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Major Link Soccer: Kai Havertz tests positive for COVID-19

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The Chelsea attacker will miss some time with coronavirus and is isolating.

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An absolute ton of Europa League soccer is on today, 6 games on TV and a ton more on CBS All Access. You can catch everything from English sides, to Spanish clubs, to an Azerbaijani side, and a couple of Israeli sides. What USMNT newcomers are you excited to see? And Chelsea’s big purchase has COVID.

Seattle

In her new memoir One Life, OL Reign’s Megan Rapinoe details how her family has dealt with her brother’s drug addiction and numerous incarcerations, including learning how to not “enable” him. Megan Rapinoe on Brother’s Struggle with Drugs, Incarceration | PEOPLE.com

MLS

Orlando City’s 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday guaranteed the Union their first ever berth in this continent’s most prestigious club soccer tournament. Philadelphia Union clinch berth in 2021 Concacaf Champions League

The Colorado Rapids, thanks to a 1-0 win Wednesday night at the Portland Timbers, have clinched a Western Conference playoff spot. Portland Timbers 0, Colorado Rapids 1 | 2020 MLS Match Recap | MLSsoccer.com

The race of the Supporters’ Shield, awarded to the MLS team with the best record in the regular season, will go down to the final weekend on Decision Day presented by AT&T (Nov. 8). 2020 Supporters' Shield: Best regular season team to be decided on Decision Day | MLSsoccer.com

The Galaxy are officially eliminated from the playoffs with a draw against the Sounders. That’s a wrap: LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounders 1 - LAG Confidential

USA

Lots of options! Community Corner: Which uncapped USMNT players are you excited to see in November? - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Liga MX giant Chivas has expelled four players for their alleged involvement in a sexual abuse incident. Liga MX's Chivas cuts ties with 4 players over abuse allegation

Kai Havertz tests positive for Covid-19 and is left out of the Chelsea squad which beats Rennes 3-0 in the Champions League. Kai Havertz misses Chelsea's game with Rennes after with positive Covid-19 test - BBC Sport

The teenage goalkeeper on playing for Liverpool, returning to United and being a role model for girls in the club’s academy. Manchester United's Emily Ramsey: 'We’re all about hunger and talent' | Football | The Guardian

Police said to have been called to Wales manager’s home after reports of a disturbance. Ryan Giggs stands aside as Wales manager for three games after arrest | UK news | The Guardian

Mamadou Sakho has won a libel action against the World Anti-Doping Agency after it repeated false claims about a drugs test taken by the defender. Mamadou Sakho wins 'substantial damages' from Wada over drug claims | Football | The Guardian

Four USMNT stars picked up Champions League wins on Wednesday, but how about a special nod to Weston McKennie’s terrific dummy on Juventus’ second goal? Champions League wrap: Juve wins big, Barca outlasts 12-save teen GK

Gerard Pique acknowledged that decline had set in at Barcelona in recent years but says the demands at the club don’t allow for a transition year. Barcelona's Gerard Pique admits club in process of many changes

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brushed off suggestions he could be sacked after seeing his side defeated by Basaksehir. Man United's Solskjaer won't address sacking talk after Basaksehir loss

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM - Roma v. CFR Cluj - UEFA Europa League - Galavision, CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Rijeka vs Napoli - UEFA Europa League - UniMas, CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Ludogorets vs Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Europa League - TUDN, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Arsenal v. Molde - UEFA Europa League - UniMas, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Leicester City v. Sporting Braga - UEFA Europa League - Galavision, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - AC Milan v. Lille - UEFA Europa League - TUDN, CBS All Access

3:00 PM - Waterhouse v. Arcahaie - Concacaf Champions League - FS2

5:00 PM - Tigres UANL v. Atlas - Liga MX Femenil - TUDN

5:15 PM - Herediano v. Real Esteli - Concacaf Champions League - FS2

7:00 PM - Dorados v. Leones Negros Udeg - Liga de Expansion MX - TUDN

7:30 PM - Olimpia v. Managua - Concacaf Champions League - FS2

Europa League on CBS All Access Only

9:55 AM - Rapid Wien v. Dundalk - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Slavia Praha v. Nice - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Hapoel Be’er Sheva v. Bayer Leverkusen - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Benfica v. Rangers - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Lech Poznan v. Standard Liege - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - PAOK v. PSV - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Omonia Nicosia v. Granada - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Real Sociedad v. AZ Alkmaar - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Sivasspor v. Qarabag - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Young Boys v. CSKA Sofia - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Zorya v. AEK Athens - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Celtic v. Sparta Praha - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Villarreal v. Maccabi Tel Aviv - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Antwerp v. LASK Linz - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Dinamo Zagreb v. Wolfsberger AC - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Feyenoord v. CSKA Moscow - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Crvena Zveda v. KAA Gent - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Hoffenheim v. Slovan Liberec - UEFA Europa League - CBS All Access