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

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IFAB approved the test to use the concussion sub and will be used starting in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

Marine v Havant And Waterlooville - FA Cup Second Round Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Seattle

Whaddup Alec Diaz?! Championship Players Named in Puerto Rico National Team’s January Camp

Standard Brewing announces the addition of Chef Jason Stratton to the team. He’s got quite the pedigree. A rock star basically. Standard Brewing announces the addition of rock star chef Jason Stratton

MLS

Atlanta United wins 1-0 in the second leg thanks to a debut goal from homegrown player Jackson Conway. Atlanta United loses to Club America 3-1 on aggregate, knocked out of the CONCACAF Champions League - Dirty South Soccer

LAFC return to CCL with another key win. They’re still alive: LAFC 2, Cruz Azul 1 - Angels on Parade

LOL, just destroyed. FT: NYCFC 0 (0), Tigres 4 (5) - Hudson River Blue

The Montreal Impact are set to acquire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic from Chicago Fire FC in exchange for $800,000 in GAM, which could rise to $1 million, a source confirmed to MLSsoccer.com. Montreal Impact set to acquire Djordje Mihailovic from Chicago Fire | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com

The LA Galaxy are making a play to acquire longtime Portland Timbers defender Jorge Villafana, according to a Wednesday report from ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle. Report: LA Galaxy in talks to sign defender Jorge Villafana from Portland Timbers | MLSsoccer.com

The Rapids have solidified their backline for years to come. Colorado Rapids sign centerbacks Lalas Abubakar and Auston Trusty to new contracts - Burgundy Wave

Major League Soccer’s esports league, eMLS, is set to return in January 2021 bigger than ever before. MLS and Electronic Arts announced the competitive schedule and new online format for the 2021 season of eMLS on Wednesday, with the debuts of Inter Miami CF and St. Louis City SC taking the number of participating clubs to 27. eMLS announces 2021 competitive schedule, including new online format | MLSsoccer.com

WoSo

The Gunners captain discusses whether FAWSL is now the most competitive league in the world and what the influx of international players means for the league. Arsenal captain Kim Little on the current state of the FAWSL — Just Women’s Sports

Phil Neville is set manage the Team GB women’s football team at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, though he is stepping down as England’s coach in July. Phil Neville set to coach Team GB in Tokyo | Sport | The Times

Phil Neville is set to take charge of Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics, a decision which The Times understands will officially be announced in mid-January. Jill Scott and Demi Stokes out, Kim Little and Alex Greenwood in – who will Phil Neville select for Team GB? | Sport | The Times

Women’s soccer reached more viewers than ever in 2020, but the next stage for women’s sports is about attracting new broadcast partners and corporate sponsors. Women's soccer set viewership records in 2020, paves way for expansion

USA

The in-form American striker is forced to the sideline. Novakovich tests positive for COVID-19 - Stars and Stripes FC

Weah capped Lille’s win over Dijon with a fantastic strike from 20 yards. Tim Weah goal video: USMNT forward scores for Lille - Sports Illustrated

World

The body of late soccer great Diego Maradona “must be conserved” in case his DNA is needed in a paternity case, a court ruled on Wednesday. Diego Maradona's body 'must be conserved' for paternity tests - court

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is annoyed by the touchline behaviour of Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp as Spurs lose at Anfield. Jose Mourinho criticises Jurgen Klopp's behaviour after Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 - BBC Sport

The wife of Nobby Stiles says “no matter how much money” footballers earn they “can’t buy a new brain” as she tells the BBC about her late husband’s dementia. Dementia in football: 'You can't buy a new brain', says Nobby Stiles' widow - BBC Sport

West Brom appoint former England manager Sam Allardyce on an 18-month contract. Sam Allardyce: West Brom appoint former England boss to replace Slaven Bilic - BBC Sport

Football’s lawmakers approve trials for concussion substitutes from January for any league that wants them. Concussion substitute trials to begin from January - BBC Sport

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