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Luis Suarez set to join Nacional

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The pollsters climbed two places to 10th place. Power Rankings: Toronto FC rise, Real Salt Lake plunge after Week 22 | MLS Soccer.com

With just four teams left in the USOC, this is Sporting Kansas City’s last chance to win a trophy (it’s not a wooden spoon) in 2022. US Open Cup: Sporting KC v Sacramento Republic — Preview and how to watch

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Match Preview: Republic FC v Sporting Kansas City – US Open Cup Semi-Final – Sacramento Republic FC

Mayor Eric Adams is expected to announce that he has approved construction of a football stadium near Citi Field that will house NYCFC. Mayor Eric Adams to approve NYCFC stadium for Queens: sources | New York Post

Outside of a blessed dozen regulars whose spot on the final 2022 World Cup roster is all but assured, an invisible clock is ticking inside the heads of everyone in the USMNT player pool. USMNT stock check: Which MLS players are impressing ahead of the World Cup? | MLS Soccer.com

My God, look at these girls go! Women’s football: clean fun – a sarcastic version – All For XI

Hope Solo has pleaded guilty to impaired driving and says she is “slowly coming back” after an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Former US goaltender Hope Solo pleads guilty to impaired driving

With no flights required during the tournament, all 31 teams traveling to Qatar will have a team base camp to settle into throughout the most compact FIFA World Cup since the first leg in 1930. The composition of the team base camp reflects the particularly compact nature of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 | Fifa

Alexandra Popp has a record-breaking chance in the semis, but the underdogs are ready to make history. Germany set for final leg to regain Euro title but France on the rise | The Guardian

Winger Klara Buhl has been ruled out of Germany’s Euro 2022 semi-final against France after testing positive for Covid. Germany-France at Euro 2022: Klara Buhl excluded from the semi-final with Covid

England beat Sweden 4-0 in the Euro 2022 semi-final on goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby. England into Euro 2022 final after storming Sweden | professional football thread

England’s 4-0 demolition of Sweden erases the curse of losing three successive semi-finals to reach Sunday’s final at Wembley. Euro 2022: England in perfect position to clinch elusive trophy – BBC Sport

Sports governing bodies are being urged to acknowledge that repetitive head impacts cause degenerative brain disease after new research finds a causal link between the two. Sports-related brain injury: New research finds links between repetitive head impacts and degenerative brain disease – BBC Sport

Premier League clubs want Championship teams to commit to developing young British talent as part of the game’s financial restructuring. The Premier League wants Championship to house players on loan under a new financing | The Guardian

Juventus’ Paul Pogba suffered a knee injury and was ruled out of Tuesday’s friendly against Barcelona in Dallas. Pogba suffers a knee injury at Juventus just weeks after leaving Manchester Utd | ESPN

The Premier League and the English Football League have announced tough new penalties for pitch invasions and the use of smoke bombs and pyrotechnics. Premier League clubs announce automatic bans for pitch invaders and smoke bombs | ESPN

Xavi says Lionel Messi’s return to Barcelona is ‘impossible’ at the moment but he hasn’t closed the door on bringing him back in the future. Xavi: Lionel Messi’s return to Barcelona is ‘impossible’, but the door is not closed | ESPN

The Atletico Madrid president has called Cristiano Ronaldo’s move ‘virtually impossible’ as the striker tries to leave Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer from Manchester United is ‘virtually impossible’ – Atletico Madrid president | ESPN

Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he has “a preliminary agreement” to join his first club Nacional. Luis Suarez has ‘preliminary agreement’ to join debut club Nacional – BBC Sport

10:00 a.m.: Fenerbahçe v Dynamo Kyiv (UEFA Champions League qualifying) — Paramount+

11:30 a.m.: Slovan Bratislava v Ferencváros (UEFA Champions League qualifying) — Paramount+

12:00 p.m .: Germany vs France (Euro 2022 semi-final) – ESPN2 / TUDN

4:30 p.m.: Orlando City SC vs. New York Red Bulls (US Open Cup) – ESPN+

5:00 p.m.: Querétaro vs Chivas (Liga MX) — ViX

5:00 p.m.: Necaxa vs. Pachuca (Liga MX) – TUDN

5:00 p.m.: Malacateco vs. Sporting San Miguelito (CONCACAF League) — ViX

7:00 p.m.: Hankook Verdes vs. Platense (CONCACAF League) — ViX

7:05 p.m .: Pumas UNAM against Mazatlán (Liga MX) – TUDN / UniMas

7:30 p.m.: Sacramento Republic vs. Sporting KC (US Open Cup) – ESPN+

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