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Major Link Soccer: Is Vlatko Andonovski on the hot seat?

EPL players will continue to take knee; Chelsea rebuffed in effort to get Lukaku back.

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The Revs will be without Gil for a few weeks. Source: Carles Gil to miss 3+ weeks with a sports hernia - The Bent Musket

NWSL / women’s soccer

After the surprise firing of Alyse LaHue, Averbuch West arrives as part of a three-person team to lead Gotham FC. Q&A: New Gotham FC interim GM Yael Averbuch West – The Athletic

Sweden and Canada have asked Olympic organisers to move what is expected to be a hotly-contested women’s gold-medal soccer match on Friday at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium to later in the day to avoid the sweltering heat of the Japanese summer. Swedes, Canada ask for women's gold-medal soccer match to be moved | Reuters

US soccer

Andonovski was hired to lead a generational change in the U.S. roster after the Olympics. That time has come, even though a gold medal didn’t. Vlatko Andonovski: Why U.S. Soccer shouldn’t fire USWNT coach | Philadelphia Inquirer

World soccer

Brazil reached back-to-back men’s Olympic football finals following a penalty shootout victory over Mexico. Men’s Olympic football: Brazil win shootout to set up Spain football final - BBC Sport

Players from all 20 Premier League clubs will continue to take the knee as a symbol of their “unity against all forms of racism”. Premier League: Players from all 20 clubs will continue to take the knee - BBC Sport

Kane has not reported to Tottenham’s training ground for a second day as he tries to force a transfer to Manchester City, but it has emerged that this is in part due to needing to quarantine after a vacation in the Bahamas. Harry Kane refuses to report to Spurs again but will return this week | The Guardian

Redknapp says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy doesn’t “do emotions” and “will not budge” over his valuation of striker Harry Kane. Harry Redknapp says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ‘will not budge’ over Harry Kane transfer fee - BBC Sport

Inter Milan have rejected Chelsea’s £85m bid for striker Romelu Lukaku, which also included defender Marcos Alonso. Inter reject Chelsea’s £85m bid for Lukaku - BBC Sport

Christian Eriksen has returned to Italy for the first time since his cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener with Finland. Inter Milan’s Christian Eriksen in Italy for first time since cardiac arrest, meets CEO Beppe Marotta | ESPN

Former England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is close to joining Celtic from Tottenham Hotspur. Joe Hart close to Celtic move - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

10:00 AM: Spartak Moscow vs. Benfica (UEFA Champions League) — Paramount+

11:00 AM: Ferencvaros vs. Slavia Praha (UEFA Champions League) — Paramount+

11:30 AM: Valencia vs. Milan (men’s club friendly) — ESPN3

12:00 PM: Real Zaragoza vs. Getafe (men’s club friendly) — ESPN Deportes

4:00 PM: New England Revolution vs. Nashville SC (MLS) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: Hartford Athletic vs. Miami FC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Columbus Crew vs. DC United (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: CF Montreal vs. Atlanta United (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: AS Samaritaine vs. Universitario (CONCACAF League) — FS2 / TUDN

5:00 PM: New York Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: FC Tulsa vs. Indy Eleven (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Birmingham Legion vs. Atlanta United II (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Chicago Fire vs. NYCFC (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Orlando City vs. Inter Miami (MLS) — ESPN+

6:00 PM: Austin FC vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS) — ESPN+

6:00 PM: Austin Bold vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Championship) — ESPN+

6:00 PM: El Paso Locomotive vs. San Antonio (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas (MLS) — JOEtv / Amazon Prime / ESPN+

7:00 PM: Oakland Roots vs. Phoenix Rising (USL Championship) — ESPN2

7:00 PM: Real Monarchs vs. Rio Grande Valley FC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:30 PM: LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS) — ESPN+

7:30 PM: LAFC vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS) — ESPN+

7:30 PM: Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) — ESPN+

1:00 AM (8/5): Australia vs. USWNT (Olympic bronze medal match) — USA Network /

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