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Seattle soccer

ALEX MEGSON BACK ON OFFENSE FOR STARS - Tacoma Stars

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Ostrem, Menzies Lead Huskies Past Cal, 2-1 - Washington Huskies | University of Washington Athletics

Puget Sound culture

Russian River Brewing opens its new beer mecca in Windsor, CA – Washington Beer Blog
Last Thursday, October 11, Russian River Brewing Company opened a new, huge facility not far from its existing brewery and pub in Santa Rosa.

How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Primes Students for Interdisciplinary Learning, Including STEM | MindShift | KQED News
Although Dungeons and Dragons is known more for its creative play and storytelling, science understanding, geography and math skills are weaved into the po

Reveal - No Spoilers — Pandemonium Warehouse
A new gaming company offering official, expanded editions of D&D modules. Our first is Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Platinum Edition.

MLS

MLS on track for one of highest-scoring seasons in league history in 2018 | MLSsoccer.com
It would be the league's highest scoring season since 2001 and would be the highest of any of the world's top domestic league's this year.

D.C. United’s 2019 kit sponsorship could be one of the league’s most lucrative ($) – The Athletic
Sounders are apparently bringing in about $4.1M a year from XBox and MLS is planning to allow advertising on the sleeves of jerseys for the first time.

Warshaw: Running the rule over Wednesday's MLS action | MLSsoccer.com
Don't look now, but Bobby Warshaw may finally be warming up to the Sounders (12 wins in 14 games has that effect).

Army Of Support: In Portland And MLS Venues The Value Of Fan-Led Engagement
Constant flow of soccer provides a different sort of fan experience in North American sports

Evaluating Audi Field's Impact on D.C. United, Three Months In
The team has played well since moving to its new home. Will it change the franchise?

Expected Narratives Week 33: End of Year Awards 2018 — American Soccer Analysis
It was a pretty light weekend in Major League Soccer featuring a match seeking to answer that age old question “what happens when the opposite of an immovable object meets the opposite of an unstoppable force?” The answer? Colorado wins 2-0, I guess. That match will probably be remembered more for the altercation following the final whistle which featured two players being showed red cards FIFTEEN minutes into stoppage time so I guess Colorado and MInnesota aren't’ best friends now, which could be problematic as previously they seem to be the only destinations that would actually want some of the other’s lackluster players.

NWSL

Barcelona plot US expansion with NWSL team - SportsPro Media
La Liga Champions Barcelona in talks over North American women’s league entry in 2019.

USL and other lower pro leagues

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC to build soccer-specific stadium for 2020 season

QUINN AGREES TO MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION WITH ORANGE COUNTY SC

NISA adding team in Philadelphia market for inaugural season in 2019 - Brotherly Game
Ownership, venue and team name to be announced

US national team

10 Things about the new National Soccer Hall of Fame | MLSsoccer.com
This is officially one reason to visit Frisco.

World soccer and things that don’t like my categories

La Liga president says proposed tax reforms could see elite players leave
La Liga risks losing some of its leading players if tax reforms proposed by the Spanish government go ahead, league president Javier Tebas has warne

“Josh Sargent’s time with Werder Bremen’s U23s is over” – Florian Kohfeldt | bundesliga.com
Josh Sargent’s full first-team debut with Werder Bremen would appear to be imminent, with the club’s coach Florian Kohfeldt the latest - and highest profile – name at the Weser Stadion to vouch for the promising young American forward.

Union Berlin have big plans on how to “save” German soccer - Bavarian Football Works
As the Deutsche Fussball League meets to discuss any and all potential changes for soccer in Germany, 2.Bundesliga side Union Berlin has a list of proposals they want brought forward and debated.

How Tata Martino’s experience with Newell’s Old Boys, Barcelona, and Atlanta United can help Mexico move past Juan Carlos Osorio’s El Tri. - FMF State Of Mind
We speak to those who have followed Tata’s career for a decade to see what he brings to El Tri that differs from Juan Carlos Osorio.

Jamaica qualify for Women's World Cup with help from Bob Marley's daughter - BBC Sport
Jamaica's Reggae Girlz have qualified for the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup - and have Bob Marley's daughter to thank.

theScore - United's Pereira confirms reason for Pogba, Mourinho spat
United's Pereira confirms reason for Pogba, Mourinho spat

The US won Concacaf qualifying but Panama’s Yenith Bailey stole the show - Stars and Stripes FC
Yenith Bailey is 17 years old and already making waves in goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus saw club ‘kick me out’ - Gonzalo Higuain
Juventus broke their transfer record to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for €100 million, and Gonzalo Higuain then left to join AC Milan.

No Straight Line: Fandom In The Age Of #MeToo - Managing Madrid
How do we reconcile who we are with who we root for?

Marbella Ibarra, pioneer of women’s soccer in Mexico, found murdered. - FMF State Of Mind
One of the biggest reasons there’s women’s soccer in Mexico was abducted, tortured, and killed.