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Australia steps up to help Afghan women athletes; UEFA honor people who saved Ericksen’s life.

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Puget Sound

Sounders outperform Bundesliga. SKEDBALL: Weekly Sports TV Ratings 8.16-8.22.2021 | Showbuzz Daily

Fowler, Brisco, Yorke are former Sounders Academy players who will contribute in goal prevention. Season Preview: Defense and Goalkeepers - University of Washington Athletics

NWSL / women’s soccer

Afghan women footballers and athletes were evacuated by the Australian government following Fifa and Fifpro pleas. Afghan women footballers evacuated by Australian government - BBC Sport

World soccer

Real Madrid launched a €160 million offer to sign Kylian Mbappe, which was immediately rejected by PSG, multiple sources told ESPN. Real Madrid see €160m Kylian Mbappe offer rejected by PSG - sources | ESPN

Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and the medical team that saved Christian Eriksen’s life are the recipients of this year’s Uefa President’s Award. Uefa honour Kjaer and medical team with President’s Award for saving Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen’s life - BBC Sport

The best left back in football will be staying on Merseyside through 2026 after putting pen to paper on a new deal. Andy Robertson Signs New Liverpool Contact - The Liverpool Offside

Authorities in Nice ordered a four-match stand closure and arrested a 28-year-old man after ugly scenes caused Nice v Marseille to be abandoned on Sunday. Four-match stand closure ordered and man arrested after Ligue 1 brawl - BBC Sport

Wigan Athletic have written to their League One rivals to warn clubs that the FA will charge them if the Republic of Ireland international James McClean is subjected to sectarian abuse in their stadium. Wigan warn League One clubs will be charged if James McClean is abused | The Guardian

Josh Sargent netted a brace in his full debut for the Premier League side as they advanced in the Carabao Cup. Carabao Cup: Norwich City 6-0 Bournemouth - BBC Sport

The money, which was seized from the bank accounts of former officials who were prosecuted for corruption, will be used by the Fifa Foundation, an independent foundation, to help finance football-related projects. Fifa awarded $201m in forfeited funds after corruption probe by US Department of Justice - BBC Sport

Lawmakers say kicking a ball over the hedge to look around is not allowed, neither is taking anything you fancy. It’s coming home: law gives neighbours right to retrieve lost ball in Belgium | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

As more and more leagues have been added to streaming services, the daily list of every top-flight game has gotten unwieldy. Thus, we’ll be focusing on just a handful of games that are likely to be of the most interest, and you can always click the link above to see the full list of matches on today if you have slightly more unusual interests.

12:00 PM: West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal (League Cup) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Monaco (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / Paramount+

5:00 PM: Kansas City vs. Racing Louisville (NWSL) — Paramount+

6:38 PM: MLS All Stars vs. Liga MX All Stars — FS1 / TUDN

7:30 PM: Portland Thorns vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC (NWSL) — CBSSN