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MLS: FC Cincinnati at Seattle Sounders FC Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Plenty of things worth reading from Israeli soccer club trying to clean up its racist image, to Yaya Toure blaming increased stupidity for racism, and most importantly DC United had some fun with the new schedule and the Office.

Seattle

In 2018 he flipped between roles. In 2019 Nick Hinds demonstrated that he’s a pure left back. Nick Hinds Is Ready to Race Down the Left Side

MLS/USL

If you need a good chuckle to start, or finish, your day; just read through this thread. It’s pretty damn good.

In case the tweet isn’t working for you, here is the MLS article with it. DC United celebrate 2020 schedule release with homage to “The Office” | MLSsoccer.com

The new schedule is out and Wiebe’s top matches include multiple Sounders matches because of course they should. Andre Wiebe’s 11 matchdays he’s most excited for in 2020
The 2020 Major League Soccer schedule is out

Big day in MLS besides the schedule being released. Charlotte makes first hire, Cincinnati to add three DPs, Atlanta re-evaluating Gressel stance – The Athletic

FC Dallas created North Texas Soccer Club to be a step in player development that would bridge the Academy to MLS. Unclogging the pipeline - the next FC Dallas / North Texas SC hurdle - 3rd Degree

The Portland Timbers and center back Bill Tuiloma have agreed to a contract extension. Bill Tuiloma, Portland Timbers agree to contract extension

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

History could be made this week in Spain, and though it was not necessarily on Kosovare Asllani’s radar before July, she is happy to be a part of it. Kosovare Asllani: 'Spanish women's football strike is about more than one league. It's about football all over the world'

After flirting with expansion for months, the league announced that Sacramento will not join for 2020. The NWSL will not expand in 2020 – Equalizer Soccer

USA

Belgium finishes 2019 the top-ranked team, El Salvador sits in the final Hex spot, and the USMNT is probably over-ranked. USMNT finishes 2019 as FIFA's 22nd ranked team

World

Tech billionaire Moshe Hogeg bought one of the oldest - and most notoriously racist - football clubs in Israel. He plans to change them. Beitar Jerusalem: How do you change 'the most racist' club in Israel? - BBC Sport

Any headline that is “stupidity” has increased is a great headline especially from Yaya Toure. Yaya Toure blames increase in stupidity for football racism - BBC Sport

Sportsmen and women are sometimes the changemakers the world needs and Mesut Özil should not be censored for speaking up for Uighur Muslims and against China’s treatment of them. Mesut Özil should be able to say what he likes about subjects he cares about | Eni Aluko | Football | The Guardian

The club plead guilty to numerous EFL charges while Bristol Rovers, also in League Two, have been penalised for their fans’ homophobic chants. Macclesfield docked six points for not paying players and cancelling match | Football | The Guardian

Firing a manager is a soccer divorce, simply put. Tottenham chairman - Mauricio Pochettino sack felt like a divorce

Albacete forward Roman Zozulia reiterated that he has no connections to radical political groups in his home country. Ukrainian player defends himself against 'Nazi' accusations - ProSoccerTalk

What’s on TV?

11:00 AM - RKC Waalwijk v. Twente - Eredivisie - ESPN+

11:30 AM - Hoffenheim v. Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga - FS2

11:45 AM - Fiorentina v. Roma - Serie A - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Middlesbrough v. Stoke City - EFL Championship - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Hibernian v. Rangers - Scottish Premiership - B/R Live

7:45 PM - Wellington Phoenix v. Sydney FC - A-League - ESPN+

10:00 PM - Melbourne City v. Melbourne Victory - A-League - ESPN+