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Two Reign FC players named to NWSL Team of the Month, D.C. United sign 15-year-old, What if David Moyes stayed at Manchester United and more.

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Seattle

We sure hope they do! NWSL Playoff Predictions: Reign FC can go all the way. Reign FC is no push-over team. Instead, they've been battling injuries, other teams and all kinds of conditions during this NWSL season.

Of course they were. They had a great month! Reign FC's Barnes, Yanez Named to NWSL Team of the Month
It was the first time either player had been honored.

MLS

Another young one is joining an MLS club. DC United sign 15-year-old midfielder Moses Nyeman to Homegrown deal | MLSsoccer.com. D.C. United have signed 15-year-old midfielder Moses Nyeman to a Homegrown contract, the club announced Thursday. Nyeman joined the club's academy in 2015 at the U-12 level.

Moralez is staying in New York City a little longer. NYCFC, Maxi Moralez agree to new DP contract extension | MLSsoccer.com. NYCFC and star midfielder Maxi Moralez have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday. Moralez remains a Designated Player. Moralez, 32, joined the club ahead of the 2017 season and has made 87 league appearances, contributing 20 goals and a club-record 45 assists.

First defending champ to not make the playoffs is on this list and it happened just a few years ago. Top 5 late-season collapses to miss Audi MLS Cup Playoffs | MLSsoccer.com
We've already taken a stroll down the memory lane of historic rallies to the postseason. Now it's time to flip that coin to look at the uglier side.

He’s no Garth. Gordon Monson: Dell Loy Hansen could make RSL great again — if he changes his mind and his MO - The Salt Lake Tribune. Dell Loy Hansen is a smart man who has stacks of cash, billions of them, but he still has much to learn.

I’m over FOX Soccer anyway. Lets find us a new broadcast partner. MLS has a TV ratings problem, and it’s named FOX Soccer - World Soccer Talk.

Love seeing this. Retiring MLS legend DaMarcus Beasley helping inner-city talents follow in his path | MLSsoccer.com. He’s not traditionally a big talker, and he’s never loved the spotlight. But when he’s in the mood, DaMarcus Beasley can tell you some stories.

USA

Sad news for Austin and their fans. Austin Bold FC, Real Monarchs SLC Contest Postponed. The United Soccer League today announced that Austin Bold FC’s contest at Real Monarchs SLC, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 5 at 3 p.m. ET, has been postponed to Wednesday, October 16 following the tragic news of Bold FC forward Isaac Promise’s passing on Wednesday night.

North Texas Soccer Club to Play at Globe Life Park in 2020 - Big D Soccer
The USL League One regular season champs will have a new home in 2020.

World

At least they made it interesting. Jesse Marsch's Red Bull Salzburg fall in Champions League thriller to Liverpool | MLSsoccer.com. Down 3-0 on the road after just 36 minutes to Liverpool, reigning European Champions and winners of all seven Premier League games, is as unenviable a position in world soccer as any.

This has to be hard for the United States star. Christian Pulisic remains an elite talent, but he's not being treated unfairly at Chelsea. Christian Pulisic has seen his playing time evaporate at Chelsea, but the idea that he's being treated unfairly by manager Frank Lampard is off-base.

Edson Alvarez: Mexico star embraces Ajax test, tunes out noise | SI.com. Edson Alvarez has transitioned seamlessly from his starring role at Club America to one at Ajax, ignoring critics and carving out his place with the Dutch powerhouse his own way.

Could they have gotten any worse? What if Manchester United kept David Moyes for his entire six-year contract? David Moyes hasn't managed Man United since 2014 even though his six-year contract just expired in June. Would it have been that bad if he'd stayed?