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Major Link Soccer: Oscar Pareja headed to Club Tijuana

Also: NY Cosmos are still alive, NWSL recognizes their players union, and Caleb Porter should not replace Pareja in Dallas.

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MLS: Orlando City SC at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Puget Sound soccer

Emerald City Supporters - 2018 End of Season Party
Emerald City Supporters, a supporter group for the Seattle Sounders FC

Soccer stadium could be reality by 2020 | Tacoma Weekly
Heidelberg/Davis Park, located along South 19th Street adjacent to the Metro Parks administration building, is home to baseball and softball fields used by local high schools and various recreational leagues. It is being considered as a site for future soccer stadium.

8 Sounders Academy players and 2 Reign Academy players named to 2018 All-America Teams

Report: Allen made stipulations for future Seahawks sale - National Football Post
They would force a new owner to keep the team in the region.

The Whole Sixteen Goal Story (Part 2) | The Frank MacDonald Blog
The story of 1968 continues.

Sounders FC head coach, U.S. World Cup star introduce new soccer training center | Q13 FOX News
TOCA Football said the new center in Lynnwood combines technology with the highest level of soccer training.

Puget Sound news & culture

Soccer Fans Admit They Are Better Friends On Twitter Than In Real Life — The Nutmeg News

SDOT preparing for Seattle Squeeze
Seattle’s “Period of Maximum Constraint,” when large construction and transportation projects cause traffic congestion to peak, is coming up.

‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’ aired only once. 40 years later, it’s still weird - Los Angeles Times
"The Star Wars Holiday Special" celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It's weird and strange and bad, but it holds a special place in many "Star Wars" fans' hearts.

Soundgarden Guitarist On Upcoming Chris Cornell Tribute Concert: 'I Suppose It Will Be Somewhat Anxious' -
A benefit concert in memory of late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, billed as “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell”, will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on January 16, 2019.


SKC, Portland eye "completely different" matchup in Conference Championship |

Liga MX transfer news: Club Tijuana set to hire FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja |
Liga MX side Club Tijuana is set to announce the hiring of FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja as the team's new manager, multiple sources have confirmed to Goal.

Soccer: Five likely candidates for FC Dallas head coach | SportsDay
After five seasons as head coach and 20 seasons with the club, Oscar Pareja appears to be leaving FC Dallas to take on the next stage of his career...

Please stop suggesting Porter - Big D Soccer
He is all kinds of wrong for FC Dallas.

Kemar Lawrence can take free kicks for Jamaica; why not for New York Red Bulls? - Once A Metro
Psst...RBNY: in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a reminder.

NWSL and other women’s pro leagues

National Women's Soccer League recognizes players union
The National Women's Soccer League has formally recognized the NWSL Players Association as the exclusive bargaining representative for the league's players.

USL and other men’s lower leagues

The story of Madison's pink flamingos
Why does Forward Madison FC have a flamingo in its crest?

'It's like Christmas Day': Team announces name for first pro soccer club in Madison - WISC
Forward Madison FC unveiled its team name Sunday at an event at the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Hounds hold ‘Peace on the Pitch’ fundraising event

Peace on the Pitch raises over $20,000 after tragedy at Tree of Life » Pittsburgh Soccer Now

The Cosmos Live! The National Premier Soccer League Announces Founders Cup For 2019 – NY Sports Day
The New York Cosmos have more soccer lives than, well, anyone. The club, now owned by former Columbia star and Mediacom CEO Rocco Commisso, were one of 11 teams from across the across the United States that announced the formation of a new league.

United States National Teams

USA loses 3-0 to Korea DPR at U17 Women’s World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC

Weston McKennie and Luca de la Torre Depart MNT Camp Ahead of Italy Match - U.S. Soccer
U.S. Men's National Team midfielders Weston McKennie and Luca de la Torre have departed MNT camp ahead of Tuesday's year-end match against Italy.

World soccer

Neymar talks about his reunion with former Barça teammate Luis Suárez
Brazilian captain, Neymar, refused to answer questions about a potential return to the Camp Nou

The role ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez played in Lucas Torreira's Arsenal transfer this summer -

Mexico struggles in Argentina loss; Paulo Dybala's drought continues
It was a disappointing display against Argentina's fluid attack, but the rare road test gives Mexico plenty to build on.

Mexico players keen on potential Gerardo Martino hiring as next boss
Several players for Mexico said they were keen on the reports that Gerardo "Tata" Martino would be appointed as the squad's next boss.

Dalic To Speak With Lovren About Ramos Feud
Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic says he will talk with Dejan Lovren about his ongoing feud with Spain's Sergio Ramos.

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