October 4, 2022

It’s official: Gareth Bale has joined LAFC as a free agent after leaving Real Madrid, the club announced on Monday. Official: LAFC signs ex-Real Madrid, Tottenham superstar Gareth Bale | MLS Soccer.com

It’s a sign of the league’s progress that it no longer relies on aging foreign stars to make its teams relevant. Gareth Bale may need MLS and LAFC more than him | Gareth Bale | The Guardian

Even with Obed Vargas, Ben Bender and Thiago Almada sidelined, it was a good weekend for young MLS players. Several of them scored or scored crucial goals and another produced arguably the best goalkeeping performance of Week 16. Who were the best young players in Week 16 of MLS? | MLS Soccer.com

Vancouver Whitecaps FC will host Toronto FC at BC Place in the 2022 Canadian Championship final on July 26. The winner will book a place in the 2023 Concacaf Champions League. Vancouver Whitecaps will host Toronto FC in the 2022 Canadian Championship final | MLS Soccer.com

Welsh soccer star Gareth Bale’s move to the United States has no downside for LAFC, and it shows just how much top players are content with playing in MLS. Gareth Bale’s LAFC signing shows how USA wins over European stars

ASN Article: Bale at LAFC in non-DP blockbuster, Atlanta woes, wild Philly-NYCFC matchup, and more

Lorenzo Insigne can be considered one of Major League Soccer’s most important signings, but he says he doesn’t feel any pressure on his move to Toronto FC. Toronto FC’s Lorenzo Insigne feels no pressure as MLS’s best player

The “Copa Angelina” between Angel City FC and the Mexican women’s national team will take place on September 5 in Los Angeles. The women of Angel City FC and Mexico will play on September 5 in a friendly in Los Angeles

A different kind of friendly to pressure in the fall. Angel City FC to Host Mexico Women’s National Team in Labor Day Friendly – Angels on Parade

Mexico’s women’s team is looking to emulate the US men’s team’s success with the launch of the Copa Angelina. Mexico Women’s National Team to face Angel City in new Angelina Cup – The Athletic ($)

Morgan’s scorching form is undeniable. Her 11 regular season goals already make it her best club season, and she would have been tied for the NWSL Golden Boot last year. Kassouf: With a clear identity, the wave rises high and a legitimate competitor – Equalizer Soccer

In June, professional sports leagues dress in the colors of the rainbow to celebrate Pride Month. Pride Month, pro sports and the dubious relationship between them

Arsenal have completed the signing of United States men’s national team goalkeeper Matt Turner, the club announced on Monday. Arsenal sign USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution

Watford have called off a friendly against the Qatar national team after two groups of supporters raised concerns about human rights. Watford cancel friendly against Qatar after fans raise human rights concerns

The Euro 2022 women’s championship takes place in England from July 6 to 31. See which teams are playing in which stadiums. Euro 2022: Which countries are playing and where? -BBC Sports

Former Manchester City captain Fernandinho has re-signed for Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense, the club where he started his career. Fernandinho: Ex-Manchester City captain returns to Athletico Paranaense – BBC Sport

Petr Cech is due to step down as technical and performance adviser at Chelsea at the end of the month. Chelsea: Petr Cech to step down as technical and performance adviser – BBC Sport

Simone Magill tells MOTDx about his dream of becoming a footballer, starting a new life at Everton and Northern Ireland European Championship hopes. Simone Magill: Northern Ireland striker set to fulfill Euro 2022 dreams – BBC Sport

Chelsea’s revolution under Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital is starting to gain momentum after Petr Cech becomes the latest figure to leave the club. Petr Cech leaves Chelsea as Maxwell and Edwards linked with managerial role | Chelsea | The Guardian

Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita agrees with Pele or whoever decades ago who first described football as the “beautiful game”. Yamashita is one of three women chosen by FIFA to referee the men’s World Cup in Qatar, which opens on November 21. Men’s World Cup referee wants the game to shine

08:00 – Slovakia U19 vs Austria U19 – UEFA European Championship U19 – ESPN+

08:00 – England U19 vs Italy U19 – UEFA European U19 Championship – TUDN, ESPN+

11:00 am – France U19 vs Israel U19 – UEFA European U19 Championship – TUDN, ESPN+

16:00 – USA U20 vs Costa Rica U20 – CONCACAF U20 Championship – FS2, TUDN

4:00 p.m. – Hartford Athletic vs. Colorado Springs – USL Championship – ESPN+

6:00 p.m. – San Antonio vs FC Tulsa – USL Championship – ESPN+

7:00 p.m. – USWNT vs. Colombia – Friendly Match – ESPN

19:00 – Panama U20 vs Honduras U20 – CONCACAF U20 Championship – FS2, TUDN