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Major Link Soccer: Oscar Pareja to Orlando City

The former FC Dallas and Tijuana boss is now moving to the Sunshine State.

MLS: FC Dallas at Orlando City SC Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Agent fees have gone up. Way up. WAY UP. Orlando City’s U18/19s got beat on the same day they named a new head coach. Kelyn Rowe picked a new...old...new team.

Seattle

Megan Rapinoe has called on a collection of the most famous male footballers in the world to join her in the fight against injustice. 'Do they fear losing?': Rapinoe urges Messi and Ronaldo to speak out on injustice | Football | The Guardian

Tacoma’s official Poet Laureate is Defiantly Tacoma. Stanzas of Absence and Love from Tacoma - We R Tacoma

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Sounders U18/19s beat up Orlando City because of course. Game Report | U.S. Soccer Development Academy

MLS/USL

Stefan Frei and Nicolas Loderio rode top playoff performances to the best XI but we already knew they were the best. Vela, Zlatan, Lodeiro headline the SBI MLS Best XI for 2019 | SBI Soccer

Key MLS dates in 2020, including both the winter and summer MLS transfer windows, were officially released ahead of the new regular season. MLS transfer windows are set for 2020; preseason dates also released | MLSsoccer.com

With Bruce Arena at the helm in New England, the Federal Way man is heading back to Boston...Foxborough. Kelyn Rowe returns to MLS beginnings, signs with New England Revolution | MLSsoccer.com

Well, there goes that idea. RSL is a bit disappointed as well. Report: Kelyn Rowe headed to New England - RSL Soapbox

The former FC Dallas man is leaving Mexico and is the fourth full-time head coach in Orlando franchise history. Orlando City Hires Oscar Pareja as Head Coach - The Mane Land

Montreal, Orlando, and RSL have named their hires, what about the three other openings? MLS coaching vacancies update: Who will Miami, Chicago and NYCFC select as their next coach? | MLSsoccer.com

Sounders supposedly had some interest in him, but were lower down the waiver wire. Columbus Crew signs defender Axel Sjoberg from Waiver List - Massive Report

”I’m telling you, three months and a half of a break in a soccer season is ... It’s amateur. It doesn’t happen in the world.” Hey, here is a fun fact, if your team was good you would have less time off. Vancouver Whitecaps coach fined for MLS ‘amateur’ comments

NWSL

The league wants more investment from USSF as they also look within to boost salaries and develop homegrown player rules. NWSL pay rules could usher in new era; how much will U.S. Soccer help? | Yahoo Sports

After an illness cut her promising soccer career short, Stephanie McCaffrey talks about starting over and finding herself again in the process. Stephanie McCaffrey: Finding Herself Again After Soccer - The Wharton School

USA

With qualifying finished for the 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, we now know the 13 Open Division Local teams that will participate in next year’s tournament. That’s only a small part of the field though. So how will the rest of the tournament shape out? 2020 US Open Cup Projections: Possible format and who could play in 107th tournament this Spring | TheCup.us - Full Coverage of US Open Cup Soccer

Hear me out, you could, get this, pay the USWNT some of that. US Soccer has $162m in the bank. So where does all the money go? | Football | The Guardian

World

A new 16-team group stage is coming in with one set of TV deals. New Women’s Champions League format with group stage: how it will work | UEFA Women's Champions League | UEFA.com

Two decades after fleeing Taliban-ruled Afghanistan with her family, PSG striker, Nadia Nadim, is ready to go home. “I don’t know if it’s ever going be safe,” Nadim plans return to Afghanistan to inspire girls in soccer

RELEGATED! Actually, Verazcruz is getting expelled from the league. You will need to translate. Veracruz quedó desafiliado, afectará el calendario del Clausura 2020

I wouldn’t mind being an agent, especially for that amount of money. Agent fees for international transfers top £500m for 2019, says Fifa - BBC Sport

Ansu Fati signed in July with the presumption he would play with the B team but now he features often enough with the first team. If he is officially promoted to the first team, the buyout clause over doubles. Ansu Fati signs new Barcelona deal with €170m buy-out clause

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM - Parma v. Frosinone - Coppa Italia - ESPN+

11:30 AM - Sheffield United v. Newcastle United - English Premier League - NBC Sports Gold

12:00 PM - Cagliari v. Sampdoria - Coppa Italia - ESPN+

12:15 PM - Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion - English Premier League - NBCSN

6:30 PM - Morelia v. Club America - Liga MX - TUDN

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