OL Reign and the Seattle Sounders kicked their respective seasons off on Friday night with fans in attendance for the first time in over a year. MLS had its first week of action with plenty of highs and lows, particularly down in Miami where David Beckham’s club have been found to have violated the league’s roster rules. Over in Europe the official announcement of a proposed super league has sparked debate over the future and the should of the sport.

The sponsor on the front of OL Reign’s kits sends a powerful message as they open their season. OL Reign Debut New Kits, Place Black Women-Led Collective Front And Center

It wasn’t exactly the start the team would have hoped for, but a point and the return of fans isn’t a bad place to start. OL Reign Hold Houston Dash to Draw in Challenge Cup Opener — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

Goal machine goes “BRRRRRRR!” Seattle Sounders run rampant in second half to down Minnesota United, seal emphatic first win in new formation | Seattle Sounders FC

An important step in making the Toronto FC and Canada Soccer community a welcoming place for all. Waking the Red announces partnership with the TFC BIPOC Fan Coalition – Waking The Red

Tormenta FC, Forest Heights Pharmacy to Host Vaccine Clinic at Home Opener

Bob Bradley had what we like to call a ‘whoopsie doodle.’ “My fault”: LAFC mistakenly sub off Carlos Vela in LAFC season-opener | MLSSoccer.com

Speaking of whoopsies, Inter Miami accidentally broke roster rules, had to buy out a player they spent between $6 and $9 million dollars to sign, and probably still face additional punishments for having four Designated Players on the roster in 2020. MLS determines Inter Miami violated roster and budget rules – The Athletic

This is sort of an MLS-manufactured rivalry, but not in the usual sense. A real, organic rivalry – Broadway Sports Media

It’s a bad year for the knees of players whose last names are Morris. Columbus Crew: Aidan Morris suffers potentially season-ending injury

Steve Zakuani highlights some of the top storylines from MLS’s opening weekend. Saturday takeaways: What we learned from Week 1’s action | MLSSoccer.com

Players expressed concerns over issues including training times and staffing levels but Arsenal insist they remain ambitious in women’s game. Arsenal Women players raise concerns over direction of club – The Athletic

The teammates and former roommates will give listeners into a behind-the-scenes look into what it’s like living atop the soccer world. Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams announce SNACKS, a new podcast from Just Women’s Sports – Just Women’s Sports

PSG have ended Lyon’s hold on the Women’s Champions League crown to reach the semi-finals. Women’s Champions League holders Lyon crash out against PSG | Women’s Champions League | The Guardian

All aboard the Trinity Rodman Hype Train! Washington Spirit beat Racing Louisville on late goal: Five Thoughts – Black And Red United

There’s a possibility of a version of the tournament taking place later in the season, but the US Open Cup is looking at the possibility of a second year on hiatus. Open Cup Committee Determines 2021 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Will Not Be Held This Spring

Trans athletes, and particularly nonbinary athletes like OL Reign’s Quinn, are being left in limbo at best by the binary of “men’s” and “women’s” sports. Transgender athletes: Where do nonbinary people fit in? – Sports Illustrated

Liverpool is one of six Premier League teams and 12 total men’s teams that have signed on for what they expect to be a guaranteed comically large novelty check. Liverpool Agree To Join European Super League Condemned By UEFA – The Liverpool Offside

A $60 billion law suit is certainly not going to be the last challenge to the proposed super league. Superlega, la Uefa prepara una causa da 50 miliardi – La Gazzetta dello Sport

12:00 PM – Leeds United vs Liverpool (EPL) – NBCSN