian women’s soccer team - TSN.ca

The USWNT visited Omaha Beach — host of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy — with Pete DuPré back in 2019, so many of the players know the veteran well. USWNT Disingenuously Slammed for Disrespecting Veteran, Actually Facing Flag | Insider

The field for the Concacaf Gold Cup is set, with the 16-team group stage participants finalized after the preliminary round completed Tuesday night at DRV PNK Stadium. 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup field is set: See the full group stage lineup | MLSSoccer.com

World

Barcelona have apologised for the actions of Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in a video that emerged over the weekend. Barcelona video controversy: Griezmann, Dembele apologise, internal action considered

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand was unable to hide his frustration at the penalty decision that led to his side’s elimination from Euro 2020. Euro 2020 - Denmark's Kasper Hjulmand rips 'disappointing' England penalty decision

Jesse Marsch says he is a more confident and assured leader than when he joined FC Salzburg two seasons ago. New RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch - Confidence growing as coach and leader

England manager Gareth Southgate says he is “so pleased for our country” after booking their place in the Euro 2020 final. England reach Euro 2020 final: Gareth Southgate 'so pleased for our country' - BBC Sport

BBC Sport takes a look at the statistics behind England’s 55-year wait to reach a major tournament final. Fifty-five years, 302 games and more than 140,000 miles - England's pursuit of final number two - BBC Sport

Emiliano Martinez saves three penalties as Argentina beat Colombia in a shootout to advance to thes Copa America final against Brazil. Copa America 2021: Argentina get past Colombia on penalties to set up final against Brazil - BBC Sport

Achraf Hakimi has joined Paris Saint-Germain for a £51.3m fee with Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma expected to follow. PSG sign full-back Achraf Hakimi with Ramos and Donnarumma set to follow | Paris Saint-Germain | The Guardian

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