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Major Link Soccer: Toronto FC advances to the MLS Cup Final

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The Reds advance to their third in four years, just like Seattle.

Toronto FC v Atlanta United - Eastern Conference Finals Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Sounders are hosting MLS Cup Final, could Tevez come to MLS, more about the new USWNT coach, and much much more!

Lots of soccer available to stream today!

Seattle

Because you will never be able to read enough on this match, here is more about how Seattle dominated the best team in league history. Anatomy of an upset: How Seattle’s game plan came to fruition vs. LAFC – The Athletic
Away from home against a formidable opponent, the Sounders stuck to a plan and won a spot in MLS Cup

MLS/USL

Well well well, we meet again Toronto. This time near the water in an area that can get windy...oh wait that was Toronto. WE HAVE YACHT PARKING NEARBY. Let’s do this!!! Recap: Toronto FC reach third MLS Cup Final in four years with win over Atlanta United - Waking The Red
Seattle v Toronto round three, coming soon...

Salty fans full of tears talking about their loss. They should’ve won they will say. Atlanta United 1-2 Toronto FC: Post-match reaction - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United lets an early lead slip and its season ends one hurdle short of MLS Cup

This will be a great stadium complex with how it looks. Report: St. Louis expands MLS stadium plan with practice facility, new roof | MLSsoccer.com
St. Louis's MLS stadium plans have gotten bigger and they include a nearby practice facility and new roof, according to the St. Louis Dispatch.

Unclear where Tevez would go but LA Galaxy is a good bet. Report: Carlos Tevez could join MLS if he doesn't stay in Argentina | MLSsoccer.com
Could Carlos Tevez be coming to MLS in 2020?

Tevez could replace Zlatan if he leaves for Australia. A-League club confirms bid to sign Ibrahimovic
Perth Glory are hoping to pull off a major coup by signing the Swedish superstar on a six-game guest deal beginning next month.

The short-season single A side will operate the business and marketing side of T2 just like the Rainiers operate the Tacoma Defiance. Portland Timbers and Hillsboro Hops announce new T2 partnership | Portland Timbers
HILLSBORO, OR –The Hillsboro Hops and Portland Timbers announced a new partnership for T2 in which the Hops will be responsible for running the business operations.

NWSL

Summer soccer sucks in plenty of places in the US and the NWSL plays in most of them. The NWSL has a weather problem that isn’t going away – Equalizer Soccer
June and July of 2019 were the hottest in the Earth’s recorded history.

USA

Chess champion would explain why Vlatko is a master tactician. Vlatko Andonovski is prepared for the USWNT job – Equalizer Soccer
A look inside his approach, with roots dating to high-school chess championships in Macedonia.

As part of the lawsuit, USSF wants more info. U.S. Soccer wants income info on USWNT players
U.S. Soccer is seeking the disclosure of all soccer-related income from the 28 players in the women's national team player pool.

Great for the US on the field and just great to watch in general. Sergiño Dest actually picked the USMNT over the Netherlands, and he’s so fun - SBNation.com
The 18-year-old defender is a more talented attacker than the actual attackers.

World

Coming back to your old club, getting a massive welcome, and then beating them, great day for Maradona. Diego Maradona given hero's welcome and watches game from throne at old club Newell's - BBC Sport
Diego Maradona is given a hero's welcome as he returns to his old club - and watches the game from a throne.

I would say being responsible for a car accident counts as misconduct. Richard Keogh: Derby County sack captain for 'gross misconduct' - BBC Sport
Derby County sack captain Richard Keogh for gross misconduct over his involvement in a crash that led to the arrest of two of his team-mates.

UEFA was clear the chants were not racist but they were obscene. Celtic & Lazio both charged after Europa League game - BBC Sport
Celtic and Lazio have both been charged by Uefa after fans sang "illicit chants" in the Europa League meeting of the sides last week.

Wooo a League One side is moving on! Oxford beat Sunderland on penalties to reach EFL Cup quarter-finals - BBC Sport
Oxford United beat fellow League One side Sunderland on penalties to reach their first League Cup quarter-final since 1987-88.

Fun thing on English stadiums, enjoy! Which football stadiums are lopsided, three-sided or just downright wonky? | The Knowledge | Football | The Guardian
Plus: the worst points total for miles travelled in a league fixture and losing a contact lens during a game

QPR should be disgusted by FIFA and UEFA after their players walked off from racist incidents during their match and nothing has really been done. QPR ‘disgusted and embarrassed’ by Fifa and Uefa response to Spain walkout | Football | The Guardian
QPR are waiting to hear whether action will be taken over an incident that prompted their under-18 team to abandon a match in Spain.

A good take on while England should be angry at other fans in other countries, like what happened in Bulgaria, they also need to look at themselves because they are not innocent. People should stop throwing stones inside English football's glass house | David Conn | Football | The Guardian
While news of Uefa’s sanctions on Bulgaria was breaking, Haringey were facing Yeovil Town in take-two of an FA Cup tie in which racism caused a player walk-off.

Losing 9-0 is a big fail. Like a super major big fail. Southampton: ‘The whole country is laughing at us’ – ProSoccerTalk
"It’s been a really tough few days, but not just for us, for everyone: the staff, the club, the fans and everyone in the city."

Unfortunately, the fullback was not able to save a PK and his side did get bounced. Nurnberg full-back Enrico Valentini forced in goal for shootout vs Kaiserslautern
Nürnberg full-back Enrico Valentini was forced to play goalkeeper for his side's 6-5 penalty shootout defeat at Kaiserslautern in the DFB Pokal.

I wonder if Rakitic would like MLS... Sources: Barcelona open to Rakitic sale Vidal to stay amid Inter interest in duo
Barca are not contemplating letting Arturo Vidal leave in January but are open to offers of €25-€30m for Ivan Rakitic, sources have told ESPN FC.

Messi hits some great free-kicks and he is doing it more than anyone else. Toe Poke Daily: Barcelona's Lionel Messi outscoring all of Europe's top clubs from free kicks
Lionel Messi's haul of league goals from free kicks in the past five seasons is more than any single club playing in Europe's top five leagues. Wow.

What’s on TV?

7:00 AM - Mumbai City v. Odisha - Indian Super League - ESPN+

9:30 AM - København vs Nordsjælland - DBU Pokalen - ESPN+

12:30 PM - Anderlecht v. Gent - Belgian First Division - B/R Live

1:00 PM - AC Milan v. SPAL - Serie A - ESPN+

6:00 PM - Morelia v. Juarez - Liga MX - ESPN Deportes, ESPN+

8:00 PM - Cruz Azul v. Leon - Liga MX - TUDN

Plenty of Men’s and Women’s college soccer on FS1, ESPN+, ACC Network, and SEC Network from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.