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Finally the worst kept secret is coming out. Also some beer and champions league links

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MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-Columbus Crew SC at New York Red Bulls Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Tacoma Stars vs. Dallas Sidekicks Arena Soccer Game on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Seattle Sounders Academy U-17 and U-19 teams head to Florida for annual DA Winter Showcase | Seattle Sounders FC

Beer

Washington breweries step up to brew Camp Fire relief beer – Washington Beer Blog
Breweries across the nation have stepped up to brew a Camp Fire relief beer. The fundraising initiative is being spearheaded by Sierra Nevada Brewing.

Resilience Butte County Proud IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

MLS

Houston Dynamo Announce Jersey Sponsor for 2019 - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are teaming up to put an end to cancer

Fire re-sign Schweinsteiger as designated player for 2019 – ProSoccerTalk
Schweinsteiger insists Chicago can win a championship and says "let's raise a trophy."

Stejskal: LA Galaxy close to hiring Dennis te Kloese to lead soccer staff | MLSsoccer.com

MD Anderson, Houston Dynamo team up for one goal: end cancer | Houston Dynamo
The collaboration marks the first season-long cause-related jersey partnership in MLS history.

Stejskal: Dennis te Kloese close to joining LA Galaxy - LAG Confidential
Also: Dominic Kinnear a serious candidate to manage club

NEWS: Earthquakes Break the Mold with $250 Season Pass | San Jose Earthquakes
Season pass would guarantee standing room only at all of their 20 matches.

Who is Miguel Almiron? The £15m playmaker who could join Arsenal, Spurs or West Ham in January - football.london
EXCLUSIVE: After dominating the midfields of Major League Soccer the Paraguayan is now being lined up with a move to Europe and football.london headed over to the USA to speak to those who know him best

USA

USMNT to hire Gregg Berhalter as head coach, ending months-long search for Bruce Arena replacement - CBSSports.com
The 45-year-old will become the 37th coach in USMNT history and the youngest since Steve Sampson in 1995

St. Louis soccer stadium plan approved by aldermanic committee, 8-0 | Political Fix | stltoday.com
Aldermanic President Lewis Reed: "This is not just about a stadium. We need a major anchor in Downtown West.”

U-17 failure at the Women’s World Cup was hardly a shock; it was a decade in the making – The Athletic ($)
Both the U-20 and U-17 women’s national teams have failed to advance out of the group stage at their respective World Cups in the same year. They’re the latest in a long line of failures for the programs.

Soccer! Relegation isn't coming to the U.S. any time soon - Los Angeles Times
It’s a practice that has worked well everywhere — yet one that will probably never be used here. And the reason is simple: it doesn’t make financial sense.

USWNT players will probably miss at least half of 2019 NWSL season - Stars and Stripes FC
The NWSL has released the key dates of their 2019 schedule and it’s another jam-packed World Cup year.

World

Mexico national team tour: FMF, SUM confident relationship can continue to prosper | Goal.com
While the addition of the Concacaf Nations League to the calendar in 2019 will make things more crowded, SUM and FMF plan to continue their U.S. tour matches with the Mexico national team

Barcelona's Lionel Messi calls 'rehearsed' Gerard Pique goal 'a lie'
Pique, half-joking, said after the game that the set play had been "rehearsed," but Messi admitted it was little more than good luck.

Jose Mourinho's latest history lesson confirms that his Man United side have no future
Jose Mourinho could have simply celebrated Man United's 1-0 win over Young Boys. But no: He chose to rant about his past record. Again.

LaLiga files lawsuit against Spanish FA over Girona-Barça Miami game | football

New interactive death map breathes life into medieval London | Science | The Guardian
Brutal range of revenge killings and fatal scuffles recorded by coroners in early 1300s

Argentina's WNT Fights Against Inequality - Girls Soccer Network
Women’s soccer continues to be at the forefront in the fight against inequality in soccer. Teams around the world are speaking out.

Robbie Keane: Republic of Ireland record goalscorer retires as a player - BBC Sport
Former Republic of Ireland striker and record goalscorer Robbie Keane announces his retirement from professional football.