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Major Link Soccer: Have we seen the future of the USWNT?

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For the second match vs Paraguay, we saw a new lineup, and with it, some glorious, free flowing soccer.

SOCCER: SEP 21 Women’s - USA v Paraguay Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Seattle

Jordan Morris has had what some might characterize as a forgettable 2021, having gone on loan to Swansea in England’s Championship for an incredible opportunity, only to suffer his second ACL injury in three years. But the Seattle Sounders FC winger is instead choosing to remember. Jordan Morris confident he’ll return an even better player after second ACL injury

MLS

New manager Ariel Holan hasn’t needed much time to make an impact with Club León. In the middle of his first season with the Liga MX team, the 61-year-old Argentine guided his squad to a Leagues Cup title after defeating the Seattle Sounders 3-2 during Wednesday night’s final. Club León celebrate “historic achievement” with Leagues Cup Final victory over Seattle

The Eastern Conference picture in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs is jumbled and blurry. But over the next few weeks, its features will inevitably come into focus. Philadelphia Union not intimidated by Atlanta United in East six-pointer

Former Portland Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell has returned to the Rose City join the club’s broadcast team, the club announced Thursday. Former Portland Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell makes Rose City return as TV broadcaster

The LA Galaxy have announced the full itinerary of festivities for their week-long celebration of club, MLS and US men’s national team legend Landon Donovan, who will be inducted into the club’s Ring of Honor at the Oct. 3 El Trafico fixture against LAFC (8 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes). LA Galaxy’s week of Landon Donovan celebrations includes mural painting, statue unveiling

Atlanta United aren’t back. They’re resurging. Atlanta United aren’t “back” — and that’s a great thing for the Five Stripes

Goalkeeper Brad Stuver, who has emerged as a fan favorite in this inaugural season, recognized both those storylines in a heartfelt letter he penned to fans on the club’s website. Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver pens heartfelt letter to fans

NWSL/WoSo

Stephanie Labbé, whose heroics in goal helped Canada win gold at the Tokyo Olympics, says she could not train for part of the Games because of “high levels of anxiety and multiple panic attacks.” Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé opens up about mental health struggles during Tokyo Olympics | CBC Sports

Club’s head of performance talks about coaching the Afghan women’s national team and being ‘100% herself’ in her new role. Lewes’ Kelly Lindsey: ‘In Afghanistan I had to build trust with the players’ | Lewes | The Guardian

Gotham FC and other NWSL teams have begun using data analysis to provide insight for fans and organizations. Fan Led Data Analysis Provides Insights for Gotham FC - Jersey Sporting News

Some of the league’s strongest and most loyal supporters describe their current morale in stark terms. Some NWSL fans are nearing their breaking point – Equalizer Soccer

The USMNT Big Board is back! After a trophy-laden summer and a drama-filled September, ESPN looks at who is (for the moment) going to the World Cup. USMNT Big Board: Will Pepi, Hoppe join Pulisic at World Cup 2022 in Qatar? Is Turner the top keeper?

For the second match vs. Paraguay, we saw a new lineup, and with it, some glorious, free flowing soccer. Is this what the future looks like for the USWNT? USWNT vs. Paraguay: A glimpse at the future

World

Players will now do five day quarantines in club bubbles. The Athletic: UK government to shorten COVID-19 quarantine for players traveling to red list countries - Cartilage Free Captain

It’s been nearly nine months since Bryan Reynolds made a club-record move from FC Dallas to AS Roma, as first reported by MLSsoccer.com. Playing time hasn’t been easy to come by for the rising US international fullback at one of Italy’s biggest clubs. Bryan Reynolds likely set for winter loan with minutes scarce under Jose Mourinho at AS Roma