Manchester United set to appoint Erik ten Hag as manager

The Alaska native wants to translate that into silverware with the Sounders pushing into the Champions League and MLS with the U-20 side looking for a CONCACAF qualifier race this summer. ASN Article: Vargas enjoys early success with pollsters and U-20s, but now aims for silverware

FC Cincinnati have rejected a transfer offer for forward Brenner from Brazilian club Internacional, sources have told Sources also confirm Queen City Press’ Laurel Pfahler’s initial report that Brenner asked to step away from the Orange & Blue. Sources: FC Cincinnati reject Brenner’s transfer offer from Brazilian Internacional | MLS

Halfway through the Concacaf Champions League semi-final against Seattle Sounders FC, New York City FC find themselves with their backs to the wall following a 3-1 defeat at Lumen Field on Wednesday. ‘Nothing is over’: NYCFC still in contention for CCL despite Leg 1 loss in Seattle | MLS

LAFC and star forward Carlos Vela remain in active contract talks, but no deal is imminent, sources tell Sources: LAFC, Carlos Vela remain in contract talks but no deal imminent | MLS

The Wolfsburg keeper will make her NWSL debut after the European Championships on a one-year contract, with an option for an additional year. Angel City FC sign German goalkeeper Almuth Schult to join the club in July – The Athletic

They will host Grenada before traveling to El Salvador in June. USMNT to open Concacaf Nations League play on June 10 – Stars and Stripes FC

FedEx Field receiving low ratings from FIFA, M&T Bank Stadium would host games under a merged bid, with Washington hosting ancillary events. Washington and Baltimore in talks over joint World Cup bid – Reuters

While many fans were thrilled to see the USMNT qualify for the World Cup after missing out in 2018, some are lost. Don’t like how the USMNT came back to the World Cup? So don’t follow. But you’re missing something… – The Athletic

Former Chicago Fire defenseman DaMarcus Beasley appeared 126 times for the United States Men’s National Team during a stellar playing career that spanned nearly 20 years. “Seize your chance in the World Cup” | DaMarcus Beasley Writes Letter of Encouragement to USMNT | Chicago Fire F.C.

Football matches could last longer by the time the World Cup arrives. World Cup: FIFA plans to extend stoppage time, which could extend games to 100 minutes, report says –

Remember when the power and influence of Europe’s wealthiest clubs was about to be tamed by the collapse of the Super League rebellion? It was only a year ago. Yet a partial revolution shaped by the elite is still underway in European football. Column: Champions League overhaul win for Super League rebels | PA News

The acknowledgment of the shortcomings came after an investigation by Amnesty International which said security guards had been forced to work in conditions described as “forced labour” by exceeding the maximum 60-hour working week and not having no day off for months or even years. Qatar World Cup organizers admit workers were exploited | PA News

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Karim Benzema after the striker’s hat-trick against Chelsea on Wednesday. Karim Benzema ‘better every day, like wine’, says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

Villarreal inflicted Bayern Munich’s first Champions League away defeat in nearly five years as they took a 1-0 lead in their quarter-final first leg at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Wednesday. Bayern Munich surprised by Villarreal in Champions League quarter-final first leg

American businessman Chris Kirchner has been named the preferred bidder for Derby County, club administrators have said. Derby County accept offer from American businessman Chris Kirchner in a bid to save the club

Ronald Koeman will become the coach of the Netherlands for the second time after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ronald Koeman to replace Louis van Gaal as Netherlands boss after World Cup – BBC News

Manchester United are closing in on appointing Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag as their new manager. Erik ten Hag: Man Utd set to appoint Ajax coach as new boss – BBC News BBC Homepage

Chelsea are used to pulling off successes in the face of adversity but is a Champions League turnaround against Real Madrid overtaking them? Chelsea face biggest escape task yet to overturn Champions League deficit against Real Madrid – BBC News BBC Homepage

Jesse Marsch says he’s not fazed by the challenge at Leeds and isn’t afraid to dream of winning trophies at Elland Road. Jesse Marsch: Leeds job doesn’t faze me, I’m used to being thrown in the deep end – BBC Sport

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the winner in Fulham’s 1-0 win at Middlesbrough while Bournemouth lost at West Brom. Championship roundup: Mitrovic extends Fulham’s lead at the top | Championship | The Guardian

Leah Williamson has been named England captain for the European Championship this summer and Millie Bright has been announced as vice-captain. ‘Highest honour’: Williamson named England captain for Women’s Euro | England women’s football team | The Guardian

In this week’s newsletter: Barcelona women have now sold Camp Nou twice – how did they do it? Moving the Goalposts: A night that changed women’s football forever | Soccer | The Guardian

In addition to the games listed below, there are more than half a dozen US Open Cup matches kicking off between 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+; the full lists are at the link above.

09:00 – Norway v. Kosovo – FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers – Paramount+

09:45 – RB Leipzig v Atalanta – UEFA Europa League – Paramount+, TUDN

09:45 – Feyenoord v Slavia Praha – Europa Conference League – Paramount+

10:15 a.m. – Foolad v. Al Gharafa – AFC Asian Champions League – Paramount+

10:15 a.m. – Pakhtakor v. Sepahan – AFC Asian Champions League – Paramount+

12:00 – Eintracht Frankfurt v. Barcelona – UEFA Europa League – Paramount+, TUDN, UniMas

12:00 – West Ham United v. Olympique Lyon – UEFA Europa League – Paramount+, Galavision

12:00 p.m. – Sporting Braga v. Rangers – UEFA Europa League – Paramount+

12:00 – Leicester City v. PSV – Europa Conference League – Paramount+

12:00 – Bodø / Glimt v. Roma – Europa Conference League – Paramount+

12:00 p.m. – Olympique Marseille v. PAOK – Europa Conference League – Paramount+

1:15 p.m. – Ahal vs. Al Ahli – AFC Asian Champions League – Paramount+

1:15 p.m. – Al Duhail vs. Al Taawon – AFC Asian Champions League – Paramount+

5:00 p.m. – Pachuca vs Tigres UANL – Liga MX – TUDN

7:00 p.m. – Atlas vs. Necaxa – Liga MX – TUDN

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