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The Chelsea man bagged a goal in CL, so did Messi in his 700th appearance

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone, enjoy some footy with your turkey.

MLS free agency is open, FC Cinci is worth 10% of Manchester CIty, as both clubs had a new investor buy in. More on Champions League and Christian Pulisic’s first goal in Champions League.

MLS/USL

Vieira is still at Nice after leaving NYCFC for the French side. David Beckham hoping to hire Patrick Vieira as Inter Miami head coach
David Beckham is lining up Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira to become the first ever head coach of Inter Miami.

The purchase infuses some much needed cash to FC Cinci and values them at $500 million. FC Cincinnati news: Meg Whitman Griff Harsh purchase 20% of MLS team
Whitman, 63, formerly of Hewlett Packard Co., eBay, and Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble, is reportedly purchasing a minority, 20 percent stake in FC Cincinnati for $100 million.

Alphonso Davies is going to win but Mark-Anthony Kaye among others made the list. MLS quintet nominated for Canada Soccer 2019 Player Awards | MLSsoccer.com
Five current MLS players are nominated for the Canadian national team's 2019 Male Player of the Year award

Good news with the Sacramento launch, it appears to be going well. Republic FC sees strong interest for MLS tickets - Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Republic FC has pre-sold 75% of its planned season ticket allotment for its first season in Major League Soccer, a team official said Wednesday.

The full list of free agents and declined options, start drooling over the available players. Or don’t since there aren’t a ton of exciting talent Seattle would actually sign, mainly just depth. The complete list of free agents for the 2020 MLS season | MLSsoccer.com
MLS Free Agency is officially open, and there are a host of players available to sign where they please.

They put in a lot of work on Seattle’s... What every MLS club should be thankful for this Thanksgiving | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
This is your yearly reminder that turkey is a mediocre excuse for a holiday main dish. — Not my opinion but his. I like it, just not after two servings of leftovers.

The centerback spent four seasons in Toronto and is now heading back to Colorado. He played 32 games in year one and 25 in year two but only a combined 21 games over the final two seasons. Drew Moor returns to Colorado Rapids, signing one-year free agent deal | Pro Soccer USA
Drew Moor is back in Colorado, with the veteran defender signing a one-year free agent deal after four years with Toronto FC.

Could the 6’7” centerback land in Seattle? Would you want him too? Colorado Rapids place defender Axel Sjoberg on waivers | MLSsoccer.com
The Colorado Rapids have waived center back Axel Sjoberg, the club announced Wednesday.

NWSL

Chelsea grabbing Sam Kerr potentially destabilizes the NWSL and others, at least one would think. Sam Kerr coup has left rival leagues scrambling to keep up with WSL | Suzanne Wrack | Football | The Guardian
Chelsea’s marquee signing is more evidence of a power shift away from the US and clubs and leagues outside England are taking action.

USA

The league that has denied concussions exist (okay small hyperbole there) is now helping prevent them in soccer. NFL to help football's governing bodies prevent future brain damage as concussion subs are discussed
The NFL is ready to meet with football’s governing bodies to share its best practice in protecting players from future brain damage ahead of a meeting next week to discuss the potential introduction of concussion substitutes.

He bagged his first Champions League goal. Pulisic Watch How U.S. star is doing at Chelsea, game by game
As Christian Pulisic starts the next phase of his career after his $73 million move to Chelsea, ESPN FC tracks his progress from game to game.

World

The former MLS boss is trying to push into the Champions League knockout stage and he just might. Marsch’s RB Salzburg keep Champions League hope alive after Genk win | MLSsoccer.com
Jesse Marsch’s RB Salzburg still have hope of advancing in the Champions League, after beating Genk in group stage action.

Concussion subs would be a great step forward for the game. Euro 2020: Temporary concussion subs could be introduced for next year's finals - BBC Sport
The use of temporary substitutions for players suspected of being concussed could be introduced for the first time at the Euro 2020 finals.

Don’t buy into your rivals club and you won’t have your statute set on fire. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Swedish striker's new bronze statue vandalised - BBC Sport
The statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Malmo's stadium is vandalised on the day it was announced he had invested in a rival club.

Liverpool-Napoli matches have not been calm as of late. Champions League: Five Napoli fans arrested before Liverpool match - BBC Sport
Merseyside Police arrest five Napoli fans before their Champions League match against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday.

Could transfers be weighing on the Englishmen or is it something else? Dortmund's Jadon Sancho benched vs Barcelona for lack of focus - Favre
Jadon Sancho was left on the bench against Barcelona on Wednesday because his coach wanted players who "were focused."

An incredible record for appearances and a big goal. Lionel Messi breaks more records on 700th Barcelona appearance - Barca Blaugranes
The GOAT starred against Borussia Dortmund

The 20-year old is the next big transfer and could be heading to Catalonia instead of Madrid. Kai Havertz prefers Barcelona to Real Madrid - report - Barca Blaugranes
The young German star has many of the biggest clubs in the world on alert

The dispute supposedly happened in Paris involving commissions for Kante’s transfer to Chelsea. N'Golo Kanté denies he was threatened by man carrying gun in row over agents | Football | The Guardian
Mediapart website says it has recording of adviser admitting threats but midfielder rejects claims

This values the club at $5 billion. Wow. Report: Manchester City Sell 10% Stake for $500 Million - Bitter and Blue
City have smashed sports team records.

The two coaches have worked together for years and at multiple teams but Moreno’s desire to stay as manager for the Euros led to his dismissal. Robert Moreno was 'disloyal', says returning Spain boss Luis Enrique - BBC Sport
Spain's returning manager Luis Enrique says his predecessor Robert Moreno was "disloyal" and will not be part of his coaching team.

Should Arsenal sack him? Probably but that’s just my opinion. Nuno Espirito Santo is a potential replacement if Arsenal sack Unai Emery - BBC Sport
Arsenal identify Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential replacement for Unai Emery if the Gunners decide to sack the Spaniard.

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7:50 AM - 3 Europa League Matches - B/R Live, TUDN for Astana v. Manchester United

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12:00 PM - 10 Europa League Matches - B/R Live, UniMas for Arsenal v. Eintracht Frankfurt, Galavision for Sporting CP v. PSV, TUDN for Sevilla v. Qarabag

5:06 PM - Monterrey v. Santos Laguna - Liga MX - FS2

7:00 PM - Club America v. Tigres UANL - Liga MX - TUDN