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Major Link Soccer: Player who stomped DeAndre Yedlin suspended

Atlanta United keeps winning with a flourish.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United - Premier League Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Seattle

Brighton forward Tomer Hemed is facing a three-match ban after stomping on Deandre Yedlin’s calf during their match versus Newcastle. Brighton’s manager is doing his best to avoid that from happening, reiterating that he believes it was an accident.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Reign FC players Lauren Barnes and Jeff Fishlock caught on quick to fly fishing as part of Q13 Fox’s “Out and About” segment.

MLS

Lee Nguyen’s dark horse MLS MVP campaign continued this weekend, punctuated by his 50th career goal for the New England Revolution.

Atlanta United’s crucial 2-0 victory over Montreal came at a steep cost, with Miguel Almiron going down with a hamstring injury after 15 minutes. NYCFC will relish the win, as Atlanta’s victory secured their MLS playoff spot.

United States

Howler Magazine profiled U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, and how his methodical curriculum could pay-off if the joint 2026 World Cup bid is successful.

As the NASL lawsuit comes to a head, the Inverted Triangle podcast digs into both its legal and historical ramifications.

The Ringer dove deep into F.C. Dallas’ heavy youth investment, and how basketball is starting to take notice as their AAU development model continues to encounter issues.

The World

FIFA has walked back its ban on UK associations using the poppy symbol to commemorate Armistice day, after having discussions with UK football associations.

In an “I didn’t want to go to homecoming anyway”-esque move, Arsene Wenger argues that the Champions League group stage has lost its luster.

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