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Major Link Soccer: Carlos Vela to Barcelona?

Could LAFC’s best ever player being moving to La Liga?

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Could LAFC’s Carlos Vela be on the move, TIME names an Athlete of the Year for the first time ever, it’s dangerous in Honduras and more.

MLS/USL

Is a winter move in the offing? Carlos Vela apparently has an offer from Barcelona - Barca Blaugranes

Most of the USL’s revenue is contingent on the league’s franchise and participation fees. Currently, a significant portion of that revenue is being directed toward NuRock Soccer Holdings. NuRock significant financial beneficiaries of USL revenues | Soc Takes

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

For the first time in its 96-year history, TIME has named an Athlete of the Year. The U.S. women’s soccer team used their athletic platform to push for social progress. U.S. Women's Soccer Team: TIME's Athlete of the Year 2019 | Time

USA

After two years in low-profile leagues, Miami FC will move to the USL Championship division and return to FIU Riccardo Silva Stadium for the 2020 season. Miami FC moves to USL Championship, returns to FIU stadium | Miami Herald

World

The trip to Honduras promises to be interesting. Honduras football rioting: Three killed ahead of Tegucigalpa derby - BBC News

The political unrest that forced the match to be rescheduled from late October shows no signs of abating. Spanish Federation shares worrying update one week ahead of El Clásico

Both the team and the league have seen marked progress amid struggles. Santos Femenil successes and struggles mirror those of Liga MX Femenil - FMF State Of Mind

2019 has been a banner year for women’s football in Italy, but they saved the best for last. Reports: Female Footballers Given Professional Status in Italy - Chiesa Di Totti

What’s on TV?

Lots of Europa League action on B/R Live, with games kicking off at 9:55 AM and noon (click the link above for full schedule), plus Brazil vs. Mexico in the U-17 World Cup at 3:55 PM on TUDN.

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