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ACFC are scooping Gotham FC’s manager.

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NWSL’s drama addiction has no ending in sight, as the latest round comes from Angel City FC finally announcing their first manager. The trouble is that it’s Freya Coombe, the current manager for Gotham FC. There was plenty of other drama around the soccer world. The Seattle Sounders and OL Reign had some of their own, as both Puget Sound squads claimed late come from behind wins. In France the drama had a darker side, with a pitch invasion and violence marring a match between Nice and Olympique Marseille.

WA

Enough of these games. It’s time to end this. It’s time for Nick Rolovich to go - CougCenter

This interview with Abdoulaye Cissoko provides a great opportunity to get to know the defender even better. EXCLUDED - Abdoulaye Cissoko: “It's by falling that we get up! "

“There have been loads of players who have stepped up from Tacoma to the Sounders and it will also help me when I get my American passport because MLS has a limit on foreign players.” Tom Brewitt: I didn't have the bottle to knock on Klopp's door at Liverpool - Planet Football

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect way to round out a three-win road trip than Will Bruin scoring his first goal of the season. Will Bruin caps off perfect road trip with deserved first goal of the season | Seattle Sounders

The second round of the scholarship has been announced. OL Reign Academy Announces Boeing Scholarship Winners — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

Pinoe pens to save the day! Match Recap: OL Reign Comeback to Defeat Gotham 3-2 — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

MLS/USL

Sounders Academy starts play on Sept 11. MLS NEXT Set to Kick Off Second Season on August 21 | MLSSoccer.com

Atlanta got a good one, and DSS broke down some of his opening comments as the new Head Coach. Gonzalo Pineda talks Atlanta United tactics, club direction - Dirty South Soccer

A team-by-team breakdown of stats and video around the USL Champonship. USL Tactics

Raúl Ruidíaz gets a brief nod as an honorable mention. Top 10 players who appeared in both MLS and Liga MX | MLSSoccer.com

It was a rough weekend to be Caleb Porter or any of the teams he’s managed. Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 21's action | MLSSoccer.com

Bob Bradley and his boys have hit something of a low point, and I almost feel bad. This is the worst: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, LAFC 1 - Angels on Parade

There were sparks and then some in this game, they just didn’t involve goal scoring. Recap: Minnesota United draws with SKC - Matchday 20, 2021 - E Pluribus Loonum

The Timbers took the L train back to Portland after lowing in Austin. Timbers fall 3-1 to Austin FC - Stumptown Footy

NWSL/WoSo

Who doesn’t love seeing Michelle Betos lifting a trophy? Racing Louisville wins inaugural Women’s Cup championship in PK thriller – Just Women's Sports

Gotham’s drip game is STILL so strong. The Net Gala: Fits Different – Just Women's Sports

Current NJ/NY Gotham FC coach Freya Coombe will be formally introduced as the Angel City’s first ever coach on Monday. Angel City names Freya Coombe as new coach - Los Angeles Times

Morgan Weaver finished the job that Olivia Moultrie started as the Thorns claimed some silverware. WICC Final: Portland Thorns 1-0 Olympique Lyonnais - Stumptown Footy

World

The boss spoke to Paul Amann, founder of Kop Outs, about the homophobic chants against Norwich. Jürgen Klopp Discusses Homophobia In Football With Kop Outs Founder - The Liverpool Offside

Arriola has spoken exclusively to Goal about his vision for retaining top talent and economic relevance in CONCACAF amid the continued rise of MLS. How Liga MX president Arriola plans to keep MLS from 'draining' Mexico talent | Goal.com

According to the club, the make-up of the footballers pays homage to the battle outfits of Native Americans, African tribes and Scottish rebels, “all ready to give life for their values, united in battle against colonizers and oppressors.” I am begging people to consult with the people they’re intending to speak for. Palermo 21-22 Third Kit Revealed - Footy Headlines

Things got out of hand after a Nice fan through a bottle at Dimitri Payet. Nice vs. Marseille - Football Match Report - August 22, 2021 - ESPN

Culture

Earlier in the summer, we asked you to vote for your favorite science fiction and fantasy reads of the past decade — so here are 50 fabulous reads, curated by our expert judges and you, the readers. The 50 Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of The Past Decade : NPR

What’s on TV today?

9:30 AM - Cagliari vs Spezia (Serie A) - Paramount+

11:00 AM - Getafe vs Sevilla (La Liga) - ESPN+

12:00 PM - West Ham United vs Leicester City (Premier League) - NBCSN

4:00 PM - América Mineiro vs RB Bragantino (Brasileirão) - Paramount+

6:00 PM - Austin Bold vs New Mexico United (USL Championship) - ESPN+