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Megan Rapinoe had herself a time at Lumen Field on Sunday.

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OL Reign made history as the rest of NWSL did their best to make noise in both good and terrible ways. The Premier League is cranking along two weeks in, and the USMNT is in as good a place as they could be as they head into World Cup Qualifying. Seriously, though, it’s tough to focus on much other than the Reign playing in front of more than 27,000 cheering fans at Lumen Field as they topped the Portland Thorns 2-1.

Puget Sound

A second win against the Thorns this year and an NWSL attendance record as OL Reign win 2-1 at Lumen Field. OL Reign Defeat Portland in Front of 27,278 Fans — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

MLS/USL

Discriminatory language pushed Collin Martin “further in the closet” as a young player, which is why he’s working to make the game more inclusive. Collin Martin is U.S. soccer's only openly gay male player, and he's working to make the game more inclusive for future LGBTQ+ players

Justin Dhillon scored an outstanding game-winner in second-half stoppage time. Matchday Report: Dhillon’s Stoppage-Time Strike Sends SAFC Past El Paso

It’s not been the start that Gonzalo Pineda would have hoped for. Mission accomplished: Nashville SC get first away win of 2021, down rivals Atlanta United | MLSSoccer.com

El Trafico is guaranteed box office stuff, but maybe that’s just the LA-ness of it all. Another El Trafico thriller! LAFC, LA Galaxy "push the limits" in rivalry match | MLSSoccer.com

NWSL/WoSo

The NWSL and the Players Association’s first CBA is a chance for the league to right a lot of wrongs. NWSL players are speaking up for basic rights because unfortunately, they have to - All For XI

Abby Dahlkemper joins Houston Dash following a stint with Manchester City and negotiations for her rights with North Carolina Courage. Houston Dash acquire USWNT defender Abby Dahlkemper in a trade with North Carolina Courage | Houston Dynamo

This match will be best remembered for a fan protest against the Spirit’s owner, and the attempt to silence it.NWSL Recap: Washington Spirit stymied by NC Courage in 0-0 draw - Black And Red United

The move always seemed inevitable, and now that it’s done Christen Press and Angel City feel like they’ve arrived. Angel City welcome Christen Press with downtown billboard – Just Women's Sports

USA

What matters most, particularly at the international level, is results. Right now the USMNT is getting the results right. Plans, ideals, and reality: Trophies don’t care about your feelings - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Former Tacoma Defiance man Jesse Daley scored in Brisbane’s preseason match. Report: Roar up and running in pre-season | Brisbane Roar FC

With a draw at home against Chelsea, it’s time to take stock of what it all means. Digging Deeper Into Liverpool’s Draw With Chelsea - The Liverpool Offside

American Chris Richards could be sticking with the Bayern Munich first team. Julian Nagelsmann thinks Niklas Süle and Chris Richards will stay with Bayern Munich - Bavarian Football Works

Maybe it would be in everyone’s best interest if Newcastle sold Miguel Almiron? Who Newcastle Should Keep This Summer - Coming Home Newcastle

What’s on TV today?

10:30 AM - Unión Santa Fe vs Argentinos Juniors (Argentine Primera División) - Paramount+

3:00 PM - Fluminense vs Bahia (Brasileirão) - Paramount+

5:00 PM - Tigres UANL vs Toluca (Liga MX Femenil) - TUDN USA