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The Sounders latest kit was chosen as one of the 20 best of the season.

Yeimar Gomez Andrade wearing the Jimi Hendrix jersey. Sounders FC Digital

Soccer happened all over the world this weekend. None of it involved professional teams from the Puget Sound, though. You may have imagined some, but it was just a dream. A nightmare. Forget those dreams, let them ease back into the darkness of your slumber. Instead, bask in the glory of the Sounders Jimi Hendrix kit and the other glorious jerseys from the world of soccer/football as compiled by SoccerBible.

Seattle/Tacoma

Let’s ignore any of the soccer that happened involving Puget Sound teams from this weekend and instead focus on the Jimi Hendrix kit. It’s a very nice shirt. Jimi Hendrix Kit named as a top ten jersey in global soccer by SoccerBible.com | Seattle Sounders

MLS/USL

Tampa Bay gets its eighth shutout in a row, this time on the road against Atlanta United 2. Rowdies set a league mark for containing opponents

Hadji Barry took two steps toward the United Soccer League Championship scoring record, and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks added three key points with a 2-1 win at Rio Grande Valley. Hadji Barry's brace brings him within two goals of scoring record, boosts Colorado Springs Switchbacks' playoff position | Sports Coverage | gazette.com

Saturday’s matchup between Seattle and Kansas City makes the list, unsurprisingly. Eight biggest Western Conference games that'll mold the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs race | MLSSoccer.com

Marco Ferruzzi will take over on an interim basis. FC Dallas announces departure of head coach Luchi Gonzalez - Big D Soccer

Luchi Gonzalez has been fired for not being very good at his job. Luchi Gonzalez relieved of duties as FC Dallas head coach | MLSSoccer.com

NWSL/WoSo

That is a name, to be sure. FA Euro New York Becomes 16th Club to Join USL W League

Houston Dash midfielder Christine Nairn’s next move shows that many female athletes still need second careers–and she’s making hers count. This Soccer Pro’s Retirement Plan: Firefighting - WSJ

Canada’s national women’s soccer team won gold at the Tokyo Olympics. So why is it next to impossible to buy a jersey with a player’s name on it? Experts say Canada Soccer missed a golden opportunity to market the team. Canada's women's soccer team is more popular than ever — so where's the merch? | CBC News

At least Unnamed Kansas City NWSL Project players will get one nice thing. Kansas City NWSL unveils plans for new $15 million training facility – Just Women's Sports

USA

'It was like a transformation' - Rejuvenated Pugh earns another chance to become a USWNT star | Goal.com
Mallory Pugh has been plagued by injury problems in recent years but a move to Chicago Red Stars has helped her rediscover her best form and now she's back with the USWNT

Charles has Seattle as a Tier 2 city, and a lock to host the World Cup. Breaking down the great race to host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches | MLSSoccer.com

FedEx Field is probably the bid’s weak point. With a history of traffic problems and field issues, it is not considered a premier venue Washington welcomes FIFA’s inspection tour ahead of 2026 World Cup - The Washington Post

The racism at the heart of the decision making behind which nations are red-listed could seriously hurt the US in this round of qualifying. USMNT's Premier League stars may miss World Cup qualifying match at Panama over U.K. travel ban

World

LaLiga said Barcelona and Real Madrid want to halt the growth of Spanish clubs after they challenged the league’s deal with CVC Capital Partners. Barcelona, Real Madrid want to prevent other Spanish clubs' growth - LaLiga

To the surprise of no one who’s been paying attention, all three Venezia kits are on the list including the number 1 spot. The Top 20 Shirts Of The 21/22 Season - SoccerBible

Another incident stole the show following Swansea’s match against Luton Town, but racial abuse from the stands against Rhys Williams is much more serious. Rhys Williams Subjected to Racial Abuse - The Liverpool Offside

Mark Kastner takes stock of what it all means after Liverpool thumped Patrick Vieira’s side. Digging Deeper Into Liverpool’s Victory Over Crystal Palace - The Liverpool Offside

What’s on TV today?

11:45 AM - Udinese vs Napoli (Serie A) - Paramount+

12:00 PM - Barcelona vs Granada (La Liga) - ESPN+

4:00 PM - Cuiabá vs Fluminense (Brasileirão) - Paramount+

7:00 PM - UW vs Seattle U (NCAA Men’s Soccer) - ESPN+