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1. American Ismail Elfath has been assigned as the referee for Saturday's South Korea-Ukraine final at the Under-20 Men's World Cup. Elfath, the third American to take charge of a FIFA men's final, will be assisted by Kyle Atkins and Corey Parker with Alan Kelly serving as the VAR on the all-PRO crew in Lodz, Poland. Mark Geiger was the referee for the 2011 U-20 World Cup final. In December 2018, Jair Marrufo officiated the Club World Cup final between Real Madrid and Al Anin.

2. A part of its "Power Has No Gender" campaign, Powerade is partnering with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to provide field access to players in underserved communities by creating three new fields. The “Power Pitches” will honor U.S. national team stars Alex Morgan (Los Angeles), Crystal Dunn (New York area) and Kelley O’Hara (Atlanta). Powerade, a U.S. Soccer sponsor, launched the "Power Has No Gender" campaign as the first chapter of its “Power Has No Limit” campaign addressing challenges athletes face due to their race, age, ability, access and identity.

3. Major League Soccer and the Home Depot have launched a summer digital campaign around some of the league's stars. Players in the campaign for the home improvement company’s home appliance product innovation from LG Electronics include Diego Valeri, Diego Rossi, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Daniel Salloi. The launch coincides with the Home Depot’s multi-year partnership extension with MLS through the 2022 season. The Home Depot, which is also the exclusive home improvement retailer of the Mexican national team, has expanded rights as a 2019 Campeones Cup partner.
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