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MLS shared their plan including Black representation within the sport.

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A ref booked a player twice but failed to send her off in a WSL match. UEFA may keep the final eight tournament format. Arsene Wenger talks about his coaching, time at Arsenal, and more.

Seattle

Back to some semblance of normalcy now, we can’t forget about the league that pioneered the way for everyone else in June. Commentary: Giving thanks to OL Reign, NWSL for pioneering way through pandemic before other leagues

MLS

MLS on Monday outlined an action plan to flight racism, advocate for social justice and increase Black representation in soccer across North America. Soccer: MLS outlines new plan to fight racism

Is no news good news? Who knows, really — but the rumors are flying. Ownership Watch: A new challenger approaches? - RSL Soapbox

Major League Soccer has unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at combatting racism, advocating for social justice and increasing Black representation in the sport. Major League Soccer unveils steps to combat racism and increase Black representation | MLSsoccer.com

Before Chris Richards was plying his trade as a defender for one of the best clubs in the world at Bayern Munich, he was an MLS academy kid trying to break into the professional ranks with FC Dallas. Bayern Munich's Chris Richards on how the pathway from MLS to Europe can lead to big success | MLSsoccer.com

In Week 19 we saw the Galaxy get back to winning ways though Chicharito continued to struggle, the race for the top seed in the Western Conference could be decided by an unlikely player, and the Dynamo need some players to step up. Making sense of the LA Galaxy, the race for No. 1 out West and Houston's decline | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

About reports he may be sacked, Galaxy coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said: “I’m 100% relaxed and working every day to give my best.” Galaxy's Barros Schelotto not worried amid Robbie Keane coaching rumors

NWSL/WoSo

The German Football Association has announced that it will bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027. The move is part of a joint project with neighboring Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany announces joint bid to host 2027 Women′s World Cup | Sports| German football and major international sports news | DW | 19.10.2020

Brighton’s Kayleigh Green was shown two yellow cards but stayed on the pitch in the Women’s Super League clash against Everton on Sunday. WSL confusion Brighton player booked twice not sent off

Baroness Sue Campbell, the director of women’s football at the FA, has conceded there is no timeframe for the introduction of full-time professional referees at the top of the women’s game. 'No timeframe' for full-time referees in women's game despite latest blunder | Women's Super League | The Guardian

The WSL has been nurtured well but the top of the domestic game may need to strike out to get the showcase it deserves. Women's football is growing but can the FA keep pace with demand? | Women's football | The Guardian

World

Aguero grabbing lineswoman Sian Massey-Ellis on Saturday was a clear violation, regardless of the degree of offense you assign it. Soccer: Sergio Aguero was out of line grabbing Sian Massey-Ellis

Is this some sort of joke by UEFA? Bayern Munich fans horrified after Michael Oliver chosen to officiate Atletico game - Bavarian Football Works

Focusing only on VAR official David Coote’s “human error” might actually miss the point. Why Everyone and Not Just Liverpool Has Stake in Pickford VAR Error - The Liverpool Offside

Probe comes after Saturday’s Merseyside derby, in which Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk was injured and Richarlison was sent off. Merseyside Police investigate offensive tweets aimed at two Everton players | Football News | Sky Sports

West Brom manager Slaven Bilic says “football is not polo or golf” and should be “affordable to everybody”. West Brom: Slaven Bilic says fans could be priced out of football - BBC Sport

Uefa says a ‘final eight’ will be considered as a way to round off the Champions League and Europa League from 2024. Champions League 'final eight' mini-tournament may return from 2024 | Champions League | The Guardian

The former Arsenal manager talks to Donald McRae about his 22 years in charge of the club, how hurt he was by malicious rumours when he first arrived and how he has managed to move on from his life’s obsession. Arsène Wenger: 'A sense of anger, humiliation, hate … every defeat is still a scar on my heart' | Arsène Wenger | The Guardian

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