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Today will be one of the most stressful and uncertain days of many people’s lives. No matter who you are supporting in the election, remember to be patient with others and compassionate today and over the next few days while most people will have stress levels at all-time highs (I mean you should always be patient and compassionate, but I can only ask so much). For those who are voting in person, or know someone voting in person, Election Protection: Know your Rights as a Voter - Vote.org has resources on everything you need to know if something goes askew.

We’ve got tons of soccer news to distract you and tons of soccer on TV and streaming to get you through the day. From 10 AM to 9 PM, you can watch soccer straight through for all but about 3 hours, during which time you can catch up on the CL games you missed. Pulisic is hurt, Yunus Musah is getting a USMNT call-up, Rose Lavelle gave a great interview, and COVID is preventing Ajax from fielding a full team.

Seattle

The two-time MLS Cup champion has a record that compares favorably to some of the league’s best-ever coaches. Brian Schmetzer contract talks stalled with Sounders – The Athletic

MLS

“We can sometimes say that just because we’re one person it doesn’t matter, what does our vote really count?” McKenzie told a forum of young Philadelphia voters last week. “But at the end of the day it’s a domino effect” Nearly 95% of eligible MLS players registered to vote

Call-ups for the November international window are starting to roll in, and teams will soon be learning which of their players will travel in the coming weeks for international duty. International FIFA fixture call-ups for November 2020: Here are the MLS players participating | MLSsoccer.com

Here’s one takeaway for every MLS team as the postseason inches closer. 26 takeaways from Week 22 in MLS | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

It’s been about eight months since the last Concacaf Champions League matches were played, but the wait for the 2020 competition to resume is almost over. Concacaf Champions League 2020 to resume in December | MLSsoccer.com

WoSo

It is fitting that the best word to describe a player who defies convention as much as Rose Lavelle isn’t really a word at all. Or, at least, isn’t yet. Exclusive interview: Man City's World Cup star Rose Lavelle – The Athletic

Give it up for our newest brand ambassador, Utah Royals Forward Tziarra King! Tziarra (A.K.A “Zee”) is not only an incredible athlete, but an inspiring human with a passion for change. Zee has recently spoken out against multiple systems of oppression in both the NWSL and beyond. The Reformation Rookie - Goal Five

A new show on BT Sport on Tuesday, Ultimate Goal, gives 30 female footballers a chance at earning a contract at a pro club. New women's football talent show might just go where their male equivalents could not - and find a star

The delay of international play and the Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic gave the coach an opportunity to work on the new look of the USWNT. USWNT camp a culmination of Vlatko Andonovski’s year of adapting and planning for the future

USA

Injury woes strike again. Hamstring injury to sideline Christian Pulisic for “weeks” - Stars and Stripes FC

We’ve got a pair of FA Cup winners from the USWNT this weekend, plus six goals & three assists from around the globe. USWNT and USMNT News & Updates - Yanks Abroad: Trophies, Goals, & Assists - Stars and Stripes FC

The 17-year-old England youth international will join a U.S. national team camp for the first time in his young career. Yunus Musah to USMNT: Valencia winger named to U.S. roster – The Athletic

John Brooks has played every minute of the Bundesliga season so far and was praised for his strong start to the season. Brooks praised for strong start of season for Wolfsburg

World

Only 17 squad members will travel to Denmark for Wednesday’s fixture as a result. Eleven Ajax players test positive before Champions League game against FC Midtjylland | The Independent

Gary Chilton, whose father, Chris, scored a record 222 goals for Hull City, accuses the PFA of treating former players with dementia ‘like the elephant in the room.’ ‘Dementia in football is rife and the game is not doing enough to help’ | Football | The Guardian

The Football Association of Wales issued a statement on Monday night confirming it is aware of allegations made against the national team’s manager Ryan Giggs. Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs arrested on suspicion of assault - Manchester Evening News

The 1986 World Cup winner is being treated for something that is not considered an urgent physical issue. Argentina great Maradona hospitalized

Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo was badly struck by the Covid-19 outbreak. Tragedy has brought club and community even closer together. Atalanta: The underdog Champions League challengers with a 'special' link to fans - BBC Sport

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he does not know if his next job will be in England and insists he will not rush into another role. Mauricio Pochettino: Former Spurs boss 'waiting for the right project' - BBC Sport

Rangers have suspended Jordan Jones and George Edmundson for “breaching Covid regulations”, the club has confirmed. Rangers: Jordan Jones & George Edmundson suspended for Covid-19 breach - BBC Sport

With the singing crowd silenced, supporters are taking to virtual outlets to unleash their reservoirs of rage. Fans without football have been left staring into a howling void | Jonathan Liew | Football | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM - Lokomtiv Moscow v. Atletico Madrid - UEFA Champions League - TUDN, UniMas, CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Shakhtar Donetsk v. Borussia M’gladbach - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access

11:45 AM - Blackburn Rovers v. Middlesbrough - EFL Championship - ESPN+

12:00 PM - RB Salzburg v. Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Real Madrid v. Inter Milan - UEFA Champions League - TUDN, UniMas, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Manchester City v. Olympiakos - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - FC Porto v. Marseille - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - FC Midtjylland v. Ajax - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Atalanta v. Liverpool - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

5:00 PM - Tauro v. Forge - Concacaf Champions League - FS2

7:15 PM - Marathon v. Antigua GFC - Concacaf Champions League - FS2, TUDN