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Twenty-two players quit the troubled Seattle Impact in protest of owner Dion Earl’s management style. Earl also coaches and plays for the team and has been served with a class action lawsuit by former employees.
After playing their first four away, the Sounders make their home debut in the Tacoma Dome. David Hoggan and Gary Heale, who once starred for the Tacoma Stars, score in a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Foxes.
Megan Rapinoe fires the opening salvo in the United States bid to bring the FIFA World Cup championship back home. Rapinoe scores the opening goal in the USWNT's first group stage game, a 3-1 win over Australia in Winnipeg. She scores in the 12th minute and adds her 31st international goal in the 78th, the first two-goal game at the World Cup for the Americans since Abby Wambach against Norway in 2007. Hope Solo, Rapinoe's Seattle Reign teammate, is tested in the fifth minute, when she tips Emily Van Egmond’s shot off the crossbar and over.
In his first USMNT start in nearly six months, Kasey Keller makes six saves in posting his third straight shutout in World Cup qualifying. The U.S. blanks Costa Rica, 1-0, before a record Kansas City attendance of over 37,000. After Josh Wolff's 70th-minute goal, Keller preserves the advantage, including stopping a Paolo Wanchope header with eight minutes left.
Annette Duvall scores a record six goals in Western Washington’s 8-1 pummeling of Puget Sound in Bellingham. A junior, Duvall scores five times in the second half as the Vikings pull away from a 1-1 halftime tie. Four of her goals come in a span fewer than 15 minutes.
Lionel Messi scores a pair of sensational first-half goals before a record Pacific Northwest soccer crowd of 66,848 as reigning European champion Barcelona eases to a 4-0 win over Sounders FC in a friendly.