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Tyler Adams returns to the pitch, end-of-season lists are bad.

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SOCCER: MAY 13 MLS - Real Salt Lake at NE Revolution Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

MLS / USL

The RED was a DUD. Juan Agudelo, Saad Abdul-Salaam selected in Stage Two of MLS Re-Entry draft | MLSsoccer.com

What if Sounders and Timbers played for an “umbrella-axe” instead? Every Day Should Be Soccerday: A trophy for each MLS rivalry - Dirty South Soccer

It sounds as if Jason Kreis was in the running until the very last moment, but his counter-offer wasn’t tenable. RSL announces Freddy Juarez, Elliott Fall as coach, GM after interim spell - RSL Soapbox

Both interims were converted to permanent. In Fall’s case, he’s been there for 12 years, since he was 22. He truly is “home-grown”. Dell Loy Hansen: Real Salt Lake hiring Elliot Fall and Freddy Juarez shows development not just for players | MLSsoccer.com

In a huge change from 2019, FCC’s new white kits will have a tiny dash of color. FC Cincinnati unveil new 2020 jersey: Heritage Link Kit showcases city motto, German heritage | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL / Women’s leagues

The clock is ticking on NWSL expansion for 2020, but there is precedent for quick turnarounds within the league. Is there still time for the NWSL to launch a potential Sacramento team for 2020? – The Athletic ($)

The NWSL has better U.S. viewership than top-tier men’s leagues like Bundesliga, so where is their long-term broadcast deal? NWSL Seeks Committed Media Partners in Non-World Cup Years

All I want for Christmas is a fair ranking system with clear parameters, judged by those who watch enough women’s football to have a say. Top ten lists are hard but it’s award season and I’m done - All For XI

It was a strange year in women’s soccer, with the players who most stepped up at the World Cup generally having a quiet club year and vice-versa. Megan Rapinoe had an iconic year. But she wasn’t the best player. - Backline Soccer

The Arsenal striker’s 6 goal, 4 assist performance was no fluke. Vivianne Miedema is done being overlooked - SBNation.com

World soccer

Step aside, Orlando — you’re not even remotely the worst-run club in North America. Unpaid wages furious fans and 41 winless games How Veracruz became the worst club in mens pro soccer

The American has been out since May with a variety of injuries. Tyler Adams returns to RB Leipzig training - Stars and Stripes FC

He’s got enough trophies at this point to build an entire house out of them. Lionel Messi becomes first to win unprecedented quadruple of awards - Barca Blaugranes

Democracy in sports is going national in the UK, if the Labour party wins. Exclusive: Labour promise football fans a say over their club’s choice of manager

Do you want the GOAT to come to MLS before he retires? His deal runs out in 2021 and he plans on staying in Barcelona for a long time, but how long till he hangs them up? Lionel Messi: My retirement is approaching

Hi Arsene, I know you were fired and I took your job, but I have a couple questions about the report due this week... Arsenal’s Ljungberg wants to seek advice from Arsene Wenger

The Federation and Tata Martino won the battle. Will MLS get the spillover? Liga MX agrees to lower number of foreigners allowed on squads

What’s on TV?

6:00 AM: Odisha vs. Bengaluru (Indian Super League) — ESPN+

6:00 AM: Sassuolo vs. Perugia (Coppa Italia) — ESPN+

9:00 AM: SPAL vs. Lecce (Coppa Italia) — ESPN+

10:00 AM: Toulouse vs. Monaco (Ligue 1) — beIN Sports

11:30 AM: Leicester City vs. Watford (English Premier League) — NBC Sports Gold

11:30 AM: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. West Ham United (English Premier League) — NBC Sports Gold

11:30 AM: Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur (English Premier League) — NBCSN

11:30 AM: Chelsea vs. Aston Villa (English Premier League) — NBC Sports Gold

11:30 AM: Southampton vs. Norwich City (English Premier League) — NBC Sports Gold

11:45 AM: Aberdeen vs. Rangers (Scottish Premiership) — B/R Live

12:00 PM: Udinese vs. Bologna (Coppa Italia) — ESPN+

12:05 PM: PSG vs. Nantes (Ligue 1) — beIN Sports

12:15 PM: Liverpool vs. Everton (English Premier League) — NBC Sports Gold