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Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United name Frank de Boer as new head coach

The former Ajax, Inter Milan and Crystal Palace manager will now try to fill Tata Martino’s shoes. Also, the first 2019 MLS Draft Big Board.

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Seattle

Elise Kellond-Knight is making an impact on and off the field in her return to Australia | Fox Sports
The soon-to-be Reign FC player is making up for lost time.

Dog named "SoundersFC" sets dock diving world record | Seattle Sounders FC
He was just trying to jump onto his yacht.

WWPL embraces a promotion / relegation future – goalWA.net
The Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) held its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday December 5 in Gig Harbor. The group included five new clubs as the league grows to eleven for the 2019 season.

Mobile Mini Sun Cup To Return In 2019
The Sounders will face a variety of Western Conference MLS teams, the Red Bulls, and FC Tucson in the preseason.

Xbox One gets its own keyboard and mouse: First look at Razer’s new peripheral for Microsoft console – GeekWire
In advance of next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Singaporean hardware manufacturer Razer has shared images of its forthcoming keyboard and mouse for the Xbox One.

Dr. Lorena Martin sues Mariners, alleges discrimination complaints to executives were ignored - Lookout Landing
The lawsuit has officially been filed, revealing a full list of more specific grievances in Dr. Martin’s claim of wrongful termination.

Major League Soccer

Reasons why Atlanta United won’t play Champions League match at Mercedes-Benz stadium
The reasoning behind Atlanta United’s decision.

Frank de Boer named second manager in Atlanta United history - Dirty South Soccer
The de Boer era begins.

Stejskal: Atlanta United explain hire of Frank de Boer as head coach | MLSsoccer.com

Sources: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's deal could be MLS record worth up to $7.5M
Multiple sources with knowledge of Ibrahimovic's contract have told ESPN FC that he'll be paid between $7 million and $7.5 million in 2019.

eMLS 2019: Every pro signed by MLS clubs for EA Sports FIFA 19 competitions | MLSsoccer.com

2019 MLS Draft Big Board: Version 1.0 | College Soccer
The 2019 MLS Draft is in a little more than two weeks. TDS releases its first Big Board, looking at the top college prospects available.

Lower Leagues

'Hockey with a ball you could see': the Major Indoor Soccer League turns 40 | Football | The Guardian
Forty years ago the Major Indoor Soccer League debuted, an Americanized version of the beautiful game promising end-to-end action and goals, goals, goals.

World

The Tiny Club, the Giant Stadium and the Deal Driving Them Apart - The New York Times
Queen’s Park is Scotland’s oldest soccer team and shaped how the sport is played. It has called the national stadium, Hampden Park, its home. But that is about to end.

Lewis Hamilton invited to watch Stevenage FC after 'slums' comment
Lewis Hamilton has been invited to attend a Stevenage game to show support to his home town after controversial comments he made about it last week.

Busy Summer Transfer Window Awaits Argentine Clubs As Stars Move On
(Including one ‘Pity’ Martinez, to Atlanta)

RPGs (AKA Dave’s Corner)

White Wolf hands over Vampire tabletop RPG to new leadership - Polygon
Vampire: The Masquerade’s fifth edition is being handed over to Modiphius Entertainment. White Wolf is effectively no more, and owner Paradox Interactive will have the final approval on the game’s direction.

20 years ago, Baldur's Gate made Dungeons & Dragons cool again | PC Gamer
It’s sometimes said that Baldur’s Gate made RPGs cool again. But it had plenty of competition for that honor.

'Dungeons & Dragons' Has a Free Holiday Adventure
Dungeons & Dragons just released a new holiday-themed adventure perfect for introducing your friends and family to the tabletop roleplaying game.

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