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The transfer window is coming to a close across most of Europe. Will Mbappe get out of Paris before the window closes?

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Seattle

Teves is a Sounders Academy player. Teves, Ostrem Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List - University of Washington Athletics

Sounders Academy player gets the nod. Meek Named Pac-12 Player of the Week - University of Washington Athletics

MLS

The Houston Dynamo Football Club has parted ways with Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan, the Club announced today. Houston Dynamo FC parts ways with SVP & GM Matt Jordan | Houston Dynamo

Deal is not quite done, however. Fenerbahçe announce transfer agreement with LAFC for Diego Rossi - Angels on Parade

New England tasted defeat for the first time in nearly two months, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Revs from topping our MLS Power Rankings. And the Sounders managed to not fall. MLS Power Rankings: New England stumbles at NYCFC, but remain on top with talisman Gil on the mend

NWSL/WoSo

“Somehow, we clawed back in, and then the second half was just way too open. Not the type of game that we like to play.” FARLEY | Their unbeaten streak is over, but there's still reason to like what we saw from the Thorns | PTFC

The Lavender Legion are thriving in their NWSL infancy. To grow, they’re focusing on the team and learning from groups around the league. Lavender Legion: The Birth and Growth of an NWSL Supporters' Group - Beyond Women's Sports

The battle for control of the Spirit underscores a league-wide movement to put more women into leadership roles that, from the sideline to the owner’s box, have long been occupied largely by men. Washington Spirit co-owners fight for team control after abuse allegations against coach - The Washington Post

A relatively quiet fan protest against the NWSL’s Washington Spirit’s ownership was shut down, apparently by that same ownership, leading to a louder one. Spirit Fans Are Going To Be Heard One Way Or Another | Defector

Hope Powell’s side have added firepower in an attempt to close the gap to the top four in the WSL. Women’s Super League 2021-22 previews No 4: Brighton | Brighton & Hove Albion Women | The Guardian

Defending champions have strengthened once again and own the league’s best manager. But the challenges only get tougher. Women’s Super League 2021-22 previews No 5: Chelsea | Chelsea Women | The Guardian

Manchester City will travel to Spain without Lucy Bronze or Ellen White for the Champions League qualification first leg but their new signing Vicky Losada remained confident. Manchester City confident of defeating Real Madrid Femenino despite absences | Women's Champions League | The Guardian

USA

For some of you, the above headline is obvious – perhaps bleedingly so. But bear with me a moment. No excuses: USMNT can, should and must qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar | MLSSoccer.com

Three games in seven days means a lot of tired bodies and a lot of switching things around. Let’s discuss. How should the USMNT rotate players in World Cup qualifying? - Stars and Stripes FC

Mallorca is in talks with Schalke 04 to acquire USMNT forward Matthew Hoppe on a permanent transfer, a source confirmed to ESPN. Mallorca in talks with Schalke over USMNT's Matthew Hoppe - source

World

As the summer transfer window comes to a close, Tuesday is deadline day in the UK and Europe. Transfer deadline day: Summer window set to close - BBC Sport

More than £38bn ($48.5bn) has been spent on transfer fees worldwide over the past decade, according to research by Fifa. Football transfers: More than £38bn spent on players worldwide in past decade, Fifa finds - BBC Sport

The Football Association of Ireland is proud to announce that players representing the Republic of Ireland Senior Men and Senior Women’s international teams will receive the same match fees on international duty with immediate effect in a ground-breaking deal for Irish sport. Equal Pay agreed for both MNT & WNT | Football Association of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland men’s and women’s teams will receive the same match fees on international duty with immediate effect, the FAI says. Republic of Ireland: FAI announces equal pay for men's and women's senior teams - BBC Sport

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has asked to leave the club in an extraordinary outburst on social media, saying: ‘All I want to do is go where I’m wanted’. Embarrassment for Arsenal as Maitland-Niles asks to leave on Instagram | Arsenal | The Guardian

After surviving the relegation play-off last year, Effzeh appear to be on the up under new head coach Steffen Baumgart. Köln give their fans reason to believe again after seasons of struggle | Bundesliga | The Guardian

Roma forward Eldor Shomurodov says it is ‘hard to explain the happiness’ he felt when his transfer announcement led to a Polish girl being found. Roma’s transfer video campaign has helped to find 12 missing children | Roma | The Guardian

Lionel Messi’s debut with PSG was the most-watched French football match in Spain, with an average audience of over 2 million viewers. Lionel Messi's PSG debut becomes most-watched French football match in Spain

Real Madrid are on the verge of signing 18-year old French prodigy Eduardo Camavinga from Stade Rennes for €30 million, sources have told ESPN. Real Madrid sign Rennes' Eduardo Camavinga amid PSG's Kylian Mbappe saga - sources

What’s on TV?

12:00 PM - Real Madrid v. Manchester City - Women’s Champions League - CITY+ ($$)

Assorted Men’s and Women’s college soccer kicking off from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on ESPN+ and Big Ten Network+.