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No night matches in Freiburg, more fallout over the rescheduled Classico

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Puget Sound

Candy factory unveils new Almond Roca line and treat for bees | Tacoma News Tribune
When Tacoma candy maker Brown & Haley needed to clean out one of their sugar silos, they partnered up with the city of Tacoma to create 1,120 gallons of sugar water for hungry honey bees.

MLS / USL

LAFC head coach Bob Bradley voted 2019 MLS Coach of the Year | Angels on Parade
It’s another win for Bob the Builder.

Matt Lampson earns MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year honors - LAG Confidential
You know you’re in good company when paired with A.J. DeLaGarza.

Wondolowski on CBA, USMNT, MLS-Liga MX merger and more – ProSoccerTalk
In part two of ProSoccerTalk’s Q&A with Chris Wondolowski, the Quakes’ captain has plenty to say about CBA negotiations, a MLS-Liga MX merger and more.

Stefan Frei hails game-changing legacy of Nick Rimando ahead of Sounders-RSL | MLSsoccer.com
“I would argue that he’s the goalkeeper of MLS in terms of what he’s done and how long he’s done it.”

Report: Inter Miami acquire Victor Ulloa’s rights from FC Cincinnati | MLSsoccer.com
Victor Ulloa is set for his second expansion adventure in as many years, according to a new report.

USL’s franchise fee rises | Soc Takes
The USL Championship’s franchise fee now stands at $10 million, up from a recent high of $7 million, according to documentation obtained by Soc Takes.

NWSL / Women’s soccer

The new USWNT coach’s task in building a roster for the 2020 Olympics just got a little bit tougher. Alex Morgan announces she’s pregnant, expecting first child in April 2020 – Equalizer Soccer
The couple announced the news on their social media platforms on Wednesday. They are expecting a girl.

Yuki Nagasato is at the heart of Chicago’s success this season | All For XI
In every possible way, Yuki Nagasato is part of the beating heart of this Red Stars team.

Spanish female footballers to strike over pay and part-time contracts | Football | The Guardian
Spanish women footballers vote to take ‘drastic measures’ and aim to go on strike on 16 November.

World soccer

Five Things To Know About: The 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
After nearly two years of build-up, 14 training camps and 30 international matches, the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup has finally arrived for the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team.

FIFA inviting some non-champions to enlarged Club World Cup
Based on qualification procedures seen by The Associated Press, teams can qualify for FIFA’s expanded Club World Cup without having to win a regional competition.

Liverpool condemn highly offensive Divock Origi banner
Liverpool condemned a “highly offensive” banner of striker Divock Origi seen in the away end ahead of their Champions League encounter at Genk.

Napoli’s ‘desire’ is to sign Ibrahimovic decision rests with player - president
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said he would be interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Dries Mertens scores twice to overtake Diego Maradona
Dries Mertens scores twice to overtake Diego Maradona as Napoli’s second highest all-time goalscorer in their 3-2 win against Red Bull Salzburg.

Bayern Munich ‘shocked’ after attacks on fans at Olympiakos youth match - BBC Sport
Bayern Munich make an official complaint to Uefa after their Youth League match against Olympiakos was abandoned due to crowd violence.

Wolves fans warned not to wear club colors at closed doors Europa League tie - BBC Sport
Wolves fans are told not to wear club colors at their “closed doors” Europa League tie at Slovan Bratislava.

Man City distance themselves from advert seeking influencers to boost attendances - BBC Sport
Manchester City distance themselves from an advert seeking social media influencers to increase Champions League attendances.

Barcelona v Real Madrid: La Liga considers legal action over new El Clasico date - BBC Sport
La Liga is considering legal action after the postponed El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid was rescheduled for 18 December by the Spanish Football Federation.

Charlton’s Lyle Taylor: ‘We’re not going to end racism with a stupid hashtag’ | The Guardian
Striker says racism is happening at all levels in England but is more upbeat about dying his hair pink and the £30,000 raised for Cancer Research UK.

Lionel Messi makes more Champions League history, Valencia held by Lille | The Guardian
Valencia were prevented from joining Chelsea and Ajax on six points by a late equalizer in the 1-1 draw at Lille while Lionel Messi scored for the 15th consecutive season for Barcelona in win at Slavia Prague.

Neil Lennon pledges to support Celtic players if racism mars Lazio match | The Guardian
Celtic’s manager has vowed to support his players if they are the targets of racist abuse as the club prepare to face Lazio at Parkhead in the Europa League.

No noise please, we’re German: Night matches banned at Freiburg’s new €80m stadium | The Guardian
Freiburg ordered not to hold night games or matches between 1pm and 3pm on Sundays at their new €80m stadium next season because of fears over noise.

General nerdery

The Evolution of Dragons in Western Literature: A History | Tor.com

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM: Porto vs. Rangers (Europa League) — TUDN

9:55 AM: Slovan Bratislava vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (Europa League) — Galavision

12:00 PM: Arsenal vs. Vitória Guimarãres (Europa League) — TUDN

12:00 PM: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Standard Liège (Europa League) — Galavision

5:00 PM: Olimpia vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CONCACAF League) — TUDN

5:00 PM: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS Cup playoffs) — ESPN2

7:00 PM: Alianza vs. Motagua (CONCACAF League) — TUDN

7:30 PM: LAFC vs. LA Galaxy (MLS Cup playoffs) — ESPN

Plus a ton of NCAA men’s and women’s soccer throughout the day on ESPN+ and the ESPN App