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World Cup starts for USWNT, Leagues Cup begins tonight: The Rundown, July 21

The USWNT has all 23 players on the roster available for selection tonight in their World Cup opener against Vietnam. Paul Kennedy has three questions ahead of the match. (Soccer America)

While they're available tonight, Rose Lavelle and Megan Rapinoe are on a minutes restriction tonight. (ESPN)

Alexia Putellas was not needed for Spain from the start as they began their World Cup journey with a win this morning, 3-0 over Costa Rica. Per Opta, Spain set new WWC records for shots (46), possession (80%), and touches in the opponent's box (117). (ESPN)

Switzerland made a winning start to their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over the debutants Philippines, thanks to Ramona Bachmann’s first-half penalty and a close-range effort from Seraina Piubel. (The Guardian)

Disappointing start for the defending Olympic gold medalists Canada as they draw 0-0 with Nigeria, Christine Sinclair missed a penalty for the Canadians. (CBC)

New territory for MLS and for Liga MX with the launch of the Leagues Cup tonight. (US Soccer Players)

Jordi Alba signs with Inter Miami ahead of their Leagues Cup opener tonight with Cruz Azul. (MLS)

Lionel Messi making friends within the Miami squad in his first week. (AS)

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