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Tata to take over Mexican National team, Waston not happy in Vancouver and Sporting Kansas City sign new player.

Philadelphia Union v Houston Dynamo: Final - 2018 U.S. Open Cup Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

MLS

Soccer stadium talks back on in St. Louis | Business | stltoday.com
An official in Gov. Mike Parson's office said state officials met with MLS representatives as recently as Tuesday. Last year voters rejected public funding for a stadium

MLS Ultras: plastic wannabes or sign of a thriving league? | The Guardian
Football in North America has been on a quest for authenticity for decades. It’s debatable whether hardcore fans are helping or hindering that goal.

Carl Robinson's dismissal marks record sixth coaching change of 2018 season | MLSsoccer.com
In 2017, a record was set for the most coaching changes during an MLS season at five. A year later, that record was broken as Carl Robinson became the sixth MLS coach to leave his post during the 2018 campaign when he was dismissed by the Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday.

Whitecaps' Kendall Waston "not happy at all" over Carl Robinson's dismissal | MLSsoccer.com
It was a somewhat somber Vancouver Whitecaps training session Tuesday morning, as the 'Caps players took the pitch moments after learning that Carl Robinson and his management team had been dismissed from the club immediately.

Sporting Kansas city sign 18-year-old battling osteosarcoma to contract | MLSsoccer.com
Sporting Kansas City are doing what they can to boost the spirits of a fan in need.

New York City 2, Chicago 0 - as it happened - Hudson River Blue
The Blues ease past Chicago to clinch a playoff berth

USA

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: Houston Dynamo defeat Philadelphia Union to win US Open Cup - Dynamo Theory
A Mauro Manotas brace helped lift the Dynamo to a 3-0 victory over the Union.

WISL Pre-Season Tourney Set for November 3rd – WISL – Fifth Season
The Western Indoor Soccer League kicks off it's fifth season on Saturday, November 3rd with the annual WISL Pre-Season Tournament hosted by the Oly-Pen Sports Center and the Oly-Pen Force in Bremerton. All WISL teams will participate in the tournament and registration is open to other elite men's indoor soccer teams. The cost for non-WISL…

World

Atlanta United’s “Tata” Martino to become next Mexico National Team coach — Report - FMF State Of Mind
Gerardo “Tata” Martino now looks like a strong candidate to take over the reins of “El Tri”.

Amnesty: Firm at Qatar 2022 World Cup not paying wages – ProSoccerTalk
A contractor involved in building the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup reportedly did not pay its workers.