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Major Link Soccer: Philadelphia Union sign Mexican playmaker Marco Fabián

The club has two option years after 2019. Darlington Nagbe Wants to reunite with Caleb Porter. Britain and Ireland mull a 2030 World Cup bid.

Soccer: Mexico vs Iceland Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


PacNW Women join WPSL as expansion club –
PacNW Women has joined the Women’s Premier Soccer League ahead of the 2019 season, the league announced Friday. The WPSL club will be an extension of the Pacific Northwest Soccer Club, which has 1,100 players in its academy.

Biggest February snowstorm in decades blankets Seattle - Seattle Weather Blog

Reign FC midfielder Allie Long believes playing futsal really helped improve her game.

News & Culture

Introduce 'Dungeons & Dragons' to Your Friends With These One-Shot Adventures
One of the best ways of introducing players to Dungeons & Dragons is via a one-shot adventure. Unlike a Dungeons & Dragons campaign adventure, a one-shot is specifically designed to be completed in one session and usually takes only a few hours to complete.

New £1b Lord of the Rings prequel TV series set to be filmed in Scotland - Daily Record
Streaming giants Amazon have struck a deal for the series and have been scouting out locations in Skye, Perthshire and Loch Lomond.

Major League Soccer

Fabián on one-year contract with two club option years for the Philadelphia Union - Brotherly Game
Despite rumors, Fabián not exactly on a one-year deal.

To no one’s surprise, Marco Fabián will wear No. 10 - Brotherly Game
New Philadelphia Union playmaker will be the sixth player to wear No. 10

Marco Fabián Official: Philadelphia Union complete biggest signing in club history - Brotherly Game
Marco Fabián’s signing was made official on Friday.

Atlanta United waives McCann
Atlanta United waived Chris McCann on Friday.

WFC add Uruguayan striker Joaquín Ardaiz as Young Designated Player | Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Even if you're a star in MLS, moving from team to team is routine - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Major trades happen less frequently in MLS than in other major U.S. sports, but players often are forced to pick up and move for a variety of reasons.

Best MLS Player of all-time - Brackify
Pretty fun exercise.

Nagbe not with first team. Neither he nor Atlanta United will say why
There may be an issue developing between Atlanta United and midfielder Darlington Nagbe.

Sources: Darlington Nagbe trying to force a trade to Columbus Crew SC - Dirty South Soccer
A possible surprising conclusion to one of preseason’s biggest mysteries.

Helping Inter Miami get off the ground - Sounder At Heart
Inter Miami is supposed to start play in 2020. While MLS has been successful in fake-it-til-you-make-it creation of clubs (see: NYCFC, Austin FC), Miami is proving troubling.

FC Dallas Mourns Passing of Former Technical Director Fernando Clavijo | FC Dallas
Clavijo is also a former Seattle SeaDogs coach and champion.

USL and lower leagues

We Have A Name: Green Bay Voyageurs FC

Wynalda: "Marrying yourself to mediocrity is not what I’m in this to do" | US Soccer Players
An interview with Las Vegas Lights coach Eric Wynalda about the job in front of him in the USL and what he wants from his club and players.

United States

U.S. Soccer Awards More Than $1,000,000 in 2019 Innovate to Grow Fund Grants - U.S. Soccer
In advance of the 2019 U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors has approved more than $1,000,000 in 2019 Innovate to Grow Fund grants to 17 Federation members whose innovative programs show promise in building the sport of soccer at the grassroots level.

World Cup Veteran Defender Fernando Clavijo Passes Away At Age 63 - U.S. Soccer
National Soccer Hall of Fame Member, Former U.S. International, Accomplished Coach and Technical Director Passes Away After Five-Year Battle with Multiple Myeloma

U-18 WNT Kicks Off New Cycle in London with Two Matches Against England - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Teams will kick off its 2019 programming and a new cycle with a trip to England from Feb. 18-27.


Soccer Pioneers, Priced Out by Progress - The New York Times
Doncaster Belles used to be women’s soccer royalty, champions of England and a fixture in the F.A. Cup final. Now, as investment floods into the women’s game, a new history is being written without them.

Italian Milk Protestors Force Serie A Club To Miss Flight After Trapping Them In Training Ground
Serie A club Cagliari Calcio were about to leave their training ground on Saturday to catch the flight that would take them to their next match when they realized nearly 100 local farmers had blocked all possibly exits.

Revealed: Lynton Crosby's £5.5m offer to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup | Politics | The Guardian
Tory strategist’s pitch detailed how CTF Partners would spread negative stories and press Fifa to ‘restart bidding process.’

Sapless Sarri does not fear sack, does not see his football at Chelsea either - We Ain't Got No History
Keeping it short.

Alen Stajcic: My Matildas nightmare - FTBL | The home of football in Australia - The Women's Game - For the love of the game

AFDP Global Founder, HRH Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, convenes roundtable to discuss sex abuse allegations surrounding women’s football in Afghanistan - AFDP Global

JD Sports removes Scotland kit photo after sexism row - BBC News
JD Sports came under fire after using a model with ripped jeans, posing provocatively, to sell the female version of the official shirt, while pictures of the men's and children's versions were presented in a more traditional standing pose.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez & Philippe Coutinho in top 10 rich list - Barca Blaugranes
The trio’s wages have been revealed.

Gerardo Martino places focus on showcasing Liga MX in first call-up
With Gerardo "Tata" Martino naming his first squad since taking over Mexico, here are five takes on the 24-player side ahead of next week's camp.

World Cup 2030: British and Irish federations to discuss potential bid - BBC Sport
A potential British and Irish World Cup bid for staging the 2030 tournament is to be discussed at a meeting on Friday.

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