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Major Link Soccer: Croatia’s Domagoj Vida played a half as COVID positive

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The Croatian defender played a half before being told he was COVID positive and to leave the field.

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Women’s players are consistently being overlooked during COVID times, specifically by their national federations. Collin Martin talked about standing up against hate, including when it means standing up for himself. Who is the best player from each country of all time?

Seattle

Jenkins had a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks before a career in law. He is now opening up about being gay. Gay NFL player Martin Jenkins appointed to California Supreme Court - Outsports

MLS/USL

The San Diego Loyal midfielder opens up about what it means to be part of a team who are willing to literally walk away from the game for each other. Collin Martin: ‘I can’t stand up against hate if I‘m not going to stick up for myself’ | Football | The Guardian

As the 2020 MLS season nears its end, Andrew Wiebe dishes out his Best XI and has a few surprises up his sleeve. My 2020 MLS Best XI | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com

The LA Galaxy have long been the gold standard of MLS clubs and now they are watching the playoffs from home for the third time in four years. LA Galaxy plot path forward for the head coach search and future of Cristian Pavon, Chicharito | MLSsoccer.com

Trophies are essential to title celebrations. So when the real MLS Supporters’ Shield was lost in transit, Philadelphia Union had to get creative. Captain America to the rescue! Philadelphia Union celebrate with fake Supporters' Shield

The finalists have now been revealed for Major League Soccer’s year-end awards, narrowing most of the categories down to a final three. MLS 2020 year-end awards finalists | MLSsoccer.com

WoSo

Another COVID-19 player survey shows a lack of resources and communication in the women’s game. FIFPro survey shows lack of care for women’s soccer during COVID - All For XI

Women in 52% of the countries FIFPro surveyed said their federations hadn’t reached out to national team players during the pandemic. The period covered in the survey was July-October. Survey outlines coronavirus impact on women's soccer - ABC News

World players’ union Fifpro’s survey finds that women’s footballers have been “routinely overlooked” during the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19: Women’s footballers ‘routinely overlooked’ during pandemic, Fifpro finds - BBC Sport

USA

Sebastian Saucedo says the USMNT has a brighter future than Mexico due to the number of players at big European clubs. USMNT has brighter future than Mexico, says Pumas' Saucedo

Messi or Maradona? Dempsey or Donovan? Who is England’s GOAT? We’re asking YOU to vote for the greatest footballer of all time from 13 key nations. Messi or Maradona? Donovan or Dempsey? You decide soccer's GOATs in these countries

He will return to London to continue his injury rehab. Christian Pulisic departs USMNT camp - Stars and Stripes FC

World

The resignation of chairman Greg Clarke is not going to improve diversity at the Football Association, says former England defender Joleon Lescott. Greg Clarke resignation will not change things at Football Association, says Joleon Lescott - BBC Sport

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer questioned the need for friendlies in an already congested calendar after losing two players to injuries. Netherlands injury to Nathan Ake has Frank de Boer questioning friendlies

Diego Maradona was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, eight days after having brain surgery. Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona released from hospital after brain surgery

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida plays the first half of the 3-3 draw with Turkey before finding out he has tested positive for Covid-19. Turkey 3-3 Croatia: Domagoj Vida plays 45 minutes with Covid-19 - BBC Sport

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