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Deadline day sees a flurry of European moves; Revolution stadium rumblings surface again.

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Puget Sound

The new directive doesn’t apply to any stadiums in Washington yet, but Washington State Fair visitors will need to mask up indoors and outdoors regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Washington State Fair masking requirement announced |

Who knew those little karts had such range? Several go-karts stolen from Tukwila Fun Center – KIRO 7 News Seattle


Oh the things you can hear at a training session. New England Revolution: Hunt for a stadium is “active and ongoing” - The Bent Musket

Lewis was shifted to the striker role out of necessity, but is he suited to be the Rapids first choice no. 9? Jonathan Lewis has finally found his position with the Colorado Rapids - Burgundy Wave

Colorado Rapids rising star Cole Bassett will remain with the club as the European transfer window closes Tuesday night, but it wasn’t due to a lack of interest or offers. Sources: Colorado’s Cole Bassett rejects move to Benfica in order to finish MLS season |

Pacific Division battle for 5th. Matchday Preview: LA Galaxy II vs. Sacramento Republic FC

NWSL / women’s soccer

The club declined to answer questions about the matter Tuesday night. Racing Louisville FC fires coach Christy Holly for cause; Mario Sanchez named interim |

“They truly are players’ coaches who want to develop players and develop the team as a whole,” general manager Yael Averbuch West said of her first big hires since taking the job. Gotham FC hires Scott Parkinson as new manager, Bev Goebel Yanez as assistant | Philadelphia Inquirer

After Freya Coombe’s move to Angel City, Scott Parkinson and Beverly Goebel Yanez arrive midseason with an interesting task ahead. Gotham FC’s new coaching hires begin another new era – The Athletic

US soccer

A busy day for Americans finding new clubs. Rounding up moves for Matthew Hoppe, Jack de Vries, and Chris Richards - Stars and Stripes FC

The USMNT starts the journey to Qatar. CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Scouting El Salvador - Stars and Stripes FC

World soccer

Last week, the federation’s chairman said he and other leaders weren’t aware of any reports of sexual assaults. The next day, a woman spoke up to say that wasn’t true. Iceland’s Soccer Federation Board Resigns In Uproar Over Sexual Assault Allegations | NPR

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Pacifique Niyongabire and Antonee Burke-Gilroy have both signed two-year deals with the club Glory swoop for dynamic young duo | Perth Glory FC

Is this the end? Real Madrid give up on Mbappe transfer after offering €200 million - Managing Madrid

Chelsea signed Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Saul Niguez on loan with an option to buy - but missed out on Kounde. Chelsea sign Atletico and Spain midfielder Saul Niguez on loan after Sevilla reject Kounde bid - BBC Sport

Everton’s Moise Keane has joined Juventus on an initial two-year loan and another striker, Odsonne Édouard, is due to seal a move from Celtic to Crystal Palace. Deadline day transfers: Moise Kean to Juventus, Édouard set for Crystal Palace | The Guardian

All eyes were on Messi as he made his debut this weekend. Meanwhile, PSG’s most important player scored two goals. What does Lionel Messi’s arrival at PSG mean for Kylian Mbappé? | The Guardian

England captain Harry Kane says he has a “clear conscience” after a potential move to Manchester City from Tottenham Hotspur failed to materialise. Harry Kane has ‘clear conscience’ after Manchester City transfer saga - BBC Sport

Newcastle United fans have been doing a double take after learning the name of their new striker Santiago Munoz - whose name is very similar to the central character in hit football movie ‘Goal!’ Santiago Munoz: Newcastle sign striker with a name almost out of a blockbuster - BBC Sport

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are close to re-signing forward Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona on loan. Atletico Madrid close to signing Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann on loan - BBC Sport

Real Madrid sign highly-rated France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes on a six-year deal. Eduardo Camavinga: Real Madrid sign France teenager from Rennes - BBC Sport

Transfer culture is a basic part of fandom and sustaining concerted opposition to owners is almost impossible. Ronaldo and Lukaku deals show fans’ need for new signings outstrips thirst for change | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

There are a lot of men’s World Cup qualifiers today, mostly in UEFA and mostly all kicking off at the same time, so if the Faroe Islands vs. Israel or Latvia vs. Gibraltar is your jam be sure to check out the expanded listings. Also plenty of USL action, but the game highlighted below is the one with the most significance for Tacoma Defiance.

11:45 AM: Norway vs. Netherlands (men’s World Cup qualifying) — ESPN2

11:45 AM: Portugal vs. Ireland (men’s World Cup qualifying) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Houston Dash vs. OL Reign (NWSL) — CBSSN

7:30 PM: LA Galaxy II vs. Sacramento Republic (USL Championship) — ESPN+

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