Not a ton of links today, but the news there is is fairly notable — UEFA Champions League had some eye-popping results, NYCFC might have a stadium issue (again), and the long-running CONCACAF corruption saga finally closed another chapter.
You’re a wizard Vlatko Andonovski - All For XI
A season marred with injuries could end up being the Reign head coach’s best trick yet.
His new contract was high risk, high reward for the Sounders, and it seems clear at this point that the gamble is paying off. Jordan Morris’ wing play puts Sounders in position to secure No. 2 seed | Seattle Sounders FC
The winger has eclipsed his production total from his Rookie of the Year campaign.
MLS / USL
Loons’ Alonso expects ‘emotional’ return to Seattle - StarTribune.com
Win Sunday at Seattle against a team it has never defeated in MLS play and Minnesota United will host at least one playoff game as the Western Conference’s second-seeded playoff team.
No word on if they would get to use the big apple if they score. Yankees playoff run could force NYCFC to host playoffs at Citi Field
New York City FC has finalized contingency plans for the MLS Cup playoffs, securing dates at Citi Field if there is a conflict with the Yankees.
NWSL / Women’s soccer
Julie Ertz probably deserves a rest after the year she’s had, but good luck trying to convince her to take a break. Inside the FIFA Best ceremony with Julie Ertz - All For XI
Ertz talks about her whirlwind hours in Milan and how much she wants an NWSL championship.
A breakdown of Democratic Presidential candidates as a soccer team - SBNation.com
Intelligent and physical, but do they lack creativity?
I Got Dressed By a Celebrity Stylist—and You Can, Too | GQ
Karla Welch, who dresses stars like Justin Bieber and Megan Rapinoe, has a new app that makes personal styling available to everyone. We tried it out.
No argument here. Klinsmann: “Nations League is a waste of time.”
Former USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann isn’t a supporter of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League.
We’ve all done dumb things in our teenage years, and hopefully he can learn something and move on from it. theScore - Diaby Fadiga sacked by Nice for stealing Dolberg’s watch
It’s even more mind-boggling if you look at the xG for both sides. Tottenham in a tailspin following humiliation vs. Bayern Munich Mauricio Pochettino may not be able to pull them out of it | ESPN
Tottenham are in steep decline, and after a troubling 7-2 loss to Bayern at home, evidence is mounting that Mauricio Pochettino may not be able to save them.
Real Madrid rally for nervy draw with Club Brugge | ESPN
Real Madrid rode two second-half goals to a nervy 2-2 comeback draw with Club Brugge on Tuesday night to save a point in Champions League Group A in a match they easily could have lost.
Former CONCACAF head Enrique Sanz given life ban for bribery | ESPN
Former CONCACAF general secretary Enrique Sanz has been given a life ban from football after being found guilty of bribery, FIFA have announced.
9:55 AM: Genk vs. Napoli (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN, B/R Live
9:55 AM: Slavia Praha vs. Borussia Dortmund (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision, B/R Live
11:45 AM: Luton Town vs. Millwall (English Championship) — ESPN+
12:00 PM: Liverpool vs. Salzburg (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision, B/R Live
12:00 PM: Zenit vs. Benfica (UEFA Champions League) — B/R Live
12:00 PM: RB Leipzig vs. Olympique Lyonnais (UEFA Champions League) — B/R Live
12:00 PM: Barcelona vs. Internazionale (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN, B/R Live
12:00 PM: Lille vs. Chelsea (UEFA Champions League) — B/R Live
4:00 PM: Ottawa Fury vs. Indy Eleven (USL Championship) — ESPN+
4:00 PM: Toluca vs. Veracruz (Copa MX) — TUDN
5:30 PM: Grêmio vs. Flamengo (Copa Libertadores) — beIN Sports
6:00 PM: El Paso Locomotive vs. Fresno FC (USL Championship) — ESPN3, ESPN+
7:00 PM: Motagua vs. Waterhouse (CONCACAF League) — Yahoo Sports
7:06 PM: Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago (International Friendly) — TUDN, UniMas
7:30 PM: Sacramento Republic vs. LA Galaxy II (USL Championship) — ESPN+
Plus 14 NCAA men’s soccer matches from 12:30 PM onward on ESPN+