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The Sounders are as well positioned as any other team to win MLS’s inaugural CCL. By winning the CONCACAF Champions League, the Sounders can end an MLS quest… and start a new one – The Athletic

The significance of Wednesday night’s Concacaf Champions League Final second leg at Lumen Field resonates particularly with Garth Lagerwey. Can the Seattle Sounders achieve ‘immortality’? Garth Lagerwey on CCL’s historic opportunity against the Pumas | MLS

Seattle Sounders FC are on the brink of history, with 90 minutes on Wednesday night separating Rave Green from becoming the first MLS team to win a Concacaf Champions League title. What would a CCL title mean for Seattle Sounders FC? | MLS

There is an exit clause, but RSL just spent $450,000 in allocation money for the switch to acquiring Jefferson Savarino. RSL climbs to the top of the allocation rankings; Savarino’s move is likely imminent – RSL Soapbox

Over the nine weeks of the 2022 MLS season, which clubs are the best at starting games and which are the most proficient at closing them out? Which are the best and worst teams in MLS in each half? | MLS

The sounders remain at 5. Power Rankings: NYCFC enters top three, LA Galaxy falls after Week 9 | MLS

Another bad week for MLS. SKEDBALL: Weekly Sports TV Ratings 4.25-5.1.2022 | Daily Showbuzz

Congratulations to Jason Anderson and his move to full-time football writer at Pro Soccer Wire. A major change is coming to Black and Red United – Black And Red United

Launch of the regular season with a multi-tiered approach to assess the position of each club. Angel City raises the bar, the end of Stoneywatch and the birth of Rose Ravelle: This week in the chaos of the NWSL – The Athletic

Elyse Bennett, KC Current’s first draft pick this year, was a revelation replacing injured offseason star Lynn Williams. KC’s current top pick Elyse Bennett replaces Lynn Williams | The Kansas City Star

The Spirit used a goal in each half to get their season off to a good start and then celebrated. Thoughts on the Washington Spirit’s opening day extravaganza and 2-1 win over OL Reign – Black And Red United

The brand is challenging stereotypes after extending its UEFA sponsorship to women’s football. Heineken corrects football stats to fight gender bias | Advertising week

Fifa’s independent ethics committee has opened formal proceedings against Patrick Assoumou Eyi, Serge Mombo and two other coaches as part of its investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in Gabon. Fifa opens proceedings against four coaches in investigation of sexual abuse in Gabon | The Guardian

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has not given up hope of hijacking the deal to buy Chelsea, despite Todd Boehly’s consortium being selected as the preferred bidder. Jim Ratcliffe speaks to groups of Chelsea fans as he refuses to give up hope | The Guardian

The big question surrounding the potential sale of Chelsea is what happens to the billions in debt. Concerns remain over how to deal with Chelsea’s £1.5billion ‘debt’ to Abramovich – We Ain’t Got No History

Defender Raphaël Varane says Manchester UnitedThe form of will improve next season after a deflated 2021-22 campaign. Man Utd defender Raphael Varane says ‘next season will be better’ for the club – Reuters

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne says winning the Champions League will change the way people perceive the club. Kevin de Bruyne says Manchester City’s Champions League win would change club’s outlook – BBC News BBC Homepage

liverpool survived a scare against Villarreal to get to the Champions League final – and keep their hopes of winning the treble alive. Villarreal 2-3 Liverpool (2-5 on aggregate): Jurgen Klopp’s side through to Champions League final – BBC Sport

Kieffer Moore sent Bournemouth back to the Premier League with a late winner against Nottingham Forest. Bournemouth 1-0 Nottingham Forest: Cherries promoted to Premier League – BBC News BBC Homepage

Atlético Madrid said the idea of ​​giving the La Liga champions real Madrid an honor guard is “an attempt at ridicule”. Atletico Madrid will refuse to hand over Real Madrid honor guard for La Liga title win | ESPN

Carlo Ancelotti has the chance to set another record with Real Madrid, but will he stay at the club beyond this season? What future for Real Madrid’s record-breaking manager? -BBC Sports

Ancelotti has revealed he will likely retire when he leaves Real Madrid, although he may be tempted by a chance to coach Canada in the future. Carlo Ancelotti set to retire after Real Madrid but could be tempted by a job in Canada | ESPN

The Puyallup Tribe will replace CI Shenanigans on the Ruston Way waterfront with an Aboriginal restaurant, in partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi. Chef Roy Yamaguchi opens Tacoma restaurant | Tacoma Newsstand

We already know what you should be watching from 5:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m., but just in case that wasn’t enough football, there are a few more games going on today.

12:00 p.m.: Real Madrid vs. Manchester City (UEFA Champions League) – CBS/Paramount+/TUDN/Univision

4:00 p.m.: Costa Rica vs. Canada (Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship) — FS2

4:30 p.m.: FC Cincinnati vs. FCToronto (MLS)—ESPN+

4:30 p.m.: Atlanta United II vs. Louisville City (USL Championship) – ESPN+

5:00 p.m.: OL Reign vs. Washington Spirit (NWSL Challenge Cup semi-final) – CBSSN

5:00 p.m.: Birmingham Legion vs. Miami FC (USL Championship) – ESPN+

5:30 p.m.: Kansas City Current vs. North Carolina Courage (NWSL Challenge Cup semi-final) — Paramount+

6:00 p.m.: Locomotive El Paso vs. FC Tulsa (USL Championship) – ESPN+

7:00 p.m.: Republic of Sacramento vs. New Mexico United (USL Championship) – ESPN+

7:00 p.m.: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Pumas UNAM (Concacaf Champions League final) – FS1 / TUDN / UniMas