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Major Link Soccer: Quinn celebrates National Coming Out Day

There wasn’t much to celebrate in Puget Sound sports this weekend, so let’s celebrate Quinn!

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Sports are bad, and it’s a mystery why any of us even like them. OL Reign lost over the weekend, the Sounders lost, it was just a rough weekend all together. This weekend did bring us National Coming Out Day, which is another excuse to celebrate OL Reign’s Quinn and their courage as they recently came out as trans. Plenty of changes are happening around MLS, including Ben Olsen finally losing his job as the DC United head coach.

Seattle/Tacoma

Some decidedly questionable referee decisions gave Portland two penalties, and OL Reign struggled to overcome the deficit. Pair of Penalties Sink OL Reign Against Portland — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

Important words from Quinn on National Coming Out Day. Quinn Speaks on Coming Out and Promoting Inclusivity — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

It happens like that some times. Seattle Sounders fall 3-1 to LAFC at Banc of California Stadium | Seattle Sounders FC

MLS/USL

It’s genuinely the end of an era for both DCU and Ben Olsen. DC have plenty of room to improve, but they have to get these next steps right. D.C. United, Ben Olsen part ways - Black And Red United

So, since Reno 1868 FC earned the best record and captured the top seed in the United Soccer League playoffs, a limited number of fans (250) will be allowed at Saturday’s game when Reno 1868 hosts LA Galaxy II at 6 p.m at Greater Nevada Field. Reno 1868 FC is the top seed in the USL playoffs

Inter Miami become the third MLS team with a pair of brothers on the roster this season. Federico Higuain to join brother Gonzalo at Inter Miami | Miami Herald

MLS teams don’t just have to contend with the threat of COVID-19 to themselves, they also have to deal with how NFL teams handle the virus. Revolution’s Match vs. Philadelphia Union Rescheduled for October 19 | New England Revolution

$50k GAM was all it took to get the Higuain brothers on the same professional roster for the first time. Inter Miami CF Acquires Veteran Midfielder Federico Higuaín | Inter Miami CF

Caden Clark started making the price to acquire his rights worth it almost immediately. Caden Clark signed by NY Red Bulls in the morning, scores game-winning goal at night | MLSsoccer.com

There’s plenty to hinder RSL’s success, particularly this season, but the absence of an elite goal scorer has been an issue for years. Real Salt Lake hurt by lack of goal scoring, but still optimistic in playoff push | MLSsoccer.com

Orlando are looking to the young winger to fill the hole left by injuries to Dom Dwyer and Tesho Akindele. Orlando City SC reportedly set to sign 21-year-old Ecuadorian forward | MLSsoccer.com

Several players were involved, while Gustav Svensson served his one-game suspension after earning a red card against Portugal. International roundup: How MLS players fared on Matchday 3 of UEFA Nations League | MLSsoccer.com

Solomon Asante did his best Diego Maradona impersonation. Did Phoenix Rising handball their way to a playoff win? - Indomitable City Soccer

NWSL/WoSo

Sam Kerr scored a goal, and that’s what’s most important. WATCH: Fran Kirby makes it 3-1 for Chelsea against Manchester City - We Ain't Got No History

USA

Catarina Macario highlights the list called in for camp. Good young talent among 27 named to October USWNT training camp - Stars and Stripes FC

USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski says Megan Rapinoe remains in his future plans despite not being in October camp. Andonovski: Rapinoe Still In Future USWNT Plans

Telstar was previously the home to fellow USMNT prospect Andria Novakovich. Ex-Real Salt Lake academy star Sebastian Soto off to hot start in Telstar loan stint | MLSsoccer.com

Josh Sargent’s still fighting to make a name for himself with the USMNT and Werder Bremen. In a conversation with the Bundesliga he gets into what that experience has been like. Josh Sargent speaks on life at Werder Bremen - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Women in Football’s survey of 4,000 women who work in the sport found that 66% had experienced gender discrimination in the work place, with only 12% of those incidents being reported. ‘I was thinking, f*** you. I have as much right to be here as you’ – The Athletic

It’s hard to pick just five moments. Five Defining Moments in Klopp’s Five Years - The Liverpool Offside

The experience of playing for one’s national team is special, and unique to each individual. For those playing for the nations of their ancestry rather than their homes, it takes on particular meaning. This is how it feels to play for the nation of your forefathers – The Athletic

Culture

“We’ve created a digital club kit to support our organizers that want to use virtual Magic and D&D play as an enrichment activity to stay connected with their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Wizards Digital Club Support Program | Dungeons & Dragons

What’s on TV today?

11:45 AM - Bradford City vs Harrogate Town (English League Two) - ESPN+