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Major Link Soccer: Liverpool’s Mo Salah is still COVID positive

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The attacker had his second positive test.

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No soccer on TV or streaming today, sorry folks. Good replays available though, use the day to catch up on news and prepare for the Seahawks game. What did 2020 mean to every MLS team? Dementia and football links are finally being researched and investigated. Chris Wondolowski may not retire. And most importantly, what is your thoughts on the new Austin FC jersey, also that hat.

MLS

MLS teams could be forced to forfeit postseason games and thus exit the MLS Cup playoffs should they have a COVID outbreak, according to sources. MLS Cup playoff teams could forfeit if COVID outbreaks occur - sources

The draft will be held in its usual timeframe in January despite a delayed NCAA men’s soccer season. MLS to trim SuperDraft to three rounds in 2021 – The Athletic

Austin FC’s primary jersey is here ahead of the club’s inaugural MLS season in 2021. Check out what they’ll be wearing. Austin FC reveal primary jersey before inaugural MLS season in 2021 | MLSsoccer.com

MLSsoccer.com’s Armchair Analyst, Matt Doyle, gives a comprehensive overview of each MLS club’s 2020 season as the regular season and playoff campaign comes to a close. Armchair Analyst: What 2020 meant in MLS, club-by-club | MLSsoccer.com

With the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs set to kick off, the sense of motivation should be coming to a boil for all of the 18 clubs involved. Of course, every team wants to win the big prize on December 12, but which of the 18 clubs need it more than the rest? Why LAFC, Philadelphia Union and Portland Timbers need MLS Cup in the worst way | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com

San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski has reversed course on retiring at the end of the season, declaring that he now intends to return in 2021. San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski not ready for retirement : "I still want to play one more year" | MLSsoccer.com

A year after their initial revamp, the Chicago Fire is taking another crack at pleasing supporters Chicago Fire redesigning crest again – The Athletic

NWSL

Bad news before camp even starts. Lindsey Horan tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Netherlands friendly - Stars and Stripes FC

What in the world is happening with France? Amandine Henry has had enough – Equalizer Soccer

Sounds like a home is found for the NWSL team. Report: NWSL’s Angel City FC to play at Banc of California Stadium - Angels on Parade

For many years the kingdom denied women and girls the right to participate in sporting activities. Saudi Arabia first women’s football league kicks off - BBC News

The NWSL’s approach to scheduling 2021 ups the ambition for a longer calendar footprint, plus the inclusion of multiple competitions. 2021 NWSL Schedule: Challenge Cup and regular season dates – The Athletic ($)

USA

Holtby stuck at border with his tortoises. He filed the right paperwork to get the tortoises into Canada but not the right paperwork to get them out of the US. theScore - Holtby stuck at border with his tortoises

World

The Professional Footballers’ Association is setting up a new taskforce to further examine the issue of brain injury diseases in football. Dementia in football: PFA to create taskforce to examine issue of brain injury diseases - BBC Sport

Sir Geoff Hurst supports a ban on children heading footballs in the wake of sweeping dementia diagnoses and deaths among his 1966 World Cup-winning teammates. Dementia in football: Sir Geoff Hurst supports ban on children heading balls | Football | The Guardian

Ecuador defender Pervis Estupinan took to social media for help finding his passport after losing it on international duty. Pervis Estupinan: Ecuador defender finds passport after social media appeal - BBC Sport

Wales are promoted to the Nations League top flight, but Scotland fail to join them - and Northern Ireland are down. What else has happened? Nations League 2020-21: Who is up, down and in the finals? - BBC Sport

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah returns a second positive test for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward returns second positive coronavirus test - BBC Sport

The Premier League has begun moves to come in from the cold and allow the use of five substitutes in matches. Premier League begins move to reintroduce use of five substitutes | Premier League | The Guardian

Starting next season, the players of FC St. Pauli will run out in jerseys produced in-house in another important step towards more sustainability in professional sport. St. Pauli launch own teamsport collection - FC St. Pauli

Despite losing to Spain with 6-0, it looks like the DFB will keep Löw as their national team coach. After crisis meeting, Joachim Löw will remain coach of the German national team - Bavarian Football Works

The biggest sporting crowd in the world since Covid-19 hit packed into Suncorp Stadium for the State of Origin decider. 'The whole city was gridlocked': Brisbane heaves as fans allowed back en masse | State of Origin | The Guardian

A recent survey conducted by Seton Hall University’s Sharkey Institute reveals that most American sports fans will wait for a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to arenas and stadiums. Survey -- Fans still say no to attending games without a COVID-19 vaccine

Chief executive of AC Milan Ivan Gazidis has said there is racism in Italy and Serie A but added his belief that it “is not a backward league.” AC Milan's Gazidis on racism: Serie A 'not a backwards league'

Chivas coach Victor Manuel Vucetich has launched an attack on the Mexican federation after Alexis Vega was injured during the past Under-23s camp. Chivas coach lambasts Mexican federation over 'unforgivable' Vega injury