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Major Link Soccer: San Jose sends GAM to Portland for Jeremy Ebobisse

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A lot of GAM for the striker to move down I-5 to the Earthquakes.

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Seattle

With what could be the goal of the season, Le Sommer opened her account with OL Reign in the NWSL. Eugénie Le Sommer sparkles in the Tacoma sunshine - All For XI

For Socceristas, prepping for a game is an important ritual. We asked OL Reign’s Bethany Balcer to share her game-day routine. Inside Bethany Balcer’s Game-Day Routine - Girls Soccer Network

MLS

Jeremy Ebobisse has reportedly been traded to the San Jose Earthquakes for $1.167M in GAM. Jeremy Ebobisse reportedly traded to San Jose for GAM - Stumptown Footy

Tajon Buchanan, star winger for the New England Revolution, could be transferred to a Champions League side or a mid-table Bundesliga team. Tajon Buchanan nearing a transfer to Europe: source

USA

Why did the USWNT struggle at the Olympics? Not even the players or staff seem to know. We’ve rounded up the main theories and graded their impact. USWNT reasons for Olympic struggles: Rating impact of roster age, rotation, tactics, no crowds and more | ESPN

The US men’s national team’s Gold Cup triumph is old news at this point, but I was on vacation for the semifinals and final. That means I didn’t get to write about either game or the immediate aftermath, so you’re going to have to indulge me here. Ranking the best (and worst) things we learned from the USMNT's Gold Cup run | MLSSoccer.com

The Philadelphia Union alumnus Brenden Aaronson scored the game-winner in a preseason match against Barcelona. Brenden Aaronson, aka "The Medford Messi" Scores Game Winner Against Barcelona - Crossing Broad

World

Manchester City are closing in on the £100m signing of Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish. Jack Grealish: Manchester City closing in on £100m signing of Aston Villa captain - BBC Sport

Leicester defender Wesley Fofana suffers a nasty looking leg injury in their pre-season friendly with Villarreal. Wesley Fofana: Leicester City defender suffers bad leg injury in friendly - BBC Sport

The Professional Footballers’ Association calls on Twitter to stop taking the “easy” option about abuse aimed at players online. Social media abuse: Twitter takes 'easy' option, says Professional Footballers' Association - BBC Sport

Espirito Santo refused to be drawn into commenting on the Harry Kane situation. Nuno: Harry Kane situation will be handled internally - Cartilage Free Captain

Hundreds of racist messages were reported following England’s defeat and police inquiries continue. Euro 2020 racist abuse - 11 people arrested - BBC News

Tell me you’re signing Romelu Lukaku without telling me you’re singing Romelu Lukaku. Tuchel confirms Chelsea striker search as Lukaku reportedly agrees to return - We Ain't Got No History

LVG returns for a third stint at the helm of the Dutch national team. Louis Van Gaal back at the helm of the Dutch national team - Bavarian Football Works

CVC Capital Partners will hold 10% stake and deal will value La Liga at €24.3bn. Spain’s La Liga agrees €2.7bn deal with private equity firm CVC | Private equity | The Guardian

Christian Eriksen met Inter’s directors, the coach, his teammates and all of the staff present on his return to the training ground. Christian Eriksen goes to Inter training ground for first time since collapse | Christian Eriksen | The Guardian

The tattered remnants of the Super League sneak into court like thieves in the night and crow on social media while the real battles lie ahead. Bavarian Legal Works: The Super League strikes back? - Bavarian Football Works

Puma said that FIFA told them to remove two of the four stars above Uruguay’s crest in time for the 2022 World Cup. FIFA wants Uruguay to remove two of four 'World Cup' stars on shirt

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