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Major Link Soccer: Kyle Beckerman retires after 21 years

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The 38-year-old played for three teams in MLS, most notably with Real Salt Lake.

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Seattle

The Tacoma Stars will play their entire season on the road. TACOMA STARS 2021 SEASON SUPPORTER LETTER - Tacoma Stars

The onetime Seattle Pacific University standout, former Seattle Sea Dogs professional indoor player and brief outdoor player for an earlier incarnation of the Sounders, is already serving a 12-year prison. Former Seattle Impact owner Dion Earl handed 33-month sentence in long-closed, then reopened Kirkland rape case | The Seattle Times

Looking for covid-19 testing in Tacoma? Cheney Stadium is now a testing site. Testing is available Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. Tacoma COVID-19 Testing now at Cheney Stadium - We R Tacoma

We all may be disappointed with the end of the 2020 season, but can it get worse? Of course it can! Let me tell you how! A Doomed Offseason 2021 - Sounder At Heart

MLS

Real Salt Lake legend Kyle Beckerman has officially announced his retirement from his playing career, the club announced today in a press release. Kyle Beckerman announces retirement, ends 21-year playing career - RSL Soapbox

With his playing career behind him, Kyle Beckerman is focusing on his family. What’s next for Kyle Beckerman after MLS retirement? - RSL Soapbox

The MLS Re-Entry process will continue on Dec. 22, with Stage 2. Eligible players for MLS 2020 Re-Entry process stage 2 | MLSsoccer.com

NWSL/WoSo

Alex Morgan’s time in North London has come to an end. Alex Morgan to leave Tottenham Women for NWSL return in January - Cartilage Free Captain

USA/USL

The Charleston Battery and Orange County SC have strategic partnerships with Hibernian FC and Rangers FC, respectively, as the clubs create a pathway for player development and success in the United States and Europe. Player Development Is Top Priority In USL-Scottish Premiership Club Partnerships

World

A number of Arsenal players face big pay cuts if the once unthinkable happens and the club is relegated to the Championship. Arsenal plan for doomsday scenario of relegation from the Premier League | The Telegraph

Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamaal Lascelles are suffering from the long-term effects of coronavirus and it is not known when they will return. Newcastle: Allan Saint-Maximin & Jamaal Lascelles suffering from Covid-19 - BBC Sport

Borussia Monchengladbach’s French forward Marcus Thuram is suspended for six matches for spitting in the face of an opponent. Marcus Thuram: Borussia Monchengladbach forward gets six-game ban for spitting - BBC Sport

This season’s EFL Cup final is rescheduled and will now take place in April in the hope that more fans will be able to attend. Carabao Cup: Wembley final moved from February to April in hope more fans can attend - BBC Sport

Lionel Messi has explained how tough it has been to play without fans in the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it’s like training. Messi - 'Very ugly sensation' to play without fans due to COVID-19

Miguel Herrera won the 2018 Apertura title and the 2019 Clausura Copa MX in his second tenure with Club America but is no longer employed with the club. Club America fires manager Miguel Herrera - FMF State Of Mind

Martin Ødegaard and Eduardo Camavinga are among the new entries as we present the first 30 players of our 2020 list. The 100 best male footballers in the world 2020: Nos 100-71 | Football | The Guardian

Ligue 1 side Lorient are mourning the death of a club groundsman who died in a freak accident following the team’s match against Rennes on Sunday. Lorient groundskeeper dies after on-field accident