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U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Victory Parade Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

Premier League/England

Wolves’ ambitious owners understand they can’t match the Big Six – and that’s why they might actually break it | FourFourTwo
The West Midlanders’ big problem is that their first XI is so well established it’s not clear how they improve it.

Bohemians vs. Chelsea - July 10, 2019 - ESPN
Frank Lampard held to draw in debut as Chelsea boss.

The Vincibles: Remembering Spurs’ hilariously bad 2003-04 campaign - Planet Football
While Arsenal were busy embarking on their greatest ever league campaign, Tottenham were enduring one of their worst.

Steve Bruce on Newcastle shortlist and open to approach over manager’s job | Football | The Guardian
Sheffield Wednesday’s manager is open to an approach from Newcastle United.

Europe

Neymar ‘annoyed,’ will return on Monday - father
Neymar will report to PSG’s preseason on Monday, something the French club had been informed of weeks ago, according to the player’s father.

MLS/Americas

Megan Rapinoe tells Trump: ‘Your message is excluding people’ | Football | The Guardian
US soccer captain again rejects White House visit, saying team does not want to be ‘corrupted’.

U.S. Mexico straight to Hex in new CONCACAF format
CONCACAF’s new rules for 2022 World Cup qualifying mean that the U.S. and Mexico are likely to go straight to the six-team Hexagonal round.

World Cup and Gold Cup viewership and bonuses highlight women’s pay disparity - Stars and Stripes FC
The women got 8 times the money as the men this summer. Fair?

’They’re icons’: US women’s champion team take victory parade in New York | Football | The Guardian
The twice-consecutive World Cup winners receive traditional NYC ticker-tape parade

MLS shopping lists: Who needs what in the summer transfer window?
The summer transfer window is now open in MLS, and we break down who needs what.

AFCON/Rest of the World

Nigeria score in last minute to beat South Africa 2-1 for semi-final spot - BBC Sport
William Troost-Ekong scores a dramatic late winner to send Nigeria into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.

Idrissa Gueye’s goal sees Senegal beat Benin to reach semis - BBC Sport
A goal by Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye ends Benin’s tournament.