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Borussia Dortmund v Benfica - International Champions Cup 2018
The wunderkind will return to the USMNT lineup for friendlies against Columbia and Peru.
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Howdy TSFers! PDB is currently in Las Vegas partying until 3 am at a work conference, so you’re stuck with me in the mornings for a few days.

Mother files federal lawsuit after son doesn’t make high school soccer team.
That headline is a pretty egregious example of clickbait. The actual reason behind it is not nearly as psycho-parent as you want it to be.

Brewers, Dodgers win tiebreaker games, pennants. Cubs, Rockies drop to play-in game.
Fun fact: the TSF slack often turns into The Baseball Fuse.

USMNT announces 24-man roster for upcoming friendlies
Christian Pulisic returns to the side for the first time in 5 months, headlines a young squad (average age of 23 1/2). D.C. United fans (like me!) breath a sigh of relief as Bill Hamid and Paul Arriola DON’T get called in.

Max Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League suspension lets him ‘recharge
Sure. What else is he supposed to say.

The Tampa Bay Rays are buying the Tampa Bay Rowdies
The move is raising some eyebrows about possible ulterior motives in Tampa. Most believe the Rays aren’t in it just because they want to own a soccer team...

Why I’m Joining the Athletic: Jemele Hill Edition
The sportswriter has been at the center of a number of controversies over the past year, and mutually parted ways with ESPN last month. She will cover sports, race, politics, and culture in her new position.

The U.S. still can’t seem to win the Ryder Cup in Europe. Egos are one of the reasons why
Anybody with ideas about why, maybe consider writing to the USGA, because this is getting ridiculous. On paper, it shouldn’t be happening.

Bonus because I’m an esports guy (although admittedly, not a League of Legends guy):
Tyler1 unbanned by Riot Games, allowed to play League of Legends again
The popular personality and skilled player had a reputation for not-so-nice behavior in games and was banned by the game developer for two years. Like super banned, as in if he created a new account, they found it and banned it.

Do we have any gamers out there in the TSF community?