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Major Link Soccer: Liverpool and England legend Roger Hunt dies

Heath makes Arsenal debut; it’s time to rethink the NWSL expansion draft.

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Puget Sound

Led by a Eugenie Le Sommer brace, the Pride were dominated from the opening whistle on the road. Orlando Pride vs. OL Reign: Final Score 3-0 as the Pride are Dominated By OL Reign. - The Mane Land

Roldan, Yedlin on the near locks list, while Wingo and Atencio also get mention. Building a USMNT October World Cup Qualifying roster - Stars and Stripes FC

NWSL / women’s soccer

The Executive Director Of The NWSL Players Association discusses the state of negotiations between the PA and the league over a CBA. Hot Take: Meghann Burke, Executive Director Of The NWSL Players Association Burn It All Down podcast

Winter is coming, and that portends the semi-annual upheaval of National Women’s Soccer League rosters. Kassouf: It’s time to rethink the NWSL expansion draft – Equalizer Soccer

Sinclair scores an incredible goal in the Thorns’ losing effort. Thorns fall 2-1 to Red Stars in Bridgeview - Stumptown Footy

To start off a weekend of NWSL action after the international break, the Courage visited Gotham at Red Bull Arena and the Chicago Red Stars hosted the Portland Thorns. Here’s what went down. NWSL Results: Gotham score three in win over Courage – Equalizer Soccer

“An archaic and hierarchical command-and-control mindset, built on bullying and cronyism, left no room for the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Washington Spirit Fans Question Team’s Direction Amid Tumultuous Season

After a lengthy international break, the FA Women’s Super League returned this weekend. With three matches now completed for all teams, it’s the two North London clubs that sit atop the table together, both with nine points. Catch up on all of the weekend action below. FAWSL Week 3 Roundup: Heath makes debut as Arsenal blanks City 5-0 – Equalizer Soccer

It has been quite the summer for the 27-year-old as the Canada national team saw off Brazil, the USA and Sweden to win Olympic gold. ‘It’s never not fun to show it off’ Janine Beckie on winning Olympic goal, penalties and Canada’s chip on their shoulder – The Athletic

It’s scary to think what Alexia Putellas’ current reputation would be had FC Barcelona not won the Champions League title (and in the style that they did). WoSo Tactical Bites: Alexia Putellas Balón De Oro & OL Reign Mimicking Chelsea - by Om Arvind - Tactical Rant

World soccer

Former Liverpool striker Roger Hunt, who played in every England game of the 1966 World Cup, dies at the age of 83. Roger Hunt: Former Liverpool and England striker dies aged 83 - BBC Sport

Argentina select three Premier League players for October’s World Cup qualifiers despite the country remaining on the UK’s travel red list. Argentina select three Premier League players for World Cup qualifiers - BBC Sport

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante tests positive for coronavirus and will miss Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Juventus. N’Golo Kante tests positive for coronavirus & will isolate - BBC Sport

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says their defensive display against Brentford is “not a concern” before the Reds face Porto in their second Champions League group game. Porto v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says Reds’ defence is ‘not a concern’ - BBC Sport

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has played down any falling-out between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Mauricio Pochettino plays down Kylian Mbappe-Neymar dispute - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

Lots of UEFA Champions League action this morning through lunch time, plus some English Championship, Liga MX, Concacaf League, and NCAA soccer throughout the afternoon and evening.

9:45 AM: Ajax vs. Besiktas (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / Paramount+

11:45 AM: Middlesbrough vs. Sheffield United (English Championship) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: PSG vs. Manchester City (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN /Univision / Paramount+

12:00 PM: Real Madrid vs. Sheriff (UEFA Champions League) — Paramount+

12:00 PM: Milan vs. Atletico Madrid (UEFA Champions League) — Paramount+

5:00 PM: Mazatlan vs. Juarez (Liga MX) — TUDN

730 PM: Olimpia vs. Inter Moengotapoe (Concacaf League) — FS2

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