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Will "Keane-like money" lure the German to Chicago? Steven Gerrard has hung up the boots, but his future may still be with Liverpool. We aren't the only CONCACAF team who sacked their coach.

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Major League Soccer

Bastian Schweinsteiger could be the next aging aged Euro to grace MLS. $16.5 million over 3 years is a lot of dollars, and it would represent a massive increase in the salary budget for the struggling Chicago Fire. But how much does the German legend have left in the tank?

As the Sounders prepare for a final showdown with the Colorado Rapidscheck out Burgundy Wave's end of the year awards for their team (and let's hope it really is the end of their year).

Stevie G

It's official - the Liverpool and England legend known as Steven Gerrard has retired from playing the game of soccer.

Naturally, tributes, tweets and words of well-wishers began to flow right after his announcement, from past teammates to past rivals.

Here's how Gerrard would like to be remembered, in his own words [video, registration required]

So, what's next for him? A return to Liverpool in some capacity seems inevitable. Jurgen Klopp certainly left that possibility wide open, but declined to discuss any announcement at the moment.

Seattle

Ready for the match tomorrow? If math is as hard for you as it is for me, you may want to keep this handy chart bookmarked. It will allow you to keep track of the aggregate score of the series and what situations lead to outright victory or overtime.

Even though it's been a couple of days since we emphasize being thankful, we still wanted to highlight this other Fanpost from Eastside Arsenal, because it's very well said!

US Soccer

Here's a look at what it means for the USMNT to have Bruce Arena back in charge again, and how the veteran coach might be different this time around.

World

Trinidad and Tobago's form in international competition is pretty dire, and manager Stephen Hart has gotten the axe. Joevin Jones and the other Soca Warriors will have a new leader heading into the rest of World Cup qualifying.

So, Football Manager 2017 has included the potential consequences of the Brexit vote, and it's making some players furious, with visa issues aplenty and players unable to complete contracts due to various complications. And it's not just "Remain" voters who are upset.

Wales' FA has responded to disciplinary actions from FIFA over the display of symbolic poppy flowersand other celebration of armistice day during a recent international match.

Swiss law firm is challenging FIFA's youth transfer rules in court, on behalf of an unidentified 17-year-old player from Africa.