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FC Cincinnati is getting a new training center, the Crew made a hire, Napoli players are refusing an order to stay on the grounds, will Italy go to five subs?

Seattle

While plenty of players have played with the Defiance this season, this season is not the only time many of the players, and coaches, have seen time in Tacoma. Tacoma’s Influence on MLS Cup 2019 Spans Four Decades - We R Tacoma
More than 50% of Seattle’s roster played soccer at Cheney Stadium at some point in their soccer careers.

The former Sounders Academy director, Sounders U-23s coach, and Tacoma Stars boss left FC Tuscon in USL League One for Richmond, also in League One. Kickers Appoint Darren Sawatzky Sporting Director and Head Coach

MLS Cup

Whichever wants to give up more goals is who I vote for. Laurent Ciman or Omar Gonzalez? Greg Vanney weighs decision ahead of MLS Cup Final | MLSsoccer.com
Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney faces several questions in preparing his lineup for Sunday’s MLS Cup Final against Seattle Sounders FC.

Heads-up, most of the team is Sounders because, duh. Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC combined XI: Picking the best MLS Cup lineup | MLSsoccer.com
Which 11 players would make an MLS Cup combined XI between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC?

Bobby forgets a whole position group but other than that...this article is...an article. Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC: 2019 MLS Cup tale of the tape for each position | Bobby Warshaw | MLSsoccer.com
Who has the edge between MLS Cup finalists Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC? Bobby Warshaw breaks it down, position by position.

One of the hottest ticket of all Seattle sports!! Sold-out 2019 MLS Cup is the hottest ticket in recent MLS history | MLSsoccer.com
Garth Lagerway, general manager of the Seattle Sounders, wasn’t kidding when he called tickets for Sunday’s MLS Cup Final the hottest in all of Seattle.

MLS/USL

Worst to First, well at least in training facilities FC Cinci will improve. FC Cincinnati opens training center - Cincinnati Business Courier
FC Cincinnati unveiled its $35 million Mercy Health Training Center in Milford on Wednesday morning.

For the first time, ESPN will broadcast the final in both English and Spanish. The English broadcast is on ESPN2 with the Spanish on ESPN Deportes. ESPN Deportes to Air 2019 USL Championship Final

Is it just me or should Brewer have worked for the....Brewers? Columbus Crew SC bolster front office by hiring Clive Brewer from Toronto Blue Jays | MLSsoccer.com
As the Columbus Crew look to return to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in 2020, they've received a boost from behind-the-scenes.

USA

If she can do this, she is even more amazing than we thought. USWNT star Alex Morgan plans on '20 Games after giving birth
U.S. star Alex Morgan said she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics despite her first child being due a few months beforehand.

This will be a pretty Sweet Swede game. The USWNT's Vlatko Andonovski era begins with a familiar foe
Vlatko Andonovski faces Sweden in his first game as U.S. women's national team coach -- the team the U.S. can't seem to escape in big events.

World

Lewandowski continued a miraculous run, 14 straight competitive matches with a goal for Bayern across the Bundesliga and Champions League. Bayern Munich 2-0 Olympiakos: Robert Lewandowski helps seal last-16 spot - BBC Sport
Bayern Munich qualify for the Champions League knockout stage as Robert Lewandowski's goal helps them beat Olympiakos.

Great showing from the fans to save their club, that said, clubs should not be in a position where they need that. Club Africain fans donate US$450,000 in one day - BBC Sport
Fans of Tunisia's Club Africain donate more than US$450,000 in one day to help the cash-strapped team.

Serie C already uses the five subs rule. The league would also only allow teams to sub at three times, so five players at three stoppages. Serie A: Italian Football Federation requests five substitutions for league - BBC Sport
Serie A could introduce five substitutions a match, after a request was sent by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to football's lawmakers.

Well that definitely throws a wrench in attending as an away supporter but safety comes first. Eintracht Frankfurt fans banned from city of Liege for Europa League tie - BBC Sport
Eintracht Frankfurt fans are banned from entering the Belgium city of Liege for Thursday's Europa League group game against Standard Liege.

I really want to ask, really? Are you really proud? Could you do better? England proud to have Phil Neville as manager, says Ellen White | Football | The Guardian
Ellen White said she credits Phil Neville for tweaking her game as England prepare to face Germany on Saturday and look ahead to Euro 2021.

Why make fixture congestion less of an issue? This is England, we invented football and you will play as many games as we want. Football League rejects idea of ending two-legged semi-finals in Carabao Cup
The English Football League has no plans to scrap two-legged Carabao Cup semi-finals following the decision for Liverpool to play their quarter-final less than 24 hours before their opening match at the Club World Cup.

Club plays bad, owner forces them to not leave the facility, players refuse, now owner is mad. So...what is going to happen? Suspend them? Fine them? Sell them? Cut them? We shall see... Napoli to discipline players after first team mutiny refused to go into club retreat
Napoli have said they will discipline their first team squad after players opted against going into a club retreat.

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM - Lazio v. Celtic - Europa League - Galavision

9:55 AM - Standard Liege v. Eintracht Frankfurt - Europa League - TUDN

9:55 AM - F91 Dudelange v. Sevilla - Europa League - UniMas

11:30 AM - Ecuador U17 v. Italy U17 - U17 World Cup - FS2

12:00 PM - Rangers v. FC Porto - Europa League - TUDN

12:00 PM - Wolves v. Slovan Bratislava - Europa League - Galavision

12:00 PM - Manchester United v. Partizan Belgrade - Europa League - UniMas

3:00 PM - Paraguay U17 v. Argentina U17 - U17 World Cup - FS2

4:30 PM - USA v. Sweden - Women’s Friendly - FS1

6:00 PM - Deportivo Saprissa v. Motagua - CONCACAF League - TUDN

Plenty of Europa League soccer at 9:55 AM and 12:00 PM on B/R Live that is not listed.

6 Women’s NCAA games from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on ESPN+