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Soccer: 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship-Panama at Jaimaca Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Remembering Schmetzer’s Sporthaus, home of Seattle soccer and one its foremost families – The Athletic ($)
At Schmetzer’s Sporthaus, future Sounders coach Brian and his siblings worked their first jobs and internalized lessons from their immigrant parents that they’ve carried ever since.

culture

Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms online - Medieval manuscripts blog
The British Library holds the world’s most important collections of books made or owned in England between the eclipse of Roman Britain and the Norman Conquest of 1066. These books and documents contain crucial evidence for the development of society, economy, literature, government, art and religion during the transformative period...

MLS

Watch Wayne Rooney’s brilliant free kick goal for D.C. United - Black And Red United
He did it again y’all

New England Revolution are planning ‘major changes,’ but coach Brad Friedel will return - The Boston Globe
The team missed the playoffs for the third straight year, but Brad Friedel will return as coach.

Black Fires, the new confluence of black identity and passion for soccer - Chicago Tribune
Two local fans announced the birth of Black Fires, a new supporters group aimed at increasing the representation of black supporters and celebrate black culture and history within the local soccer fanbase.

After mounting complaints, MLSE moves to upgrade BMO Field playing surface
TORONTO — Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is moving to improve the much-maligned playing surface at BMO Field.A new grass surface will be laid next month, with improved lighting and irrigation. And. . .

expansion/relocation

Graphic Designer with FC Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH

Miami-Dade prepares youth soccer park after Beckham talks | Miami Herald

Community Corner: Which city do you wish to see get a MLS expansion bid? - Stars and Stripes FC
Pick from the cities that are left.

USL and lower leagues

Eric Wynalda brings a polished edge to Lights FC – Las Vegas Review-Journal
New Lights FC manager Eric Wynalda said it’s not so much he has an ax to grind with the soccer establishment. It was just the career path he chose.

From the Pitch - For the Record
RECORDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN. THE PERSON WHO MAKES HISTORY COULD BE SITTING NEXT TO YOU.

Taking Attendance 10/14/2018: USL Finishes Up 14 Percent – kenn.com blog

US national team

USA toughs out 2-0 win against Canada to finish World Cup qualifying - Stars and Stripes FC
Goals from Lavelle and Morgan bookended a physically challenging win.

USMNT to play Italy in Belgium November 20th - Stars and Stripes FC
It’s the last match of the Kickoff Series.

World soccer

They did it! Reggae Girlz book ticket to World Cup | Loop News
Jamaica's Reggae Girlz created history on Wednesday in the United States by becoming the first Caribbean team to reach the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Eric Dier destroying Sergio Ramos, and other wonderful things from the international break - SBNation.com
The interlull has actually been pretty entertaining.

Kim Little has leg broken by vicious tackle by Chelsea’s Drew Spence - The Short Fuse
To top it off, Spence only received a yellow card for the horror challenge which has now led to severe condemnation.

Arturo Vidal fined €800,000 for nightclub assault conviction - Bavarian Football Works
The Legend of King Arturo and the Nights of the Crown Club nears its indecorous end.

Arsene Wenger: Ex-Arsenal boss has offers from 'all over the world' - BBC Sport
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he expects to be back in work on 1 January and has offers from "all over the world".

MP & Silva officially wound up | SportBusiness Group
The MP & Silva agency – majority owned by Chinese companies Everbright and Baofeng – was this morning wound up by the High Court of Justice.