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Puget Sound soccer

Concacaf Female Player of the Year
Who was the female best player of 2018? Vote now in the #ConcacafAwards! It's Pinoe, duh

Concacaf Female Best XI - Forwards
Who were your top Female Players from 2018? Support them by voting in the #ConcacafAwards Female Best XI:

Still 'Pinoe

Concacaf Male Best XI - Midfielders
Who were your Favorite Players of the Year 2018? Have your say in the #ConcacafAwards Best XI!

Hey Nico

VIDEO: Black Queens captain Elizabeth Addo produces 'dazzling' assist for Western Sydney Wanderers in W-League draw - Ghanasoccernet News
Look at that footwork from the Seattle Reign midfielder!

Recognised Supporter Groups – 2019 Season | Seattle Sounders Alliance

Recognising a new Supporter Group | Seattle Sounders Alliance

Lighthearted stuff that gives me the opportunity to plug my favorite game

Publisher David Zeeck leaving News Tribune after 24 years | The News Tribune
David Zeeck, publisher and former executive editor of The News Tribune, will leave the Tacoma newspaper next month after 24 years. The McClatchy Co., which owns The News Tribune, made the announcement Tuesday.

Coral Covers | King County Library System | BiblioCommons
Coral Covers by KCLSSocialMedia - a staff-created list : Pantone has announced the 2019 color of the year is "Living Coral." Check out books featuring this trendy color on their covers.

8 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From 'Dungeons & Dragons'
Dungeons & Dragons reveals that we have the innate ability to become better, more thoughtful leaders. Here are eight best practices and leadership lessons from the most interesting Dungeon Masters out there - all to teach you how to be a better leader today.

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair 2018 — Duwamish Tribe
2018 Duwamish - NW Native Holiday Gift Fair

MLS

News and analysis

Atlanta United and Miguel Almiron were flashy champions for a fickle sports city - SBNation.com
In the slapstick history of Atlanta sports, no one has illustrated the city’s transient beauty better than Miguel Almiron and United.

Skyline Chili Named Official Chili Partner | FC Cincinnati

MLS Cup on FOX is Most-Watched Since 1997 | Fox Sports PressPass

Rumors and player movement

Zack Steffen will join Manchester City in July after historic transfer - Massive Report
The Black & Gold will send their young goalkeeper to England in the summer.

Rumor: FC Dallas close to signing Bryan Acosta - Big D Soccer
We discuss one of the biggest rumors, on a very busy FC Dallas day.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to return in 2019 - LAG Confidential
Ibra is now a DP, official announcement expected next week

UPDATED: FC Cincinnati Selects 5 Players in the Expansion Draft + TRADES - Orange & Blue Press
UPDATED with tasty trade news - Up to the minute information on FC Cincinnati's Expansion draft being held in New York City on Tuesday December 11th.

Hassan Ndam moves to FC Cincinnati in 2018 MLS Expansion Draft - Once A Metro
So long, Big Hass.

FC Cincinnati Select Roland Lamah in Expansion Draft - Big D Soccer
Roland Lamah’s stop in Frisco is over (for now?) as expansion side FC Cincinnati selected him with their third pick in the Expansion Draft today.

Atlanta United trades Greg Garza to FC Cincinnati - Dirty South Soccer
Thanks for everything, Greg!

No News is Good News: Whitecaps Escape Expansion Draft...Sort Of - Eighty Six Forever
FC Cincinnati selected five players in today’s MLS Expansion Draft. No Whitecaps were taken...at least none that were going to be on the team next season.

NWSL and other women’s pro leagues

Goal of the Round: Jasmyne Spencer - Melbourne City | Westfield W-League
The Seattle Reign forward had a powerful strike for Melbourne City this weekend.

W-League Week 6: Sam Kerr chasing another golden boot – Equalizer Soccer

Dash hope new coach Clarkson will better connect with players – Equalizer Soccer

Houston Dash name James Clarkson as head coach | Houston Dynamo

World soccer

Christine Sinclair honoured with 14th Canadian Player of the Year award | Canada Soccer
Christine Sinclair has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year in recognition of another successful season highlighted by scoring the winning goal that qualified Canada for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. It was the nation’s most important goal of the year as Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for a seventh consecutive time.

Will soccer actually do anything after its umpteenth incident of high-profile racism?
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was the latest high-profile player to be the victim of racial abuse, and it's past time for world soccer to do something serious about it.

Manchester City is behind Liverpool, making the Premier League an actual race - SBNation.com
The anatomy of a title race now that there’s a Premier League title race worth dissecting. And yet another reminder not to read "The Sun."

DETAILS: Tulsa girls soccer team donates to orphanage | FOX23
See the full video HERE.

Ada Hegerberg Would Prefer to Talk About Soccer - The New York Times
The best women’s soccer player in the world discusses her career, her crowning achievement and the controversy that overshadowed her big moment.

Brexit Could Drastically Change English Soccer | FiveThirtyEight
The Premier League could see fewer and fewer players from outside the U.K.

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