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Major Link Soccer: Concussion subs to be trial in the FA Cup

The sub would be debuted, as a trial, in the tournament this year.

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A literal metric ton (or something like that) of games on today, Champions League from UEFA and Concacaf, and MLS Playoffs are on. England is bringing fans back to the stands, soon. And another FIFA executive is banned after an ethics investigation.


Skyler Badillo says she was touched inappropriately numerous times and was met with indifference or ridicule by her supervisors. NYCFC intern details alleged harassment by David Villa – The Athletic ($)

If you feel a bit concussed from it all and need a refresher or — bless your heart — you missed any of it all, here’s a crash course on the moments that made this the most brain-twisting weekend in MLS history. Top 5 moments from incredible Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs opening weekend | J. Sam Jones |

The 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs have had it all so far: Late drama, an upset, nail-biting shootouts and Rodrigo Schlegel — the hero who stands tall above all others. How the Seattle Sounders can get a repeat playoff victory over LAFC | Steve Zakuani |

“I’ll take three or four days to analyze a lot of things, I’ll speak with my family and see what the future holds for me,” said Almeyda. Almeyda weighs plans for Earthquakes: I'll see what future holds for me


Women from UC Berkeley’s soccer team break their silence about what they allege was emotional abuse, bullying, intimidation, and mistreatment from their long-time coach. Surviving the Game: Allegations of abuse in Cal's soccer program

Christian Pulisic has recovered from a hamstring injury and will be ready for Sunday’s Premier League clash against leaders Tottenham. Chelsea's Pulisic out vs. Rennes available for Premier League clash with Tottenham


Give her the Puskas right now. Joelle Wedemeyer defies physics and blows our collective minds - All For XI

Up to 4,000 fans are set to be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the national lockdown in England ends. Fans at sporting events: Maximum of 4,000 set to be allowed in England - BBC Sport

The Liverpool manager says broadcaster unwillingness to show scheduling flexibility is endangering the players. Jürgen Klopp Blasts Sky for Increasing Injury Risk for Premier League Players - The Liverpool Offside

The FA has revealed it is to fast track trials of concussion substitutes in this season’s FA Cup, following their approval by an expert International FA Board panel. FA Cup set to introduce concussion substitute trial this season | Football | The Guardian

The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has been banned from football for five years by Fifa following an ethics investigation. Fifa bans head of African football for five years after misappropriation of funds | Football | The Guardian

Aston Villa fans were reported for more alleged hate crimes last season than any other side, according to Home Office data. Aston Villa fans top reported hate crime list for 2019-20 season - BBC Sport

Silos CF, a Spanish youth football team, has apologised to their opponents SF Jucar after they defeated them 30-0 on Sunday in a regional game. Spanish youth side apologises for defeating opponents 30-0

Micah Richards says there is another side to Mario Balotelli, his friend and old Manchester City team-mate, that most people don’t see. 'Balotelli to Barnsley? Now that is one Mario story I don't believe' - BBC Sport

Guillem Balague explains why Pep Guardiola signing a new two-year Manchester City contract could help persuade Lionel Messi to join from Barcelona. Pep Guardiola deal could entice Lionel Messi to join Man City rebuild, says Guillem Balague - BBC Sport

Manchester United boss hopeful Paul Pogba will be available for Tuesday night’s Champions League game against Istanbul Basaksehir, confirms Luke Shaw’s recovery from a hamstring injury could take six weeks, and states that his backup GK could be world-class. Dean Henderson wants to stay at Man Utd, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | Football News | Sky Sports

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM - Krasnodar v. Sevilla - UEFA Champions League - TUDN, UniMas, CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Rennes v. Chelsea - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Lazio v. Zenit St. Petersburg - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Borussia Dortmund v. Club Brugge - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Juventus v. Ferencvaros - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Dynamo Kyiv v. Barcelona - UEFA Champions League - TUDN, UniMas, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - PSG v. RB Leipzig - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Manchester United v. Istanbul Basaksehir - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - AFC Bournemouth v. Nottingham Forest - EFL Championship - ESPN+

3:00 PM - Toronto FC v. Nashville SC - MLS Cup Playoffs - FS1

5:00 PM - Philadelphia Union v. New England Revolution - MLS Cup Playoffs - ESPN

5:00 PM - Herediano v. Real Esteli - Concacaf Champions League - FS2, TUDN

7:00 PM - Sounders FC v. LAFC - MLS Cup Playoffs - ESPN

7:00 PM - Alajuelense v. San Francisco - Concacaf Champions League - FS2, TUDN

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