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Major Link Soccer: FA chair out after racist remarks

Bolstering supporters groups for women’s teams; police raids in Portugal target money laundering with transfer fees.

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Puget Sound

Washington State Department of Health officials urge people to limit social interactions, signaling that more drastic action may be needed. Washington Could Be in Danger of Reinstating Dining Restrictions, If COVID Spike Does Not Subside - Eater Seattle

The power couple has amassed two WNBA titles and a World Cup win since they started dating. Sue Bird And Megan Rapinoe Have Gotten Better Together | FiveThirtyEight

OL Reign star, World Cup champion and adopted hometown hero Megan Rapinoe caught up with The Seattle Times to talk about her memoir, “One Life,” politics, her fight for equitable pay. Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks about her new memoir ‘One Life,’ activism, pay equity and more | The Seattle Times

Working with former OL Reign staffer Santi Gallo, Barnes became an internal greening consultant, helping to turn the team into one of the greenest squads in American sports. The GSB Interview: Lauren Barnes, Greening the OL Reign and the NWSL – GreenSportsBlog

NWSL / women’s soccer

The guide continues with a look at Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The All For XI Guide to Women’s Soccer in South America - Southern Cone - All For XI

This past week in women’s soccer around the world, Emily Sonnett’s Göteborg FC claimed their first ever Damallsvenskan title. Over in Spain and England, there were changes to the top of the table, while Wolfsburg still trail closely behind Bayern Munich in Germany. WoSo Around the World: Göteborg FC claim historic first Swedish title – Equalizer Soccer

The World Cup-winning US midfielder has denounced the lack of investment in women’s football around the world. Megan Rapinoe: Manchester United ‘disgraceful’ for women’s football delay | The Guardian

The Football Supporters’ Association has been at the centre of fan organisation in the men’s game for decades and is now working to help supporter groups in the women’s game. Strength in unity: working to give fans of women’s football a collective voice | The Guardian

US soccer

In an exclusive interview, Sergino Dest tells ESPN about moving to Barcelona, how the USMNT is primed for the World Cup and breaking out in the USA. USMNT’s Dest talks joining Barcelona, his connection to the U.S., and its World Cup ambitions | ESPN

World soccer

Tony Waiters, who coached Canada to its only appearance at the men’s World Cup and the Vancouver Whitecaps to the North American Soccer League Championship, has died at 83. Soccer world loses Tony Waiters, 83, who led Canadian men to 1986 World Cup | CBC Sports

The chairman of the FA stepped down shortly after using dated and offensive language about black players in a conference call with MPs. Greg Clarke resigns as Football Association chairman after remarks about black players - BBC Sport

Appointing a black man or woman as the next Football Association chairman would be a huge step forward, says England defender Tyrone Mings. Mings: Black FA chairman would be 'huge step' in fight for equality - BBC Sport

Ten clubs in the English Football League are struggling to pay wages this month, a parliamentary committee has heard. Ten EFL clubs struggling to pay wage bills, MPs are told - BBC Sport

Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus returns to the club for the first time since being made redundant in October. Gunnersaurus returns to club after redundancies - BBC Sport

Police in Portugal have raided the offices of Primeira Liga clubs Benfica, Sporting and Santa Clara as part of a corruption and money laundering investigation linked to player transfers. Portuguese police raid Benfica and Sporting offices in corruption inquiry | The Guardian

After a global vote involving 44 editions, Goal proudly presents its list of the best 25 male and best 25 female footballers on the planet for 2019-20. Direct your complaints about inclusions and omissions to the comment thread below. Goal 50 2020: The best 50 players in the world |

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury. Man Utd defender Shaw out for a month with hamstring injury - BBC Sport

As travel rules once again tighten in Europe, England is scrambling to find a venue for their Nations League match against Iceland. England v Iceland: Albania or Germany could host Nations League tie - BBC Sport

Julia Roberts and James Maddison; Samuel L Jackson and Gareth Bale - why is Hollywood buying into football agencies? Why is Hollywood interested in football agencies? - BBC Sport

There’s been a lot of chat about the adidas Humanrace shirts, but we’ve not heard enough from adidas. Football Shirt Collective spoke to them in a revealing chat. adidas designer Inigo Turner reveals the story of the Humanrace shirts

What’s on TV?

There’s not much league or cup action due to the Veterans Day / Remembrance Day holiday, but plenty of international friendlies involving UEFA teams to pick from in the morning. A big thank you to all who have served your country.

7:30 AM: HB Køge vs. Midtjylland (DBU Pokalen) — ESPN+

9:00 AM: Malta vs. Liechtenstein (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

9:00 AM: San Marino vs. Latvia (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

9:00 AM: Montenegro vs. Kazakhstan (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

9:00 AM: Lithuania vs. Faroe Islands (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

9:00 AM: Romania vs. Belarus (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

9:00 AM: Norway vs. Israel (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

9:30 AM: Bulgaria vs. Gibraltar (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

9:45 AM: Turkey vs. Croatia (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

10:30 AM: Denmark vs. Sweden (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

11:30 AM: Luxembourg vs. Austria (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

11:45 AM: Netherlands vs. Spain (Men’s friendly) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Germany vs. Czech Republic (Men’s friendly) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Belgium vs. Switzerland (Men’s friendly) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Italy vs. Estonia (Men’s friendly) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Portugal vs. Andorra (Men’s friendly) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Slovenia vs. Azerbaijan (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

11:45 AM: Poland vs. Ukraine (Men’s friendly) — ESPN3

11:45 AM: St. Mirren vs. Greenock Morton (Scottish League Cup) — ESPN+

12:10 PM: France vs. Finland (Men’s friendly) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Flamengo vs. São Paulo (Copa do Brasil) — FS2

3:35 AM (11/12): Guangzhou Evergrande vs. Jiangsu Suning (Chinese Super League) — ESPN+

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