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Pepi chose the United States over Mexico

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Seattle

The Defiance have won three in a row after their victory in Orange County last Wednesday night. Tacoma up to number 6 in the Power Rankings.

His debut MLS All-Star experience is a richly deserved reward for Nouhou Tolo during a career season, an honor years in the making and another source of joy for the Seattle Sounders defender’s legions of fans. Seattle’s Nouhou goes from cult hero to MLS All-Star: “It’s amazing for me” | MLSSoccer.com

MLS

Curious about what your club is going to wear during their rivalry game? What your club is wearing for MLS Week 22 - MLS Heineken Rivalry Week

Inter Miami CF’s struggles in 2021 have been well-documented, but over the course of recent weeks, the second-year MLS side have been showing signs of life, slowly but surely clawing their way within striking distance of an Eastern Conference playoff spot. “Much more united on and off the pitch”: Inter Miami on upswing ahead of Orlando derby clash

The Philadelphia Union have one rule: Quinn Sullivan can only score bangers. Philadelphia homegrown Quinn Sullivan wins Week 21 AT&T Goal of the Week

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has made rulings on both a mass confrontation issue involving Midwestern rivals Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake, and another involving a red card on Sporting Kansas City player Remi Walter, all stemming from Week 21 action on August 21. Sporting Kansas City appeal of Remi Walter red card denied by Independent Review Panel

NWSL/WoSo

The NWSL has been placed on the defensive on multiple occasions in 2021 as its players ask for better protection. Several incidents point to same question: Is the NWSL protecting its players enough? | Goal.com

USA/USL

Ricardo Pepi had a decision to make. A decision that is deeply personal and complicated, though very public and very much anticipated on both sides of the United States-Mexico border. Gregg Berhalter describes how the USMNT secured Ricardo Pepi

One of the most-watched dual-national dramas leading up to the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying octagonal starting next week has involved 18-year-old FC Dallas striker Ricardo Pepi. The first-time MLS All-Star, who shone in Wednesday night’s contest against the Liga MX All-Stars, has now made his international choice. “I am ready to play”: Ricardo Pepi on his decision to join USMNT

World

Sometimes we just have to stop and smell the roses. Life moves fast and the sporting world is no different. We are told by players and coaches ‘to take it one game at a time’ yet many cannot stop talking about what is next when one game is barely over. JACK: A monumental night for the Canadian Premier League & the sport in this country – Canadian Premier League

The Canada men’s national team has announced its roster for its upcoming Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in September and there’s plenty of MLS representation to be found among head coach John Herdman’s 23-man group. Canada announce roster for opening Octagonal 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

The first-ever Battle of British Columbia was one for the ages. Pacific FC eliminated their MLS neighbors Vancouver Whitecaps FC from the Canadian Championship with a 4-3 win at Vancouver Island’s Starlight Stadium on Thursday night. Pacific FC 4, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3