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The Purple Lions might be getting bought as it appears a deal is close to sell the team.

SOCCER: AUG 11 MLS is Back Final - Orlando City SC v Portland Timbers Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Orlando City might be getting sold, LAG is losing and badly (which is great), and an improvement to the Athlete’s Council taking some power away from US Soccer.

MLS

LA Galaxy fans are not happy as open letters dropping as club hits the skids. Fan discontent grows as LA Galaxy losing streak hits six games - LAG Confidential

Sources tell SBJ that Orlando City owner Flávio Augusto da Silva is close to a deal to sell the MLS team. SBJ Unpacks: Orlando City Close To Being Sold | Sports Business Daily

The 2020 Concacaf Champions League is set to resume during the third week of December, according to TSN radio host Tony Marinaro. Report: Concacaf Champions League to return in December after postponement | MLSsoccer.com

Jonathan Klinsmann gives up four in his debut as the Galaxy lose again. Apparently Jurgen isn’t the only one that can’t get it done here. LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Football Match Report - October 14, 2020 - ESPN

FC Cincinnati is coming off perhaps their biggest win of their MLS existence with Wednesday’s 2-1 Hell is Real triumph over Columbus Crew SC, in a result that was sorely needed on multiple fronts. Jaap Stam, Nick Hagglund respond to FC Cincinnati fan criticism | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL/WoSo

A group of five young players, including OL Reign Academy graduate Smith Hunter, is hoping to bring a new perspective to U.S. Soccer by joining the Athletes’ Council. Campaign for a cause: U.S.’s new generation | Top Drawer Soccer

Considering what 2020 has done to so many businesses, plans and lives, it is striking that the NWSL commissioner can say without hesitation that the league is in a better place than it was at the start of the calendar year. What Commissioner Lisa Baird Learned From 2020

USA

A bill passed by U.S. Congress earlier this month on reforms to the USOPC is poised to impact the voting structure of the U.S. Soccer federation. U.S. Soccer's voting structure to be affected by new bill

World

A Brazilian orthodontics franchise has ended its sponsorship deal with Santos “out of respect for women” after the club signed Robinho this week. Robinho signing prompts Santos sponsor to end deal 'out of respect for women'

English football needs an independent regulator to solve its “crisis”, says a group including Gary Neville, David Bernstein & Denise Lewis. Neville, Lewis & Bernstein lobby for independent football regulation to solve 'crisis' - BBC Sport

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says clubs must help each other “make football more sustainable” after plans for Project Big Picture were rejected. Project Big Picture: Premier League managers react after proposals rejected - BBC Sport

International friendly fixtures can cause “huge problems” during the coronavirus pandemic, says the general secretary of Fifpro. Some international friendly fixtures 'irresponsible', says Fifpro - BBC Sport

Mikel Arteta will be ‘extremely disappointed’ if Kieran Tierney is not cleared to face Manchester City on Saturday even though the defender is in self-isolation after a Covid-19 scare in the Scotland squad. Arteta 'extremely disappointed' if Arsenal's Tierney not freed early for City | Arsenal | The Guardian

The FA chairman, Greg Clarke, has admitted his involvement in a document created after early talks over Project Big Picture. Greg Clarke involved in talks proposing Premier League 2 and B teams | Football | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

11:45 AM - Derby County v. Watford - EFL Championship - ESPN+

4:00 PM - New England II v. North Texas - USL League One - ESPN+

5:30 PM - Necaxa v. Tijuana - Liga MX - TUDN

7:30 PM - Mazatlán v. Juarez - Liga MX - TUDN