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1. Bill Palladino, the chief assistant on Coach Anson Dorrance’s women's staff at the University of North Carolina for four decades, is stepping down. As Carolina’s defensive coordinator, he coached teams in 1987 and 1997 when the Tar Heels posted an NCAA-record 22 shutouts. Over his tenure, UNC won 22 national championships. Palladino will continue to serve as an assistant coach with the NWSL champion North Carolina Courage.

2. U.S. Soccer has sold over 40,000 tickets for the USA-Portugal women's match as part of the Victory Tour on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. That puts the crowd on pace to break the U.S. women's record for a stand-alone friendly game. The record was set in the opening game of the 2015 Victory Tour when the USA-Costa Rica game in Pittsburgh drew 44,028 fans.

3. LA Galaxy teenager Efrain Alvarez was handed an additional game suspension for the red card issued to him in the 84th minute of the Galaxy's match against the Portland Timbers on July 27. Alvarez was ejected for kicking the ball at an opponent down on the field. He was issued an additional undisclosed fine for failing to leave the field in a timely manner.
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