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Major Link Soccer: USWNT fall to Canada in Olympic Semifinals

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They’ll still fight for a medal in the bronze medal match.

USA v Canada: Women’s Football Semifinal - Olympics: Day 10 Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images

MLS

The end of a rumor? Paulo Fonseca reportedly turns down Atlanta United offer - Dirty South Soccer

LAFC have acquired forward Cristian Arango from Millonarios FC, the club announced Monday. The deal was completed using Targeted Allocation Money. Official: LAFC acquire Colombian forward Cristian Arango from Millonarios FC | MLSSoccer.com

USA

The USWNT tried different combinations and tactics in Japan but this was a talented team strangely lacking in joy on the pitch. USA coach Vlatko Andonovski fiddled but his players burned at the Olympics | USA women’s football team | The Guardian

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has hinted Christian Pulisic is open to featuring more regularly as a right wing-back this season. Chelsea's Christian Pulisic open to new defensive switch - Thomas Tuchel

When Gregg Berhalter unveiled his Gold Cup roster at the beginning of July, even the many young and up-and-coming players on the list could not head off the questions about some of the more familiar – and in certain sectors of the fanbase, all too familiar – names. USMNT Gold Cup triumph brings vindication for Gregg Berhalter | MLSSoccer.com

The USMNT beat Mexico 1-0 in the final. We already knew that the US was the top team in CONCACAF, but now we’ve confirmed it. Here’s what else we learned. United States v. Mexico; 2021 Gold Cup Final: What We Learned - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Harry Kane has refused to report for pre-season training – the latest move of an exit strategy he hopes will end with a transfer to Manchester City. Angry Spurs stand firm and will fine Harry Kane after he fails to show up | Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian

England and Aston Villa defender reveals he had crisis of self-confidence before opening game. Tyrone Mings opens up about mental health struggles at Euro 2020 | England | The Guardian

Premier League refs’ chief Mike Riley says officials will cut down on soft penalties, while changes to VAR could save 20 goals from being offside. Premier League VAR revamp to cut soft penalties, save 20 offside goals

Manchester United’s Dean Henderson will miss the side’s training camp this week as he continues to suffer fatigue after COVID-19 diagnosis. Manchester United's Dean Henderson pulls out of training camp due to post-COVID-19 fatigue

Tottenham are drawn against Northern Irish team Larne or Portuguese side Paços de Ferreira in the inaugural Europa Conference League play-offs. Tottenham face potential Larne tie in Europa Conference League play-offs - BBC Sport

The risk of dementia in former footballers increases according to the position they played in, says new research. Dementia risk greatest for defenders, says new research - BBC Sport

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