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Major Link Soccer: Christen Press is going to Angel City FC

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The USWNT star’s rights were acquired by the incoming side.

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Seattle

Next Sunday, OL Reign play the Portland Thorns at 4, followed by the Sounders hosting the Timbers at 7:30 – with one ticket good for both matches. Commentary: Next Sunday is a chance for Seattle to shine as 'Soccer Capital USA'

Our northern neighbors will require vaccination. B.C. launches proof of vaccination to stop spread of COVID-19 | BC Gov News

MLS/USL

Loyal gets a boost as they try to catch Defiance in the standings. Real Salt Lake Loans Douglas Martinez to San Diego Loyal of USL Championship | Real Salt Lake

The Black & Gold have added another fullback option. Columbus Crew officially announces signing of defender Steven Moreira - Massive Report

MLSPA players will officially appear in the licensed Konami eFootball™ video game franchise via a new agreement. MLSPA, Konami, OneTeam Partners Announce Landmark Video Game Agreement for eFootball™

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said the league is “really intrigued” by Las Vegas as a possible expansion market. MLS expansion to Las Vegas would be interesting - Don Garber

NWSL

A late comeback saw the Spirit overturn a 1-0 deficit, getting a crucial three points on Sanchez’s 89th minute golazo. Ashley Sanchez wonder goal gives Washington Spirit 2-1 win over Orlando Pride - Black And Red United

Louisville’s lavender squad overcame FC Bayern in a penalty kick shootout 7-6. Racing Louisville FC Women's Cup champions

The USWNT star is coming home. Angel City FC acquire NWSL rights to star forward Christen Press - Angels on Parade

Christen Press is the first player to join the Angel City FC lineup as the expansion club begins building its roster ahead of its debut season in 2022. USWNT star Christen Press signs with Angel City FC - Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles native speaks about her motivation to return to NWSL and why things came together when they did. Christen Press on Angel City: 'The timing seems magical' – The Athletic

Angel City Football Club (ACFC) today announced the hiring of Freya Coombe as Head Coach. Coombe is ACFC’s first coach and the first hire by the newly-appointed Sporting Director. ANGEL CITY NAMES FREYA COOMBE AS HEAD COACH – Angel City FC

Angel City FC has hired Freya Coombe as the team’s first head coach, multiple sources tell The Equalizer. Sources: Angel City FC hires Freya Coombe as first head coach – Equalizer Soccer ($)

Technical director Eniola Aluko explains the hire and what she expects from Angel City’s culture in its debut season. Angel City hires Gotham FC's Freya Coombe as head coach – The Athletic

World

US marines veteran, Haley Carter, has expressed her disappointment at senior military and political leaders for their handling of the Afghanistan evacuation. Former Afghanistan football coach criticises ‘botched’ evacuation of female players | Soccer | The Guardian

Australian Defence Force personnel have rescued over 50 Afghan athletes and dependants. This is the story of how a group of Australians came together to orchestrate their daring escape. Afghanistan’s female athletes find refuge in Australia - ABC News

Liverpool, citing COVID-19 restrictions, won’t release Mohamed Salah for Egypt’s upcoming World Cup qualifying matches. Liverpool won't release Mo Salah for Egypt WCQ due to COVID-19 restrictions

Premier League sides are among leading European clubs set to prevent players from going to red-list countries for September’s international break. Premier League clubs to refuse to release players for international duty in red-list countries - BBC Sport

Tottenham Hotspur have given over a building within their stadium complex to host OOF gallery’s inaugural exhibition, titled “BALLS.” Tottenham host amazing modern art exhibition featuring 'The Longest Ball in the World'

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