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Puget Sound culture & news

Seattle NHL group hires former Vancouver Canucks chief operating officer | king5.com
Seattle Hockey Partners hired two more executives for their leadership team, including one that worked for their potential rival.

Scientists say mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft
Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard's astronomy department, has co-written a paper that argues the mysterious space object Oumuamua could be an alien spacecraft.

Two HQ2s? Amazon reportedly plans to divide its second headquarters between two cities – GeekWire
Amazon plans to split its second headquarters evenly between two cities, an anonymous source familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. It’s the latest twist in the company’s remarkable HQ2 competition, which has captivated the nation for more than a year. Originally, Amazon said it…

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MLS

Playoffs

Five Thoughts: Atlanta United shows its best self in rebound win over NYCFC - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United did just what they said they’d do: Bounce back.

Knee-Jerk Reactions: NYCFC’s first-leg disaster - Hudson River Blue
HRB’s reactions to City’s 1-0 loss to Atlanta

RSL vs SKC: What we learned - RSL Soapbox
The playoff edition

Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Rubio Scores First Playoff Goal - The Blue Testament
Stats and milestones from yesterday’s game.

Anatomy of a Goal: Gyasi Zardes powers home Pipa’s flick - Massive Report
This week we look at Gyasi Zardes’s finish of a brilliant team goal from the second round of the MLS Playoffs.

General news

Real Salt Lake's Corey Baird wins 2018 AT&T MLS Rookie of the Year | MLSsoccer.com
Alex Roldan comes in 5th

Real Salt Lake’s Corey Baird named MLS Rookie of the Year - RSL Soapbox
Baird’s eight-goal, five-assist season earned him top marks.

The Day The Crew Legends Returned | Sirkbook.com
The Legends game and reunion prior to the Crew’s thrilling 3-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday, October 28, 2018, was an event to remember. Here are some scenes from throughout that magical day, from the Legends Game, to Autograph Alley, to the tailgate, to the Crew match…

USL and lower leagues

2018 USL All-League Teams Revealed

Road to the 2018 USL Cup – Louisville City FC

United States National Teams

USA Takes Control of Group A with 6-1 Win vs. Trinidad & Tobago at 2018 U-20 Championship - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team put in another confident effort, downing Trinidad & Tobago 6-1 in the sides’ third group match at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship at IMG Academy Stadium. With the win and other results, the USA now sits three points clear at the top of Group A heading into Wednesday’s clash against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

World soccer

Jose Mourinho's Last Stand
Deliberate isolation. Petty feuds. Constant turmoil. The Manchester United manager wouldn't have it any other way.

‘My players refuse to play’ – Thierry Henry demanding more after tough start at Monaco | Squawka Football
AS Monaco manager Thierry Henry has bemoaned his side’s lack of desire following their 1-0 loss away to Reims.

Report alleges four players actively seeking to have Bayern Munich fire Niko Kovac - Bavarian Football Works
A new report by Kicker claims that four of Bayern Munich’s veteran players want Kovac fired and are even holding back instead of fighting the current crisis.

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic will not wear poppy due to bombing of Serbia
Nemanja Matic was the only Manchester United player not to have a poppy embroidered on his shirt for the 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Ex-Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls Premier League 'overrated'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said the quality of the Premier League is 'overrated' but that very few can handle the pace required to succeed.

Paraguayan Fernando Ovelar, 14, scores for Cerro Porteno in senior game
Ovelar scored in the 15th minute of Sunday's 2-2 draw against Cerro Porteno's biggest rival, Olimpia.

Paris Saint-Germain challenges UEFA in court – ProSoccerTalk
Paris Saint-Germain has challenged UEFA in court after a club finance panel reopened its investigation into the French champions.

Man City: Uefa 'deceived' over FFP regulations, claims Der Spiegel - BBC Sport
German news magazine Der Spiegel accuses Manchester City and their sponsors of manipulating contracts to circumvent Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations.

A 13-year-old girl is a ‘lesbian’ if she plays football? Some things don’t change | Life and style | The Guardian
Taunts like this have been around for decades – but this playground name-calling reflects how women’s sports are treated

England players not consulted over Wayne Rooney’s farewell appearance | Football | The Guardian
Gareth Southgate did not consult the England players about the plan to recall Wayne Rooney for a farewell appearance against the USA

The Last Pass - BBC News
BBC Sport tells the story of football during World War One through the journey of one sporting family.