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Yesterday was deadline day across Europe and plenty of deals, from Cavani to Thomas Partey, were pushed across the line. Will soccer follow San Diego Loyal’s example to stand up to racism and homophobia? What could a Europe only USMNT look like? And much more.

MLS/USL

Rueter says he wants to increase bi visibility. Jeff Rueter of The Athletic explains why he publicly came out as bi - Outsports

The San Diego Loyal walked off after one of their opponents directed an anti-gay slur toward Collin Martin. Why did it have to come to that? Collin Martin, Landon Donovan and San Diego Loyal take a stand after anti-gay slur. Will soccer follow suit?

Many MLS players across the league were called up by their respective national teams for the October 2020 international window, although there are some that will not be traveling due to quarantine restrictions or other reasons. Interestingly, Ruidiaz and Svensson will travel but Callens and Tinnerholm, on the same national teams, will not. International FIFA fixture call-ups for October 2020: Here are the MLS players traveling | MLSsoccer.com

Having a team laden with youthful talent might not make one a contender in the present, but it does offer a sunny view to the club’s future. 10 teams with best young cores in MLS | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com

Former MLS star Steve Zakuani provides a takeaway for every MLS team after Week 15 of the regular season. 26 Takeaways: Week 15 observations for each of the 26 MLS teams | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

WoSo

Christen Press and Tobin Heath made their debuts over the weekend. Tobin Heath, Christen Press Manchester United jerseys outsell male counterparts

A series of lopsided Premier League results has left women’s footballers wondering why their league is criticised for similar scorelines. Why are thrashings relished in men's football, but a sign of weakness in the women's game? | The Telegraph

USA

Check out the sports teams transforming their stadiums into voting centers this election season. Stadium voting: Arenas to serve as polling places for 2020 election - Sports Illustrated

United States defender Matt Miazga has joined Anderlecht on a one-year loan from Chelsea, the club announced on Monday. USMNT defender Matt Miazga loaned to Anderlecht from Chelsea

Could be time for the Americans Abroad to shine. What could a USMNT Euro-based friendly roster look like? - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Yesterday was deadline day across Europe, check out all the significant signings and departures on transfer deadline day and for October 2020 so far. Transfer news: Done deals during October 2020 - BBC Sport

The Premier League has confirmed there have been nine positive coronavirus cases recorded in the latest round of testing. Coronavirus: Premier League confirms nine positive cases in latest testing results | Football News | Sky Sports

The hugely popular mascot is the latest victim of cost-saving measures in North London. He could be a good partner for Sammy the Sounder. Arsenal let Gunnersaurus go as part of COVID-19 cost-cutting - The Short Fuse

Chris Richards had an impressive debut start for the first team of Bayern Munich where he got one assist, but could have gotten two. Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller sorry for costing Chris Richards an assist - Bavarian Football Works

Would you want him in MLS? Jack Wilshere has left West Ham after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Jack Wilshere and West Ham agree to terminate contract

Premier League summer spending is only slightly down from recent years, but it was still much higher than Europe’s other top leagues. Transfer deadline day: Premier Leagues summer spending far above other top leagues - BBC Sport

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5:30 PM - Nashville SC v. Minnesota United - MLS - ESPN+