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Juneteenth on the soccer field

Teams and leagues including MLS and NWSL and the Seattle Sounders and OL Reign joined us as people across the country celebrated June 19 this weekend. The results for the Puget Sound sides were mixed, but there was still plenty to celebrate. Outside the United States, the Euros and the Copa America are taking place, but this latest tournament is taking place in the midst of a pandemic that is far from under control in Brazil and it seems like a very bad idea. Also, there’s a look at some of the most glorious potato wedges and how they got their start in the Pacific Northwest.

Jess Fishlock showed just a touch of the class she delivers with a glorious chip in the loss to North Carolina. Jess Fishlock is still one of the most complete midfielders in the NWSL – All For XI

Fried chicken and jojos are a deeply nostalgic food pairing for me, a boy from Everett, WA. A brief history of the jojos, who are from the Pacific Northwest and not the Midwest, okay? ! – Slog – The Stranger

Falling on a dodgy penalty on the road from a team like the LA Galaxy would be too much for many MLS teams to overcome, but not for the Sounders. Seattle Sounders mental toughness on full display in away win at LA Galaxy | Seattle Sounders

“What is freedom, justice, freedom – all these words we have, and these important songs and gestures, what does it really mean for our country?” The OL Reign community reflects on Juneteenth — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

There are many reasons for the lack of results in the last three games, but at some point the Reigns have to start playing to their skill level and scoring goals soon. Match recap: OL Reign drop three points in North Carolina – OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

Eater Seattle and Eater Portland do an excellent series of articles on the history and culture of coffee in the area. With Juneteenth this past weekend, this particular piece seemed relevant and offers a few options to consider for the next time you need a cup of tea. These Seattle-area cafes are trying to address racial inequality through jobs and programs – Eater Seattle

It’s not too often that a new medium makes a six-figure annual investment in coverage of North American football, especially at the local and regional levels. The Striker Texas: Meet the Lone Star State’s Ambitious New Football Media | MLS

Antoine Griezmann wants to come to MLS in his 30s partly because he loves the NBA. It seems like a solid plan. Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann plans move to MLS in 2024 Sports Illustrated

Well, I guess we’ll try again later. Sacramento Republic at Oakland Roots postponed due to playing surface – Indomitable City Soccer

A look at the field of turf flooring and Oakland’s initial response. Why was the Oakland Roots’ first USL home game postponed? – Indomitable Urban Football

Father’s Day holds greater significance for LAFC defenseman Tristan Blackmon, who was raised by his father. And this year, they have a lot to celebrate. For LAFC’s Blackmon, Father’s Day is a chance to celebrate an unlikely and meteoric rise

Matthew McConaughey drummed to get people excited. So that’s one thing. Austin FC marvels at ‘electric’ opening night at Q2 Stadium | MLS

Inter Miami were upset with the referees’ decisions, probably because it would be inappropriate to be publicly upset that their big-money striker talked about the league and then stayed home to ‘work on his fitness’. . Inter Miami ‘storm’ after refereeing decisions went against team in loss to DC United | SBI Soccer

“Calling out systemic racism in society and fighting for more opportunities for black people in MLS is nothing new to Morrow and Ebobisse – but they used to do it alone.” MLS Black Players for Change make their voices heard in American football

The 19-year-old Spirit striker has instincts you can’t teach and a work ethic that has accelerated her path to stardom. Trinity Rodman is no ordinary teen phenom – Just Women’s Sports

The former Nadeshiko Japan forward, who plays for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, received an outpouring of support from LGBTQ athletes and advocates following their announcement on Saturday. Footballer Kumi Yokoyama presents himself as transgender: “It would be more difficult to live locked up” | Japan time

With an underperforming offense, how can Brianna Pinto change Gotham’s fortunes? Breathing That Pinto Life In The NWSL: A Tactical Analysis Of Gotham’s Star Draftee | by Justin Pacquing | step forward | June 2021 | Average

Last year, the anthem was kept as a protest platform, but that activism is no longer on display. Why does the NWSL still play the national anthem? – Plain Black And Red

A multitude of players are heading from Europe to the NWSL. Will any of them have the kind of quick impact that Ebony Salmon once had? What to expect from the main NWSL European arrivals – She Scores

Lightning struck the field during a game this weekend, which is WILD.

Mexico will have to play two home games without fans due to incidents during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Mexico gets two game bans and a fine for infamous chant – FMF State Of Mind

Great news as Christian Eriksen continues to recover from those terrifying moments on the pitch. Christian Eriksen released from hospital – Cartilage Free Captain

Players need a break. Kieran Tierney’s injury points to a problem, just like LeBron James said

A tribute to Sergio Ramos from a fan who can’t understand Real Madrid without their captain. Sergio Ramos: Etched forever in the hearts of Madridistas – Managing Madrid

UEFA, ashamed of the goodwill they garnered by killing off the Super League, decided to do something stupid. Because of the rainbow captain’s armband: UEFA open investigations against the DFB –

Sadio Mane is the best of us. Sadio Mané finances the construction of a hospital and trains with the Senegalese U20 rugby team

Regardless of what happens on the pitch, things aren’t going very well at the Copa America. Brazil’s Copa America reaches its climax (literally)

A statistical look at one of the hottest new trends in football. Find Reverse Full Backs with Data | by Sam Gustafson | June 2021 | Average

09:00 – Ukraine vs Austria (Euro 2020) – ESPN

09:00 – North Macedonia vs Netherlands (Euro 2020) – ESPN2

12:00 – Russia vs Denmark (Euro 2020) – ESPN

12:00 – Finland vs Belgium (Euro 2020) – ESPN2

2:00 p.m. – Uruguay vs Chile (Copa America) – FS1

5:00 p.m. – Argentina vs Paraguay (Copa America) – FS1