Major Link Soccer: Match dates set for 2019 Women’s World Cup – Sounder At Heart

Seattle

Brad Evans makes the list of the 11 most in-demand soon-to-be free agents in MLS at the end of this season.

Major League Soccer

RSL Soap Box is back again with their Power Ranking Averages, and the top three are holding strong, with Atlanta United making moves right behind.

Atlanta United is looking to break some attendance records, including the single-match MLS record (previously held by LA Galaxy’s inaugural game), and the single-season MLS attendance record.

Now that Fernando Clavijo has had a few years as technical director at FC Dallas, it’s clear he has been doing at least something right, with Dallas being unstoppable during some periods. Big D Soccer takes a a detailed look at all the players in and out during the Clavijo era, and the results.

The CONCACAF Champions League is down to the semifinals, and all the matches are watchable on YouTube. If you want to catch up on and preview the upcoming matchups, check out Big D Soccer’s great coverage.

Soony Saad tells MLSSoccer.com the story of his tense trip with Lebanon to North Korea to take on that country’s national team, which happened to coincide with North Korea’s recent nuclear test.

In good news for DC United supporters, the team has told their supporters groups that they will not see a price increase for general admission season tickets in 2018 after the move to Audi Field. They’ll also have the chance to name the north stand of the new stadium.

United States

The match dates are set for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. France will kickoff the tournament in Lyon on June 7. The USWNT still has to qualify for the tournament.

Chicago Red Stars forward and former Mexican international Sofia Huerta is completing a federation change and will now be eligible for the USWNT. She was born in Boise, Idaho and played for the US at the youth level.

The LA Chargers are getting ready to play a season at StubHub. The Ringer asks: Does football belong in a soccer stadium? Some of the fans and others are looking forward to the potentially packed, intimate setting.

Does the NASL still have a chance of survival? The owners gather today to try to hammer out some path forward, preferably finding a way to regain D2 status, but the odds are stacked against them.

World

English football mascots: What are they really saying? ESPNFC meme-ifies several of the costumed creatures.

Ligue 1 team Montpellier accidentally ordered some Montpelier shirts (one ‘L’), so they did the logical thing and sent them right over to Montpelier, VT as a gift.

The FIFA franchise is well known for its eclectic and international soundtracks of often great music. SB Nation ranks the top 21 best FIFA soundtrack tunes of all time.

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