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Major Link Soccer: Barça president and board resign

No cultural interest in protecting the San Siro, Dash reward coach’s successful year with extension.

FC Barcelona Introduce New Player Pedro Gonzalez Lopez - ‘Pedri’ Photo by Noelia Deniz/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto via Getty Images

Puget Sound

Will Bruin joins the podcast to discuss his return from injury in his 10th MLS season. Play by Players Episode 14: Will Bruin

NWSL / women’s soccer

The Dash head coach led his team to the Challenge Cup trophy and a second-place finish in the Fall Series. James Clarkson, Houston Dash agree on contract extension – Equalizer Soccer

The Finland international has spent the past two seasons playing at Goteborg. Portland Thorns reportedly sign Natalia Kuikka - Stumptown Footy

On January 16, 2020, their lives came together: one drafted by the Portland Thorns; the other, traded to them. A Year in the Life — How Jan. 16, 2020 brought Morgan Weaver and Christen Westphal together for the Thorns | Portland Timbers

Jess Fishlock and Wales’ hopes of reaching a first major finals suffered a blow as defeat by Norway in Cardiff takes qualification out of their hands. Wales 0-1 Norway: Frida Maanum goal books Norway's place in Euro 2022 - BBC Sport

PSG and Canada star Jordyn Huitema, 19, talks upbringing, respect for the women’s game & “bad” Alphonso Davies chat-up lines. Jordyn Huitema: Meet the PSG & Canada teenage superstar - BBC Sport

World soccer

Mexico federation president Yon de Luisa has defended the Mexican men’s national team regularly playing friendlies in the United States. FMF chief defends Mexico friendlies in U.S.: ‘I will always support these matches’

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for the coronavirus, world football’s governing body has confirmed. Coronavirus: FIFA president Gianni Infantino tests positive, in isolation | ESPN

The board was prepared to proceed with a vote of no confidence. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board resign - Barca Blaugranes

During his resignation press conference, Bartomeu announced that Barcelona has began proceedings to join the long rumored European Super League. Barcelona’s Josep Bartomeu says club has started proceedings to join new European Super League - Bavarian Football Works

Southampton is the only EPL team not to sign up, preferring to take a wait-and-see approach. FA launches diversity code with 19 Premier League clubs onboard | The Guardian

Everton defender Lucas Digne had his three-match ban for a red card against Southampton reduced to one game upon further review. Everton defender’s suspension reduced to one game - BBC Sport

Newcastle’s owner has demanded the Premier League review its new pay-per-view TV policy, arguing prices are too high. Mike Ashley demands Premier League reviews pay-per-view policy | The Guardian

Mesut Özil has shown his support for Marcus Rashford’s campaign by providing free school meals for around 1,400 pupils in north London for the rest of this week. Mesut Özil provides free school meals in support of Rashford campaign | The Guardian

Champions League holders Bayern Munich extend their winning run in the competition to 13 games as they edged past Lokomotiv Moscow. Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 Bayern Munich: Holders extend winning run - BBC Sport

Shakhtar Donetsk remain top of Champions League Group B after holding on for a goalless draw against a wasteful Inter Milan side. Wasteful Inter held by Shakhtar Donetsk side in Champions League - BBC Sport

Liverpool make it two wins in two Group D games with victory over Champions League rookies FC Midtjylland, despite losing Fabinho to injury. Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah score in Reds win over Midtjylland - BBC Sport

Manchester City continue their perfect start to the Champions League group stage with a comfortable victory at Marseille. Manchester City ease to victory in Marseille - BBC Sport

Juventus are urgently awaiting a test result for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of their Champions League tie against Barcelona. Juventus waiting on Covid-19 test result ahead of Barcelona tie - BBC Sport

The Italian heritage authority has no objections to the San Siro being flattened. The San Siro has ‘no cultural interest’ and can be demolished. Sorry, what? | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

10:55 AM: Krasnodar vs. Chelsea (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / CBS All Access

10:55 AM: Istanbul Basaksehir vs. PSG (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / CBS All Access

12:45 PM: Luton Town vs. Nottingham Forest (English Championship) — ESPN+

1:00 PM: Sevilla vs. Rennes (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

1:00 PM: Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

1:00 PM: Club Brugge vs. Lazio (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

1:00 PM: Juventus vs. Barcelona (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / UniMas / CBS All Access

1:00 PM: Ferencvaros vs. Dynamo Kyiv (UEFA Champions League) — CBAS All Access

1:00 PM: Manchester United vs. RB Leipzig (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / CBS All Access

4:00 PM: NY Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: FC Cincinnati vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Orlando City vs. Atlanta United (MLS) — FS1

4:30 PM: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire (MLS) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Toronto FC vs. NYCFC (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Minnesota United vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: DC United vs. Columbus Crew (MLS) — ESPN+

5:30 PM: Athletico Paranaense vs. Flamengo (Copa do Brasil) — FS2

5:30 PM: FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami (MLS) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy (MLS) — ESPN

7:30 PM: LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS) — ESPN+

7:30 PM: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS) — ESPN+

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