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Also: Many stories related to tonight’s playoff match and yesterday’s UCL action

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Puget Sound soccer

Sounders Practice Notes [11-07-18]
The Sounders have completed what could be the last official practice of the year, depending on the result tomorrow against Portland at CenturyLink Field.

Heartbreak in WAC Tournament - Seattle University

JAMAEL COX RETURNS TO THE STARS - Tacoma Stars

Wiebe: Must-win for Seattle sans Chad Marshall? Four reasons to be worried | MLSsoccer.com

Sounders vs Timbers, West semis sit 2-1 in Portland’s favor: Full Coverage - Sounder At Heart
Everything you need to know about the two-leg aggregate goal series.

Puget Sound news & culture

Seattle's 13 Essential Craft Breweries, Fall 2018
From Ballard to Georgetown, Seattle breweries take their IPAs and stouts seriously

Show Us Your Greatest Dungeons & Dragons Map | Atlas Obscura

MLS

Playoffs

MLS Cup Playoffs | Links between Portland's Polo, Seattle's Ruidíaz have taken Peru's internationals across the globe | Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers (2018 MLS Playoffs) - Stumptown Footy
The Timbers are up 2-1 headed to Seattle, can they pull off a win in the Emerald City?

Soccer Made in Portland: Episode 40 - 90 minutes from a conference final - Stumptown Footy

Sporting KC say they are ready for home playoff game five years in making | MLSsoccer.com
Five years of waiting for a home playoff game is almost over.

The Greatest MLS Cup Playoff Game Ever | Playoff Moments | MLSsoccer.com
On November 9, 2003 the San Jose Earthquakes found themselves facing a 0-4 deficit, what happened next is remembered by some as ‘the greatest playoff game in MLS history.

General news

Inter Miami are gonna get a stadium before NYCFC does - Hudson River Blue
Welp

Zlatan Ibrahimovic mum but optimistic on LA Galaxy future - LAG Confidential
Speaking with the assembled media outside the Jim Beam Champions Lounge, LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic painted a positive picture of his future with the club and revealed a few precious bits...

Whitecaps believe Marc Dos Santos is coach capable of winning titles | MLSsoccer.com
The Marc Dos Santos era has begun in Vancouver.

Surprise! (Not Really) Marc dos Santos Named Vancouver Whitecaps Next Manager - Eighty Six Forever
In a long-expected move, the Vancouver Whitecaps announce Marc dos Santos as their next manager

Will Dom Kinnear return to LA Galaxy? That depends on incoming GM | MLSsoccer.com
The LA Galaxy's late push for an Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs berth was largely the product of changes Dominic Kinnear made when he took charge following head coach Sigi Schmid's departure in early September.

Aaron Long is the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year - Once A Metro

Columbus Crew SC’s Gyasi Zardes named MLS Comeback Player of the Year - Massive Report
The Black & Gold striker found his form in 2018 with his new club.

Expansion/Relocation

Miami election: Voters decide on Beckham MLS soccer stadium | Miami Herald
Voters in the city of Miami voted to allow the city to negotiate a no-bid 99-year lease with David Beckham and partners to build a commercial and stadium complex for a Major League Soccer team.

United States National Team

Second Half Surge Earns USA 6-0 Win vs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team continued its undefeated run at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship with a 6-0 win against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at IMG Academy Stadium. The USA sits atop Group A with 12 points from four wins and will aim to qualify for the Classification Stage on Friday against Suriname.

World soccer

Super League players would risk a World Cup ban, says FIFA boss | Reuters
FIFA President Gianni Infantino warned on Wednesday that any players taking part in a breakaway European super league would be excluded from the World Cup and other international tournaments.

Infantino Addresses Super League Rumors
FIFA president Gianni Infantino threatens participants in European super league with a World Cup ban

FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in European Super League
The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League.

Ronaldo frustated as Juve 'gift' United victory - World Soccer Talk
Cristiano Ronaldo could not hide his frustration that despite scoring his first Champions League goal for Juventus the Italian side ‘gifted’ a dramatic late 2-1 victory to Manchester United.

Robert Lewandowski double leaves Bayern on verge of last 16 - World Soccer Talk
Robert Lewandowski scored twice on his 100th Champions League appearance to leave Bayern Munich on the verge of the last 16 after a 2-0 win over AEK on Wednesday.

Benzema brace helps Solari's Real thump Plzen - World Soccer Talk
Plzen (Czech Republic) (AFP) - Karim Benzema's first-half brace propelled Real Madrid to a 5-0 thrashing of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday, putting the holders one win from the last 16 after a third straight victory under Santiago Solari.

Captain Kane happy to honour Rooney in final England farewell - World Soccer Talk
London (AFP) - England captain Harry Kane has given his backing to the honouring of former skipper Wayne Rooney in an international friendly against the United States next week.

Jose Mourinho could yet face ban after FA announce appeal in offensive language case
Mourinho was charged with using "abusing, insulting or improper" language after Manchester United beat Newcastle but the charge was not proven.

PSV Eindhoven's Hirving Lozano: Premier League move would be 'fabulous'
Mexico international Hirving "Chucky" Lozano was linked with Manchester United before joining PSV Eindhoven in 2016.

Kiwi Brockie ends 11-month goal drought in South Africa - World Soccer Talk
Johannesburg (AFP) - New Zealander Jeremy Brockie scored his first competitive goal since joining Mamelodi Sundowns last January to set up a 3-1 South African Premiership win over Free State Stars on Wednesday.