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Also: New coach of Spirit

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MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at Los Angeles FC Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Puget Sound soccer

How Sounder at Heart became Seattle soccer’s go-to site – The Athletic ($)
Years before traditional media outlets hit upon the value of strong comments sections and the feeling of community, Sounder at Heart provided a home for Seattle's soccer community.

Culture & news

Everything we know about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland and Disney World | SYFY WIRE

What It’s Like to Deliver Packages for Amazon - The Atlantic
There’s a certain novelty, after decades at a legacy media company, in playing for the team that’s winning big.

Seattle's 107.7 The End Lists Their Favorite Albums of the Year | 107.7 The End

MLS

MLS transfer news: Atlanta United to sign Brek Shea sources say | Goal.com
Defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United is set to sign former U.S. national team midfielder Brek Shea, multiple sources confirmed to Goal on Thursday.

Atlanta United reportedly set to sign Brek Shea - Dirty South Soccer
Either el Día de los Santos Inocentes came early or this is happening

Official: Powell traded to Cincinnati for $250k GAM - Stumptown Footy
UPDATE: The club has officially announced the transfer as of Thursday morning.

Official: Laurent Ciman Signs With Toronto FC - Waking The Red
The ex-Impact and LAFC player returns to MLS after a brief stint in France

Orlando City agrees to transfer midfielder Yoshimar Yotún to Liga MX side Cruz Azul | Pro Soccer USA
A deal to send Orlando City midfielder Yoshimar Yotún to Liga MX said Cruz Azul is done. League sources confirmed to Pro Soccer USA the transfer is worth $4 million.

New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long wanted by clubs in Europe - Onefootball

Revolution ramp up the retooling of their roster - The Boston Globe
A year ago, the Revolution were in inertia mode. Leading scorer Kei Kamara had been dealt to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for draft picks and team captain Lee Nguyen had requested a trade.

NWSL and other women’s leagues

Report: Richie Burke takes over as Washington Spirit head coach - Black And Red United
The Washington Post says that Burke has already held a conference call with the team

World soccer

Inter Milan given two-match stadium closure after Koulibaly monkey chants
Serie A announced that no spectators will be admitted to the <i>Nerazzurri</i>'s next two games against Sassuolo on Jan. 19 and Bologna on Feb. 3.

Monterrey sign Argentina international midfielder Maximiliano Meza from Independiente - FMF State Of Mind
The 26-year-old played for Argentina in last summer’s World Cup

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