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The Bundesliga is having to go back to banning fans with the uptick in COVID cases.

Borussia Dortmund v FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Is Nashville SC starting a Seattle playoff streak of their own? Probably not, but they are going to make the playoffs. Pulisic lit it up for Chelsea late in their Champions League match yesterday. German is banning fans in the stands again. And Canada Women’s has a new head coach.

MLS

In a game dominated by stoppages and fouls, Philadelphia was able to come out on top yet as the end of the regular season draws near. Philadelphia Union survive Chicago Fire to inch closer to clinching Supporters’ Shield - Brotherly Game

Nashville SC officially qualified for the postseason to become only the sixth MLS expansion team to clinch a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in their debut season. Atlanta United (2017) and LAFC (2018) did it most recently. Nashville SC become 6th MLS expansion team to qualify for MLS Cup Playoffs in debut season | MLSsoccer.com

Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday that voting for 2020 End of Year Awards, including the newly-announced Young Player of the Year Award, will run from Oct. 29 through Nov. 9 with finalists to be announced on Nov. 11. Major League Soccer announces nominees for 2020 End of Year Awards, including MVP, Young Player of the Year | MLSsoccer.com

LA Galaxy general manager Dennie te Kloese has denied rumors linking star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez with a transfer to Liga MX side Chivas de Guadalajara. LA Galaxy GM quashes Chicharito to Chivas rumors, addresses future of Guillermo Barros Schelotto | MLSsoccer.com

It’s been a wild year for Major League Soccer. Its 25th season, meant to be a season of celebration for the league, has been marred like every other league in the world by a global coronavirus. Community Corner: Should USMNT players in MLS seek winter loans abroad? - Stars and Stripes FC

WoSo

Priestman returns to Canada after two years with England. Bev Priestman named Head Coach of Canada Women’s National Team - Canada Soccer

Priestman may be looking to move Canada away from its more risk-averse Heiner-Moller era. Canada names Bev Priestman as new head coach - All For XI

USA

The National Soccer Hall of Fame has revised election procedures and updated eligibility qualifications for all Players, Veterans and Builders beginning with the Class of 2021 to reduce the number of voters and improve diversity. Elections and Eligibility for the National Soccer Hall of Fame | National Soccer Hall of Fame

Pulisic caps Chelsea’s late-goal flurry in Champions League win over Kransnodar. Krasnodar vs. Chelsea - A Pulisic affair

Mexico won’t be playing any friendly games in the United States until next summer, said federation president Yon de Luisa. Mexico won't play in U.S. until summer 2021 says federation chief

World

The German Bundesliga will go back behind closed doors as the country’s government combats the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus: Bundesliga to go back behind closed doors as Germany enters new lockdown

Unfortunately, it’s just too dangerous to have fans in the stands right now. Germany to Ban Fans From Stadiums as COVID Cases Rise - Fear The Wall

Manchester United have modified Old Trafford to accommodate 23,500 spectators, and say they are “bemused” by the ongoing ban on fans. Manchester United modify Old Trafford to hold 23,500 socially distanced fans - BBC Sport

Told to “stick to his football”, Marcus Rashford scores a hat-trick for Manchester United in the Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig. Marcus Rashford: Man Utd striker scores hat-trick after 1m signatures - BBC Sport

The proposed European Super League is the “exacerbation of selfishness and greed,” says Uefa vice-president Fernando Gomes. European Super League 'exacerbation of selfishness and greed' - Uefa vice-president - BBC Sport

Burnley are the subject of a £200m takeover bid from Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy and Cheshire-based lawyer Chris Farnell. Burnley: Clarets subject of £200m takeover bid by Mohamed El Kashashy & Chris Farnell - BBC Sport

Football is ‘at best, being ignored’ by the government and ‘at worst being victimised by it’, the EFL chair Rick Parry has claimed. EFL's Rick Parry says football being 'ignored or victimised' by government | Football | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

10:55 AM - AC Milan v. Sparta Praha - UEFA Europa League - TUDN

10:55 AM - Qarabag v. Villarreal - UEFA Europa League - Galavision

10:55 AM - Antwerp v. Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Europa League - UniMas

1:00 PM - Arsenal v. Dundalk FC - UEFA Europa League - TUDN

1:00 PM - Benfica v. Standard Liege - UEFA Europa League - Galavision

1:00 PM - Real Sociedad v. Napoli - UEFA Europa League - UniMas

1:00 PM - Duke v. Florida State - NCAA Women’s Soccer - ESPN+

3:00 PM - Virginia v. Boston College - NCAA Women’s Soccer - ESPN+

4:00 PM - Virginia Tech v. Wake Forest - NCAA Women’s Soccer - ESPN+

4:00 PM - Syracuse v. Miami - NCAA Women’s Soccer - ESPN+

5:00 PM - North Carolina v. Louisville - NCAA Women’s Soccer - ESPN+

6:00 PM - Atlante v. Dorados - Liga de Expansion MX - TUDN

8:00 PM - Atletico San Luis v. Mazatlan - Liga MX - TUDN