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For Sweden, questions remain after EURO heartbreak

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Mark Parsons out as Netherlands coach

Mark Parsons and the Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) have decided to mutually terminate his contract to coach the women's national team. Parsons was hired in May 2021, while still coaching the Portland Thorns of the NWSL. He was the successor of Sarina Wiegman, who won the 2022 UEFA EURO with England. The Dutch were eliminated in this year’s EURO in the quarterfinals against France, after winning the tournament in 2017.

Heather O’Reilly says she’s unretiring to play in UWCL

Heather O’Reilly tells BBC Sounds that she is coming out of retirement to play for Irish champions Shelbourne FC. O’Reilly’s last professional match was the NWSL Championship on Oct. 27, 2019. Shelbourne are champions of Ireland and begin first-round play in the UEFA Champions League on August 18 against Slovenia champions Pomurje. O’Reilly was announced on Thursday as eligible for the National Soccer Hall of Fame, but unretiring would affect her eligibility.

NWSL to introduce VAR in 2023, move league office to New York

The NWSL on Wednesday announced changes approved at this week's board meeting which are meant to improve the league's future. VAR (Video Assistant Referee) will be utilized in 2023, along with further investments to improve referees. (PRO2 referees also announced good news about moving forward with CBA negotiations.) NWSL headquarters will also move to New York in September, and the league will invest in better cameras and more staff to improve lagging broadcasts.

Injured Hatch replaced by Coffey on USWNT’s qualifying roster

Ashley Hatch's Concacaf W Championship is done after one appearance against Jamaica. U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Hatch strained a muscle in her left leg during that game Thursday. Midfielder Sam Coffey was called in to replace Hatch. Tournament rules permit roster changes between the group stage and semifinals for injuries. Emily Fox also missed Monday's 1-0 win over Mexico due to COVID-19 protocol.

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Maria Sánchez details long journey back to NWSL, growth in Liga MX Femenil

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For Sweden, questions remain after EURO heartbreak

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