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Major Link Soccer: NY Red Bulls roster will look very different next year

Partick Thistle has a new owner, Zlatan’s next move, the Fire logo is awful

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Puget Sound

Do you like making hype videos? The Sounders are hiring a video production coordinator. Jobs | MLS Soccer | Careers

Camp Colvos Brewing opening a taproom in Tacoma – Washington Beer Blog
We just learned that Vashon Island’s Camp Colvos Brewing will open a new taproom in Tacoma’s historic Brewery District


The New Fire Logo Is Garbage [UPDATED] - Hot Time In Old Town
The club had to get this brand refresh 100% right. It’s not even close.

New Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna jumps at another chance to build a roster from scratch |
It’s not Claudio Reyna’s first rodeo when it comes to building an expansion team from the ground up.

Red Bulls say goodbye to legends Wright-Phillips, Robles – ProSoccerTalk
Red Bull Arena is gonna feel real different next season.

Real Salt Lake announce roster moves; Beckerman, Plata and Silva statuses up in the air |
Real Salt Lake announced their end-of-season roster moves on Thursday, but the future of club icon Kyle Beckerman remains up in the air as discussions over his future are ongoing. The club also signed USL Championship all-time assists leader Maikel Chang.

Montreal Impact pick up Ignacio Piatti option, finalize permanent transfer for Saphir Taider |
The Montreal Impact announced their end-of-year roster decisions. They will keep star midfielder Ignacio Piatti for another year, as well as key contributors such as Saphir Taider, Samuel Piette and Lassi Lappalainen.

Portland Timbers announce roster decisions, remain in discussions with Diego Valeri |
The Portland Timbers announced their end-of-season roster moves, but remain in discussions to bring back star midfielder Diego Valeri for the 2020 MLS season.

Atlanta United exercise contract options on Julian Gressel, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez |
Atlanta United have announced their end-of-season roster moves, highlighted by the team picking up options on starters Leandro Gonzalez Pirez and Julian Gressel.

Orlando City make big changes, leaving 15 players on the current roster |
Orlando City could be in for big changes in 2020, after their end-of-season roster moves left the Lions with 15 players under contract. Among the notable departures are Sacha Kljestan and the club’s last remaining MLS original, Cristian Higuita.

LA Galaxy announce end-of season roster moves, in discussions with Alessandrini |
The LA Galaxy announced their end-of-season roster moves, which includes the news they are in discussions with Romain Alessandrini about a possible return.

NWSL / Women’s soccer

Female footballers deserve a fair deal. That’s why we went on strike | Ainhoa Tirapu | Opinion | The Guardian
We dedicate our lives to the game, yet get little in return. In Spain, we have said enough is enough, says Spanish goalkeeper Ainhoa Tirapu

US soccer

Statistically speaking: Data shows Sam Mewis was best player at 2019 World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Does the U.S. men’s national team have a leadership problem?
Ten players wore the captain’s armband in 18 matches for the U.S. in 2019. Is any player ready to step up and hold this group accountable?

World soccer

Lottery winner completes Partick Thistle takeover
Lottery winner Colin Weir has completed his takeover of Scottish side Partick Thistle, saying he will hand over ownership to fans in 2020.

Liverpool plan Anfield Road End expansion to reach about 60,000 capacity - BBC Sport
Liverpool begin a public consultation process over plans to increase Anfield’s capacity to about 60,000.

Pochettino’s note to Tottenham Hotspur: ‘Always in our hearts’
Ousted Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino left a note thanking his former players, photos on Twitter revealed.

There’s plenty of room to make new mistakes. Jose Mourinho: Ex-Man Utd boss says he won’t repeat past mistakes at Tottenham - BBC Sport
New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.

For example... Tottenham poised to move for veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic following arrival of head coach Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is considering hijacking AC Milan’s attempts to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic and bring him to Tottenham Hotspur.

‘Classy’ Jose Mourinho blasted by Lille coach for poaching staff
Lille coach Christophe Galtier has hit out at new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho for poaching two members of his coaching team.

‘Absolutely heartbreaking’: how Macclesfield Town fell into crisis | The Guardian
Late wages, a players’ strike and high-court dates are part of a cycle of bad news at the League Two club

Bolton Wanderers given suspended five-point deduction for failing to fulfill fixtures - BBC Sport
Bolton are given a suspended five-point deduction for failing to fulfill their fixtures against Brentford and Doncaster.

PSG coach furious with Neymar’s trip to Spain amid reemerging Barca links -
Neymar attended the tennis event in Madrid organized by Pique.

Anton Ferdinand: ‘Giving back to other people is where I feel I’m best’ | The Guardian
The former West Ham defender on a tragedy shaping the next phase of his life and why he briefly gave up caring at Southend.

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison given one-match ban after reacting to alleged racism - BBC Sport
Brazilian midfielder Taison is given a one-match ban following the red card he received for reacting to racist abuse during Shakhtar Donetsk’s 1-0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv.

‘You’re playing into the hands of racists’ says Fifpro after Taison is banned | The Guardian
The Brazil international Taison has been banned for one match after reacting to racist abuse from Dynamo Kiev supporters.

Chairman of Swedish club Ostersund appeals against conviction – ProSoccerTalk
The former chairman of Swedish club Ostersund has appealed against his conviction for serious financial crimes.

What’s on TV?

9:30 AM: Galatasaray vs. Istanbul Basaksehir (Super Lig) — beIN Sports

11:00 AM: University of Washington vs. South Florida (NCAA women’s soccer) — ESPN3

11:30 AM: Borussia Dortmund vs. Paderborn (Bundesliga) — FS2

11:45 AM: PSG vs. Lille (Ligue 1) — beIN Sports

11:45 AM: Fulham vs. Queens Park Rangers (English Championship) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: Levante vs. Mallorca (La Liga) — beIN Sports Español

1:45 PM: América vs. Monterrey (Liga MX Femenil) — TUDN

5:00 PM: Puebla vs. Necaxa (Liga MX) — TUDN

7:10 PM: Tijuana vs. León (Liga MX) — FS2

10:00 PM: Wellington Phoenix vs. Brisbane Roar (A-League) — ESPN+

Plus the NCAA Women’s Soccer tournament all day, with kickoffs from 7:00 AM through 4:00 PM, on ESPN3 and ESPN App.

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